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Are CBD Vapes Addictive? Your CBD Vaping Questions Answered

A girl holding in her left hand 3 tubes of ULU 5% CBD e-liquid vape oil

 

Today we’re answering all of your questions about CBD vapes, vape oils and vaping. Some of the most common questions we get are things like: ‘Are CBD vapes addictive?’ and ‘What can vaping CBD be used for?’ So, read on for everything you’ve always wanted to know about CBD vaping.

 

What is CBD vape oil?

CBD vape oil, sometimes called CBD vape juice, is a vape product which contains cannabidiol – the naturally occurring chemical compound found in hemp plants. (Not to be confused with hemp oil, which comes from hemp seeds and does not contain any CBD.) CBD vape oils and CBD vape juices are designed to be inhaled with a compatible e-cigarette device. They also come in a variety of interesting flavours. Honestly, you can find any flavour imaginable on the UK CBD vape juice market, from blueberry to cheesecake!

 

Are CBD vapes addictive?

Are CBD vapes addictive’ is one of the most common questions surrounding CBD vaping. And the answer is a resounding ‘no!’ At a molecular level, CBD is not addictive. It’s also worth noting that in the UK, CBD vapes do not contain nicotine. So, there is nothing added into the CBD vape juice that will cause users to become addicted.

In fact, CBD vape oil has been shown to reduce the effects of addiction. A recent study found that vaping CBD reduced cigarette craving and consumption in smokers.

 

Will vaping CBD get me high?

This is another common misconception about CBD vaping in the UK. However, CBD vapes (as well as all CBD products) do not create a ‘high’ – as cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive substance.

To understand this, you need to know a little bit about the cannabis family tree (shown below.) CBD comes from the hemp plant, which is a non-psychoactive plant, meaning it does not contain anything which causes a high. The hemp plant is just one type of plant within the cannabis family. Marijuana is another type of plant within the cannabis family, however it is very different to hemp. Marijuana contains a chemical called THC, which causes its trademark high. However, hemp does not contain this chemical

So, whilst THC and marijuana products cause a high, CBD and hemp products do not.

In the UK, it’s illegal for any CBD product to contain more than 0.2% THC. So, as long as you’re buying your CBD vape oil from a reputable UK company, there will be no risk of becoming high.

 

family-tree-diagram-cannabis-hemp-marijuana-plant-family

 

How much CBD should I vape?

Recommended CBD vape dosage very much depends on the individual. How much CBD you should vape will vary based on your height, weight and the effect  you want to achieve. And as with all CBD products, CBD vape dosage can take a little bit of time to get right.

As CBD vape juice is able to enter quickly and efficiently into the body due to inhalation, it produces a calming relaxation effect fairly quickly. So, if short-term relief of stress is your goal, a few puffs when you need it most should do the trick. However, if you’re vaping CBD oil for something like chronic pain, you’ll need a substantial regular dose over a long-term period to receive the benefits you’re looking for.

We recommend starting small with a few puffs spread evenly over 2-3 times a day. Try this for a few weeks and if you’re still not noticing much of a difference, gradually increase the dose.

 

What does CBD vape oil do?

‘What does CBD vape oil do?’ is another common CBD vaping question in the UK. And this can be explained by introducing you to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

The ECS is a cell-signalling system found within our bodies that helps with homeostasis – maintaining biological balance that allows us to function properly. The ECS is responsible for helping to regulate things like sleep, mood, immune function, and memory, among many other areas. And the ECS receptors act kind of like a lock, waiting to be opened. But where’s the key? The key comes in the form of chemicals called ‘cannabinoids.’ Now, some cannabinoids are produced naturally by the body, and some can be supplemented. CBD is just one of the many hundreds of types of cannabinoids.

So, when you consume CBD such as via a CBD vape, CBD enters our bodies and acts effectively like a boost to the Endocannabinoid System. And This is why CBD is able to have such a wide variety of benefits!

 

What can CBD vapes be used for?

Because of the way CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System, vaping CBD is able to provide a number of different benefits.

Vaping CBD can provide short-term relief of symptoms of stress and anxiety. However, there is also evidence to suggest that ingesting CBD can reduce these symptoms on a longer-term basis. One study showed that CBD was able to change the way the brain responded to stressful stimuli in its participants.

Vaping CBD also has a number of physical health benefits. Cannabidiol itself is a powerful, natural anti-inflammatory. Which makes CBD vapes great for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, IBS, and some autoimmune conditions. Studies have also shown that CBD can lessen chronic pain, and can also help to prevent seizures.

 

A graphic depicting the human body and the main autoimmune conditions

 

What does vaping CBD feel like?

If you’re familiar with vaping, then vaping CBD won’t feel very different to what you’ve already experienced. Due to the fact that CBD is able to quickly enter the body when vaped, some users report an instant feeling of calm or relaxation. However, this is very mild – there is no feeling of euphoria and it does not cause users to feel high.

However, if you’ve never vaped CBD before, it’s simply the inhalation of vapour. Many people think that vaping will feel like inhaling smoke, but this isn’t the case! Vapour is much thinner than smoke, and is much more pleasant to inhale. And if you choose a flavoured CBD vape oil or CBD vape juice, then the experience is even more enjoyable.

 

CBD vaping summary

We hope you’ve found this article covering some of the most common questions about CBD vapes useful!

However, if you’re a skim-reader who likes to skip to the end, here’s a summary of all the short answers to the questions in this article:

  • What is CBD vape oil? –
    A liquid containing CBD, designed for vaping with a compatible e-cigarette device. It’s sometimes called ‘CBD vape juice.’
  • Are CBD vapes addictive?
    No! CBD is not addictive and neither are CBD vapes.
  • Will vaping CBD get me high? –
    Also no!
  • How much CBD should I vape? – Start gradually, with a few puffs 2-3 times a day and build up until you reach the desired effect
  • What does CBD vape oil do? –
    CBD vape oil and CBD vape juice enters the body and boosts your Endocannabinoid System, helping our bodies with homeostasis and regulating things like sleep, mood, memory, fertility, immune function and response.
  • What can CBD vapes be used for? – Users and studies have shown the benefit of vaping CBD for short-term relief of anxiety/stress, as well as long-term support for chronic pain, seizures, inflammation and mental health conditions.

 

At ULU we offer a wide variety of CBD vape oils, vape juice and e-liquids in a wide array of flavours! Shop our range of CBD vaping products below.

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