What to Know About CBD
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the products that can be gleaned from cannabis. It doesn’t make you high or create a sense of euphoria, but can offer you a sense of calm. By vaping CBD, you can microdose and gain even more benefit from this helpful product.
What is Microdosing?
Microdosing is a way to easily take a very small dose of CBD when you need it. If you find that CBD gummies help you fall asleep and stay there, you can take them before bed with good results, but if you need to be awake and alert, gummies won’t suit.
Using a vaping pen, either disposable or reusable, is a great way to take a very small dose. Microdosing turns sleepiness into calm and can turn an anxious mind into a focused one. All you’re doing is taking the edge off.
For those who use cannabis products to reduce their constant or chronic pain, the addition of a vaping pen is an ideal way to stay on top of spasms or tremors. For example, if you suffer from back pain or pinched nerves, you may also struggle with muscle cramps. A puff or two of CBD when your muscles start to seize up can give you more time, spasm free.
Start and Stay Small
One of the nicest things about vaping is that you’re in control. If you’re using a disposable pen, the puffs determine the dosage. If you have your own pen, you can do a custom blend.
The simplest way to make sure you’re using the right amount for your particular concern is to keep a journal. Many who struggle with anxiety use a vaping pen to turn an anxious brain into a focused one. To journal about the effects of CBD, track how you feel when you sit down to perform a particular task. Then
- set the timer for 15 minutes
- take one puff off the vaping tool
- write down how you feel and what you’re thinking about
Anxiety is a frustrating condition that can be debilitating on very bad days. One puff may be all that you need to line up that “hamster on the wheel” sense in your head and actually enjoy a sense of control.
Start and stay small when vaping. It can be tempting to overload if your anxiety is especially bad, but this can make it worse. If one puff doesn’t work, take two, but continue to track every 15 minutes to see how you are doing.
Vaping Allows You to Stack
Stacking CBD is usually done when you pair multiple dosages. For example, if you have a problem getting to sleep, you may need a sublingual dose of CBD before bed. If you have a problem staying asleep, you may be served by an edible dose.
A half an edible may be enough to allow you to manage pain and stay awake. If you can mostly stay on top of the pain but occasionally feel a spasm, a microdose of a single puff or two can shut down those twinges and keep you functioning in comfort.
Study the Dose
A disposable pen will take a particular number of puffs to get to a full dose. Unless you’re willing and able to take in that much CBD through your lungs, avoid microdosing before bed. You may find that the product that soothes your mind also preps you to do a lot of thinking, which you don’t want to contend with before bedtime. For those who blend their own vaping juice, makes sure you know what a full dose entails.