What is a CBD Liquid?
Cannabidiol, commonly called as CBD, is a cannabinoid product found in the industrially grown hemp plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol or THC which is found in the cannabis plant, CBD is non-psychoactive and non-addictive.
CBD is safe to use and has been utilized for medicinal purposes for decades already. It’s used to treat epilepsy, anxiety, depression, heart ailments, Schizophrenia, and type-1 diabetes. It’s also commonly used as a relief for chronic pain and inflammation.
There are several types of CBD liquids available in the market:
By extracting all the compounds from hemp, you get a full profile of cannabinoids, including THC which must not exceed legal standards of 0.3% to 0.5%.
After extracting the cannabinoids from the hemp plant, the CBD compound is isolated, creating a pure component that can be mixed with thinning agents.
This undergoes a similar process to that of the full-spectrum CBD. However, the THC component is removed, leaving you with a profile of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other naturally occurring elements found in the hemp plant.
Neither is better than the other and the choice of which type of CBD to use depends on your health needs. It’s best to consult your physician to get the ideal recommendation on which type of CBD liquid to use.
Puff Puff Liquids mostly use CBD isolates on our products. This enables us to give our customers the purest CBD dosage without posing any health risk.
Pros and Cons of Vaping CBD Oil
More people are preferring vaping over other means of consuming CBD. Many say that it’s more effective, but some don’t like the possible side effects that come from vaping.
Here are the pros and cons you must consider before vaping CBD oil:
Safe to use
CBD liquids have been guaranteed safe to use as long as proper medical prescriptions are followed. Legitimate sellers like Puff Puff Liquids are also required to have their products tested by a third-party laboratory to certify the safety of the CBD content of each vial sold to the public.
Vaping CBD oil has the fastest absorption rate among other consumption methods. The only thing that has a quicker effect compared to it is through intravenous introduction, but that’s obviously inconvenient for the everyday user.
Within 10 to 20 minutes of vaping CBD oil, you’ll feel the effects kicking in. This makes it the best solution for fighting anxiety attacks or pain flare-ups which can happen at any moment. Through vaping, you’ll feel the relaxing and soothing effects of CBD when you need it the most.
Bioavailability refers to the percentage of the drug absorbed by the body that reaches the circulatory system to take effect. Intravenous application, by this definition, is the only one with 100% bioavailability.
Consuming CBD through the ingestion of capsules has a low bioavailability of around 19% only. The long process the drug undergoes before it reaches the liver, along with the presence of several enzymes within the body, causes the decreasing efficiency of the drug.
But by vaping CBD oil, you enjoy an increased bioavailability of up to 46%. This makes vaping very potent in delivering the right amount of CBD to your body.
It’s easier to take a puff from your vaporizer than put a drop of CBD tincture under your tongue. As long as you’re doing it in a designated smoking area, you won’t have any problem vaping the prescribed amount of CBD liquid.
Potential health risks
CBD extracts are mixed with thinning agents like PG and VG. They’re generally safe to use but they still pose health risks when mishandled.
Vaping technique matters when using CBD liquids. Heating the compound with excessively high temperatures can break down the chemical components into carcinogenic elements harmful to your health.
Some manufacturers also put thinning agents not recommended for consumption. To the unaware customer, this can prove to be a health risk.
Always make sure you purchase CBD liquids from authorized sellers who only use organic compounds verified safe for consumption. Puff Puff Liquids lists down all the ingredients found inside every bottle and backs it up with lab certifications to ensure we don’t sell anything that can harm you.
Although CBD itself is non-addictive, the act of vaping itself can be addicting. It can develop bad habits like too much dependence since the soothing effects of CBD liquids are delivered almost instantly.
Knowing Your CBD Liquid
CBD liquids will contain proportions of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). These are odorless liquids mixed with CBD and flavor additives, so you can consume them using vapes and e-cigarettes.
PG and VG provide different tastes and sensations to users. They also affect the vapor thickness and hit of the CBD liquid. If it’s your first-time vaping CBD oil, it’s best to try different proportions until you get the right fit for your preference.
So, what’s the difference between them? How can they affect your vaping experience?
PG is the commonly used base for e-cigarettes because it’s less viscous, allowing easier absorption for the wick. However, since it’s runnier compared to VG, it’s faster to burn and consume than you might expect.
On the bright side, since PG is thinner, it makes cleaning the vape easier. Gunk won’t build up on the coil, giving it a longer lifespan.
PG offers a better hit compared to VG, so it’s better to choose a CBD liquid with a higher PG proportion if you want a similar feeling that smoking a cigarette or tobacco gives.
Since PG is flavorless, it won’t affect the taste of your CBD liquid, giving you full flavors to enjoy.
PG is known to cause allergic reactions more than VG does. Immediately switch to a pure VG liquid if you get an uncomfortable feeling using a PG/VG mix.
VG is generally thicker compared to PG, so it produces denser fumes. If you prefer to see more smoke come from the vape, look for a CBD liquid with a higher VG ratio.
However, since it’s more viscous, it has a higher tendency to stick to the coil and the tank of the vape. This makes it harder to clean and you may need to use alcohol and cotton swabs to clear off the gunk buildup.
Many vapers say that VG liquids give a smoother feel compared to PG-concentrated solutions. But since VG is thicker, it doesn’t have the same throat hit that the PG liquids give.
Fewer have allergic reactions to VG CBD liquids, which is why many prefer this kind of solution. Some people, though, complain about phlegm building up in their throats after continuous use of VG-concentrated bases.
VG has a slightly sweeter taste compared to PG, so it may affect the flavor of your CBD liquid.
Whether you use a PG, VG, or a mix of both, remember that it’s possible to experience side effects during your first puffs. Mouth dryness, sore throat, and increased thirst are some of the common side effects of vaping that may last a few days. Drinking plenty of water after vaping may alleviate the uncomfortable feeling.
Using the Right Vaping Device
There’s more to the PG/VG ratio of your CBD liquid than the flavor and puffing consistency it gives. Different PG/VG concentrations require specific vape tank types for optimal and safer consumption.
The standard tank is the most popular type of vape device in the market. They have smaller atomizers that produce around 5.5 watts of power.
Standard tanks aren’t designed for CBD oils with high VG content. The thick fluid will not vaporize well which can lead to dry hits and a hint of the smell of burning cotton.
This is more suitable for CBD liquids with high PG concentration or mixtures with equal proportions of PG and VG.
Sub-ohm tanks have stronger batteries that can produce more power to vaporize thick liquids with high VG content. They can produce wattage ranging from 40 watts up to 200 watts.
Since they have larger atomizers, they burn CBD liquids faster than standard vape tanks. Sub-ohm tanks are a bit trickier to use which is why it’s recommended for more advanced vape users.
Different CBD liquids will give you distinctive vaping experiences. You may have to experiment and try various combinations until you find the ideal blend. Aside from the type of CBD oil, the vape setup and the wattage configuration also have an effect on the overall vaping experience.
Puff Puff Liquids offer a variety of CBD liquids to choose from. Visit our shop and browse through our selection to find the best fit for your taste.