Types of CBD Vapes
The first type is commonly known as the pen-style vape. This vape, known for its built in pre-filled cartridges, has a chamber with a metal heating coil below it. The pre-filled cartilage can be taken off and disposed of before, or after full consumption.
This type of device is very popular for being lightweight, highly discreet, and requiring little to no maintenance. Using a pen-style vape is one of the fun, and practical ways of starting your vaping experience. They are straightforward to use. You do not need to buy any additional e-juice since they are pre-filled. All you need to do is purchase, vape, and dispose of the cartridge.
A word of warning however, consumers have limited control over the metal used in the atomizer, the e-liquid, the type of chemicals used in the e-liquid, or the quality of the CBD. Unfortunately, this type of device can also be expensive to maintain, as you will need to replace the heating coils (which cost about $20) as they do burn out eventually.
Furthermore, the use of this type of vape can expose new smokers to some health hazards. This is due to the process of oxidation and the breaking down of the metallic heating-coil over time. Since it is metallic, metal nanoparticles can become aerosolized in the vapor being inhaled. Therefore, it is crucial to research the pen’s manufacturer before placing an order. Read on to discover how you can shop correctly for high quality vape pens.
The second type of vape is known as the tank–style vape. Just like the conventional tobacco smoking pipe, this vape is commonly known for the billowing clouds that can be formed when user puffs. The vape also has a heating coil, which is usually covered with cotton, silica wick or nylon to absorb the liquid.
The good thing about this type of vape is that it allows consumers to fill up the tank with their desired CBD juice to consume and clean it out after use. They are generally more cost-effective, and they cater to different vaping styles. However, they require maintenance, and they are less discreet (due to the more prominent cloud formation when puffing)
CBD Vape Juice and CBD E-liquids
Vaping involves the conversion of a viscous liquid via sublimation, into an inhalable vapor. Unfortunately, you cannot just pick up any form of CBD and vape it with any device, as there are specific processes involved in this conversion. Therefore, some CBD products called cartridges are created specifically for vape pens. While others, often called CBD Vape juice or CBD e-liquid are designed primary for the tank style. Generally these cartridges are created using a CO2 extraction machine.
Unlike bottled CBD oil which one would normally purchase over the counter, e-liquids are often manufactured with Vegetable Glycerin or Propylene Glycol. This is a thinning agent that makes the juice viscous. It should be noted that the atomizers in vape pens only work with viscous liquids, and as such, there is now a demand for CBD oil that is viscous as well.
However, Propylene Glycol often causes allergies such as irritations and inflammation. Furthermore, over time, the compound breaks down into some carcinogenic constituents, which are formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. Manufacturers, therefore, tend to use Vegetable Glycerin. The only downside to this is that it doesn’t readily absorb into the wicks of most vapes.
As one would expect, CBD vape juice is produced from the cannabis plant, either purely or with other cannabinoids like CBG and CBC. However, it’s been discovered that cannabinoids are more efficient when they are present alongside other whole-plant cannabis compounds like flavonoids, terpenes, CBD, CBC, etc. Hence, 100% pure CBD may not be as effective as a full-spectrum CBD product.
Is it Safe to Use CBD Vapes?
Everyone should want to consider how safe a product is, especially when it has to do with consumption. Is CBD vape safe to use? Well, a small percentage of users reportedly develop allergies to some of the chemicals and/or materials used in vapes.
As stated previously, some vapes can contain a negligible amount of nanometallic particles which can escape through in the form of aerosols during vaping. Some studies also show that some commercial vapes contain dangerous contaminants such as lead and cadmium. Hence, it is essential to do thorough research before purchasing a CBD vape pen in other to avoid potential health issues. Some reputable vape manufactures often reveal the materials used in building their products on the box ,or their websites.
The atomizers in pen vapes are typically made from titanium, stainless steel, nickel wire or nickel-chromium alloy. Sometimes it is made from Kanthal as well. Kanthal is an alloy of iron, chromium, and aluminum.
Vapes made from stainless steel have the potential to remove some contaminants. It is probably the safest choice, alongside titanium or Kanthal. On the other hand, Nickel or nickel-chromium ones should be avoided at all cost, as they are well-known carcinogens.
What poses a threat is the oxidation during the heating process. As the metal wire is heated and cooled simultaneously, oxidation occurs, causing a formation of metallic oxide around the cord, thus preventing further oxidation. When the liquid comes in contact with the heating coil, the oxidized metal layer can contaminate the vapor, thus allowing the nanoparticles to pass into the consumer’s system via the inhaled vapor.
It is important to note that several vape brands are marketed as having ceramic heating elements. This is the case in some new vapes, but many still have exposed wire wrapped around a ceramic or quartz core. Vapes like these are always going to leech metal contaminants into the inhaled vapor.
Are you getting bored with physics and chemistry? There are safe vapes out there, but you need to do thorough research to find them. Since the CBD industry is quite unregulated, be sure that you are buying from a reputable organization. Such organizations test their products for heavy metals, contaminants, and potency. Ensure that you do thorough research into the manufacturer you are buying from, and that said manufacturer is as reputable as they claim to be.
Why People Are Adopting CBD Vapes
A lot of advantages come with the use of CBD Vapes. These advantages are the reasons why people are embracing the use of this latest device. Everybody wants something simple, but classic, while still affordable. Most vapes are simple to use, discreet and affordable. However, some vape pens can be expensive; particularly the high-tech kind for the tech-savvy individual.
These are more complex, rebuild-able vapes for advanced users who want control over every aspect of their vape hardware. Typically, these kinds of devices require a higher level of expertise than the average user possesses, or is willing to invest.
Most importantly, the primary reason for the massive adoption of this product is its faster absorption time. Unlike oral ingestion, CBD consumed via vaporization enters the body faster and easier allowing users to feel the effects almost immediately. When CBD is taken orally, it has to pass through a series of processes before getting into the bloodstream.
Since it is an organic compound, it has to go through the liver where a portion of it is absorbed or broken down into enzymes. As a result, only a few percentages of the ingested CBD get into the bloodstream.
However, vaped CBD gets into the bloodstream directly through the lungs. It does not necessarily have to pass through the liver, thus increasing its bioavailability. This means a consumer can get the same effect even with a smaller dose.