How Much CBD Oil Should You Vape?
Published July 27, 2021.
The proliferation of vape culture has grown alongside that of CBD products, and so it would make sense that the two would become entwined at some stage. We have now come to a point where you can purchase CBD e-liquids in almost any store that sells either CBD or vaping products.
Before we get into figuring out how much CBD oil you should vape, it's important to note that, although it is perceived as healthier than either cigarettes or even vaping nicotine, inhaling anything into your lungs that isn't air (or medication applied through a nebuliser/inhaler) could aggravate your airways and lead to inflammation and breathing problems. If you want to try CBD and don't already vape, consider using safer methods.
Disclaimer aside, we can now discuss the ins and outs of vaping CBD.
Bioavailability of Vaping CBD
Probably the main reason why so many people advocate for vaping CBD is due to its relatively high bioavailability compared to other methods. Bioavailability is the amount of raw substance that your body can absorb into the bloodstream. Where vaping CBD sits at around 50%, ingested methods can be as low as <10%.
The trade-off for the high bioavailability and faster-acting effect is that the duration of the effect will be much shorter.
CBD Oil Is Not E-Juice
When deciding on a vaping product, it's important to note that you cannot just add regular CBD oil into a vape pen and expect it to work. Aside from the potential danger, CBD oil is not the same as e-juice and would simply not work in a vaporiser. CBD oil is for oral consumption, e-juice is for vaping.
Estimate Your CBD Dosage Based on Your Body Weight
The golden rule when it comes to dosing CBD is that you should start small and work your way up, and this varies depending on a number of factors. People with more bodyweight would naturally be able to handle more of the substance than smaller people.
As to calculating the actual dosage, CBD e-liquids will have a label on the bottle that will indicate the total mg of CBD contained. Bottles of the same size could have any amount of CBD inside, depending on the concentration.
The difficulty in calculating the vape dosage comes from not having a uniform parameter with which to measure. Different from swallowing an edible that will have X amount of CBD inside, with vaping, you have to estimate how much CBD is in an inhaled dose. Experts generally recommend that one "serving" of vape juice would be equivalent to around a 3-second inhale. Using this info, you can divide the total mg of CBD listed on the bottle by the number of "servings" they suggest in order to get a rough dosage of CBD per 3-second pull.
A Final Thought
As stated earlier, you shouldn't opt for vaping CBD unless you are already a vaper as it could cause problems to your breathing. In addition, you should also always consult your doctor before incorporating CBD into your life - especially if you are on other medication - as they can give you some more insight into the potential risks.