Vaping CBD and other cannabinoids is rapidly becoming one of the most popular options for consumption—for some very good reasons! First of all, vaping CBD has very high rates of bioavailability, meaning that more of the molecules are getting into your system than with other types of products. Vaping is also much better for you than smoking, making it a preferable option for those who are used to smoking CBD flower.
Although vaping CBD has many benefits, it also has a few downsides. The main one being that it’s relatively difficult to figure out how much CBD you are taking in when vaping. With a 20mg CBD edible, you know exactly how much you are getting. But hit a vape a few times a day and you may find yourself wondering, how much CBD did I actually consume?
In this guide, we’ll give you a couple of actionable tips to find out how much CBD you should be vaping, and how to find out how much you’re really taking in.
How Do I Tell How Much CBD I Am Vaping?
Many people get a CBD vape and use it on the go, much as they would any regular vape. The problem with that is that they just don’t know how much CBD they are taking in throughout the day. To avoid that, here are a few tips:
Look At The Manufacturer’s Instructions
The manufacturer of your CBD vape pen or CBD vaping extract should tell you how much CBD is in a cartridge, a refill, and even a puff. For example, Renact’s vapes contain a little over 3mg of cannabinoids in each puff. If you take 5 puffs during the day, you’re already taking in 15mg of CBD—a great dose for beginners.
Count Your Puffs
Counting how many puffs of the vape you are taking may not come naturally to you. But at the beginning, it’s an essential step. When you’re first starting to use a vape, it’s a good idea to carry a pen with you and draw a cross or a line every time you have a puff. At the end of the day, you can multiply the number of lines by the milligrams per puff to find out how much CBD you consumed.
Err On The Side of Caution
Vaping can be fun and for people who are used to smoking cigarettes, it’s easy to take a couple dozen puffs throughout the day. The problem with vaping too much is that you may be consuming more CBD than you really want to. Besides, the number of milligrams per puff can vary depending on how long and deep your inhales are. So err on the side of caution and aim to smoke just a few puffs a day when you’re just starting out.
How Much CBD Should I Vape?
Whether you’re vaping CBD, taking CBD oil, or even using a topical CBD cream, there is no one-size-fits-all dose. The ideal dose for you will depend on a number of factors, including:
- Your familliarity with cannabis
- Your weight
- Your age
- The severity of your condition
Here are some tips to figure out how much CBD to vape:
CBD has very few side effects, and the people who experience them are typically beginner users who take too much too fast. Taking a lot of CBD when you’re first starting out could make you feel a little dizzy. Moreover, you may be taking more than you actually need to get the relief you want, which means you are wasting some money along the way. As a beginner, we recommend taking in 10 to 20mg of CBD a day at first, depending on the aforementioned factors.
Determine Why You Are Using CBD
CBD has a huge host of benefits, but we all use it for different reasons. Someone using CBD for occasional stress may want to use a higher dose on stressful occasions, and much less on regular days. Someone who struggles with chronic pain would benefit more from taking a low dose of CBD 2 to 3 times a day to keep their levels stable.
Determine why you are using CBD and what it means for your ideal dosage.
Adapt The Dose To Your Needs
As much as we’d love to be able to tell you how much CBD to take, the best way to find that out is through trial and error. We recommend starting with a relatively low dose and amping up the dosage until you find the relief you need. If you’re still experiencing pain or inflammation or anxiety, it may be that you need to take more CBD. And if your symptoms change over time, you will need to reconsider the dose too.
The best tip we can give you is to keep a journal, in which you write down your symptoms and the amount of CBD you are taking. This will help you make gradual adjustments as needed based on the data you’ve provided yourself.
How Much CBD Is Too Much?
CBD can occasionally cause side-effects, but this is much more common with consumption methods such as edibles. When using a CBD vape, you’re very unlikely to experience side-effects such as nausea or changes in appetite. But that doesn’t mean you should take as much CBD as humanly possible!
If you’re feeling dizzy, lethargic, or have a dry mouth after vaping CBD, it’s a sign for you to take fewer puffs from your vape pen in the future.
Besides, you need to remember that vaping still has an effect on your lungs—although it is much less dangerous than smoking.
Finally, vaping too much CBD can start to cost you a lot of money. So applying moderation will not only keep you safe from side-effects, but also ensure that this is a sustainable habit for your budget.
A Few Additional Tips On Vaping CBD
Vaping CBD is a great option because of its high bioavailability. Unfortunately, not all CBD vape pens are created equal. To ensure you find a high-quality products, here are some things to watch out for:
- Invest In A Quality Vape
It’s worth paying a little more for a product that has quality certificates such as GMP (good manufacturing practices) and comes with a warranty. Not only can cheap and low quality vapes be dangerous, but they’re also likely to break after a few uses. Always invest in quality.
- Avoid CBD Extracts With AdditivesMany vaping products contain additives such as vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, coloring and flavorings. These additives defiinitely lower the overall quality of the product, so it’s best to avoid them completely.
- Be Mindful Of The Vaping TemperatureCBD vaping extracts have a fairly narrow temperature range that they’re meant to be vaped at. Pay special attention to the manufacturing instructions. With too low a temperature, the effects may be weaker. With too high a temperature, some of the compounds could be destroyed and the cartridge could even get damaged.
Figuring out how much CBD you should vape takes a bit of practice. It’s all about getting to know your needs and the characteristics of the CBD vape pen you are using. With a Renact vape pen, you know exactly how many milligrams are in each puff and what temperature to use for best results. To try out our patented cannabinoids formulas, order your starter kit now!