The next thing to consider is where the plants used to make the concentrates came from and how they were grown. You should be able to examine an independent third party lab’s certificate of analysis (or COA) for any product you’re interested in buying. Dr. Rae stressed that it is “not just important but critical that the product is either certified USDA organic or is purchased from a licensed cannabis dispensary — or both. This will ensure that the source plant was not sprayed with pesticides. Pesticides are especially important to avoid when you’re inhaling because your body does not get the benefit of first-pass metabolism.”
According to a 2019 report published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, CBD might interact with a number of different drug classes, including immunosuppressants, chemotherapeutics, and antidepressants, so be sure to get the green light from your physician before adding CBD oil, vapes, or other products to the mix.
Full-spectrum products may have been made using hemp or cannabis plants, and so their THC content can vary quite a lot. Be sure to consult labels and packaging to verify how much THC versus CBD is in the cartridge. Often the THC versus CBD content is expressed in ratios. Keep in mind that products that have a higher THC to CBD ratio will create more of the euphoric “high” feelings associated with THC, while products that have a higher CBD ratio will produce less or none at all depending on the ratio.
OK, so exactly how much CBD should I vape? That depends. Finding the right dosage of CBD for you depends on a variety of factors, and each person’s endocannabinoid system is unique. A person’s weight, diet, metabolism, and other medications they might be taking will impact how much CBD they should vape, along with the specific reason they are taking CBD (sleep, pain, or a chronic illness for example). Because of this, there aren’t standard dosing protocols for cannabinoids like CBD as there are for other prescription medications like ibuprofen or aspirin, for example.
“When you eat something, the liver filters out all the toxins before things go into the bloodstream and this is called ‘first-pass metabolism,’” explained Dr. Rae. “When you inhale something, there is no protective filter. Toxins and all go straight into the blood and get distributed throughout the body.”
Take for example a half-gram cartridge that contains approximately 75 servings and has a total 250 mg of CBD inside the cartridge. Divide 250 mg by 75 servings and you get about 3.33 mg of CBD per 3-second pull.
A low dose would be less than 3 milligrams per sitting. If you have anxiety or pain, you might start feeling relief in minutes after taking your first dose as so many have. It is commonly recommended to start yourself with around 10 milligrams per day until you feel your body has acclimated and there are no adverse reactions. Gradually raise your milligram level over a few weeks to keep an eye on any side-effects.
Once you get the hang of this whole vaping thing, you’ll be able to get customizable e-cigarettes you can modify to fit your smoking style. Just keep in mind the number of puffs will change with every change to the e-cigarette you make.
When starting my CBD oil journey, I wondered how much CBD should I vape, once I learned e-cigarette vape liquid to be the most effective (and enticing) method for me. Really it depends on your vape device. Isn’t vaping CBD the best? It’s easy to do in public, it works fast, and you can control how much CBD you’re getting in your system throughout the day. It can be a little intimidating with all of the different options, though. There are a lot of different kinds of e-cigarettes and e-liquids, where do you start with dosing?
How Much CBD Should I Take?
When figuring out how much CBD you should vape, you have to consider how long it might take you to get through a cartridge as well as the level of CBD in the oil. If you have a cartridge that is 200 milligrams in one milliliter, the average puff will yield 2 milligrams of CBD per puff. When you are just starting out, it’s important to keep your daily dose under 10 milligrams until your body has acclimated. From then on, you raise the levels gradually until you reach the point of relief.
It’s a myth that holding smoke or vapor in your lungs after a hit makes the CBD or THC more effective. What you’re actually doing is depriving your brain of oxygen! Instead, try to take a puff and inhale air afterward . Learn more about how long to hold smoke in your lungs and remember to breathe!
The dosing differs between the type of e-cigarette, how long you are drawing the vapor, and how long you are holding it in. If you are just starting out, the best thing to do is get a starter kit that comes with an e-cig and replaceable cartridges. The starter kits we sell in our shop are between 100 and 180 puffs per milliliter, which is pretty easy math to figure out how much CBD is in each puff.
Once you get the go-ahead from your awesome doctor, you will probably already know that you need to start at a low dose. It can be dangerous putting large amounts of anything into your system. Just think about how too much caffeine can affect the body! Even in high volumes, CBD is well-tolerated, however you just never know with your body, so better play it safe.
Once you know how much CBD is in each mL, you’ll know how much to take. A 1 mL dropper holds approximately 20 drops of liquid.
In some cases, the same dose of CBD administered in the same fashion can potentially be more effective if it is full spectrum. Broad-spectrum CBD provides this effect without the THC, making it a good alternative to full-spectrum CBD if you are concerned about the THC. For the record, most full-spectrum CBD products don’t contain more than 0.3% THC. Last but not least, make sure you are getting your CBD from a reputable brand that does lab testing and makes the results available to you.
This chart will give you a general idea of to how much CBD you should take based on your body weight. Start low, and gradually work your way up until you find a satisfactory dosage for you.
For CBD edibles and capsules
CBD can provide a unique range of benefits when applied topically. This is done using CBD creams, lotions and transdermal patches.
For best results, we recommend using CBD creams in conjunction with another method of delivery, ideally vapes and tinctures.
The last thing you’ll need to know is the liquid capacity of your vape. Most vape tanks typically hold anywhere from 0.5 mL to over 5 mL, depending on the size and style of the tank. Cartridges usually have total capacity and potency up listed up front, which is pretty convenient for easy dosing.
Creams and lotions, on the other hand, are not as precise. The reason is because there is really no system of measuring how much you are using at any given time. If you want to get crazy, you could weigh the container and subtract the difference in weight after usage. I doubt most people are going to do that, especially when you’re more concerned about getting rid of your pain.