What is Vaping & How Does Vaping CBD Work?
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling vaporized liquid through an electronic device known as a vaporiser or vape pen. The term is used because CBD vape pens and mods do not produce smoke. As they do not use a “burning” process.
In a typical CBD vape pen or vape mod that accepts CBD vape oils, there’s a pretty simple process. A battery-powered ceramic heating element quickly heats the CBD vape oil until it turns into a vapour. Which is in turn, inhaled.
Then, the vaporised CBD e-liquid passes through tiny air sacs in the lungs, called alveoli. Just before entering the bloodstream. From there, the CBD compound travels to the brain rapidly to interact with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Which are part of the endocannabinoid system.
However, there are some types of vaporizers that allow you to “vape” CBD flower or CBD wax concentrates. But, in order to vape CBD in a standard CBD vape pen or vape mod – a “liquid” CBD vape oil is required so the oil can “flow” onto the coil. So, what makes liquid CBD vape oils so different?
What is in CBD Vape Oils?
Typically, the CBD extract will be blended with a carrier liquid in a CBD e-liquid – or vape oil. Which often times, that carrier liquid is propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG), or a mixture of both. The main reason for this is, PG creates a stronger throat hit, while VG creates thicker clouds. Essentially meaning to mimic the feeling you get from smoking – and for aesthetic purposes. Because, blowing out big, huge clouds is just plain fun. Plain and simple.
However, there is another common additive in CBD vape juices and e-liquids – flavourings. Many manufacturers use artificial flavourings, while others opt for more natural flavourings, like terpenes, such as ourselves. Here at Synergy Extracts, our CBD cartridges for CBD vape pens contain purely and only CBD and the natural flavourings/terpenes.
Is Vaping CBD Safe?
This is a question that has been coming up a lot lately. Especially since, in the US, there has been a lot of health-related issues with vaping in recent months. Mainly linked to black market counterfeit THC vape cartridges, which contained unknown cutting agents, such as Vitamin E acetate as well as having heavy metal and pesticide residues.The simple answer is, introducing a foreign, unknown liquid you bought off the street into your lungs is not the best for you. This is why we advise people to use “concentrated” cannabis extracts,which have a VERY long history of safe consumption, and so that you only need to take in micro doses to get the desired effect, as opposed to weaker e-liquids that require you to vape all day long just to get a small amount of CBD.
One major factor to note- Millions of people have been vaping cannabis oils (for decades/centuries) and nicotine e-liquids safely for many years. Since around approximately 2007. And these reports seem to have begun very recently – i.e. summer of 2019
How to Use CBD Vape Oils
When it comes to knowing how to use CBD vape oils, first things first is knowing your product. Such as the vape equipment and the type of CBD vape juice you have or plan on using. Is it disposable or refillable? A cartridge or a tank? A pen or a mod? What is the CBD vape oil you have made of? Is it the right kind for the vape you’re going to use? Was it bought from a trustworthy source?
Knowing your CBD vape equipment is just as important as knowing your CBD vape oil. Because if utilised incorrectly, it can at the least – cost you a pretty penny. The easiest way to avoid this is to follow the instructions, or user manual, that came with your new vaporizer. But, let’s go over the different kinds and how they work. As well as, what you can use in them, shall we?
Large Tank Style Vape: Consists of a vape battery of choice with a tank and cotton coil. Will require a CBD e-liquid made of PG and/or VG to fill the tank with.
Vape Pen: There are two types of CBD Vape Pens, disposable and reusable. The disposable typically comes pre-filled and is all one piece, so once it’s done – it’s done. And you can throw it away. Disposable CBD vape pens are typically draw/inhale to hit – and have no buttons.
The other CBD Vape Pens style is re-usable. This one will consist of a battery which can be recharged that you can attach the cartridge to. Whether you’re using a disposable or refillable cartridge. You can just replace them when you are done.
Disposable Vape Pens: Cartridge will come pre-filled with CBD extract and attached permanently to the battery, once your done, the entire unit is fit for the bin (the least environmentally friendly and not sold on our website for this reason)
Refillable Vape pens/cartridges: Come pre-filled and the cartridge can be topped up with high potency CBD Distillate vape oil. The battery is rechargeable via a USB charger. However, you will want to recycle the cartridge once the coil is burnt. Otherwise, you’ll effect the flavour of the fresh terpene rich oils. You can refill your cartridge with a CBD extract vape oil.
Vape pen kits are typically for beginners but, they are popular with beginners and experienced vapers alike. Purely for the convenience factor. They’re an easy and mess-free option. They also allow more controlled and accurate dosing with a fairly consistent 2.5mg of CBD per puff.
It is our opinion that vaping CBD concentrates is without a doubt the most enjoyable, cost effective and cleanest way to intake CBD. CBD Concentrates are usually upwards of 70% potency and you can take in larger flavourful doses in one hit. 5mg-30mg-50mg or even 100mg of CBD could be placed into the chamber and vaporised. Plus, the devices used to vaporise CBD Concentrates can be cleaned and reused over and over again which is more environmentally friendly.
Determining Your CBD Dosage
Because each CBD vape pen, DabPen and tank is capable of different levels of vapour output… and each person’s puffs take in different amounts of vapour – there is no definitive way to determine a dosage. That being said, the first step to vaping CBD is knowing how much to vape – and which strength to buy. Several factors go into determining this, such as:
- CBD strength
- Delivery method
- Body chemistry
However, it is highly recommended that you start with the lowest possible dose. Then gradually increase by 5 mg intervals as needed. Because there are so many variables. The lowest dosage possible based off of weight would be:
As mentioned, the equipment comes into play as well. For example, a standard Synergy Extracts 0.5mL cartridge can provide approximately 100 puffs total. Depending on puff duration of course. As a result, a 0.5mL cartridge containing 250 mg of CBD will give you around 2.5 mg of CBD per puff.
Should You Vape CBD?
The answer to this question is, it’s really up to you. At Synergy Extracts, we recommend you research the product before you use it. In many cases your inhaling a lot of unnecessary compounds in order to get your dose of CBD. That’s why our products have no harmful chemicals utilised. Our customers, and their health, matter to us. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be in this business. Although is takes a little bit more knowledge on equipment vaporising CBD Concentrates such as our CBD Crumble, CBD Diamonds and Sauce and CBD Crystal is by far the best option, not to mention more cost effective.
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** Please Note: Depending on the manufacturer/supplier, of any CBD Product, including CBD Vape Pens, the CBD and THC percentage levels may vary. All Synergy Extracts CBD products contain 0% THC and are infused with cannabis-derived, and cannabis-inspired, terpene profiles – featuring the same flavours and scents of your favourite cannabis strains. Or they contain the option to at the very least in cases of our CBD isolate products. Because they contain a full spectrum of different cannabinoids – including CBD, CBG, & CBC – they are ideal as high-potency supplements.