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It is safe to say that the enormous benefits of CBD, the non intoxicating compound from the cannabis plant has reached every corner of the world. The only debate left now is, which methods of administration are the best?
Vaping has become incredibly popular over the last few years and more and more people are choosing to vape as a highly efficient and effective means of getting CBD into their diet.
To vape CBD you need a CBD vape pen. But what exactly is a CBD vape pen and what are the benefits of vaping CBD? Also what are the cons of vaping CBD oil that you should also know about before vaping CBD for the first time.
A vape pen is an electronic device that heats CBD oil e-liquid (rather than burning it). Vape pens contains a rechargeable battery that powers a heating element such as a coil or plate. When the coil heats up, it, in turn, heats the CBD oil which turns to vapor which is then inhaled into the lungs.
The goal of CBD is to reach your bloodstream. There it can have an impact on your endocannabinoid system by entering the cells and organs of the body, all of which leads to a healthier version of you.
There are many ways to take CBD such as CBD drops, CBD edibles, CBD balms etc but some methods are more efficient than others.
For example, if you consume a 25mg of CBD edible, by the time it passes through your digestive system, is metabolized by your liver and enters your bloodstream it resembles closer to 5mg of CBD. This is primarily due to the heavy first pass effect in the liver.
Vaping CBD on the other hand is much more efficient. When you breathe in CBD vapor, the vapor goes into your lungs. there CBD rapidly enters your bloodstream via pulmonary absorption.
Bioavailability of CBD, when taken orally, can be as low as 6-20%, but when CBD is vaped using a vape pen it is closer to 50-70% bioavailability!
If you need CBD oil to get to work quickly and effectively, then vaping CBD e-liquid using a high quality vape pen is the perfect choice for you.
CBD oil contains terpenes and cannabinoids that “activate” at different temperatures. Some activate at lower temperatures such as the terpene a-Pinene which activates at 311°F whereas others require hotter temperatures such as CBD itself which activates at 410°F.
The great thing about CBD vape pens is that you can control the temperature to the exact degree. This allows you to have the best possible experience of aromas and flavours from your favourite CBD e-liquid.
Some vape pens will have limited temperatures available whereas the more expensive vape pens will generally offer a much wider range of temperatures. It pays to shop around when looking to buy a cbd vape pen in the UK.
CBD vape pens are convenient to use and are available both online and in stores nationwide. Vape pens are identical to your typical standard e-liquid vape pen and as such are discreet with the vapor quickly dissipating.
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For those who dislike the taste of CBD oil, then vaping is ideal for you. Most CBD e-liquids contain either terpenes or flavorings to give your vape a nice taste. It is worth noting that CBD oil e-liquid does NOT contain nicotine. Vape pens start at around £25 for a good basic version and can rise to around £250 if you are looking for a state of the art vape pen that can offer multiple temperatures and still deliver cool refreshing vapor.
Research into the effects vaping can have on our bodies is still very much in it’s infancy, so it’s no surprise when it comes to vaping CBD e-liquids that research is very limited. However, the research that is currently available has documented possible side effects that vaping CBD could cause.
The most common side effect documented is that vaping CBD can cause a mild drowsiness when consumed. It’s believed this is more so prevalent in new users of CBD and is something that subsides over time with more regular use. Drowsiness when taking CBD vape juice can be caused by taking too high of doses of CBD. It’s best when first vaping CBD to start with low to medium dose of CBD.
Other side effects observed when vaping CBD were red eyes, hunger and slight euphoria. You can a study on the safety and side effects of CBD here. Before taking up vaping you should consult your doctor for more information.
If it’s your first time vaping there can be a bit of an initial learning curve which can be confusing to some. With so many different pen vaporizers available to buy in the United Kingdom it’s understandable that vaping beginners might feel confused when first starting out. Temperature settings, cartridges, rechargeable batteries, it can all be a bit much for a CBD user who has only ever used CBD sprays or CBD drops.
A simple Google search of ‘pen vaporizers UK’ will provide you with a list of complex and sometimes convoluted pen vaporizer reviews which tend to focus heavily on the more advanced pen vaporizers. This can result in you feeling as if you need a degree in order to simply vape. Thankfully, this isn’t the case, using a vaporizer is a relatively simple process and any of the reputable pen vaporizer brands in the UK will provide you with relevant and easy to use material to start you on your CBD vaping journey.
Vaping CBD e-liquids requires repeat purchases. Regardless of the vape pen you buy and how much you intend to vape CBD, you will eventually need to buy CBD e-liquid. The price of CBD e-liquid varies from CBD brand to CBD brand. Some brands can be expensive and some can be cheap. In most cases you get what you pay for, especially when it come to buying CBD vape juice.
When buying any CBD product it’s always good practice to buy from a reputable CBD brand that offers 3rd party lab reports so you can see what is in your CBD e-liquid. Currently as it stands, there are many CBD knockoffs currently on the market, so it’s important you do your research before buying CBD oil. Look at CBD reviews online and check for a CBD brands Trustpilot score before buying CBD online. We’ve compiled our very own list of the best CBD brands in the UK for you to read.
Vaping CBD is a fantastic, efficient and highly effective method of getting CBD into your body. Vape pens start at very affordable prices and are easy to use. CBD E-liquid does not contain any nicotine in comparison to other e-liquids. For those who need immediate relief using CBD, then bar the intravenous method, vaping using a vape pen is the fastest way of CBD getting to work in your system.
The downside to vaping CBD is of course the lack of research and the initial cost of buying the vape pen and CBD. Vaping should not be seen as a magic bullet for everyone though. There is a strong possibility you might find that vaping just isn’t for you. Finding which method best suits you when taking CBD oil is the most important thing. Before making any changes to your daily health routine consult a doctor before use.