a hand holding a vaporizer in front of cannabis leaves.

What Does Vaping Do To Your Lungs? Comparing Vaping Solutions for Lung Health

Vaping is an easy, fast-acting way of consuming cannabis. However, some forms of vaping come with significant side effects that we shouldn’t neglect. In this article, we want to look deeper into some of the concerns many of you have: is vaping worse than cigarettes? Can vaping damage your lungs? We’ll examine different types of vaping experiences and bring you the latest science on the actual effects of vaping on your lungs. 

What do we mean by “vaping”?

Vaping is short for “vaporizing”, which means turning something into vapor. A vape or vaporizer is a device that can be used to turn any type of natural or artificial extract into vapor particles that go straight to the lungs. 


The problem with having such a broad definition of the term “vaping” is that many different products get confused. We use the word “vaping” to discuss using a pink, strawberry-flavored e-liquid that contains ingredients like propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. We use the same word to describe vaporizing pure cannabis flowers in a herbal vape, or pure cannabinoids extract. 


Although these products use the same broad technologies (heating up substances to produce vapor), their effects are completely different.


a doctor examining the lungs of a patient with a stethoscope

What does vaping do to your lungs?
The effects of vaping cannabis flower and extracts 


We want to preface this section by mentioning that research on the effects of vaping pure cannabinoids or cannabis buds is still limited. Despite its many benefits, this method of consumption is still largely underused. 


What little research exists on this topic suggests that vaping pure cannabis products (products that don’t contain any ingredients outside of cannabis) is very safe. A 2014 study showed that vaporizing cannabis reduced the number of toxic compounds going to the lungs when compared to smoking the same product. According to another study, people who switched from smoking to vaping experienced better lung function. 


Although vaporized cannabis was shown to have fewer harmful chemicals compared to smoked cannabis, it isn’t 100% safe. Vaporized cannabinoids could still cause some damage to the lungs, if simply from the fact that their temperature is elevated. Some research also shows that the temperature created by vaping could damage tooth enamel. 


In short, no method of consumption that involves inhaling a substance straight to your lungs is completely safe. However, we can say with certainty that vaporizing pure cannabis extracts causes minimal damage to the lungs. 

Is vaping worse than cigarettes?

With the rapid rise of e-cigarette consumption in the 2010s, we’ve seen an increase in vaping-related accidents and diseases. This has created a lot of (rightful) anxiety about the dangers of vaping products.


Some vaping products do seem to be worse than cigarettes. First in our line of sight are black market THC-oil vapes, which have been associated with EVALI, a rare disease that affects the whole respiratory system. It appears that vaping these extracts could be worse than smoking cigarettes.

When it comes to legal, regulated cannabis vaping liquid, the question gets more difficult. These products certainly have their drawbacks. Most of the studies we have on these products link the problems to propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Both of these substances are almost universally used in vaping liquid. They have been linked to drying out, irritating, and creating inflammation in the lungs. However, it seems that whatever danger they present is still lower than that of smoking tobacco. 


Finally, vaping propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin-free cannabis extracts hasn’t been shown to damage the lungs—and is certainly much healthier for lung function than smoking cigarettes.


Can vaping damage your lungs? Should you be worried about vaping cannabis? 

Vaping can damage your lungs. However, not all vaping products cause the same damage.


Vaping THC oil that contains vitamin E is unsafe and could even be worse than vaping nicotine or smoking marijuana. 


Vaping cannabis products that contain vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol is also unsafe and could irritate the lungs. However, it appears to be safer than smoking. 


Some cannabis vaping solutions don’t contain any carcinogenic aerosols. Those which are made with pure cannabis extracts don’t seem to damage the lungs nearly as much as the aforementioned. With these products, vaping cannabis is as safe as can be.


a woman vaping pure cannabinoid extracts in the forest

Does vaping have any benefits?

Although many vaping products give vaporizers a bad name, they do have some considerable benefits.

Vaping pure cannabis extracts is one of the fastest ways of getting the molecules into your system. You can expect to feel their effects within just 5 to 10 minutes. For people who use cannabinoids as a way of relieving pain, anxiety, or nausea, this is a massive plus. 


The fact that they are so fast-acting also means it’s easy to see exactly how they affect you. After just 10 minutes, you can see a marked improvement in your symptoms—or choose to take more to feel a greater effect. 


Vaporizers are also very portable. Most of them will slide easily into your jeans pocket, making it easy to use them on the go. Again, this is a big advantage for people who need to redose cannabinoids throughout the day for consistent relief. 


Finally, vaporizers make cannabinoids easy to dose. The manufacturer should indicate how many milligrams are in each puff. With that in mind, it’s easy to keep track of how much you are taking in throughout the day. 

Final Words

There have been some noteworthy vaping-related scandals in recent years. The scientific community has reacted with more research, giving us more insights into what exactly causes these issues. 


The main takeaway is that the act of vaping itself isn’t a problem. It’s certain substances in vaping products that cause issues and can damage the lungs.

Pure cannabinoids vaping solutions like Renact’s proprietary formulas completely avoid these harmful substances. As a result, they are safe to use while giving you all the practical benefits of vaping. Try our Rest and Relief cannabinoids vaping formulas today by ordering your first starter kit! 

an assortment of different cannabis strains all containing different hemp cannabinoids

What Are The Main Hemp Cannabinoids? Your Renact Complete Guide


For thousands of years, we’ve been using cannabis to alleviate symptoms of hundreds of different medical conditions. To understand why it can be helpful on so many levels, we have to go back to its foundations: the molecules we know as “cannabinoids”. 


Most of us have heard about THC and CBD. But they are just two out of hundreds of cannabinoids found in the hemp or marijuana plant. To date, these are the molecules that we know the most about, thanks to several decades of research. Other cannabinoids are now becoming the spotlight of cannabis science—and showing some unexpected benefits.


What are cannabinoids? 


A cannabinoid is a molecule that can come from either hemp or the human body itself. Phytocannabinoids are a class of molecules found in cannabis while endocannabinoids are similar molecules that are produced by our own bodies. 


Both phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids have the unique ability to impact our endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a very vast biological system that courses through the whole human body. It is responsible for maintaining balance and regulating our sleep patterns, mood, inflammatory and pain response, appetite, and much more. 


Having the right balance of cannabinoids in our bodies is key to feeling well. When the ECS is working at its peak, the body is in a state of homeostasis that promotes overall health. Because different cannabinoids can boost the endocannabinoid system in different ways, using them well can help us a lot. Besides, cannabinoids also impact other biological systems and have very wide-ranging benefits. Let’s take a closer look at what the main hemp cannabinoids have to offer:


The Renact Guide To Hemp Cannabinoids


CBC Cannabinoid 

Full Name: Cannabichromene

Psychoactive Effects: No

Minimum Activating Temperature: 220°C


Shows Benefits For: 

  • Acne 
  • Depression
  • Healthy brain function
  • Inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Tumors


Although it was discovered over 50 years ago, CBC isn’t in the spotlight as much as CBD or THC. This is a shame, considering it has many interesting health properties. Unlike many other cannabinoids, it even has the ability to bind with vanilloid receptors. CBD is one of the most common cannabinoids in hemp. 

CBDA (Cannabinoid Acid)

Full Name: Cannabidiolic Acid

Psychoactive Effects: No

Minimum Activating Temperature: 120°C


Shows Benefits For: 

  • Cancer
  • Convulsions
  • Depression
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea

CBDA is a precursor to CBD. Heated at over 180°C, cannabidiolic acid converts into cannabinol. But even in its low-temperature state, CBDA provides a lot of health benefits. It has many of the same properties as CBD, and products that contain the two may be even more beneficial. 


CBD Cannabinoid 

Full Name: Cannabidiol

Psychoactive Effects: No

Minimum Activating Temperature: 180°C


Shows Benefits For: 

  • Anxiety
  • Chron’s disease and IBS
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD
  • Sleep

CBD is by far the most popular compound in the sphere of medical cannabis. It’s a relatively common cannabinoid, and the dominant cannabinoid in non-psychoactive hemp plants. It has a tremendous list of benefits for both physical and mental health. It’s also a very well-tolerated non-psychoactive cannabinoid generally associated with a sense of calm and relaxation. 

CBGA (Cannabinoid Acid)

Full Name: Cannabigerolic Acid

Psychoactive Effects: No

Minimum Activating Temperature: N/A (Naturally present in raw cannabis)


Shows Benefits For: 

  • Bacterial infections
  • Bone growth
  • Fungal infections
  • Heart Disease
  • Inflammation


CBGA is an acid-form cannabinoid that’s found in very large quantities in raw cannabis. It’s sometimes known as “the mother of all cannabinoids’ as it converts into some of the major cannabinoids (CBD, THC, and CBC) when heated up. 


Contrary to popular belief, CBGA isn’t only valuable as a precursor to other cannabinoids. It has health benefits of its own and can be incredibly beneficial even in its raw form. 


CBG Cannabinoid

Full Name: Cannabigerol

Psychoactive Effects: No

Minimum Activating Temperature: 110°C


Shows Benefits For: 

  • Bacterial infections
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Glaucoma
  • IBS
  • Inflammation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nerve cells degeneration
  • Pain



CBG is a relatively rare cannabinoid. As of today, most strains of cannabis only contain trace amounts of CBG. However, this molecule is also rapidly growing in popularity, owing to its exceptional pain-relieving properties. As research into the effects of CBD develops, we can expect to gain access to a lot more CBG-dominant hemp products in the future.


THCA (Cannabinoid Acid)

Full Name: Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid

Psychoactive Effects: No

Minimum Activating Temperature: 105°C


Shows Benefits For: 

  • Cancer
  • Nausea
  • Neuroprotection
  • Inflammation
  • Seizures

THCA is a precursor molecule of THC. When heated up over 155-160°C, it converts to THC. What makes it interesting is that it has many of the same health benefits as THC, but without causing any psychoactive effects. 


THC Cannabinoid

Full Name: Tetrahydrocannabinol

Psychoactive Effects: Yes

Minimum Activating Temperature: 160°C


Shows Benefits For: 

  • Appetite loss
  • Arthritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Insomnia
  • Inflammation
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • PTSD


THC isn’t just the main psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, it’s also a treasure trove of health benefits. Though it may be illegal in many countries, more and more places have legalized it for its medicinal properties. Current research suggests that taking cannabis products that contain small doses of THC alongside other cannabinoids could be effective in relieving pain, inflammation, depression, and anxiety. 


THCV Cannabinoid

Full Name: Tetrahydrocannabivarin 

Psychoactive Effects: Yes

Minimum Activating Temperature: 220°C


Shows Benefits For: 

  • Blood sugar levels
  • Bone growth
  • Neuroprotection

THCV is a cannabinoid molecule that’s structurally similar to THC. It also has psychoactive effects but isn’t associated with some of the same side-effects, like increased anxiety and appetite. Moreover, its health properties are different from those of THC. Scientists currently consider it promising for its ability to regulate blood sugar levels and protect the brain from Alzheimer’s.


a woman vaping a cannabinoid-rich formula for its many benefits

Final Words


Forget about CBD and THC as the only relevant molecules in cannabis. CBG, CBC or CBN can play just as important a role, and all bring something different to the table. The beauty of the hemp plant is just how many molecules it contains, and how they all interact together to offer us unique benefits. 


Renact’s proprietary pure-cannabinoids vaping formulas contain a wide-array of hemp molecules—all of which work together to bring you the relief you need. Try our anxiety or rest-specific formulas today, order your first starter kit! 

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Cannabis 101: What Are Cannabis Strains?

“Cannabis” is a very general term we use to discuss a plant that is incredibly diverse. Not only are cannabis plants subdivided into the three broad categories of indica, sativa, and hybrid, but they’re also divided into thousands of different strains.

Some strain names like Girl Scout Cookies or Blue Dream may already be familiar to you. There are actually hundreds of them, with new ones being created every single year. Simply put, a strain is a type of cannabis plant with unique genetics, that has been selected for its cannabinoids and terpene profile. 


What are cannabis strains? 

To understand what cannabis strains are, we’ll have to discuss a little genetics first. Cannabis plants can be grown in one of two ways: by crossing male and female plants together, or by cloning a female plant. 


When we cross male and female plants, the “plant child” that results is genetically different from its “parents”. If we’re lucky, it might take the best traits of both. For example, the rich flavor of the female plant, and the high CBD content of the male plant. For hundreds of years, cannabis growers have been taking advantage of this technique to breed new and better types of cannabis plants. These are what we call “strains”. 


Each cannabis strain has a unique name (Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Pineapple Express…) which allows both users and consumers to know what to expect from the plant. Cannabis strains all have different effects on the body, as well as different looks, tastes, smells, and growth patterns. 

Unique Cannabinoids Profiles

All cannabis strains have a different impact on the body and mind—which is due to their chemical makeup. For example, the THC levels of a plant will greatly impact its effects. High-THC strains tend to be used recreationally because they can create a feeling of euphoria. High-CBD strains can be much more relaxing and better at addressing certain issues such as anxiety or inflammation.


However, we also need to look past the THC-dominant/CBD-dominant dichotomy. There are dozens of different cannabinoids in cannabis: THCV, CBN, CBC, CBG, CBDA, THCA, etc. 


Each cannabinoid affects the endocannabinoid system slightly differently—which is why different cannabis strains have completely different properties. When we use cannabis for wellness, we need to be careful to choose strains that have the right ratios of the cannabinoids we want. 

a close up picture of the terpenes in cannabis strains.

Terpenes: More Important Than You Think


Terpenes are molecules in cannabis that give the plant its taste and smell. They’re responsible for the fresh citrus smell of a Super Lemon Haze strain, or the sweeter aroma of a Mango Kush. But they also do a whole lot more than that.


Research has found that terpenes are responsible for a lot of the mind and body effects you feel from consuming cannabis. For example, some terpenes such as linalool tend to make strains more relaxing. Other terpenes such as limonene or geraniol provide a mood boost and are more energizing. 


The effects of a given cannabis strain are greater than the sum of its parts. We don’t just get the result we want from combining all the right cannabinoids with all the right terpenes. It’s the complex interaction between cannabinoids and terpenes in their unique ratios that give cannabis strains their unique properties.



Strains Matter … But That’s Not All


When we consume cannabis products to address certain conditions, choosing the right strain is of the utmost importance. Different strains work for different people, for different symptoms, for different times of day. However, let’s remember that choosing the right strain isn’t everything.

Depending on the way that they’re grown, two cannabis plants with the same genetics (from the same strain) can have completely different effects. The name of a strain itself doesn’t tell you anything about the quality of the product. 


What’s (also) important to look at is:


The Growing Methods

The best quality cannabis is grown organically, in pure, organic soil. The use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides can actually ruin many of the beneficial properties of the plant. Always choose products that are certified organic and grown in an ecologically responsible way. 


The Extraction Methods

To go from the raw cannabis plant to a product such as CBD tincture of cannabis vaping extract, there is a lot of complex machinery involved. Cheap extraction methods that use solvents can result in a product that’s less effective, tastes worse, and can contain traces of solvent. By contrast, a product that’s extracted with supercritical CO2 extraction will provide you with the best possible quality. 


The Delivery

The delivery method (whether you consume cannabis in the form of a vaping product, edible, tincture, topical product, etc.) makes a world of difference in the range of effects you can expect. You won’t get the same effects from the same cannabis strain if you smoke it, eat it, or use it as a topical. 

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Cannabis Strains At Renact: A Well-Rounded Approach


To formulate our cannabinoids vaping solutions, we select strains with a uniquely therapeutic genetic profile. Our Special Sauce strain is CBD-dominant, with a range of other helpful cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN. It’s been selected by experts in the field to create products that help with targeted areas of concern. 

At Renact, we firmly believe that the benefits of the cannabis plant can’t be reduced to just a handful of molecules. It is the whole plant, the whole profile of a given strain that gives it its powers. That’s why we formulate products that keep the profile of our cannabis strain intact for you to enjoy.

Our two cannabinoids formula: Relief (for anxiety) and Rest (for insomnia) are already available for purchase! Give them a try today by ordering your first starter kit.

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Does CBD Create Tolerance? A Closer Look At Long-Term CBD Use

With so many people using CBD on a daily basis to relieve chronic symptoms, many are worried that it could lead to tolerance: needing to take more just to feel the same effects. They’re also worried about becoming dependent on it, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms when no longer taking CBD. However, these fears are largely unfounded. Keep reading to find out why the effects of long-term CBD use are much more positive than you might expect. 

Does CBD create tolerance?

The short answer to the question is no, CBD tolerance isn’t a thing.


Here’s the longer answer to the question:


CBD doesn’t seem to have a lot of side effects. While putting together a review of dozens of different CBD studies, a group of scientists discovered that none of these studies detected any serious side effects. 


Even more interesting, this 2017 review showed that no studies had ever found a single instance of CBD tolerance. Conversely, many studies suggested that CBD creates “reverse tolerance”. In other words, the longer test subjects took CBD, the less they needed to take to feel the same effects. 


The curious case of CBD reverse tolerance is actually easy to explain. CBD works on so many different symptoms because it gives a boost to the endocannabinoid system. After taking CBD for a while, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) works much better because it is no longer depleted. As a result, less CBD is required to achieve the original effects. 

a jar full of CBD flower buds on a wooden table

Is it possible to develop a CBD addiction?

Like any substance that creates pleasant feelings, CBD could make you want to come back to it time and time again. But it’s no more addictive than, say, a chocolate bar or a nice massage. 


To be considered addictive, a substance must have three characteristics:

1- Lead to tolerance

A hallmark of addictive substances is that you need to take more and more just to feel the effects you originally experienced. As we’ve discussed in the section above, CBD doesn’t create tolerance, quite the opposite. 


2- Create physical dependence 

Another characteristic of addictive substances is that the body learns to rely on them. To stop taking them means experiencing withdrawal symptoms that can range from headaches and anxiety to persistent insomnia and even seizures. To date, CBD has never been shown to cause withdrawal symptoms and it’s likely it doesn’t cause any physical dependence. 

3- Negatively impact the life of the addicted person

The third hallmark of an addictive drug is that it causes havoc in the life of the addicted person. The compulsion to keep taking the addictive substance gets in the way of normal home and work life. Because of its lack of physical addictiveness, people don’t typically consume CBD in a compulsive way. Moreover, as a non-psychoactive substance, CBD doesn’t affect your ability to live your life as normal. 


In short, developing a CBD addiction is near impossible. In fact, there are no reported cases of CBD addiction despite years of research.


Can you OD on CBD?

How much CBD is too much? Could you ever take a dose so high that you overdose on CBD? To date, there are no reported cases of people experiencing serious harm from taking too much CBD. In fact, researchers think it’s unlikely that any cannabinoid would lead to an overdose leading to death. But that’s not to say you can’t experience any negatives from taking large doses of CBD.


Taking a lot more CBD than you’re used to has been associated with side effects such as lethargy, nausea, and changes in appetite. That said, experienced users sometimes take substantial doses with no side effects. For example, this 2017 study gave its subjects 600mg doses of CBD and didn’t find it to have any side effects. 600mg is roughly equivalent to 4 whole bottles of CBD oil or a whole CBD vape pen.

a woman smiling, long-term CBD user

What Are The Effects of Long-Term CBD Use? 


Taking CBD daily on a long-term basis certainly has an effect on your body, but not in ways that should worry you! Here is a closer look at 3 effects of long-term CBD use:


Balanced Endocannabinoid System


When you first start taking CBD products, the effects can be dramatic: you sleep much better, you’re no longer in pain, or you just never get as stressed as you used to. With long-term CBD use, these effects start to become your new normal. In the beginning, CBD rebalances your endocannabinoid system. But in the long term, it simply maintains that balance.

Better Resistance

In the very beginning, CBD can hit you hard. Some people report feeling very dizzy the first time they take CBD or needing to take a nap straight away. After a couple of weeks of daily use, your body is much more used to the substance, which means you can take higher doses without experiencing side effects. 

Reverse tolerance

One of the best things that happen with long-term CBD use is that you start to develop reverse tolerance. Let’s say you start off taking 100mg of CBD a day to relieve chronic back pain. After a couple of months, you may only need 75mg to feel the same sense of relief. This is because your endocannabinoid system is operating from a place of balance, not one of deficit. 

Reverse tolerance makes CBD a great long-term alternative to many painkillers and sleeping pills—which tend to cause both tolerance and habituation. Besides, this unique property of CBD also means that the longer you take it, the less money you’ll tend to spend on it.

Final Words

It’s normal to be worried about tolerance, habituation, and dependence when taking any new substance for medicinal use. But cannabis researchers are unanimous: CBD doesn’t cause any of these effects. So even if you’re considering taking CBD on a daily basis, you can be assured that its long-term effects are no worse than its short-term ones.

Renact’s proprietary cannabinoids vape formulas are designed for daily use and contain a blend of CBD and other non-addictive cannabinoids. Unlock your wellness with our products by ordering your starter kit today!

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The first vapes or “e-cigarettes” were introduced as a way for people to quit smoking. However, they quickly turned into a cultural phenomenon and became incredibly widespread. Today, there are hundreds of different types of vapes you can have, all of which provide different benefits—as well as a few drawbacks. With the increased popularity of vapes, many have been asking themselves, is vaping bad for your teeth? and does vaping stain teeth? In this article, we answer this question by focusing on different vaping ingredients and the effects they can have on your dental health.


Does vaping damage your teeth?


The short answer to the question is yes, vaping can damage your teeth. The longer answer is more complex, as it must take into account the different vape ingredients that actually cause damage to the teeth.


Over the past couple of years, vaping has been linked to:


    • Stained teeth

      Although cigarettes stain teeth much quicker than vapes, e-cigarettes have also been associated with staining teeth. This is because of the nicotine they contain. Nicotine-free vapes don’t tend to cause stained teeth, unless they contain coloring agents.

  • Faster plaque and bacterial growth


A few studies have shown that regular vape users have more plaque growth and more active oral bacteria than those who don’t vape.

    • Inflammamed, bleeding, and receding gums

      There are a few ingredients commonly used in vapes which can irritate the gums, leading to inflammation and bleeding. Vapes that contain nicotine are particularly dangerous in that regard.

  • Bad breath 


Yes, even fruit-flavored vapes can cause bad breath! This is mainly attributed to increasing bacterial growth, as well as mouth dryness.


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What vape ingredients are bad for your teeth?


Although it makes sense to talk about the dangers of vaping for dental health, it wouldn’t be fair to ignore the ingredients that actively damage your teeth. Let’s take a closer look at each one of them:




Does vaping stain teeth? Yes, it can because of nicotine. Nicotine is a highly addictive molecule found in tobacco and synthesized in a lot of vaping liquids. As well as being habit-forming, nicotine has also been found to stain teeth—though not as much as some of the other compounds in cigarette smoke.


Nicotine has also been found to lower blood flow to the gums, which can lead to a slew of issues: receding gums, bleeding gums, and gingivitis.


Propylene Glycol


Does vaping damage your teeth? It most definitely does if you’re vaping a product that contains PG (propylene glycol). PG is a clear liquid that’s used to dilute common vape juice ingredients like flavorings, nicotine, and even CBD or THC. It’s a cheap product that works well in terms of texture—but can cause some serious issues.

During the vaping process, as PG is transformed into vapor, it breaks down into other substances: lactic acid, acetic acid, propionaldehyde. All of these can break down enamel (the thin outer layer of the teeth) and damage gums and other soft tissue in the mouth.


Vegetable Glycerine


Most vapes use either propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine. Although it’s the healthier of the two, VG (vegetable glycerine) also raises some issues. One study found that VG-based vaping liquid that contained flavorings caused oral bacteria to stick to the teeth four times as much as normal. In time, this can lead to tooth decay.



How To Protect Your Dental Health While Vaping


As you’ve gathered, vaping isn’t typically the best thing you can do for your teeth. That being said, there are types of vapes that don’t damage teeth at all—in short, those that don’t use the ingredients we mentioned in the last section.


Choose The Right Vape


It is possible to vape without damaging your teeth. Here are a few tips to help you choose vaping products and devices that actally care for your dental health!


Choose vaping products that are nicotine-free. Although vaping nicotine is a lot healthier than smoking cigarettes, it’s still a molecule to avoid. Nicotine creates addiction, stains your teeth, and endangers your gums by reducing the amount of blood flow they receive.


Avoid propylene glycol and, to a lesser extent, vegetable glycerine. Both of these ingredients can do a lot of damage to your teeth. Although they’re essential for creating the type of vape that produces a ton of vapor, there are plenty of alternatives.


Try a vape that uses pure plant extracts. It’s a common misconception that every vape contains PG or VG, colorings, flavorings, or nicotine. There are vapes that strictly contain all-natural plant extracts and therefore won’t damage your teeth at all. For example, Renact’s vapes contain pure cannabinoids extracts only, giving you a vaping experience that leaves your teeth healthy (plus a lot of other benefits!)


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Treat Your Teeth Right


If you’ve decided to stick with a more “traditional vape” that contains PG or VG and nicotine, there are still things you can do to minimize the risks to your dental health:

  • Drink water after vaping to prevent dry mouth—which is associated with bacteria growth and bad breath.
  • Brush your teeth twice a day to prevent the formation of plaque and avoid staining.
  • Floss every day to minimize bacterial growth and keep your gums healthy.
  • Brush your tongue to get rid of bacterial growth and keep your mouth smelling fresh.
  • Use mouthwash to prevent plaque and prevent bad breath.
  • Don’t forget regular dentist visits to ensure you catch any issues early.


Final Words


Unfortunately, the answer to the question does vaping damage your teeth? is yes… for the most part. The good news is that there are vapes out there that don’t stain teeth or irritate the gums because they aren’t formulated with any of the ingredients known to damage the teeth.

At Renact, we believe in creating all-natural vaping products that make vaping as healthy as it can be. Our pure-cannabis vaping extracts are free of nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, and flavorings to provide you with the purest experience possible. You can try out our sleep or anxiety-focused formulas today by ordering your first starter kit here!


CBD is catching on– and for good reason! Folks everywhere are seeking relief from a variety of symptoms, and finding it with CBD.


Vaping CBD is the quickest and most bioavailable way to experience the results you’re looking for. Not only that, it is convenient and discreet. But finding the right CBD to vape can be confusing. What is the best product to vape? And how can you be sure that the CBD you’re vaping is safe?


There are two main ways to vape CBD– CBD cartridges and CBD vape juice. But which is better? Which is more effective? Which is safer? Read on to discover which one is right for you!


CBD Cartridges


CBD cartridges are a very practical option. The CBD oil or extract is already housed in a convenient cartridge or pod that you simply screw onto your vape battery. While some CBD cartridges are refillable, many are disposable cartridges that you can simply toss when you have vaped all of their contents.


With a disposable cartridge, all ingredients are already pre-measured and cleanly contained in the cartridge, so there is no messy or sticky refilling process. Simply screw a neat, new pre-filled cartridge onto your vape battery.


The vape batteries that are used with cartridges operate at a low voltage, since the CBD in cartridges is able to combust at a lower temperature.


As long as you are purchasing your cartridges from a reputable CBD retailer, you can be sure that your CBD vape cartridge contains accurate dosage and safe ingredients. A trustworthy CBD company will clearly list their ingredients and measurements on the package and be forthcoming about how and where their CBD is grown and processed.


Most CBD cartridges use full-spectrum CBD, which is a more potent, whole form of CBD. CBD works best when accompanied by its cannabinoid team– this is called the entourage effect. With full-spectrum CBD, companies can tailor their products to address specific needs by dialing up or down the different terpenes and cannabinoids present in full-spectrum CBD.


When you read the ingredients label on your CBD vape product, make sure it does not contain vegetable glycerine (VG) or  propylene glycol (PG). These are harmful additives that are very commonly used in inferior vaping products. Renact never uses VG or PG in cartridges!



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CBD Vape Juice


Vape juice is a product that originated with e-cigarettes. Historically, vape juice has been predominantly made up of vegetable glycerine (VG) or propylene glycol (PG), along with added nicotine and flavoring.


As CBD has begun to gain popularity, vape juice with added CBD isolate has become more common.


Vape juice comes in bottles, rather than cartridges, so you’ll need to do the refilling yourself, which can create a sticky situation.


Vape juice needs to be heated at very high temperatures, so you’ll need a powerful battery on your vape cart.


CBD vape juice typically contains CBD isolate, which does not contain any cannabinoids apart fromr CBD itself, and does not contain any terpenes. Moreover, the CBD dosage in vape juice is often inconsistent and difficult to evaluate.


While CBD vape juice can sometimes be a more affordable option, be careful. Any CBD product that is overly cheap can be a sign that it is made from inferior products and may contain harmful additives. Be sure to read the ingredient list carefully! And avoid vaping anything that contains VG or PG.


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CBD Vape Juice vs CBD Cartridges


To summarize,  let’s compare CBD vape juice and CBD cartridges side by side:

CBD Cartridges

CBD Vape Juice

  • Easy to refill
  • Easier to dose
  • Cleaner, no spilling
  • Don’t require high voltage to heat
  • Can be expensive
  • Disposable or refillable
  • Can contain full-spectrum CBD
  • Some brands contain VG or PG– check the label!
  • Can contain flavors
  • More difficult to refill
  • More difficult to dose
  • Can get messy
  • Require powerful batteries to heat
  • More affordable, but often low quality
  • Made for refills
  • Typically contains CBD isolate
  • Most contain VG and/or PG
  • Usually contain artificial flavoring


A Few Additional Considerations




Flavorings are very popular in vaping products. They certainly make vaping more fun—but it comes at a cost. In general, flavored products contain a lot more additives. If you’re looking for a product that derives stricly from the cannabis plant, it will be unflavored by definition. So it’s really up to you to figure out how you feel about tasting pure hemp. Taste or quality, which one do you put first?




CBD vape juice requires a higher voltage than CBD cartridges. On the one hand, this can make for a much bigger cloud of vapor. On the other hand, some of the cannabinoids in your product could get destroyed by the heavy heat. So although vape juice may be more “fun” to use, it can be inferior in terms of the cannabinoids entering your body.


One more tip: never use a CBD cartridge in a vape that was meant to be used with vape juice. The voltage of the battery will likely be much too powerful—which could damage the cartridge or even cause it to start melting and destroy it.




Because CBD isn’t naturally water-soluble, it has to be heavily processed to be put into water-based vape juice. Unfortunately, the additives involved in the process are not always mentioned on the product’s packaging. So do keep in mind that CBD vape juice typically contains a lot more additives than CBD cartridges.

Custom CBD Cartridges


Another great thing about CBD cartridges sourced from a reputable full-spectrum CBD company is that because of  their CBD expertise, they can create custom cannabinoid and terpene formulations in order to address their clients’ specific needs. Some companies, like Renact, offer disposable cartridges that are specially formulated for different effects like sleep, relaxation, or stress relief.


As you can see, cartridges come out on top for ease, cleanliness, safety, reliability and potency. What are you waiting for? Check out Renact’s custom CBD cartridges and get started with vaping CBD today!

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We’ve never lived in a time with greater awareness of ADHD and ADD. But while more and more people are getting diagnosed with these conditions, treatment options are still lagging behind. Today, CBD and other cannabinoids offer a new source of hope: these plant-derived molecules could improve focus and help people with ADHD perform better with their neurodivergence. Let’s take a closer look at what the most recent science shows:


A Short Definition of ADD and ADHD


ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and ADD (attention deficit disorder) are two neurodevelopmental disorders. Let’s take a look at what that means: both of these conditions are life-long and have to do with the way that people’s brains work. They are not mental disorders but rather neurological differences that come with pros and cons.

People with ADD and ADHD have a harder time than most keeping their focus for extended periods of time. They tend to get distracted by small things, fidget a lot, and lose their train of thought easily. When hyperactivity comes into play, they also struggle to sit still and need a lot of movement to feel well.


Having ADHD or ADD can also be a strength. But in most cases, individuals with this neurological condition need to work hard on learning to manage their condition.


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The Benefits of CBD For Attention And Focus


People who take CBD often note that it helps them feel more focused throughout the day. While there is little actual research on that phenomenon, we know that CBD is very effective in relieving anxiety. Taking CBD makes you feel calmer, which naturally increases your ability to pay attention and focus on things for longer periods of time.


There’s also the fact that CBD can help you fall asleep and improve the quality of sleep cycles. When you sleep better and wake up feeling rested, you’re naturally better able to keep your focus on throughout the day.


With so many studies showing the benefits of CBD for a very wide range of mental health issues, it’s no wonder that the molecule can also improve focus and attention. When we feel good in our heads and confident tackling the day, things like sustained attention tend to follow suit. But what about CBD for ADHD and ADD?


Does CBD For ADHD Work?


Taking CBD for attention and focus may work well for neurotypical people, but it isn’t necessarily so obvious for people with ADD or ADHD. Anecdotal evidence does suggest that CBD could help people with these conditions to focus better and feel more at peace throughout the day. And there is even research to support this finding.

A 2017 study of the effects of full-spectrum cannabis on people with ADHD showed that it could help with symptoms of hyperactivity and attention. Researchers noted “significant improvements” in the mental state of the 30 patients who took part in the study.


It’s hard to draw a clear conclusion on the benefits of CBD for ADHD and ADD. However, because non-THC cannabinoids come with very few side effects, giving them a try can definitely be worth it.


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CBD Dosage For ADD: Finding What Works


Due to the limited number of studies on CBD for ADHD and ADD, giving dosage recommendations isn’t easy. Moreover, every person with ADHD and ADD experiences different issues and different levels of discomfort. With that in mind, the best way of finding out the ideal CBD dosage for ADD or ADHD is to try out a few different doses and see what works.


For anyone new to CBD, we recommend starting out with a daily dose of 10 to 15 milligrams. Over time, this dose can be increased. The idea is to keep track of how much you are taking and how it makes you feel. Some people find that they are perfectly fine sticking to a low daily dose of 15mg a day, while others may need to get up to 50 or even 100mg to keep their ADD symptoms under control.

Final Words

While CBD for ADHD and ADD is still underresearched, a lot of anecdotal evidence indicates it could provide significant relief. People with ADHD and ADD who start taking CBD can expect to experience more peace of mind, better focus, reduced levels of impulsivity and fidgeting.

Renact’s patented Relief formula is a pure cannabinoids vaping extract that’s aimed specifically at relieving anxiety and improving cognitive abilities. Easy to use and easy to dose, it’s the perfect introduction to CBD for anyone trying to boost their mental wellbeing—give it a try today by ordering your first vape!

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With more and more people turning to CBD for pain relief, CBD manufacturers run into a new issue: what recommended CBD dosage to give to all these new consumers.

The problem here is that CBD and other cannabinoids affect every person slightly differently. Where one person might feel perfect relief from 20 daily milligrams, another may need 10 times that. With that in mind, it’s essential to understand what you should take into account when deciding on a CBD dosage for pain. Keep reading for actionable tips on dosing CBD for every type of pain.


CBD for Pain Relief—How Does It Work?


The science on CBD for pain relief dates back several decades. Today, we know that CBD is an effective painkiller that works for chronic pain, inflammatory pain, neuropathic pain, and much more.


Like other cannabinoids, CBD derives its properties from its effects on the endocannabinoid system (ECS). When we take CBD, we’re giving our endocannabinoid system a boost that helps it maintain its essential functions:

  • Managing pain
  • Managing inflammation
  • Regulating appetite
  • And more


With larger doses of CBD, many have been able to completely suppress high levels of pain—sometimes when nothing else worked.


CBD Dosage For Pain—How Much Do You Need?


If you’re interested in taking CBD for pain relief, don’t expect to figure out your “ideal” dose straight away. As much as we’d like to give you clear dosage recommendations, there is no one-size-fits-all dose that will relieve any type of pain. But we do want to give you some specific advice on recommended CBD dosage for specific conditions:

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The Factors Behind Recommended CBD Dosage


First things first, it’s important to understand some of the factors that affect how much CBD a person should take:


Pain levels: It may sound obvious but let’s address it: the more pain you experience, the more CBD you’ll need to take for effective relief. In particular, those who suffer from acute pain may need to take a lot more than those with lower levels of chronic pain.


Weight and height: When CBD enters your bloodstream, it binds with endocannabinoid receptors, giving a boost to the endocannabinoid system. The thing to note here is that bigger people have larger systems and more blood—so they’ll need to take more CBD to experience results.


Familiarity with CBD: Contrary to popular belief, CBD doesn’t create tolerance. If you’re used to take CBD regularly, you won’t need to take more than someone who’s never taken CBD before. However, you can take more because you’re a lot less likely to have the side-effects that more inexperienced users deal with. For that reason, you won’t see us recommending doses above 30mg to first-time users.


CBD Dosage for Chronic Pain


We recommend that people who experience chronic pain take CBD every single day. CBD builds up in the system over time, meaning that they’ll eventually need to take less and less to feel the same effects.


Depending on your weight, height, and pain levels, try out a dose ranging from 15 to 150mg/day.


Chronic pain levels Recommended CBD dosage
Mild but persistent (no prescription pain-killers required) 15 – 30mg/day
Moderate pain (over-the-counter painkillers still work) 30 – 60mg/day
Severe pain (over-the-counter painkillers are insufficient) 60 – 150mg/day


CBD Dosage for Inflammatory Pain


People who struggle with inflammatory pain also benefit from taking CBD on a daily basis, as a constant endocannabinoid boost can keep inflammation levels low.


Depending on where you experience inflammatory pain, you should also adapt the type of CBD product that you take. For example, those who experience arthritic pain in the hands could benefit from using topical CBD cream on that area. Those with Chron’s disease may be better served by edible CBD. For all the rest and for people who experience inflammatory pain in several areas, we recommend vaping CBD for whole-body relief.


Depending on your weight, height, and pain levels, try out a dose ranging from 30 to 250mg/day.


Inflammatory pain levels Recommended CBD dosage
Mild (no prescription pain-killers required) 30-50 mg/day
Moderate pain (over-the-counter painkillers still work) 50 – 100mg/day
Severe pain (over-the-counter painkillers are insufficient) 100 – 250mg/day


CBD Dosage for Acute Pain


Sharp pain induced by accidents, injury, or occasional inflammation (such as period cramps) typically require much higher doses of CBD.


For this type of pain, we recommend a vast-acting product such as a CBD vape which provides relief in just a few minutes.

When you’re not taking CBD on a daily basis, you’ll need to take more to feel its effects. With that in mind, levels of acute pain do vary greatly and so does the recommended CBD dosage. Here’s an easy chart to help you navigate that:


Acute pain levels Recommended CBD dosage
Moderate pain (over-the-counter painkillers still work) 30-50 mg/day
Severe pain (over-the-counter painkillers are insufficient) 50 – 150mg/day
Very severe pain 100 – 250mg/day (spaced out in a few installments throughout the day)


CBD Dosage for Neuropathic Pain


Neuropathic pain tends to be severe as well as chronic. The good news is that CBD has already been shown to be very useful in relieving those affected by the condition.


If you suffer from neuropathic pain, we recommend redosing with CBD several times throughout the day. Chances are, you’ll need slightly larger amounts than those who suffer from other pain conditions. Our recommended dose stands between 100 – 300mg/day.


Neuropathic pain levels Recommended CBD dosage
Moderate pain (over-the-counter painkillers still work) 25-50 mg/day
Severe pain (over-the-counter painkillers are insufficient) 50 – 150mg/day
Very severe pain 150 – 300mg/day



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How Much CBD Is Too Much?


If you’re new to taking CBD or switching over from over-the-counter painkillers to CBD, you may be worried about overdosing. But the good news is, CBD overdoses aren’t really a thing.


CBD does come with some occasional side-effects. It can cause dizziness, nausea, lethargy, and changes in appetite. This is most likely to occur when you’re not used to taking CBD and take too much all at once. We recommend not taking more than 20mg of CBD at once if this is your first time trying it.


Moreover, studies tend to find that doses exceeding 600mg/day don’t provide additional benefits. So while it may be tempting to take as much as possible to find the relief you need, keep in mind that CBD has diminishing returns. Stick to our CBD dosage recommendations listed above, go low and slow, and you won’t have to worry about taking in too much.


Final Words


Giving advice on the perfect dose of CBD is hard given just how different everyone’s system is. While this may not be a satisfying answer, it bears repeating that the best way to find your ideal dose is through trial and error. Don’t try to take too much at once, don’t give up if you’re not feeling results straight away, and keep track of your dosage and symptoms.


Renact’s cannabinoids vaping extracts are a great way to consume CBD and other cannabinoids on the go—which is particularly beneficial to those with chronic pain. Our vapes are easy to use and easy to dose, and contain a wealth of useful compounds that can relieve pain instantly. Give them a try today by ordering your first CBD vape!

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Although migraines are an incredibly common health condition, treatment for them is still lagging behind. Many of us who get migraines have to take time off work to deal with them, sometimes for days at a time.


Some migraines respond well to painkillers, while others are harder to treat. Either way, painkillers do come with some dangerous side-effects and it’s ideal to avoid them altogether. With that in mind, could CBD be a good alternative? In this article, we explore the latest research on CBD for headaches and migraines, how it works, and how it could help you.


What Are Migraines, Really?


Migraines are an extreme type of headache that causes pulsating pain as well as sensitivity to light and noise. In more extreme cases, they can even lead to nausea, vomiting, and partial loss of vision.


Scientists currently think that genetics play an important role in determining which people get migraines and which don’t. That being said, research on the root causes of migraines is still limited. We know that some people commonly get them, while many will never experience one in their life.


What Can You Do To Treat Migraines?


If you are predisposed to getting migraines, they’re more likely to show up when triggered by stress, lack of sleep, hormonal changes or alcohol. In that sense, prevention really is the best treatment. Try to adopt a healthy lifestyle, get 8 hours of sleep every night, and fight stress by practicing meditation or yoga.


When that’s not enough, doctors commonly prescribe painkillers for migraines, which range from light doses of ibuprofen to prescription-strength triptans or ergots. These drugs can be very effective, but can have serious side-effects when taken on a regular basis.


As a way to bypass these side-effects, many people are now replacing painkillers with CBD. While this solution may not work for everyone, it can be effective and is a lot safer than prescription-strength medication.

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Can Taking CBD for Headaches Work?


CBD acts as a painkiller which can relieve almost any type of pain. However, research does suggest that CBD could be more useful for chronic rather than acute pain.


CBD mainly works by targeting the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a vast network of receptors which manage pain, mood, inflammation, appetite, and more. By giving a boost to the ECS, CBD can relieve headache pain. However, it’s more effective when taken on a regular basis, as this gives it a chance to give the ECS a more sustained boost.


If your headaches are recurrent, then taking CBD could be a great treatment option.


CBD For Migraines—What The Research Shows


CBD has many properties which make it ideal for targeting migraine pain and more general headaches. Not only has it been shown to be an effective pain-killer, but it could also help to prevent migraines by fighting stress and insomnia. Let’s take a closer look at each of these properties and the current state of the research on them:


CBD As A Painkiller For Migraine Pain


Cannabis has been used to fight headaches for hundreds of years. Today, we know that a lot of its pain-relieving properties come from a molecule called cannabidiol, also known as CBD.


Current research on CBD shows that it is effective in treating chronic pain, inflammatory pain, and neuropathic pain. When taken in large doses, CBD gives a big boost to the endocannabinoid system—which is directly responsible for pain management.


Since migraines cause such extreme pain, you may need to take very high doses of CBD to feel relief. But luckily, smaller doses of CBD also work—particularly as a preventive measure.


CBD For Anxiety


While CBD may be useful in relieving migraine pain, it also offers a lot of hope in the domain of prevention. As we’ve discussed previously, stress is one of the most common triggers for migraines.


Multiple studies have shown that CBD is a great stress-reliever. For example, this study showed that CBD could help with chronic anxiety when taken on a daily basis. Taking CBD regularly can be a great way to keep stress at bay, which makes it ideal for preventing migraines.


CBD For Insomnia


Second only to stress, lack of sleep is a major trigger for migraines. That’s also something that CBD could help with. CBD has been shown to prevent insomnia and make falling asleep easier. By taking CBD regularly, you could ensure getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night, which takes at least one migraine trigger out of the equation. Renact’s Sleep-specific vaping extract is a great option for that type of use, as it isolates cannabinoids and terpenes in all the right ratios to make falling asleep as easy as possible.

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How To Take CBD For Migraines


There are two main ways of taking CBD for migraines:


  • Take a high dose of CBD when you start getting a migraine
  • Take lower doses of CBD on a daily basis


Both of these methods have pros and cons.


Taking high doses of CBD in the midst of a migraine can relieve pain immediately and allow you to recover faster. On the other hand, it may get too expensive (high-strength CBD products are costly). Moreover, taking high doses of CBD when you’re not used to it occasionally causes side-effects such as nausea or dizziness.


Taking lower doses of CBD on a daily basis is a great way to prevent migraines. It targets both anxiety and inadequate sleep triggers and gives a sustained boost to the whole endocannabinoid system. It may well be cheaper in the long run as well. Unfortunately, such low doses may not be enough to relieve pain when a migraine comes along.


Whatever you decide to do, make sure you are getting high-quality CBD products that have been third-party tested and have the potency you’re looking for. If you’re looking for products that relieve migraine pain instantly, stay away from CBD that you ingest, as it may take much longer to take effect.


CBD For Migraines Dosage—Finding The Best Dose For Your Condition


For people who want to take CBD as a way to prevent migraines, we recommend a daily dose of 10-25mg of CBD. This CBD for migraines dosage may not seem like a lot, but you have to consider that CBD builds up in your system overtime. If those doses don’t do enough to relieve stress or insomnia, you may consider upping them gradually.


For people who want to take CBD to relieve migraine pain, we recommend a much larger dose. Anything from 50mg to 250mg is a good target to aim for—though of course the CBD for migraines dosage will have to take into consideration your pain level, weight, and many more factors.


Learning what works best for your body takes time, so try to have patience when finding your ideal dose of CBD. It’s a good idea to keep a journal in which you write down your CBD intake as well as any migraine symptoms that pop up. Overtime, you will be able to see what doses of CBD seem to work best for you—whether they’re preventive or curative.


Final Words


Dealing with migraines is never easy, especially if you’re looking for natural treatment methods. Fortunately, CBD does have a great track record when it comes to relieving pain, anxiety, and insomnia—making it perfect for preventing and relieving headaches and migraines.


To give CBD for migraines a try, order your Renact vape pen today! Our two patented cannabinoids formulations, « Relief » and « Sleep » have all of the brain-active compounds you need to relieve anxiety and insomnia so migraines become a thing of the past.


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Many of us feel anxious during high-pressure social situations such as giving a presentation or going to a job interview. This is completely normal. But when this level of anxiety starts to apply to everyday situations (talking to colleagues, ordering at a café, asking for directions), it could be a sign of social anxiety.

Social anxiety is a serious disorder that can severely affect the happiness and well-being of those who suffer from it. The good news? We understand more and more about how it works and how to treat it. Some studies even show that CBD and other cannabinoids could be an effective treatment option. Keep reading to find out how it works!


What Is Social Anxiety?


Social anxiety (also knowns as social anxiety disorder) is a type of anxiety disorder focused on social situations. People who suffer from it feel slightly nervous to totally paralyzed when talking to people, working with others, and even being in crowded places. As a result, many people with social anxiety struggle to form new friendships, go to work or school, or even leave the house.


Symptoms of Social Anxiety: How To Recognize It


Social anxiety has two main aspects: a psychological one, and a physiological one.


The psychological aspect often manifests in patterns of overthinking that focus on social situations. For example, many people with social anxiety replay interactions over and over again in their heads. They may also be questioning themselves constantly, wondering if they are acting normal, how others perceive them, wondering if anyone is making fun of them.


The physiological aspect manifests in physical symptoms that are similar to those of other anxiety disorders: accelerated heart rate, sweating, headaches and muscle aches, insomnia, etc.


If you think you may have social anxiety disorder, it’s important to consult a mental health professional. They will be able to offer a diagnosis and guide you through finding the right kind of help for your unique situation.


How is Social Anxiety Treated?


Like other anxiety disorders, social anxiety doesn’t have just one cure. Lessening its symptoms and learning to cope with it is a long-term process that may involve a lot of trial and error.


Some of the best ways to treat social anxiety are forms of therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy and talk therapy. Although these treatment options can seem daunting to socially anxious people, they have been proven to be very effective.


In addition, activities such as meditation or yoga can help to lessen the physiological manifestations of social anxiety.


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How Taking CBD for Social Anxiety Can Help


Let’s start by stating that CBD isn’t a cure for social anxiety. However, it has been proven to lessen symptoms of social anxiety. So even though it can’t necessarily eliminate the disorder, it can make many of its symptoms more manageable.


Many studies have found that CBD could lower cortisol levels and relieve symptoms of anxiety such as accelerated heart rate and sweating. Thanks to its effects on the endocannabinoid system (ECS), CBD also seems to relax muscles—which can convince the mind that you are experiencing lower levels of anxiety.


A Closer Look At The Research on CBD For Social Anxiety


One particular study examined the effects of daily CBD for social anxiety. The participants were 37 Japanese teenagers who had been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder. Over the course of the experiment, half of participants took a daily dose of CBD, while the other half took a placebo. After four weeks, those who had taken daily CBD scored much better on the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale and Fear of Negative Evaluation Questionnaire. They reported feeling less afraid of public judgment and more comfortable in social situations.

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How To Take CBD for Social Anxiety


There are so many CBD products out there, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. From CBD oil to CBD capsules, gummies, or vapes, all products offer slightly different benefits.

CBD oil is easy to dose and often affordable, but its rates of bioavailability are around 30%.

CBD edibles like capsules or gummies have even lower rates of bioavailability, rarely exceeding 10%. This can make them a relatively pricey option. That being said, they do offer a slow release of CBD throughout the day, which can be particularly useful to people with chronic conditions such as social anxiety.

Vaping CBD offers much higher rates of bioavailability, as high as 70%. This makes it a very cost-effective method of consumption. It’s also portable and easy to re-dose throughout the day. Of course, not everyone wants to vape—but if it’s an option that you’re open to, it can be perfect for those who suffer from social anxiety.


CBD Dosage for Social Anxiety


The studies we mentioned above used high doses of CBD for social anxiety: up to 300mg/day. This is not necessarily an option for everyone, as such high doses can quickly become expensive when taken on a regular basis.

Besides, taking a very high dose of CBD (above 100mg/day) when you’re inexperienced with it could incur side effects such as drowsiness or lethargy.


If you’ve never taken CBD before, we recommend starting with a low dose of just 10-15mg daily. It’s likely that you’ll have to up that dosage to really get the relief you want, but do remember to take it slow.


It’s a good idea to keep a journal in which you write down how much CBD you took, and how anxious you felt on any given day. Overtime, you’ll find that it becomes clear how much CBD you should be taking to experience lasting relief from the symptoms of social anxiety.

Here is a simple chart to help you get started:


Strength of dosage Daily intake
Light to average 25 mg
Average to strong 50 mg
Medicinal strength 100 mg
Severe condition 200 mg


How Long Does It Take To Feel The Effects of CBD for Social Anxiety?


When taking high doses of CBD (above 50mg/day), you can expect to feel an effect on that same day. If you’re going to be in a high-stress situation related to your social anxiety, it’s a good idea to try out a strong dose.

Lower doses of CBD can also do wonders for social anxiety. However, the full effects may only be felt after a couple of days or weeks. CBD has a way of building up in your system which means it’s more effective when you’ve already been taking it for a while. If you’d like to stick to a lower dose, don’t give up on feeling its effects too fast! Give it a good 2 weeks and then decide if that dose is working for you.


Final Words


Social anxiety disorder is a complex condition that doesn’t have just one solution. Using a combination of therapy and natural remedies such as CBD or other cannabinoids could offer great relief—but you likely won’t feel it instantly.


If you suffer from social anxiety, be patient with yourself. Getting over the hurdles of handling social situations with a calm frame of mind is a long journey. So take it one step at a time and don’t be afraid to use a few different treatment methods to find the one that works for you.

At Renact, we formulate condition-specific cannabinoids vaping extracts that have all the brain-active compounds necessary to address anxiety disorders. Our “Relief” extract has been clinically-tested and proven to relieve anxiety and make you feel more confident. Give it a try by ordering your starter kit today!