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Good article here, I don't endorse the product cause I have never tried it but an informative article anyway

Why CBD Doesn't Work For Some People
 

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Just like CBD, omega-3 eCBs are being shown to produce beneficial effects in different models of disease states, especially those associated with pain and inflammation. The omega-3 eCBs are primarily ethanolamides. For example, the primary eCB for DHA is DHA-ethanolamide (DHA-EA). Interestingly, this compound is also referred to as synaptamide for its ability to promote the formation of new synapses, the space between two nerve cells where nerve transmission takes place. DHA-EA is 10 times more active in this action than DHA and likely produces enhancement of learning and memory functions much greater than DHA. At very low concentrations, DHA-EA promotes the regeneration of brain cells and improved nerve cell structure.

Why Everyone Taking CBD Should Take it Combined with Fish Oil

The biggest reason everyone taking CBD should take it with omega-3 fatty acids is how critical these fatty acids are to the functioning of the ECS and the fact that low levels of omega-3 fatty acids are common.

While taking CBD may exert some beneficial effects on the ECS and subsequent health benefits, if the levels of omega-3 fatty acids are not sufficient throughout the body and brain, CBD simply will not produce as optimal of benefit. Good responders to CBD are likely to have good levels of omega-3 fatty acids and lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids may explain why some people do not respond to CBD.
 

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Discovering CBD Vape Vs Other Methods

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Vaping has become increasingly popular over the last few decades. The improvement in vaping devices across the board means a whole new way of taking cannabis has opened up to users and cannabis enthusiasts.
Most people who take cannabis for health reasons, don’t really want to smoke in the traditional way. The CBD vape provides a quick and easy way to get the medicinal benefits without the smoke and its effects.
For those who have never smoked before, vaping is an easier and safer introduction and pretty easy to get the hang of. You also don’t get that cannabis smell which is important if you don’t want people such as work colleagues to know that you take CBD.
How You Take CBD Is Important
There are a plethora of different ways to take cannabidiol or CBD. Some people like to eat it with cannabis edibles, others prefer to smoke. You can even get sublingual sprays nowadays that you pop under your tongue.
Each of these methods have their pros and cons. One thing is certain, however, the method of administration can make a big difference to the amount of CBD you get. Most people who take it for medical reasons will choose between CBD vape and ingestion, the reason being that these are the two ‘healthiest options’. But you also need to consider which is the best method to efficiently get the amount of CBD you need.
What is CBD Vape?
A vape pen or device heats up an oil or material that contains CBD and releases it as a vapor which is then inhaled. The oil can come in pre-made cartridges or bottles which can be used to fill the chamber where the heating takes place.
With a portable CBD vape pen, there is normally a battery attached to this chamber that provides the power for heating. These devices have become quite sophisticated over the last few years. You can control the temperature of the vapor, something which may have an impact on the amount of cannabidiol released.
There are also much larger or desktop vaping devices which are designed for home use. These have been around for quite a few years now and vary from cheap to pretty expensive.
CBD Vape vs Smoking
One of the big issues people have with smoking is that it usually releases a lot of harmful chemicals at the same time. Burning your cannabis is also less accurate temperature wise than something like a vape pen where you are able to control the voltage.
Not everyone who takes CBD for health reasons smokes or has ever smoked. The CBD vape provides a smoother and cleaner way to get the hit without having to worry about any other health issues or the smell.
CBD Vape vs Ingesting
For those regularly taking CBD, one of the most popular methods is ingestion. Cannabis edibles are a fairly safe way to administer CBD and one that appeals to many people. It does, however, have some disadvantages. First of all, it’s difficult to get cook up the right dose. Secondly, making cannabis butter and other edibles such as oils can be time-consuming. Of course, in states where cannabis is legal, you can always buy off-the-shelf products rather than making your own.
With each different way of taking CBD, you have to consider an issue called bioavailability. In short, how you administer the CBD will affect how much you get out of it. For example, if you eat CBD through an edible, you normally only access 15% of it because of various factors. If you vape, however, you can achieve as much as 50 and 60% depending on the temperature.
Why does this happen? Well, first off, anything you eat goes into your stomach and how much gets absorbed into your bloodstream can depend on a wide range of factors not least the health of your gut. CBD vape is inhaled directly into the lungs and then bloodstream so you should expect much greater bioavailability because the drug spends less time getting to the right areas.
CBD is also hydrophobic which means it doesn’t like to mix with water. When CBD gets to the bloodstream, it is likely to be expelled and end up in your fatty tissues. When you eat CBD, it goes through your digestive tract and then works its way through your liver where it is often broken down or absorbed.
You begin to see the benefits of vaping here. You’re basically bypassing the gut and the liver, both of which can reduce levels of CBD in various ways. If you wanted to improve bioavailability in the gut, you would need to improve on the hydrophobic characteristic of CBD first of all and that takes a lot of work.
The long and short of it is that you achieve the same effect with CBD vape in a much smaller quantity than you would expect with ingestion. Eating CBD edibles takes much longer to deliver any effect at all compared to CBD vape where everything goes straight into your bloodstream. In terms of cost and time, there’s a clear difference.
A Guide to Choosing a CBD Vape Pen
Apart from picking the right CBD strain for your health condition, the biggest choice you are going to make is the device for delivering the vape. These vary from vape pens to larger, desktop models. If you want something that is portable, discreet and easy to clean and operate, a vape pen is probably going to be your first tool of choice.
Here are just a few things you should consider:
1. How Much Should You Spend?
Cost is an important aspect as the price of CBD vape pens can vary quite considerably. There are models that cost just a few dollars but these normally have their limitations. Our advice is to invest in a quality product. That extra cost should deliver a vape pen that is sturdy, built to last and does the job that you want it to do.
2. What Does a Vape Pen Look Like?
There are several different components to a vape pen. The first is the battery which is usually rechargeable via a USB attachment. The battery will have a charge button which you press to start the heating. It may also have a digital screen where you can change parameters like the temperature or view your battery life. It’s worth looking for a CBD vape pen that gives you as much control as possible.
Screwing onto the battery is the tank which will hold your CBD vape oil or concentrate. The important part here is the coil which is where the charge from the battery is transferred to provide heat and vaporize your oil. This is removable and has to be replaced every so often.
 
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CBD for Anxiety – How Much is Enough?

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Anxiety is a nagging health condition many people deal with today. And even though occasional bouts of mild anxiety are normal, there’s cause for concern when things in your personal and professional life spiral out of control due to too much anxiety.
Prescription drugs are the ‘go-to’ solution for most folks that suffer from the condition – however, these powerful drugs can be addictive and come with a range of side effects, many of which can be long-term.
In the cannabis community, many people have touted the benefits of consuming CBD to curb and control anxiety symptoms. If you haven’t heard of this miracle cannabinoid yet, here’s a quick overview:
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant, meaning that users do not feel the ‘high’ or euphoric feeling after consumption, which is the case with THC-rich marijuana strains. In case you’re wondering, Tetrahydrocannabinol is the most psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, directly responsible for the euphoric high and relaxation.
CBD has tremendous therapeutic potential which is why it has been getting a lot of attention from scientists and medical professionals lately. Medical cannabis patients who are using CBD-rich strains have reported to have found relief from a wide variety of symptoms such as chronic pain and inflammation, diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, PTSD and, of course, anxiety.
CBD’s anti-anxiety properties have been touted in many well-researched studies to date – however, a question that has often plagued users is: “What’s the right dose to ease my anxiety symptoms?”
This question has lingered around in the minds of medical cannabis users for some time now because physicians are generally hesitant to prescribe medical – here’s why:
  • Since an RDA or universal dose for everyone has not been established, doctors are not in a position to recommend or prescribe cannabinoids
  • Majority of medical institutions and schools do not cover CBD or any kind of cannabis therapy in their course curriculum
However, when it comes to using cannabinoids to treat conditions like anxiety, there is one universal rule to bear in mind – that it affects everyone differently.
Before proceeding further, we’d just like to add a quick disclaimer that this article serves only as a dosage reference point, and since no official recommended dose has been established for CBD, the information presented here should not be interpreted as professional medical advice.
A Good Starting Point for CBD Dosing
Even though specific advice on CBD dosing cannot be given for general anxiety or anxiety related disorders due to current FDA regulations – the process of finding the ‘minimum effective dosage’ is not only fairly simple but works rather well.
At the individual level, the key to finding an effective dosage is to incorporate a stepwise approach to dosing. So, first you must establish a baseline dosage which will be adjusted incrementally over 3 days until you find a dose that is most effective for you.
Again, we would reiterate that every individual will respond differently to CBD so there is no ‘daily established value’ that’s well-suited to everyone. With that out of the way, here’s how you’re going to incorporate the stepwise dosing approach:
Start as Low as Possible and Take it Easy
In order to determine the minimum effective dose, you will need to determine the baseline dosage. It’s encouraging to know that majority of CBD users have reported very positive results at low doses. Keeping that in view, we’d recommend starting with the bare minimum dosage and slowly increasing it until desirable results can be had.
A small baseline dosage would mean anywhere between 2 and 5mg of CBD, taken twice or thrice daily. In any case, make sure you don’t exceed 6-10mg at this initial stage. This is going to be our baseline dosage.
Maintain the baseline dosage for at least a week to assess results and see how the cannabinoid reacts with your body. For example, do you feel the anxiety fading away slowly or is it adversely affecting your symptoms or perhaps interacting with an anti-anxiety drug you’re already taking?
Once your initial baseline dosage has transpired for 7 days, and if you have not noticed any improvement in anxiety symptoms, gradually increase the dosage by 1-2mg after every 3 days – until you notice positive changes.
Soon enough, you would have established the minimum effective dose – once you do, be sure to decrease your dosage by 1-2mg to see if the benefits persist at a noticeably lower dosage. The key thing to remember about CBD for anxiety is that a higher dosage does not necessarily mean better or faster results. If anything, it may make symptoms worse – therefore, if you find relief at the lowest possible dose, then that’s what you should always aim for.
 
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Part Two of above article

Establish Baseline Values According to Bodyweight

A fairly accurate baseline value may be difficult to establish unless we take into account our current bodyweight.
If, for some reason, you feel that the ‘starter baseline value’ we’ve mentioned above may be too low for your bodyweight, then here are a few CBD dosing reference points according to bodyweight. Plus, if you suffer from sleep deprivation or feel that you may easily build a tolerance to low levels, then you may want to increase the daily dose:
For Mild Anxiety Symptoms
  • 2-8mg or higher for 31-60lb individuals
  • 4-12 mg or higher for 61-100lb individuals
  • 6-18mg or higher for 100-175lb individuals
  • 8-20mg or higher for individuals weighing between 175 lbs and 250 lbs or more
For Moderate Anxiety Symptoms
  • 8-18mg or higher for 31-60lb individuals
  • 12-24mg or higher for 61-100lb individuals
  • 18-32mg or higher for 100-175lb individuals
  • 22-40mg or higher for individuals weighing between 175 lbs and 250 lbs or more
For Severe Anxiety Symptoms
  • 18-30mg or higher for 31-60lb individuals
  • 24-40mg or higher for 61-100lb individuals
  • 32-60mg or higher for 100-175lb individuals
  • 42-60mg or higher for individuals weighing between 175 lbs and 250 lbs or more
In any case, we’d strongly recommend that you start as low as possible to assess the initial effects – it is always better to keep dosages within the lower range according to your individual bodyweight.
Common Consumption Method – CBD Oil
CBD oil, often referred to as hemp oil, is extracted directly from the cannabis flower. Unlike the cannabis that you typically see people smoke recreationally, CBD does not cause the ‘high’ feeling and is used mostly for medicinal purposes, including any conditions related to anxiety.
CBD’s therapeutic potential is irrefutable, as are its anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties. These factors alone have led to the growing popularity of CBD oil as an effective alternative remedy for treating anxiety.
Dosing with CBD Oil
As is the case with any consumption method, the amount of CBD oil that is ideal for you can be a very personal thing – for one, your weight and height play a key role in selecting the optimal dosage. However, if you’re suffering from any health conditions and taking prescription medication that also includes anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs, it is always best to consult your physician before consuming CBD products.
The same principles apply to CBD oil as highlighted much earlier in the article: consider your bodyweight and the severity of your symptoms.
No matter, a good starting point is a single drop of CBD oil per day. Give your body some time to adapt and then gradually increase the dosage.
To assess your tolerance and after effects, you might want to increase the dose to 2 drops per day for at least a few weeks, to see if your anxiety symptoms improve.
Keep in mind that it may take a while for the CBD effects to kick in. Before attempting to take higher dosages, it is always a good idea to give it at least a few days.
You would also want to take smaller doses spread out over the day, which can enhance absorption and effectiveness of the oil.
We would, again, urge that you consult your physician before using CBD oil for anxiety, particularly if you are already on prescription medication for the condition. If this is true, then speaking to a qualified healthcare professional is important because you may need to properly ‘phase out’ the drug from your system before taking any CBD for anxiety.
Users who have used CBD oil have reported doses between 40-600mg to be effective. That does seem like a fairly wide range – however, keep your bodyweight in mind and always start at the lowest effective dose. Research done on social anxiety and the use of CBD oil has also confirmed that 600mg has been effective at reducing symptoms of anxiety, although this is by no means a baseline dose.
On a final note, when buying your CBD product, ensure that the THC:CBD ratio is clearly labelled, along with a batch number and manufacturing/expiration date. The THC ratio shouldn’t be too high unless you don’t mind experiencing the psychoactive effects.
Always select CBD products that are free of solvent residues, mold, bacteria, GMOs, thinning agents, corn syrup or artificial additives. Products that are extracted using the supercritical CO2 method boast the highest quality.

References
https://medium.com/cbd-origin/whats-the-best-cbd-dosage-81ec4f95503b
https://www.projectcbd.org/guidance/cbd-users-manual
 
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Hemp Seed Oil Vs CBD Oil: What’s the Difference?

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With all the various products on the market nowadays, it can be quite confusing trying to find the right one, especially if you have a health issue.
For those using cannabis for medical purposes or simply exploring how it can help with health and wellbeing, deciding between hemp seed oil and CBD oil can be one such challenge.
The truth is that there is quite a big difference between the two and it defines not only what they should be used for but also whether they are legal in many parts of the world. Here, we’ll try to clear up the difference between the two types of oil.
Hemp Vs Cannabis
While they belong to the same genus, hemp and cannabis are two fairly common but different plants, not least on the effects they can produce.
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First off, in many countries, cannabis is classed as a schedule 1 drug which means that it is on a par, at least legally, with heroin and cocaine. Hemp is perfectly legal and is in fact used in a wide range of industrial and production areas across the world. It’s also widely developed for healthcare and cosmetic products, including skin cream and hemp seed oil.
  • Hemp is characterized by very low levels of THC (less than 0.5%) whereas cannabis can have anything up to 5 or even 25%.
  • Cannabis needs to be grown in a carefully controlled environment and requires exact amounts of light. Hemp, on the other hand, can be grown practically anywhere.
  • Hemp is used in everything from cars, body care products, fashion, food, the construction industry and even in making plastics. Cannabis is used for recreational and medical use only.
  • Hemp growing produces about 2 tons of seeds per hectare while cannabis produces a lot more, around 10 tons per hectare.
Many people get tied up with the myth that hemp seed oil is just the legal version of CBD or cannabis oil. It isn’t.
That’s why it’s readily available in most countries in health food stores and online. CBD oil, however can be extracted from hemp as well as cannabis. The primary source of CBD oil might be hemp but it’s not the same thing as hemp oil. If that’s confused you, we’ll try to explain in greater detail.
What is Hemp Seed Oil? Hemp seeds are readily available as the plants are grown in large numbers all around the world. Each seed is made up of about a third of oil which is extracted by a process of cold pressing. There are large factories around the globe that are simply devoted to pressing hemp and producing it for markets from America and China to Europe and the Middle East.
In its unrefined form, hemp seed oil is green and full of essential fatty acids. This product is not psychoactive and produces very little THC. Hemp seeds themselves are highly nutritious and contain two kinds of beneficial fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid. They are also a good source of protein, vitamin E and various minerals including magnesium and potassium.
On its own, however, hemp seed oil does not contain any CBD or other cannabinoids.
The Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil
There are a lot of benefits ascribed to hemp seed oil but they are mainly in the health and well-being area. The truth is that the seeds on their own may well have more beneficial effects than the oil in isolation, especially after it has been refined.
Some of the claims for commercially available hemp oil are not necessarily backed up by a full body of evidence. Many sites claim that it can help with pain reduction and reduce stress and anxiety and generally improves mood. Among medical experts there is a good deal of skepticism concerning the claims about hemp seed oil that you can often read in the media and online.
One reason why many people take it, for instance, is that there is a widely held belief that the oil is good at regulating your mood. That’s why it’s often popular with those who have trouble with stress or anxiety.
Hemp seed oil is, however, used widely in the cosmetics industry, mainly because of its levels of vitamin E that is supposed to be good for the skin. That might also make it suitable for healthy nails and hair.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD is commonly associated with health and medical benefits and can be extracted from both hemp seeds and cannabis. High THC strains can commonly contain around 2% of CBD, while there are other special varieties that have been developed to have 10 or even 20% CBD levels.
Many people who use cannabis for medical purposes will grow one of the high strains of CBD cannabis, particularly in locations where it is legal such as in many states of the USA.
Most commercial CBD oil, however, is made from the hemp seed and that’s mostly because it’s legal in many countries around the world. The problem is that a special extraction process has to be used to get the highest yields. Certainly in areas where CBD within the law, the cannabis variety and the plants themselves offer a lot more flexibility and availability.
CBD is only one of over a 100 different elements that can be extracted from cannabis, but it’s the one that has got all the attention recently.

The Benefit of CBD Oil
As with hemp seed oil, CBD oil advocates have made some pretty big claims about it. There is some evidence to back the claims up this time, however.
CBD oil has been used to help relieve seizures for those who suffer from epilepsy. A recent study has shown that it helped improve motility for MS sufferers and there is anecdotal and research evidence that it can assist with pain control.
There are investigations going on into its role in blocking the progress of breast cancer, those these are currently in the very early stages, and the research has only been done on mice. There’s the potential for helping patients cope with their chemotherapy treatments and another research investigation has been looking at a possible role in relieving anxiety and helping deal with PTSD.
Online you undoubtedly find much wider claims from advocates of CBD, as you do with those for hemp seed oil, but there still remains a lot of work to done in this area. The anecdotal evidence is pretty strong in this area and there are plenty of people who feel that medical cannabis helps with their condition.
Is CBD Oil the Same as Cannabis Oil?
Confusion often arises when people talk about CBD oil and cannabis oil. The former is generally produced through hemp manufacture. The latter is solely made from the cannabis plant and can vary quite dramatically in the effects it produces. The main difference is that they can contain much higher levels of THC and it can be used as a recreational drug as well as medicinal.
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That means that cannabis oil is generally seen as a narcotic in many countries whereas CBD from hemp seeds isn’t.
 

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10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Hemp Oil

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Hemp oil is obtained from seeds of the Cannabis plant. Extracted solely from the seeds, it is also known as hemp seed oil.
People often confuse hemp extracts in an oil carrier, as “Hemp Oil”. However, pure hemp oil is a natural botanical concentrate processed only from the seeds of the plant and not from any other botanical extraction process.
Hemp oil does not contain THC, the chief psychoactive compound in cannabis. The oil which contains THC is called cannabis oil. So, you should not be confused by the two.
Containing a huge amount of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and healthy fats, daily hemp oil can boost your health in a wide variety of ways. From hormonal balance to anti-ageing protection, here are 10 surprising benefits of hemp oil you may not know:
1.One of The Most Nutritious Seed Oils Available
Hemp oil is packed with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium which makes it full of nutrients useful for your body – perhaps more than any other oil available.
Hemp oil is an unsaturated oil derived from a plant that accommodates 80% unsaturated fatty acids, and only 20% undesired saturated fats. What’s more important to note is, this oil is very high in essential fatty acids – omega-3 and omega-6, which are necessary for a good functioning of your immune system and for cardiovascular health.
2. Helps Control Hormonal Balance, PMS and Menopause Symptoms
The only seed known to contain gamma-linolenic acid is the hemp seed.
Gamma-linolenic acid is the substance that converts into a protective hormone called prostaglandin in the human body. This hormone helps to maintain hormonal balance and to support menopausal health. It also helps in reducing PMS symptoms, such as irritability and fluid retention.
3. Good For Skin
Hemp oil is a good natural moisturiser because it contains a high level of omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids.
Because it’s so rich in fatty acids, it increases the elasticity of your skin and slows skin aging. What’s even more exciting is that it dries quickly on the skin and doesn’t have that oily effect; you can put it on your skin after a shower and won’t have to wait long before it dries.
4. Great For Your Hair
Hemp Oil also contains ceramides, so it helps hair to be silkier and shinier – it’s often among the ingredients in many hair conditioners.
Amino acids in hemp oil will make hair grow stronger. Not only that, but this oil is also beneficial for the scalp, as it improves blood circulation.
5. Can Help Improve Your Mood
There is strong evidence that omega-3 fatty acids improve the symptoms of bipolar disorder and ADHD. This is mostly due to the fact that fatty acids are essential for brain functioning.
Also, since this oil contains endocannabinoids, it helps to improve general mood and reduces depression and anxiety.
6. Great for Vegetarians and Vegans
Since vegetarians and vegan don’t get enough omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in their diets, Hemp oil is especially beneficial for them.
It provides the right balance of these nutrients which is important considering the narrowed choice of fatty acid sources vegetarians and vegans have.
7. Reduces Arthritis Pain
Some studies have found that consumption of Hemp Oil reduces arthritis pain by 25%.
This is due to gamma-linolenic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, both found in hemp oil. These fatty acids are strongly anti-inflammatory.
That’s why arthritis patients have noted the effects of this oil in reducing their pain with regular use.
8. Lowers Cholesterol
Hemp oil contains alpha-linolenic acid, meaning it boosts your metabolism. When metabolism is faster, it means that fats will burn more quickly.
This means that cholesterol goes down, which also prevents clogging of arteries.
9. Aids in Antioxidant Protection
Vitamin E is the key to having a beautiful skin and also helps in aging gracefully. It also protects your DNA from free radicals present in the environment that can damage it over time.
Hemp oil is very rich in Vitamin E and other antioxidants, so consuming it will help to protect your DNA and cells and will improve your overall health.
10. Hemp Oil Shouldn’t Be Heated
One thing to bear in mind for getting the full potential from this precious oil is that you should keep it at a normal or low temperature. High temperatures can turn unsaturated fats into saturated fats, which can remove the beneficial applications Hemp Oil holds.
 

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Discovering CBD Vape Vs Other Methods

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Vaping has become increasingly popular over the last few decades. The improvement in vaping devices across the board means a whole new way of taking cannabis has opened up to users and cannabis enthusiasts.
Most people who take cannabis for health reasons, don’t really want to smoke in the traditional way. The CBD vape provides a quick and easy way to get the medicinal benefits without the smoke and its effects.
For those who have never smoked before, vaping is an easier and safer introduction and pretty easy to get the hang of. You also don’t get that cannabis smell which is important if you don’t want people such as work colleagues to know that you take CBD.
How You Take CBD Is Important
There are a plethora of different ways to take cannabidiol or CBD. Some people like to eat it with cannabis edibles, others prefer to smoke. You can even get sublingual sprays nowadays that you pop under your tongue.
Each of these methods have their pros and cons. One thing is certain, however, the method of administration can make a big difference to the amount of CBD you get. Most people who take it for medical reasons will choose between CBD vape and ingestion, the reason being that these are the two ‘healthiest options’. But you also need to consider which is the best method to efficiently get the amount of CBD you need.
What is CBD Vape?
A vape pen or device heats up an oil or material that contains CBD and releases it as a vapor which is then inhaled. The oil can come in pre-made cartridges or bottles which can be used to fill the chamber where the heating takes place.
With a portable CBD vape pen, there is normally a battery attached to this chamber that provides the power for heating. These devices have become quite sophisticated over the last few years. You can control the temperature of the vapor, something which may have an impact on the amount of cannabidiol released.
There are also much larger or desktop vaping devices which are designed for home use. These have been around for quite a few years now and vary from cheap to pretty expensive.
CBD Vape vs Smoking
One of the big issues people have with smoking is that it usually releases a lot of harmful chemicals at the same time. Burning your cannabis is also less accurate temperature wise than something like a vape pen where you are able to control the voltage.
Not everyone who takes CBD for health reasons smokes or has ever smoked. The CBD vape provides a smoother and cleaner way to get the hit without having to worry about any other health issues or the smell.
CBD Vape vs Ingesting
For those regularly taking CBD, one of the most popular methods is ingestion. Cannabis edibles are a fairly safe way to administer CBD and one that appeals to many people. It does, however, have some disadvantages. First of all, it’s difficult to get cook up the right dose. Secondly, making cannabis butter and other edibles such as oils can be time-consuming. Of course, in states where cannabis is legal, you can always buy off-the-shelf products rather than making your own.
With each different way of taking CBD, you have to consider an issue called bioavailability. In short, how you administer the CBD will affect how much you get out of it. For example, if you eat CBD through an edible, you normally only access 15% of it because of various factors. If you vape, however, you can achieve as much as 50 and 60% depending on the temperature.
Why does this happen? Well, first off, anything you eat goes into your stomach and how much gets absorbed into your bloodstream can depend on a wide range of factors not least the health of your gut. CBD vape is inhaled directly into the lungs and then bloodstream so you should expect much greater bioavailability because the drug spends less time getting to the right areas.
CBD is also hydrophobic which means it doesn’t like to mix with water. When CBD gets to the bloodstream, it is likely to be expelled and end up in your fatty tissues. When you eat CBD, it goes through your digestive tract and then works its way through your liver where it is often broken down or absorbed.
You begin to see the benefits of vaping here. You’re basically bypassing the gut and the liver, both of which can reduce levels of CBD in various ways. If you wanted to improve bioavailability in the gut, you would need to improve on the hydrophobic characteristic of CBD first of all and that takes a lot of work.
The long and short of it is that you achieve the same effect with CBD vape in a much smaller quantity than you would expect with ingestion. Eating CBD edibles takes much longer to deliver any effect at all compared to CBD vape where everything goes straight into your bloodstream. In terms of cost and time, there’s a clear difference.
A Guide to Choosing a CBD Vape Pen
Apart from picking the right CBD strain for your health condition, the biggest choice you are going to make is the device for delivering the vape. These vary from vape pens to larger, desktop models. If you want something that is portable, discreet and easy to clean and operate, a vape pen is probably going to be your first tool of choice.
Here are just a few things you should consider:
1. How Much Should You Spend?
Cost is an important aspect as the price of CBD vape pens can vary quite considerably. There are models that cost just a few dollars but these normally have their limitations. Our advice is to invest in a quality product. That extra cost should deliver a vape pen that is sturdy, built to last and does the job that you want it to do.
2. What Does a Vape Pen Look Like?
There are several different components to a vape pen. The first is the battery which is usually rechargeable via a USB attachment. The battery will have a charge button which you press to start the heating. It may also have a digital screen where you can change parameters like the temperature or view your battery life. It’s worth looking for a CBD vape pen that gives you as much control as possible.
Screwing onto the battery is the tank which will hold your CBD vape oil or concentrate. The important part here is the coil which is where the charge from the battery is transferred to provide heat and vaporize your oil. This is removable and has to be replaced every so often.


Vaping straight up CBD in ejuice never worked for me. I think CBD Issolates in general don't work very well. We need whole plant CBD to get any relief. Even at my dispensories they sell 3-4% THC strains but they are loaded with CBD. A good example would be the Royal strain here. It has too much THC to sell on the CBD market but still gives some epic relief if you can get it at the dispensary.
 
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Vaping straight up CBD in ejuice never worked for me. I think CBD Issolates in general don't work very well. We need whole plant CBD to get any relief. Even at my dispensories they sell 3-4% THC strains but they are loaded with CBD. A good example would be the Royal strain here. It has too much THC to sell on the CBD market but still gives some epic relief if you can get it at the dispensary.

I vaped some Koi CBD juice and it made me feel weird and then really ill. I’m not sure why, but I won’t vape CBD anymore.

I wish 3-4% THC strains were available without a medical card.
 
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Vaping straight up CBD in ejuice never worked for me. I think CBD Issolates in general don't work very well. We need whole plant CBD to get any relief. Even at my dispensories they sell 3-4% THC strains but they are loaded with CBD. A good example would be the Royal strain here. It has too much THC to sell on the CBD market but still gives some epic relief if you can get it at the dispensary.
I have never vaped straight CBD in juice, only dry. Just seen the article and thought I would share. I'll watch for that strain, thanks Joe.
 
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The Truth About CBD....For Cancer
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WHAT IS CBDA? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CBDA VS CBD