Vaping cannabidiol (CBD) is almost similar to smoking a typical nicotine-based e-cigarette. But since there’s a medicinal component involved with vaping CBD e-liquids, there are vital aspects you have to understand first.
Measuring the Right Dosage
When vaping CBD e-liquid for the first time, start with the smallest dosage. See how your body will react and increase or decrease the amount you consume from there.
If you take too much CBD, you’ll experience side effects like drowsiness. On the other hand, underdosing will not give you any soothing effect associated with the drug.
Vape juice bottles indicate the percentage of CBD content in them. Using this, you can calculate the amount of CBD you’re vaping.
For instance, if you have a 10ml bottle containing 100mg of CBD, just divide the CBD amount by the total volume of the bottle. You’ll then get 10mg/ml of CBD.
Multiply the resulting CBD dosage by the capacity of the vape tank to determine the total amount of CBD you vape per refill. So, if you have a 3ml tank, you’ll be consuming 30mg of CBD on each full tank.If you order at Puff Puff Liquids, you don’t have to manually compute the CBD dosage per bottle. Just choose the CBD strength you need per bottle and you’ll also see the mg/ml of CBD you’ll be taking.
If you want to be more technical, you can also measure the CBD per puff. But you have to know how many puffs a full vape tank can give to know the numbers. Some vape mods have puff counters which can help determine how many puffs you need to feel the benefits of vaping the CBD e-liquid.
The appropriate dosage your body needs will depend on the following factors: body weight, body chemistry, the concentration of the CBD e-liquid, and the condition you’re treating.
Although there’s no exact amount on how much CBD e-liquid you must consume, you can use your weight as a guideline. The lighter you are, the smaller the initial amount you should try. Heavier people can take around twice the amount a smaller person does.
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to CBD dosage because people have different body chemistries and drug tolerance. To be safe, it’s best to consult your physician before vaping any CBD e-liquid.
Types of CBD E-Liquids
On the label of a Puff Puff Liquid’s vape bottle, you’ll see the term CBD isolate. This refers to the kind of CBD mixture present in the vial you’re holding.
There are 3 main types of CBD e-liquid you must know:
- Full-spectrum CBD
All cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and flavonoids found in the hemp plant are extracted. The extracted compound will also contain trace amounts (0.3% to 0.5%) of THC.
The full range of elements present in this type of CBD e-liquid gives the ‘entourage effect’. Elements complement each other, multiplying the sensation of vaping the liquid.
The presence of the other healthy compounds also makes full-spectrum CBDs more efficient in treating medical conditions.
- Broad-spectrum CBD
Similar to full-spectrum CBD, all compounds are extracted from the hemp plant, minus the THC. Broad-spectrum CBDs still deliver the entourage effect while avoiding any side effects associated with ingesting THC.
- CBD isolate
CBD isolate is the most potent among the three types, with a 99.9% CBD purity. Unlike full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBDs, this process isolates the CBD compound from the rest of the hemp plant components.
The purity of CBD isolates makes it easier to determine how much cannabidiol you’re consuming. This is ideal for those who have sensitive tolerance to CBD content.
Puff Puff Liquids sell mostly CBD isolates with varying degrees of strength. You can choose how much CBD per bottle is needed for your condition.
Neither one is better than the other because the choice will depend on your medical needs. Seek the recommendation of your physician as to what type of CBD liquid will help your condition the most.
The Right Device for the Right CBD E-Liquid
The quality of the CBD e-liquid isn’t the only factor that affects your vaping experience. Using the right device plays a big role in delivering the appropriate amount of CBD to your body.
But before jumping to the correct vape device to use, you have to know first the different CBD vape mixtures available in the market.
CBD itself can’t be vaped, so it has to be mixed with a vaporizable carrier. The widely used carriers are:
- Propylene glycol (PG)
PG is the more popular option because its thinness creates a less viscous CBD e-liquid that can be easily vaporized. This means there will be less gunk buildup in the vape tank.
The chemical compound is also flavorless, so you’ll get the most flavor out of your CBD e-liquid.
PG is preferred by cigarette smokers because of the throat hit it gives when vaped. If you want to get this feeling, choosing a mixture with high PG content is the better choice.
- Vegetable glycerin (VG)
VG is popular because there are fewer people allergic to this compared to PG. VG is often added to food, cosmetics, and medicines for its syrupy consistency and mild sweetness.
But because it’s thicker compared to PG, it’s commonplace to see gunk buildup after vaping. It also produces less throat hit compared to PG.
On the upside, the viscosity of the liquid allows you to produce denser vapors. If you like to see thicker smoke coming out of your device, select a CBD e-liquid with a higher VG content.
CBD e-liquids come in different PG/VG ratio and this will define what kind of vape device you should use. The thickness of the liquid will require a specific temperature for it to evaporate.
Vape devices are equipped with batteries and mechanisms designed to produce the required temperature for heating e-liquids. Using the wrong temperature can hinder the efficiency of the CBD component, giving you nothing beneficial on each puff. Improper temperature control can also burn the PG/VG compound and release carcinogenic components into the vape liquid.
As a rule of thumb, CBD liquids with higher VG concentration must be used with atomizers that have less than 1.0 ohm of resistance (also called sub-ohm vaping). If the CBD liquid has a greater PG content, it must be used with vape devices that have greater than 1.0 ohm of resistance.
There are numerous factors to consider in making the most out of your CBD e-liquid; there’s the dosage, the PG/VG ratio, the type of CBD e-liquid, and the vape device. Mixing things up the wrong way can result in ineffective CBD vaping that gives no health benefits. Worse, you may even release carcinogenic components into the vaping device which you might accidentally consume.
Before vaping CBD e-liquids, make sure you’ve done your research and consulted your physician for recommendations that will benefit your health condition. Look also into the reputation of the seller where you’ll be buying your vape supply, and ensure they sell only legitimate and lab-tested CBD e-liquids.
Puff Puff Liquids is the most trustworthy seller of CBD vape products online. We sell only high-quality CBD e-liquids tested by a third-party laboratory for safety. If you have questions regarding our product selection, feel free to drop us a message here on our website.