How much CBD Vape should you smoke?

Vaping CBD is a popular delivery method if you are looking to enjoy the benefits of cannabidiol without having to smoke the traditional way. It is fast-acting and rather discreet in nature which appeals to many users. When it comes to choosing the right amount of CBD vape to smoke individual preferences and needs are playing a significant role.

It's important to find the right balance - between getting the desired effects and not overdoing it or unnecessarily wasting money. The amount of CBD you should use largely depends on individual factors such as your body weight, cannabinoid metabolism and the concentration of CBD in your vape juice. At Harmony we offer a wide range of CBD concentrations. This is making it easier for users to find the appropriate dosage according to their preferences and requirements by experimenting and carefully monitoring the effects.

Key Takeaways

  • The right CBD dosage for you is based on individual factors and desired effects.
  • You can experiment with the frequency and number of puffs you take along with the strength of the liquid.
  • Choose the appropriate CBD extract and maintain your device to optimize your vaping experience.

How to Vape CBD: Determining Your CBD Dosage

When it comes to vaping CBD finding the right amount to consume can be a bit challenging! CBD is a personal experience - and the dosage that works for one person might not be suitable for another. We'll lend you a hand by showing you some factors to consider when determining your optimal CBD dosage.

Firstly: it's essential to consider the concentration of the CBD vape oil you are using! Different products contain different concentrations. These can range from 3 to 100 milligrams of CBD per millilitre (or 30 to 1000 mg per 10 ml bottle) for Harmony brand products. Keep track of the concentration of the CBD vape oil you're using in order to establish a baseline for your dosage.

You should know that consistent and daily CBD intake may give you better results than only sporadic use. It is recommended to start with small doses and then gradually increase the amount - until you find that sweet spot that provides the desired effect. One way to measure your dosage is by counting the number of puffs you take. For instance: you might start with two puffs of your vape pen per session and then increase it gradually if needed.

Consider your body weight and individual sensitivity towards CBD as well. In general - the heavier you are the more CBD you may need to achieve the desired effect. But also - individual sensitivities to CBD vary. Some people may experience results with a way lower dosage than others. This makes it very hard to give a general recommendation on mg amounts.

Now it gets a bit tricky: Ideally, you can keep track of the number of milligrams of CBD per puff - by dividing the total milligrams in the vape oil cartridge by the number of how many puffs you expect to take in the cartridge's lifespan. This calculation might often seem a bit tedious, but it's the best way to provide a rough estimate of the amount of CBD in each puff. Ultimately helping you adjust your intake accordingly.

Remember that vaping CBD is an effective way to consume the cannabinoid and it is essential to listen to your body! Stay consistent with your usage (especially in the beginning) and adjust your dosage as needed. 


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How Long does it Take for CBD Vape to Start Working

When you vape CBD the onset of effects is usually quite fast. As the CBD is absorbed directly into your bloodstream through your lungs it bypasses the digestive system - allowing for more immediate results [1]! In fact many users report experiencing the effects of CBD vapes within just a few minutes after taking a first puff.

The quick absorption rate of CBD vape makes it the perfect choice for those seeking fast relief (research has indicated that CBD might help with anxiety [2], stress [3], sleep [4] - or even pain [5]). However - as mentioned above already - it's essential to find the right dosage for your needs as everyone's experience can differ. It's generally advised to start with a low dose and gradually increase until you achieve the desired effects.

One popular brand that you might consider trying is Harmony. We are a European company that offers a range of high quality CBD vape products. Our various flavours and concentrations available will suit all your preferences and requirements. 

Another factor you might want to consider when vaping CBD is the duration of its effects. On average they are said to last for anywhere between 2 to 6 hours. However - this can also significantly vary depending on factors such as your individual metabolism, the CBD concentration and last but not least frequency of use.

Choosing the Right CBD Form

When selecting the ideal CBD product for vaping it's essential to consider the various types of extracts available. For you as a consumer understanding the difference between full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate can help you make an informed decision. 

Full-spectrum CBD contains all the natural compounds found in the cannabis plant. This is including other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. It can lead to what is know as an entourage effect - where all the compounds work together synergistically (reinforcing each other). However: full-spectrum CBD does contain trace amounts of THC! This means it may not be suitable for everyone, although levels are really really low and should not induce any intoxicating effects.

Broad-spectrum CBD offers a THC-free alternative to full spectrum that still contains a range of other cannabinoids and terpenes but might have a less pronounced entourage effect. This form may be a better choice for those who want to avoid THC completely.

CBD isolate refers to the pure CBD without any other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids or other compounds. It's a suitable choice for purists looking for a straightforward CBD experience.

Once you've chosen your preferred CBD extract - consider the vape juice or vape oil you'll be using. It's essential to select a high-quality product from a reputable company that is made with ingredients suitable for vaporisation, like PG and VG. Avoid products containing other synthetic ingredients or vegetable oils.


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Understanding CBD Vaping

To get started in the world of vaping you'll first need a vaporizer. PG/VG based e-liquids will do just fine with any standard model, but you might need one designed specifically for CBD vape products if you want to vape more concentrated extracts.

Begin by selecting a high-quality CBD vape oil or e-liquid (Harmony is always a good idea). Once you have your CBD vape oil fill the vaporiser tank or cartridge - always following the manufacturer's instructions. Ensure your device is charged and switch it on. Inhale the vapour through the mouthpiece and hold it in your lungs for a few seconds before exhaling. 

We already touched on it above - when it comes to determining the right amount of CBD to vape, there is no one-size-fits-all answer! Experiment to find your ideal dosage which depends on factors such as your body weight, individual tolerance and desired effects. Start low and gradually increase over time until you find the right balance. If you ever have any concerns or questions about CBD - feel free to contact our customer service, we are always happy to help! If you have underlying health conditions or are taking prescription medication we would strongly advise you speak to your doctor before starting to take CBD.

Ensuring Proper Usage and Monitoring

To enjoy your vape hardware for a long time it is essential to use and maintain it properly. An important part of this is to know your vape pen and its components. A vape pen typically consists of a battery part, a vape tank (or pod or cartridge) and a coil. The coil might be separate or built into the tank. The vape tank is where you'll put in the CBD oil or e-liquid. Tanks come in different sizes, so take note of how many milliliter of liquid it fits to determine how much CBD oil you will be inhaling. 

If you notice any burnt taste - it might be time to replace the coil (or entire tank, depending on your model) as this is most likely the culprit. If you are not planning on using your CBD vape pen for a while it's better to empty and clean the tank before storage. When charging the battery make sure to pay attention and never let it charge unattended or over night! 

By keeping these things in mind you can enjoy using a vape to consume CBD for a long time. Knowing the size of the tank will help you to keep track of how much CBD you are taking. 


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Optimising Your Vaping Experience

By now we have established that finding the best CBD vape experience is a deeply personal journey. It requires some trial and error to find out how much CBD you should vape. Remember: it's always better to start low and gradually increase your dosage to find the perfect balance!

In addition to the mg of CBD in your chosen liquid there are some other aspects that can enhance your vaping experience:

  • Device quality: Invest in a reliable vape pen or vaporiser designed specifically for CBD e-liquid! High-quality devices might be a bit more costly in the beginning, but provide better flavour and vapour production.

  • Temperature control: Some devices come with temperature settings and adjusting the temperature of your vaporiser can influence the overall experience. Lower temperatures produce smoother and more flavourful vapours - while higher temperatures produce denser clouds. But be careful not to overheat your liquid.

  • Inhalation technique: Inhale the vapour slowly and deeply - allowing it to absorb into your lungs before exhaling. Don't drag too fast or frequently, as you'll run the risk of burning the coil or CBD vape juice.

To conclude: finding the optimal vaping experience might involve experimenting with different amounts, concentrations and techniques. Always start small and then progress gradually from there. Always stay mindful of your body's reactions. Remember that it's advised to consult your doctor or a healthcare professional before using CBD products if you're taking medications or have underlying health conditions. Enjoy your vaping journey and discover the best CBD experience for you!


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