Of course, we are not denying that much more research must is needed in order to better understand not just the long-term effects of CBD, but of vaping in general. After all, we do not want to repeat history and assume that what we’re doing is safe (i.e. going back to the smoking of cigarettes in the early 20th century), only to find out that it’s incredibly dangerous.
That said, there has been no shortage of research evidence suggesting the possible health benefits (both mental and physical) of CBD oil. So without further ado, we present our personal selections for the top-5 benefits of CBD vape oil. Enjoy!
Like we talked about in the intro, there are now a myriad of techniques that folks can employ to try and successfully kick their nicotine habits. And believe it or not, one of the benefits of CBD has been to help people kick all sorts of addictions – tobacco included.
Final Thoughts on the Top-5 Benefits of CBD Vape Oil
The cloud that you inhale from a quality e-cig or vaporizer is legitimately as smooth as breathing in steam from a lightly boiling pot of water, and the fact that there are so many spectacular flavors out there to choose from makes it all the better.
Furthermore, since CBD is a natural component of hemp (which is now legal in the USA under the Hemp Farming Act), it has been readily available to folks across all 50 US states – with no need for a medical marijuana card.
Prior to 1964 when the U.S. Surgeon General released its first national report on smoking and general health, people really didn’t have any idea that inhaling cigarettes was a bad idea. For generations, they huffed and puffed, not really considering that tobacco may have been part of the reason why the U.S. male life expectancy was only 58 years old.
In case you’re in the dark as to what exactly CBD vape oil is (or even what CBD in general is), it is a natural compound that exists in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, however, it doesn’t get you high at all.
CBD appears to have antioxidant and neuroprotective effects that are unrelated to the cannabinoid receptors. A 1998 study from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke—a rare federally funded study on a Schedule 1 drug—found that CBD “may be a potentially useful therapeutic agent for the treatment of oxidative neurological disorders such as cerebral ischemia” (an artery blockage that can lead to strokes). CBD also shows promise as a therapy for neurological diseases like Parkinson’s.
These are the most common ways of using CBD, listed from the fastest delivery to the brain and body to the slowest:
Multiple studies have shown that CBD can effectively treat anxiety. Research using advanced brain imaging has confirmed the anxiolytic effect of CBD. These mood-regulating effects of cannabidiol may also be used to treat depression. Researchers believe that CBD also has the potential to treat other anxiety disorders such as OCD and PTSD.
Anti-oxidative and neuroprotective effects
One of the most well-documented examples of CBD as an anti-convulsant was a young girl named Charlotte Figi who suffered from Dravet syndrome, a rare condition that conventional medication was unable to treat effectively. She was given a tincture derived from a low-THC/high-CBD cannabis strain, which was later named Charlotte’s Web in tribute to the young patient. Charlotte’s seizures were drastically reduced—from about 1,200 a month to just two or three.
The most commonly reported effects of CBD are a sense of calm or relaxation, relief from pain or anxiety, and an overall improvement in mood. In high doses, CBD can induce drowsiness or sleep, but in small amounts, it can actually have the opposite effect, promoting alertness. These are the effects most CBD users seek:
CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants that has a variety of known health benefits—notably the ability to relax and soothe the user. Unlike its cannabinoid relative THC, the effects of CBD (which is short for cannabidiol) are produced without intoxication. CBD is psychoactive—it reduces anxiety—but it doesn’t create a “high” like THC does.
CBD e-liquid is sometimes called CBD oil, but it contains no actual oil, which can be dangerous to inhale. Like all e-liquid, CBD vape juice contains vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). But CBD tinctures and edible products contain actual oils, which are perfectly safe to swallow. (You can use CBD vape juice orally too, if you prefer.)