How Does Vaping CBD Make You Feel?
If you’re new to CBD and are yet to try the popular natural supplement that has taken the world by storm, then it is more than likely that you’ll have a few questions that you’re keen to have answered before you start.
What does CBD stand for? What’s the difference between CBD oil and CBD vape oil ? Should you vape CBD? But more pressing perhaps, is, how will vaping CBD make you feel?
WHAT IS CBD?
You may have heard your friends and family utter this three-letter initialism in conversation, but I bet you’re wondering, what on earth CBD is. Rather than the Central Business District that you may have swooned through from time to time, CBD in this instance refers to the now hugely popular cannabis extract cannabidiol. One of over a hundred known cannabinoids found to exist in the family of plants associated with cannabis, CBD is a chemical compound that doesn’t get you high like its cannabinoid counterpart, THC .
Known to support your wellbeing and healthy functioning of your organs, many use CBD as a supplement, much like they would their daily dose of Vitamin C, magnesium or iron. In fact, CBD has become so popular that you’re now likely to find the compound as a featured ingredient in numerous household items. From beauty products such as moisturisers and lip balms to food and drink items like chocolate, water and beer; CBD is being used by millions of people around the world daily.
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CBD OIL VS. CBD VAPE OIL
Upon perusing the wealth of CBD products that are available to you both online and on the high street, before buying, you must be able to distinguish the difference between CBD oil and CBD vape oil (also known as CBD e-liquid). While they both will contain CBD, if you misuse them, you will more than likely be a little disappointed, as well as left feeling a little queasy.
CBD oil is designed to be used in several ways, but its primary function is to be taken sublingually by placing a few drops directly under your tongue. Held for up to 90 seconds before swallowing, any remaining oil that hasn’t been absorbed by your mucus glands (known for their particularly direct access to your bloodstream).
As such, a few drops of CBD oil can also be added to your favourite food and drink items as a way to provide a more flavourful experience for you. Blended with organic olive oil; concentrations of CBD sourced from high-grade hemp extract are then added. This means as well as ingesting the oil; you can also use its topically on your skin and enjoy all the benefits a relaxing massage can bring.
Vaping CBD oil, as opposed to CBD vape oil, will damage your vaporiser and undoubtedly affect your experience and opinion of using CBD.
CBD vape oil is explicitly designed for low powered e-cigarettes or vape pens, and as such should only be used by those who already vape. A tool that has enabled millions of smokers to quit smoking, vaping typically includes nicotine-based, flavoured e-liquid that simulates the experience of smoking while also curbing any nicotine cravings.
Vaping CBD vape oil is an excellent alternative to nicotine-based e-liquids and more importantly contains no nicotine whatsoever. Where CBD oil is made from CBD and olive oil, CBD Vape oil contains cannabidiol and a blend of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG); the two staple liquid carriers used for traditional e-liquid. Designed solely to vape, ingesting this liquid will more than likely leave you feeling a little queasy. If you do not vape, then it is highly recommended that you do not start.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO VAPING CBD?
As mentioned, CBD will not get you high like THC is known for. However, any effect that CBD does have on you will vary from person to person depending on a wide variety of factors. From CBD concentration to some more personal aspects such as weight and size, the good news is that any side effects you do experience from vaping CBD Vape oil will be minimal.
CBD is sold in a variety of concentrations that range from 100mg to 1500mg per 10ml bottle. As such, it is always recommended that you start at the lower end of the spectrum of strengths, and work your way up as your body becomes more tolerant to CBD.
HOW TO VAPE CBD
Vaping CBD is easy. If you are a smoker or are already a vaper, investing in a simple CBD Vape Kit will be the first thing to do. Featuring one of VSAVI’s low powered e-cigarettes, a refillable e-liquid tank and a 10ml bottle of CBD vape oil, you’ll have everything you need to get started. Simply, fill your e-liquid tank with CBD vape oil, screw the tank onto the end of your fully charged e-cigarette battery, and away you go! Supporting a healthy lifestyle while quitting smoking at the same time – life just got good.
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Can You Get High from CBD or CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, a type of natural compound found in cannabis and hemp.
It’s one of hundreds of compounds in these plants, but it’s received more attention lately as changes to state and federal laws have led to a rise in the production of CBD-infused products.
Another well-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This compound is known for its psychoactive effects when consumed with cannabis, or marijuana.
THC produces what many consider a “high,” or an altered state characterized by euphoria, pleasure, or heightened sensory perception.
CBD doesn’t cause a high like THC.
CBD does have some positive health benefits, like helping people with anxiety and depression. If you’re seeking out CBD as a means to get high, you won’t experience that.
Both THC and CBD naturally occur in cannabis plants. CBD can be isolated from the cannabis plant and the THC compound. People infuse CBD into tinctures, oils, edibles, and other products without the high-inducing THC.
Still, many individuals might assume CBD causes the same effects as marijuana, because both can be found in the same plant. However, CBD alone is nonintoxicating. It won’t cause a high.
What’s more, CBD can also be derived from the hemp plant. Hemp has no psychoactive effects, either.
In fact, in many states only hemp-derived CBD is available legally. These products, by law, can have no more than 0.3 percent THC. This isn’t enough to create any psychoactive symptoms.
Once extracted from hemp or cannabis, CBD can be added to several products, including tinctures, lotions, and oils.
CBD oil is one of the more popular CBD products. You can take it sublingually (under the tongue) or add it to drinks, food, or vape pens.
Some of these products are promoted as a natural way to relax or lower anxiety. Indeed, research has found CBD can reduce some symptoms of anxiety and depression. This is still not equivalent to the high marijuana causes.
High concentrations of CBD (or taking more than recommended) could cause an uplifting effect. That’s not the same thing as a high.
What’s more, taking high doses of CBD could cause some side effects, including nausea and dizziness. In that case, you may not even experience the “uplifting” effect at all.
CBD and THC are two types of cannabinoids found in cannabis. They both have an impact on cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. However, the type of impact tells you a lot about why they produce such different results.
THC activates these receptors. This causes a euphoria or the high associated with marijuana.
CBD, on the other hand, is a CB1 antagonist. It blocks any intoxicating impact caused by the CB1 receptors. Taking CBD with THC may inhibit the effects of THC.
In other words, CBD may block the high effects.
CBD can have several positive effects. Some of these research-backed uses of CBD even suggest it may help you feel relaxed. That can feel a bit like a high, though it’s not intoxicating.
Research suggests CBD is beneficial for relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. It might also ease inflammation and pain .
Some people with a history of epilepsy may find relief from seizures when using CBD. The Food and Drug Administration approved the first CBD-based drug, Epidiolex , for treating epileptic seizures in 2018.
What’s more, CBD has also shown promise as a way for doctors to help people with schizophrenia avoid side effects of antipsychotic medication.
People who use CBD-rich marijuana strains may also be able to prevent THC-induced psychosis , a potential side effect of the drug.
As research into cannabis- and hemp-derived CBD expands, doctors and healthcare providers will have a better understanding of how CBD works and who might benefit most from it.
The World Health Organization says CBD is safe. However, more research is still needed to understand the full spectrum of effects and possible uses.
Despite general acceptance, some people may experience some side effects when they take CBD, especially at high concentrations. These side effects can include:
- mild nausea
- excessive fatigue
- dry mouth
If you take any prescription medications, talk with your doctor before using CBD. Some medicines may be less beneficial because of CBD. They could also interact and cause unintended side effects.
U.S. federal law still classifies cannabis as a controlled substance. But in December 2018, Congress lifted the prohibition on hemp plants. That means hemp-derived CBD is legal in the United States unless outlawed at the state level.
By law, CBD products can have no more than 0.3 percent THC. In states where medical marijuana or recreational marijuana is legal, marijuana-derived CBD may also be available. CBD-to-THC ratios will vary by product.
CBD can be extracted from a cannabis plant, but it doesn’t have the same ability to create a “high” or state of euphoria as marijuana or THC.
CBD may help you feel relaxed or less anxious, but you won’t get high if you choose to use a CBD-infused oil, tincture, edible, or other product. In fact, if you use CBD with THC-rich cannabis products, the CBD may lessen how much of a high you get from the THC.
Before you begin using any CBD product, talk with your doctor.
Be sure to also source high-quality CBD products. Check for a label that confirms the product has received third-party testing for quality. If the brand you’re thinking of buying doesn’t have that, the product may not be legitimate.
Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.
CBD may help you feel relaxed or less anxious, but you won’t get high if you choose to use a CBD-infused oil, tincture, edible, or other product. Here's why.