Reading time - 8 minutes - July 29, 2022
These days, it seems almost impossible to walk down a high street in the UK without seeing signs advertising CBD products – from tinctures and oils to edibles and e-liquids. Among the most popular of these products is, by far, the CBD vape pen which offers a number of benefits for those looking to discover the effects of this impressive cannabinoid. But what is a CBD vape pen? How does it work? And, most importantly, what does vaping CBD actually feel like?
CBD – also known as cannabidiol – has become one of the fastest growing health and wellness phenomena of the 21st century, thanks to its non-psychoactive effects and relative abundance. However, this compound has been in use, along with hundreds of other cannabinoids, for thousands of years in the form of hemp and cannabis-based medicine. The compound itself was only isolated in 1940 and for much of the time afterwards, it was largely kept under lock and key due to the worldwide prohibition of cannabis and tight restrictions on hemp cultivation. Thankfully, though, that has now changed and we can now benefit from CBD wellness more easily than ever before.
So, what actually is CBD and why has it become such a sought-after health ingredient? Well, put simply, CBD is a compound derived from cannabis that has been found to have a number of health benefits which have made it an interesting ingredient in medicine and wellness sectors, alike. It is the second-most common cannabinoid produced in hemp and cannabis plants, and among the most impressive.
Unlike its famous cousin, THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, so it doesn’t cause a ‘high’ or any of the side effects often associated with cannabis use. In fact, ongoing research has found that CBD may actually be able to reverse and alleviate much of the psychoactive effects of THC, making it particularly useful in reducing unwanted side effects in THC-based medicines. But this cannabinoid also possesses a number of unique properties that have boosted its popularity in recent years.
CBD interacts with a receptor system in our body called the Endocannabinoid System. This extensive collection of receptors, endocannabinoids, and enzymes is expressed throughout our immune system and central nervous system. It is known to play a regulatory role in a number of cognitive and physiological functions, including pain signalling, mood, sleep, appetite, and even fertility.
CBD has been found to have anti-inflammatory potential that could make it useful for pain relief. This has led to the ingredient being incorporated in a vast number of products, including topical muscle rubs and skincare. This quality could make CBD useful in the treatment and management of physical inflammatory conditions such as arthritis as well as pain management in muscle strains.
The anti-inflammatory potential of CBD is also a key reason for its integration into skincare products. Research shows that the cannabinoid could reduce pain and inflammation associated with acne and soothe general skin irritation. Inhaled CBD may also aid the alleviation of pain and inflammation linked to other inflammatory ailments.
Among the most anecdotally reported benefits of CBD is its potential ability to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Let’s face it, we are living through trying times. As a result of these modern-day challenges, anxiety is at an all-time high in many countries around the world – including the UK. This has also led to a significant uptake in CBD products for the relief of anxiety and stress, as reported by thousands – if not millions of people – globally. There is significant anecdotal evidence that CBD product could be useful in this role and clinical evidence is slowly emerging to support this theory.
Studies have found that CBD was effective at reducing anxiety levels in generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. As a result, CBD has been implemented into the everyday routines of countless people in many forms. CBD Vape Pens are particularly popular for this use thanks to their relative discretion and fast action. CBD Vape Pens and Vaporizers are particularly popular for this use thanks to their relative discretion and fast action. Click here to browse our selection of Vaporizers.
CBD may also be useful for improving our sleep quality and even for alleviating sleep conditions such as insomnia. This potential for improving sleep is believed to be linked to the anxiety-relieving properties of the compound as feelings of stress and anxiety can significantly impact on our sleep. Poor sleep can also be linked to a number of other health concerns and illnesses and can have a huge effect on quality of life. CBD spiked in popularity during Coronavirus lockdowns as people experienced disruption to the normal sleep patterns and reported higher feelings of anxiety.
So, now that we have covered all of the potential benefits, it’s time to come back to the all-important question: How will it make you feel?
Well, there is no simple answer to this question as CBD, much like cannabis, will affect every person differently. With that being said, perhaps the most important thing to point out (again) is that vaping CBD – or taking it in any other way, for that matter – will not cause you to feel ‘high’. Instead, the most commonly reported effect of CBD is an underlying sense of calm.
While there is clinical and scientific evidence to support the potential of CBD in the management of the ailments listed above, CBD products are not intended to treat or cure any medical conditions. CBD should not replace registered and approved medical products. You should talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns regarding CBD use.
CBD is an incredibly versatile product that can be incorporated into a wide variety of products and be consumed in many different ways. It would be difficult to overstate just how popular CBD has become in recent years, and this popularity has led to a boom of production – from CBD oils and tinctures to topicals and edibles. CBD has been infused in edible products like chocolate and gummies as well as both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. More recently we have seen the launch of an array of skincare products, including CBD hand creams, moisturisers, eye creams and serums.
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to get your dose of CBD is with the addition of CBD capsule supplements which can be taken once a day. Yet, one of the most popular ways to use CBD is by vaping. This can be done with the help of a CBD Vaporizer.
A CBD Vape Pen is among the most convenient and versatile CBD delivery devices available on the market. Put simply, it is a pen-shaped portable vaporizer that can be used with both CBD and standard e-liquids. CBD Vape Pens can be disposable or refillable – like our range of high-quality, lightweight products. Disposable CBD vape pens come pre-filled with a CBD vape juice while refillable pens allow you to use your favourite CBD e-liquid.
These vape products allow you to produce and inhale a smooth and CBD-rich vapour with maximum flavour. While CBD Vape Pens are similar in concept to other vaporizer products, they tend to have a much simpler design.
Like wax or dry herb vaporizers, CBD Vape Pens allow you to heat cannabinoids and other active compounds (including terpenes and flavonoids) in order to create a smooth and rich vapour – the obvious difference being that you are heating e-liquids as oppose to flower or concentrates. Despite the difference in CBD product used in each of these vaporizers, they work in much the same way.
For example, both gently heat your CBD in the product’s chamber to the point where it begins to evaporate. The resulting vapour is then inhaled through a mouthpiece and into your lungs where it can then be absorbed into your bloodstream.
CBD Vape Pens are made up of a number of components, including a battery, a coil or atomiser, and a chamber, pod, or cartridge. The battery essentially powers your pen, heating the coil which in turn heats up your chosen CBD product which is held in the pod or chamber. Some vape pens may have an automatic heating process which is triggered when you draw on the mouthpiece while other may be prompted with the push of a button and more detailed temperature settings. Find out more about achieving the perfect temperature for vaping your favourite product by reading our blog: ‘What is the Best Temperature to Vape Weed?’
Inhalations is known to be the most effective method of consuming CBD and other cannabinoids. This is due to the thin barrier between the lining of the lungs, where the active ingredients in your e-liquid is transported almost immediately after drawing the vapour from your CBD vape pen.
The short journey and minimal barriers means that a higher percentage of CBD is retained as it enters the bloodstream. This is known as the bioavailability of the product. Unsurprisingly, the bioavailability of CBD is boosted when the product is vaporized in comparison to other methods of administration. This high bioavailability is also observed when smoking cannabinoid products, however, vaping offers even further benefits.
As lower temperatures are required to create vapour than are needed to burn material and produce smoke, vaping preserves significantly more of the active ingredient contained in your vape juice – in this case, CBD. And that’s before even mentioning the obvious health implications when comparing vaping and smoking!
When you think about vaping, the chances are you will immediately conjure up images of e-liquids and disposable vape pens. However, this method of administration is far more versatile than it is often given credit for. It is true that CBD Vape Pens are usually designed specifically for the heating and vaporization of e-liquids and vape juices – and yet, this same technology can be applied in many other ways. For example, other CBD products, including CBD flower or concentrates like CBD shatter, crumble, and wax can also be vaporized extremely effectively.
Just take a look at our diverse range of vaporizers! Each one has been thoughtfully designed to deliver the finest and richest vapour. Our dry herb vaporizers are designed specifically with dry flower products in mind, while our wax vaporizers can be used to consume a number of CBD isolates and concentrates – including those listed above.
All our vaporizers – including our CBD vape pens – have been developed to gently apply heat to your chosen product, whatever it may be, to deliver the best possible CBD experience. Each of our products are battery-powered, rechargeable, and designed to give you reliable and effective results. They are all easy to fill, use, and clean – but remember, each vaporizer is designed for a specific purpose and so has its own distinct set of features which makes them suitable for the vaporization of only their intended products.
So, if you are a CBD enthusiast who is on the lookout for a faster, more effective way to benefit from your chosen product, then look no further than our range of vaporizers. Moreover, if you already have your mind made up that e-liquids are the product for you, then you will struggle to find a better product than our Nectar Hive CBD Vape Pen to deliver all your CBD needs.
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