WHAT IS CBD VAPE OIL?

WHAT IS CBD VAPE OIL?

CBD vape oil is a liquid containing CBD and is used in CBD vape carts. Herein one learns the overview of CBD vape oil, the contents of CBD vape oil, the different potencies of CBD vape oil, and the benefits of CBD vape oil.

Vaping has been around for quite some time, and its popularity is growing daily, notably among teenagers and young people. Most individuals have started preferring consuming CBD through vaping because of its bioavailability. It means it’s absorbed faster in the body; hence its effects are felt more quickly. To vape CBD, one requires CBD vape oil or their choice of CBD vape juice. CBD vape oil is a type of CBD oil mixed with a processed base liquid for thinning the oil, and it is used in a vape cartridge or pen. However, one should be careful about where they purchase their CBD vape oil since many manufacturers are selling low-quality products rendering them ineffective.

OVERVIEW OF CBD VAPE OIL

Liu&Tina (2019)stated that CBD vape oil is a type of cannabidiol oil combined with another processed base oil to enable its thinning for its utilization in a vape cart. It is available in a pre-filled cart bolted in a vape pen and heated to vaporize the liquid, making it possible for its inhalation. Like other forms of CBD oil, it is available in three types:

FULL SPECTRUM

According to Maayah et al. (2020),the full spectrum CBD vape oil contains all the compounds in the cannabis plant, such as terpenes, flavonoids, CBG, and CBN. It also contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound responsible for the high effect. However, its levels are less than 0.3 percent, hence cannot have any mind-alerting effects. It gives the full entourage effects, whereby all other cannabinoids work together with CBD to enhance its benefits. It is a good choice for individuals who want to experience the impact of the other compounds.

BROAD SPECTRUM

The broad-spectrum CBD vape oil has all the other cannabinoids except for THC. It also provides the full entourage effects, though not as potent as full spectrum CBD vape oil. It is a good option for users who do not want to get THC effects.

ISOLATE CBD

Also known as pure CBD vape oil, the isolate vape oil is the more refined form of CBD vape oil since all the other compounds were extracted from the plant, leaving CBD alone. Hence, it is a good option for individuals who want to enjoy CBD’s benefits solely.

CONTENTS OF CBD VAPE OIL

CBD vape oil has a few simple ingredients. They include:

  • VG- Li et al. (2020) stated that VG, also known as vegetable glycerin, has an enhanced sweet taste and is a popular additive in food. It is also thicker than PG.
  • PG- Also known as propylene glycol, PG is also a food additive. It has a faintly sweet taste, and it is colorless and odorless.
  • CBD extract
  • Flavoring: All the herbs in the CBD vape oil are MHRA approved and are used in a wide range of products.

DIFFERENT POTENCIES OF CBD VAPE OIL

If one is unsure where to begin, they can find the following breakdown helpful:

  • 300mg: If you are a newbie to CBD vaping, you should start with 300 milligrams of CBD oil to observe how your body tolerates it before increasing the dose.
  • 600 mg: It is a good choice for regular vapers. This medium-strength CBD vape oil has a kick and is safe for daily use.
  • 1200 mg: IT is a good option for advanced users of vaping since their bodies can tolerate its effects. It is also one of the wealthiest vape oil.

BENEFITS OF CBD VAPE OIL

HELPS WITH MENTAL ISSUES

Most people face mental conditions like depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Wheeler et al. (2020) noted that CBD vape oil has soothing and relaxing properties, helping sleep conditions like insomnia. Due to its anti-anxiety properties, it also helps treat various anxiety-related disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and post-traumatic anxiety disorder (PTSD).

PROTECTS CELLS AGAINST OXIDATIVE DAMAGE

The cells in the body are damaged and destroyed due to oxidative stress. It causes aging signs, heart disease, and other conditions. Combatting oxidative damage is easy since all you need is an anti-oxidant. Luckily, CBD vape oil is a potent anti-oxidant agent which helps protect the cells against oxidative damage.

RELIEVING CHEMOTHERAPY SIDE EFFECTS

One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy is nausea and vomiting. CBD oil contains various compounds interacting with the brain’s neurotransmitters, reducing these side effects. Also, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps in reducing inflammation experienced with chemotherapy.

MITIGATES EPILEPSY SYMPTOMS

Epilepsy typically leads to recurrent seizures. CBD vape oil helps in reducing how often a take happens since it interacts with the receptors in the brain. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a CBD drug known as Epidolex for patients suffering from Dravet, a type of epilepsy.

RISK OF CBD VAPE OIL

LUNG DAMAGE

Several unregulated CBD vape oil in the market are linked to fatal lung damage. In 2019, more than 2000 hospitalized cases of the EVALI outbreak occurred, and almost sixty-eight individuals died because of it. Vape oil containing THC and vitamin E acetate reported many issues. Luckily, the EVALI cases have reduced due to the government banning illegal vape products. However, vape oil containing nicotine or other flavored products may harm the lungs.

PRESENCE OF HARMFUL VAPE PENS

Since the EVALI outbreak, using unregulated vaping oil has been advised against. However, well-regulated vaping substances can also be harmful if not utilized well; vape oil can become hot, burning, and not vaporizing, leading to combustion by-products.

CAN CBD VAPE OIL SHOW ON A DRUG TEST?

The full spectrum CBD vape oil has low amounts of THC. Regular using of THC products can lead to a positive drug test. Consider using isolate or broad-spectrum CBD vape oil if one has an upcoming drug test.

CONCLUSION

Since vaping is becoming a popular way of consuming CBD, more and more people are concerned about what CBD vape oil is. As stated in the article above, it is a type of CBD oil mixed with carrier oil used for inhaling. CBD vape oil is known for its high bioavailability since its effects are felt almost instantly. Some of its benefits include; relieving pain, relieving stress and anxiety, and mitigating epilepsy symptoms. These are all made possible due to their several properties, like anti-inflammatory and ant-oxidant. Since CBD products are not yet FDA approved, always purchase them from a trusted and reliable brand. Also, ensure it has Proof of third-party lab test results to know its content and quality.

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Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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