Are you struggling with anxiety and looking for ways to manage your symptoms? If so, you are not alone. Anxiety affects millions of people around the world and can be incredibly debilitating. Especially if it doesn’t let you sleep and you end up taking a stroll outside at 1am in the morning!
Now what if we told you there is a tool that could help you in your daily anxiety management routine? Enter: anxiety pens.
In this blog post, we'll discuss CBD vape pens wich are also know as anxiety pens are, how they work, the different types available, safety concerns, how to use them effectively, and whether or not they actually work. It is important to note that CBD vape pens are not the same as THC vape pens, a THC vape can make you high and are illegal in UK. CBD Vape pens on the other hand do not contain any THC and hence will not make you high.
By the end of this post, you'll have a better understanding of these pens and whether or not they might be a helpful tool for you in managing your anxiety symptoms.
An anxiety pen or an anxiety stick is a vape pen infused with ingredients that are known for its calming and relaxing effects. They are small, portable vaporisers designed to deliver a blend of useful effective ingredients to the user. It vaporises the e-liquid inside and that vapour is inhaled through the mouth. They are designed to be discreet, portable, and easy to use. Some are equipped with LED lights that change colour to further create or increase a sense of calm and relaxation.
Anxiety pens come in 4 main different forms and they are as follows:
These vape pens are just like the usual names you hear about i.e. Elf Bar, Aroma King etc. But these particular vape pens do not have any nicotine in them. Nicotine is an ingredient that could potentially aggravate anxiety symptoms. However, the act of vaping, especially if you are a smoker and trying to quit, can be calming and relaxing in of itself. This is basically vaping without nicotine for anxiety. There are no special ingredients in these types of pens, but rather are better suited to help relax than those that contain nicotine.
An aromatherapy pen and a personal diffuser pen are one and the same. Just two different names to describe the same thing. These pens are a type of anxiety pen or stress pen that has one or more essential oils as the main set of ingredients to promote relaxation. These include lavender, chamomile, and peppermint, which are known for their calming properties. Or it can also include ingredients known to aid sleep thus making it a sleep pen or sleep vape. They are often used along with meditation, deep breathing exercises or other relaxation techniques. They come in a variety of scents, and each scent has its own set of unique properties that could be useful in your daily routine to manage your anxiety.
One typical ingredient found in an anxiety vape is cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa L). Yes, it is from cannabis. CBD is known to have calming and relaxing properties. This is the main reason why those who suffer from anxiety add CBD to their daily anxiety management routine.
Most anxiety pens typically come in the form of a disposable vape pre-filled with vape juice containing CBD isolate or CBD Distillate along with terpenes and other natural compounds.
These CBD pens are designed to be discreet, portable, and easy to use, allowing users to quickly and easily self-administer CBD for its calming and relieving effects.
While research on the effectiveness of CBD in reducing anxiety is still ongoing, some studies have shown promising results. However, it is important to note that not all CBD products are made the same. Quality and dosage can vary widely. Thus it is important you ensure you are purchasing from a reputable retailer (yes we are one) or manufacturer who can provide a certificate of analysis (COA) to prove the product is correctly labelled. You also need to ensure that the certification was conducted by a third-party lab. Two major or very well known third party labs are Eurofins and PhytoVista.
Out of these three types of anxiety pens, we highly recommend CBD vape pens.
This is a common concern amongst many users. Are they safe and how safe are these pens? Particularly in regards to vaping and inhaling essential oils. It is known that inhaling essential oils in high concentrations can be toxic. It is typically advised to dilute the oil before use. But, there still remains a debate about the safety of vaping essential oils as there is lack of any evidence in scientific literature to suggest otherwise. What if you do not vape or smoke to begin with? What would be your risks then? To keep things simple and as safe as possible we suggest you follow these steps to ensure you can get and use an anxiety pen responsibly:
It is crucial that you remember and are aware of the potential health risks associated with vaping, such as and not exclusively lung damage.
We highly recommend CBD pens so the remainder of the article will focus on CBD.
A typical CBD vape pen vaporises the CBD vape inside and that vapour is inhaled through the mouth. The CBD is then absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs. It bypasses the digestive system which allows for quicker onset of effects.
It is important to not confuse this e-liquid with THC vape oil. THC is the cannabinoid that gives you the jitters and makes you more anxious. CBD is not a psychedelic so it will not make or give you a high.
CBD works by interacting with the body's endocannabinoid system, which is a complex network of receptors and neurotransmitters that help regulate various bodily functions, including mood & sleep. By interacting with these receptors, CBD may help you relax, keep calm and help you handle excessive worrying, nervousness, and restlessness.
It's important to note that research on the effectiveness of CBD for anxiety is still ongoing, and the optimal dosage and delivery method can vary depending on individual factors such as weight, metabolism, and the severity of anxiety symptoms.
There are a few reasons why some people choose to use CBD vape pens but the following are the main reasons:
You need to understand here that there are different types of CBD vape pen and there are different types of CBD e-liquids inside of the vape pens. The 2 are not the same and one can also depend on the other. In this section we will only talk about the different types of vape pens but will mention what kind of CBD e liquid is usually used with such types of pens:
It's important to note that not all CBD vape pens are created equal, and the quality and effectiveness of the product can vary widely. Always ensure which ever brand you purchase, they are able to provide an upto date third party lab report so you know exactly what you are getting.
Yes, CBD is legal in the UK. However, there are a few restrictions you need to be aware of. They are as follows:
CBD products are widely available in the UK, and can be found in various forms such as oils, capsules, balms, and edibles.
It is worth noting that other cannabis-derived products containing THC are still illegal in the UK, except in certain circumstances such as for medical use with a prescription.
If you are struggling with managing your anxiety and need something that will benefit you in some way then an anxiety pen could help. There are 3 different types but we recommend CBD vape pens. There is ongoing scientific research on the effectiveness of CBD in reducing anxiety but early stage studies have shown some promising results.
Should you decide to purchase one, be sure to purchase from us or a reputable brand/manufacturer. Follow instructions on the label to use it responsibly. It is important to remember that there are potential health risks associated with vaping and cannabinoid, so only opt for a cbd vape pen if you are a current smoker or vaper. Stay safe and get the most out of your experience with CBD.
This article is authored by Dr Casey Abrahamsmen. Dr Abrahamsmen is a board certified physician with over 13 years of experience in internal medicine and pain management. He practises Palliative care at a hospital in Venezuela and is a strong advocative for CBD and believes CBD has a major role to play towards healthy non addictive pain management habits. You can read more about Dr Abrahamsmen here.
This article was peer-reviewed by Dr M Mansoor Siddique (PhD). Dr Siddique has over eight years of experience working with CBD and CBD products.
Disclaimer: All of our products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. It is recommended to check with doctor before starting a new dietary supplement program. All CBD products sold have less than 0.2% THC content and abide by both EU an UK law.