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What is CBD Vape: A Comprehensive User Guide
This article introduces the benefits and recommended products of CBD liquid, which is gaining attention for its relaxing and health effects. Usage, legality, and benefits are also explained in detail.
Table of contents
- What is CBD Liquid? (For E-Cigarette/Vape)
- Benefits of CBD Liquid
- Advantages and Disadvantages of CBD Liquid
- How to Choose CBD Liquid
- How to Use CBD Liquid
- CBD Liquid Vape (Vape) Laws and Regulations
- Recommended CBD Liquid Vape Products
- Summary: If you want to start CBD liquid, HealthyTOKYO is the place to go!
- Try our popular CBD Vape and other CBD products
What is CBD Liquid? (For E-Cigarette/Vape)
CBD liquid or CBD E-liquid refers to a “liquid” used in devices called vape devices or electronic cigarettes that contains CBD.
A typical vape liquid contains
- Vegetable glycerin
- Propylene glycol
- Natural flavoring
and are safe to use because they are also used in food products.
Some products called e-cigarette vape liquids contain nicotine and tar, so be sure to choose a product that contains the right ingredients for your needs and purposes.
CBD in vape liquids is a great way to enjoy the CBD effect while enjoying a variety of flavors and tastes.
What is CBD?
CBD liquid (CBD vape) has been attracting a lot of attention in recent years, but what is CBD?
CBD, also known as “cannabidiol,” is a cannabinoid extracted from hemp. This ingredient, which can be extracted from hemp seeds and stems, is legal for use in Japan.
Some of you may be wondering, “When I hear the word hemp or marijuana, I have an image of it being illegal. That’s right, there are cannabinoid ingredients derived from hemp that are illegal to use. It is called “THC (tetrahydrocannabinol),” which is extracted in large quantities from flower ears and leaves. Unlike CBD, this one contains a so-called “getting high” component.
Conversely, CBD does not contain ingredients with psychoactive (stimulant) effects. In recent years, CBD has been studied around the world as an ingredient that can be used safely, and various health benefits have been suggested. For example, pain and anxiety relief and restful sleep are the main expected effects of CBD.
It is sold as products such as CBD oil and CBD gummies, and is gaining popularity.
What is an electronic cigarette? Difference between Liquid/Vape/Heated Cigarette
There are two main types of products called electronic cigarettes in Japan
- Vape: A type that uses electricity to generate vapor, which is then inhaled.
- Heated cigarettes: Cigarettes are heated by electricity without using fire, and nicotine is ingested.
In Japan, products called “vapes” generally do not contain nicotine or tar, but there are many overseas products that do and do not contain nicotine.
Conversely, products called “heated cigarettes” basically contain nicotine and are often used mainly as a substitute for paper cigarettes.
There are many different types of vape liquids available, and you can customize them to your own taste by combining different flavors.
Menthol flavors are popular for those who are starting out as a substitute for cigarettes, and sweet-flavored vapes are often chosen by those who eat too many sweets and other snacks.
As you can see, they are used for many different purposes today.
CBD liquid can be used in a vape
CBD liquid juice can be used in vape of the above two types. Currently, vape liquids (Vape CBD) sold in Japan do not contain nicotine or tar, and the same is basically true for CBD liquids.
If it is an official product from a well-known manufacturer, it is safe and reliable, and most likely uses safe, naturally derived ingredients.
Benefits of CBD Liquid
Recent studies have suggested that CBD (cannabidiol) in CBD Liquid has a variety of health benefits. The most recognized of these is its relaxing effect, which relieves anxiety and worry.
Other benefits of CBD liquid are expected to include the following
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Antioxidant action
- restful sleep effects
- Epileptic effects
- Antidepressant action
- Pain relief
Time of onset and duration of effects
There is no clear data on the time of onset and duration of CBD Liquid’s effects, as they vary from person to person depending on usage and dosage. However, the following times are said to be average reference guidelines.
- Expected time of efficacy: approximately within 5 to 30 minutes after inhalation
It is said that the inhaled CBD flows directly from the lungs into the bloodstream, so the effects appear relatively quickly.
- Duration: Approximately 2 to 4 hours
The speed at which the effect wears off varies from person to person, so adjust the frequency and amount of intake.
CBD Liquid Ingredients and Characteristics
The basic ingredients of CBD Liquid are, as mentioned above, “vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, natural flavors, and CBD. The natural flavoring is often plant-based essential oils, which are expected to have a relaxing effect due to their unique aroma.
These vegetable essential oils can be extracted from plants such as orange and lavender, which are famous for their terpene content.
CBD Liquid has been attracting attention for its ability to enhance the effects of CBD through this synergistic (entourage) effect.
Advantages and Disadvantages of CBD Liquid
Many people have a good impression of CBD liquid because it is portable and easy to take CBD anywhere. On the other hand, there are those who are concerned about safety or who are new to vaping itself.
Let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages and consider together who CBD liquid vapes are recommended for and whether they will be the perfect CBD intake method for you.
Advantages of CBD liquid vaping
Let’s start by looking at three advantages.
- Convenient to carry and easy to ingest
Most vape devices in recent years have been compact and portable, allowing you to easily take them to work or on the go every day.
You will be able to easily consume CBD on the go or during work without being conspicuous.
- You can use it in place of cigarettes to quit smoking
One of the expected effects of CBD is relaxation.
By taking CBD liquid instead of cigarettes, which contain nicotine, you will be able to use it as a smoking cessation measure.
- The effects are said to be felt quickly
Compared to other CBD products, the effects are said to appear relatively quickly because inhaled CBD flows directly from the lungs into the bloodstream. Of course, there are individual differences depending on the amount ingested, body size, and other factors, but if you want to feel the effects quickly, why not try CBD Liquid?
Disadvantages of CBD Liquid Vapes
Next, let’s look at three disadvantages.
- Short duration of effects
While CBD liquid vape has the advantage of being “quick to feel the effects,” the duration of effects is said to be shorter than other methods of ingestion.
- You need to choose safe products
Vaping involves inhaling vapors into the lungs, which can cause damage to the lungs depending on the quality of the product. Be sure to check the quality of the product before using it, such as whether it contains impurities or natural ingredients.
- You need vape equipment that supports CBD liquid
You need to use vape equipment that is compatible with vaporizing CBD liquid. Therefore, you cannot just get the CBD liquid and use it right away; you must also prepare your vape equipment.
Who do we recommend CBD Liquid to
Based on the above advantages and disadvantages, we recommend CBD Liquid to the following people
- Those who want to feel the efficacy as soon as possible.
- People who want to take CBD easily
- Those who are looking for a product that is convenient to carry around
- People who are trying to quit smoking, lose weight, etc.
How to Choose CBD Liquid
Now that you’re finally ready to try CBD liquid, “Which product should I choose in the first place?” and “Which product should I choose in the first place?
To answer this question, we would like to tell you how to choose CBD liquid in three main categories.
- Decide by CBD concentration
When choosing a CBD liquid, the first thing you must check is the CBD concentration of the CBD liquid.
In order to experience the expected benefits of CBD, you will need to choose a highly concentrated CBD liquid. However, if you are new to CBD, it is recommended that you start with a low concentration of CBD liquid and gradually adjust the concentration to suit you.
In general, most people choose a concentration based on the following guidelines.
- Less than 10%: For beginners
- 10% to 30%: For those who want to feel the effects more
- More than 30%: For those who want to experience a very strong efficacy
- Decide by flavor
CBD liquids are attractive not only for feeling the effects of CBD, but also for enjoying its flavors. They range from menthol and herbal flavors to fruity and other sweet flavors.
To begin with, CBD liquids have a slightly bitter taste, so if you don’t like bitterness, sweeter flavors are recommended.
- Decide on quality
As mentioned earlier, it is very important to make sure that the CBD liquid is made from natural ingredients and that the quality is guaranteed. Products that are safe and of guaranteed quality are tested through a third-party organization.
If the product has been tested by a third-party organization, you can basically find a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for the ingredients on the official website page, so be sure to check it.
How to Use CBD Liquid
Once you have selected the CBD liquid product you want to use, get started. It is important to follow the instructions for use and to inhale safely. Before using the product, be sure to check the CBD liquid’s usage instructions.
What to prepare before use
- Charge your vape device
Vape devices used with CBD liquid require a battery. There are two types of batteries: one is a replaceable battery type and the other is a built-in battery type. The built-in battery type is more convenient as it can be easily recharged on the go via USB or other means.
- Refilling the CBD liquid
Refill the atomizer with CBD liquid. Some atomizers are filled with CBD liquid from the top and some are filled from the bottom, so be sure to check the atomizer beforehand and refill it in the correct way.
How to Smoke CBD Liquid
There are multiple ways to vape CBD liquid, with some people smoking it in the traditional, common way, while others enjoy a different, unusual way.
Here are three ways to smoke CBD liquid that you can enjoy, whether you are new to vaping or want to try a different way to smoke.
- How to hold the vapor in your mouth and then in your lungs
The method of collecting the vapor in the mouth and then putting it into the lungs is the same as smoking a standard tobacco cigarette. This method is recommended for smokers because it allows them to enjoy the sensation of smoking a cigarette.
This method is also good for cost performance, as only a small amount of liquid is needed to smoke.
This method is also recommended for those who want to enjoy flavors, as the amount of vapor can be adjusted according to the amount inhaled.
- How to blow off vapor
The vapor puffing method is a method of inhaling vapor that does not allow the vapor to enter the lungs but rather allows it to accumulate in the mouth and then exhale. This way, you will be able to taste the flavors.
This method is also suitable for those who have never smoked before, have never vaped before, or are a little uncomfortable with vaping into the lungs.
- How to put vapor directly into the lungs
To directly inhale vapor into the lungs, inhale vapor as if you were taking a deep breath. This method is enjoyed for its ability to inhale a large amount of vapor at once. However, it is not very cost-effective because it requires a lot of CBD liquid at one time. Beginners should also be aware that the inhaler can become highly heated or swollen.
Key Points and Cautions
- Choose the right CBD concentration for you
CBD liquids come in a variety of CBD concentrations. They range from low concentrations to high concentrations, but especially if you are taking CBD for the first time, start with a low concentration CBD liquid to see what concentration is right for your body.
- Observe your intake
The UK’s official FSA and other organizations recommend a daily intake of around 70 mg of CBD. Although there are individual differences, it is recommended that you adjust your intake so that you do not exceed the recommended daily intake. If you have any concerns about your own intake, we recommend that you consult your physician.
- Pay attention to the suctioning method.
If you are new to vaping, avoid the “direct lung” method of inhalation, where the vapor is inhaled directly into the lungs. If you are not used to it, you may swell up. Start by holding the vapor in your mouth and then inhaling it into your lungs, and then, once you are comfortable with this method, try different methods.
- Don’t add too much liquid
When refilling your atomizer with CBD liquid, be careful not to overfill it. Too much liquid can leak out of the atomizer and wet your back or pocket.
- Do not burn the coils without any liquid
If you turn on the vape device while the wick (the cotton part of the vape device) is not soaked with liquid, you will burn out the coil. This can cause a burning smell. When using a vape device for the first time, especially after adding CBD liquid, be sure to let the liquid soak into the wick for about 5 to 10 minutes before using it.
CBD Liquid Vape (Vape) Laws and Regulations
CBD is listed as a legal ingredient in Japan on the official website of the “Drug Control Department of the Regional Health and Welfare Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare” as follows.
Products containing CBD (cannabidiol) extracted and manufactured solely from the mature stems and seeds of the cannabis plant do not constitute “marijuana” under the Cannabis Control Law.
As for vape products, those that do not contain nicotine or tar are manufactured and sold in Japan and are increasingly being chosen as a less harmful alternative to cigarettes.
Although underage smoking is prohibited in Japan, there are currently no specific laws regarding nicotine- and tar-free vape products.
“Nicotine-free e-cigarettes are not classified as tobacco products under the Tobacco Business Act and can therefore be purchased by young people, including minors.”
However, most retailers and mail-order websites do not sell to people under 20 years of age, due to fears that it may lead to underage smoking and possible effects on the lungs and health.
The Legal status of CBD in Japan
CBD is legal for use in Japan because it is considered to have little psychoactive or addictive properties.
The Cannabis Control Act (Act No. 124 of 1948) states
“The term “marijuana” as used in this Act shall mean cannabis grass (Cannabis sativa L.) and its products. However, mature stems of Cannabis sativa L. and its products (excluding resin) and seeds of Cannabis sativa L. and its products (excluding resin) and seeds of cannabis grass and products thereof.”
This means that products made from the mature stems and seeds of the cannabis plant from which CBD is extracted are not illegal.
In addition, products that can be properly sold in Japan require third-party testing to show evidence of 0.00% THC; bringing in CBD products from overseas is extremely dangerous, even if they claim to contain no THC.
Global CBD Vape Trends
Vapes or CBD e-cigarettes have been gaining popularity around the world, especially in Europe and the United States, for several years. As a less harmful alternative to heated cigarettes, the number of users is growing every year. Other similar forms of entertainment, such as shisha, are also well known. Most manufacturers of CBD liquid used in vaping are Western manufacturers, and Western countries are at the forefront when it comes to vaping and CBD liquid.
In Europe and the U.S., vaping has already become a part of daily life as a fashionable culture, and many Hollywood stars are using vaping products.
There are also many vape specialty stores called vape stores, where anyone can easily purchase vapes. Of course, there you will find a wide variety of CBD vapes.
Recommended CBD Liquid Vape Products
When purchasing CBD liquid, you should pay attention to the product quality, safety and ingredients of the CBD liquid. Another key point is to use specialized vape equipment that is compatible with CBD liquid.
HealthyTOKYO’s Vape product
HealthyTOKYO provides not only CBD liquid, but also devices that can be used with CBD liquid.
If you don’t have a device, we recommend the CBDTokyo CBD vape device kit, a starter set that includes one bottle of CBDTokyo CBD vape liquid 5.9% and one Favostix premium rechargeable vape at the same time.
Composed of 100% natural terpenes, our CBD Vape Liquid (Edogawa Blend) has a gentle, refreshing feel with no harshness, and each 10ml bottle contains 590mg of CBD isolate extracted from organically grown hemp.
The vape device is made of aluminum and features an elegant slim design. The liquid is easy to refill and the temperature can be set according to your preference.
Summary: If you want to start CBD liquid, HealthyTOKYO is the place to go!
CBD liquid has been attracting a lot of attention as vaping has become more and more popular in recent years. Whether you want to easily consume CBD in your daily life or you want to start vaping to quit smoking or lose weight, why not try HealthyTOKYO’s CBD Liquid first?
All of HealthyTOKYO’s products are made from the highest quality ingredients and are double inspected at the time of raw material importation and at each production lot during manufacturing to ensure quality assurance and legal compliance.
With peace of mind, start your life with HealthyTOKYO’s CBD liquid.
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A: CBD is believed to be relaxing, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic. Therefore, it is said to be effective for chronic pain, anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, and other conditions.
A: In Japan, the use of CBD (cannabidiol) is legal and is sold in food, cosmetics, and supplements. The reason CBD is not illegal in Japan is that CBD is considered to have little to no psychoactive (high-producing) properties.
A: The vaping method allows more CBD to be absorbed into the bloodstream relatively quickly, but the duration is considered short. Generally speaking, the effects last about 2-4 hours.
A: First and foremost, the safety of CBD vaping is not a one-size-fits-all answer and depends on various factors, including the product used, the amount consumed, and the individual’s existing medical conditions and overall health. For more details read our “How safe is CBD vape” article here.