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Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling “vapor” by employing an electronic vape device, as defined by experts.
Vaping is a tad what similar to smoking, especially when smoked through a vape pen. The only difference between the both is that a cigarette burns tobacco and other contents to produce smoke while a vaping device vaporizes what we call a vape juice or e juice. An E liquid could be nicotine infused or nicotine free.
Vaping has become a common hobby since the start of this decade and the number of young people that are joining the tribe is only increasing by the day. Health experts have yet to determine whether vaping is equivalent to, or even more dangerous than smoking.
Some experts believe that even though they haven’t yet gone into much detail about vaping and its consequences, it is less harmful than smoking in the sense that it exposes you to lesser carcinogens as compared to cigarettes.
This is precisely why smokers who want to quit their habit resort to vaping which satisfies their nicotine craving (with nicotine infused e liquids) and shelters them from other dangerous compounds.
What is a Vape Juice?
Vape juice or an e juice is the liquid that your box mod or e-cigarette or vape pen or whatever you may call it, vaporizes to create the vapor that you smoke. It is PG/VG based, which means that it is Propylene Glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) based, both of which are food-grade ingredients and are FDA approved for safe consumption of human beings.
Vape juice goes by the names of E-juice, E-liquid, or Vapor-Liquid but is primarily the same thing.
Vape juice uses food flavorings and ingredients that are used to produce other flavored food items such as candy or ketchup etc and thus e juice comes in many different flavors.
The propylene glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) are used to evenly distribute the flavor throughout the liquid and maintain the consistency after the addition of other ingredients such as nicotine.
Vape Juices are available in nicotine and nicotine-free variants as per your nicotine requirement.
Propylene Glycol is a flavoring substance and Vegetable Glycerin is a viscous, oily and sweet liquid, both of which collectively make up 90% of the Vape Juice’s ingredients.
The rest is usually water, nicotine and the food based ingredients that you use in food manufacturing. The ratio of PG and VG differ from vape to vape because both have a different purpose and should be used according to requirement.
Let us differentiate between the two:
E liquid with Propylene Glycol in a higher ratio:
Propylene Glycol itself is an odorless, almost tasteless substance although some variants have a faint sweet taste. The taste however has no impact on the flavor of the e liquid.
A high PG vape juice (whether nicotine-infused or nicotine free) will be a little runny as it contains a lesser ratio of the viscous VG.
Produces lesser residue and has lesser stickiness.
Produces lesser clouds but gives a better throat hit.
E liquid with Vegetable Glycerin in a higher ratio:
Vegetable Glycerin is a dense, thick and very sweet liquid and is processed from vegetable oils (hence the name Vegetable Glycerin). Its taste is sweet enough to significantly impact the taste of your vape juice.
E liquids (whether nicotine infused or nicotine free) that contain VG in a higher proportion are thick and dense because they retain the properties of the Vegetable Glycerin
Produces more residue and has more stickiness than a PG dominant vape juice.
Produces thick, dense clouds but does not have a strong throat hit.
How does the Vape Use the Vape Juice?
The vaporizer in your e-cigarettes heats the juice up to 200 to 400 F whichever is the juice’s boiling and thus the e liquid turns into vapor at this temperature and is ready for inhalation.
What is CBD and how does it related to Vape Juices?
CBD is the infamous Cannabis Sativa plant compound that is all that is being talked about in the vaping world right now. Short for Cannabidiol, CBD has been getting all the spotlight due to its therapeutic properties.
Although conclusive reports are still pending, there is more than enough evidence to support most claims that CBD enthusiasts are making.
Oh, its part of the Cannabis Sativa plant; so the properties are like that of marijuana?
CBD although one of the two highly abundant chemical compounds found in marijuana, it is usually sourced from Hemp (another Cannabis Sativa plant variant) which is naturally higher in CBD and low in THC.
Marijuana extracts its psychoactive properties from the presence of THC, which stands for TetraHydroCannabinol. THC produces a euphoric “high” and is characterized by red eyes, an uncontrollable laughter, feelings of joy and relaxing of the muscles. This condition lasts from a few minutes to a few hours depending on the dosage inhaled.
CBD on the other hand, does not produce any intoxicating effects and so it is virtually impossible to get “high” from consuming CBD. CBD, in fact, produces medicinal benefits and promotes general wellness in human beings and pets. It is an anti-inflammatory cannabinoid that attaches itself to our body’s endocannabinoid receptors and regulates bodily functions.
What does it do?
CBD is currently being studied as the cure to multiple physical and mental diseases in both human beings and animals.
The results so far have been very encouraging. Researchers are trying to put two and two together as they slowly begin to understand how CBD produces such therapeutic properties that are beneficial for people suffering from depression. anxiety, insomnia, a lack of appetite, muscle and joint pain, Epilepsy, PTSD Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia and even cancer.
Generally, CBD is believed to help with the overall health of yourself and your pets.
How to consume CBD?
There was a time when there were limited options available to people that would want to consume CBD because of the misconceptions and the stigma that surrounded it.
Now that those have been somewhat lifted, CBD product manufacturers are going above and beyond to produce CBD products/options for CBD enthusiasts.
These include CBD gummies, CBD cookies, CBD chocolates, CBD IVs, CBD bath bombs, CBD sports gear, CBD infused drinks, CBD oils, CBD vape juice/eliquid/e liquid (to be used in e cigarettes) among many more.
Each method of consumption has its pros and cons when it comes to the percentage of compound that you actually consume per method, formally known as bioavailability of the compound.
Vaping CBD is by far is the most bioavailable method of getting it into your system as it delivers around 40-50% of the amount of the CBD you consume. The variation then occurs depending on the type of smoker you are and how long have you been vaping.
What is CBD vape juice?
We’re sure we don’t need to answer this question for you now that you’ve read the entire article. It’s smoker’s heaven. The benefits of CBD plus the flavor and buzz of vape? Now that is the definition of a good time.
CBD vape juice/E liquid/E juice is one of the many CBD products in the product. It is the mixture of CBD into an e liquid. You can either buy pre-made CBD vape juices or could stir up your own! Read on further to learn how:
How to make your own CBD vape Juice:
If you cannot get your hands on CBD vape juice products from the market, all you have to do is combine a CBD isolate liquid with your vape juice and you’re good to go. The CBD isolate liquid is different from CBD oil in the sense that it is a lot less dense and it easier to mix. It also doesn’t separate very easily so this is definitely recommended method number 1.
If you, however, cannot find the liquid in the area you live in, you can work with the CBD oil that you have at home.
Since mixing e liquid with CBD oil can be a little problematic and tends to separate after a while, we would recommend you heat the oil, whether in a boilable bottle that is placed in hot water or by microwaving it to loosen it up a little. This way it won’t separate easily. Shake both of them and add it to all your e-cigarettes!
Generally a 1:1 ratio is recommended, however, you can make it a 2:1 CBD oil to vape juice ratio if that’s your style!
P.S This method works with both nicotine infused and nicotine free E- juice.
CBD Vape Juice Dosage:
CBD vape juice dosage depends on what you’re using it for, your age, weight and body physique.
Generally, a 15-35 mg dosage is recommended per day if you’re just starting out but you could slowly increase or decrease it based on your needs and experience.
You would also like to balance it with the amount of nicotine you’re consuming. CBD is believed to helped lessen nicotine cravings and helps you periodically reduce the amount of nicotine that you consume.
Try to increase the amount of CBD per day and each time you go out to buy an e liquid, check for the nicotine quantity listed on the pack (along with checking for food-grade ingredients, which is very important!). Slowly reduce the amount of nicotine in your e juice and watch your life go nicotine free!
We hope all our explanation above answered your “what is vape juice” question and you are now well familiarised with the e juice/ e liquid.
These food grade products with their sweet taste and natural ingredients will help you get over your nicotine habit pretty soon.
Just make sure your e juice is from a well-reputed company that produces excellent quality products so as to not compromise on your health.