CBD Oil vs CBD Vape Juice

The popularity of CBD is rising due to its perceived health benefits. It now seems that CBD comes in very perceivable form and shape. Thus, there is CBD oil, vape juices, gummies, edibles, topicals, cosmetics, and more.

The two most popular forms of CBD are oil and gummies. People love them, as using oil is easy and cost-effective. In contrast, gummies are an even more comfortable and flavourful way to enjoy CBD products. However, vaping is unique, and those who vape find it a highly enjoyable and relaxing activity. Therefore, vaping is on the rise among a specific population group.

The huge choice is always good, as one can always find something to their liking. However, it also poses a few challenges. What CBD works better, oil or vape? What is more effective, CBD oil or CBD vape pen?

CBD oil vs CBD vape pen

Though both are CBD products, but they are quite different. One is intended for sub-lingual use, whereas the other is for vaping.

Though CBD oil can be ingested or added to various foods and drinks, it works better and faster when taken sublingually, allowing faster and higher absorption of cannabidiol.

CBD vape pen is primarily for vaping, which is an enjoyable activity. People do not vape essentially for some specific reason, and for many, it is just a pleasurable activity with some possibly added health benefits.

Since they are used differently, their composition differs a bit. CBD oil generally contains more heat-resistant oils like MCT, hemp seed, or olive oil. CBD vape oil, on the other hand, contains propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG), as they are suitable for vaporization [1].

Generally, vape pens also have stronger flavours, which are not essentially present in CBD oil for oral intake. Thus, vapes might also have terpenes and other ingredients for a better vaping experience.

People also ask if vape pen CBD oil same as regular vape. Well, they might be the same, though not essentially. In most cases, the only difference between vape pen CBD oil and regular vape would be that the first one contains added CBD. Generally, CBD vape pen is safer than regular vape, more so than vapes containing nicotine.

CBD Oil Vs CBD Vape Pen: Use Case Scenarios

Both CBD oil and vape pens can be used for similar kinds of conditions like stress relief, reducing pain, and enhancing sleep quality.

Some people may like CBD oil, as it is pretty simple to use, and more importantly, it can be added to foods and beverages, too.

On the other hand, some may prefer vaping, as they might like the experience. This better experience may also result in better stress relief.

CBD Oil Vs CBD Vape Juice: Effect Onset & Bioavailability

CBD oil is the most popular way of using CBD, and vape perhaps one of the most pleasant ways. These two products are quite different, with each having its pros and cons.

CBD oil is mainly for oral use. It works best when taken sublingually. Generally, one takes a few drops of CBD oil sub-lingually and hold it there for a few seconds before ingesting. This results in better bioavailability. The oral bioavailability of CBD is quite low, ranging from 6 to 12%, though sublingual intake may result in higher bioavailability. Another benefit of sublingual intake is the quick onset of action since orally ingested CBD oil only starts acting after above 30 minutes [2].

CBD vape juice, on the other hand, is quite different. It acts almost instantly, reaching peak plasma levels in less than three minutes. Another very distinct benefit of CBD vaping is its extremely high bioavailability, which is above 30% in most instances. This is the highest among all CBD products [2].

Though CBD enters the body quickly when vaped, it is also swiftly eliminated. Therefore, its effect is less long-lasting compared to oral CBD. However, this is not essentially a downside. Since CBD is more quickly eliminated when vaped, this may mean a lower risk of side effects. Additionally, one can vape CBD multiple times a day for prolonged benefit. After all, it is a pleasant activity.

CBD Oil Vs CBD Vape Juice: Safety Concerns

CBD or cannabidiol is not entirely safe, but relatively quite safe. It rarely causes any severe side effects. In some sensitive individuals, CBD oil or overuse of CBD vape juice may cause certain issues like dry mouth, diarrhoea, changes in appetite, and drowsiness [3].

It is vital to understand that the above adverse effects are transient. They do not last for more than 24 hours in most cases. Therefore, if you experience any of the above side effects, just reduce CBD oil dosage or vape less often.

Further, it is worth understanding that vaping is associated with e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI). However, it is also vital to understand that such injuries are rarely reported in the UK, limited to a few cases a year, and these problems are mostly reported by those who vape heavily. Studies suggest that EVALI mainly occurs due to impurities [4]. It means EVALI can be prevented by buying high-quality vape juices like those sold on CBD Oil King.

Some studies show that very high THC (above legally permitted limits) and vitamin E-acetate-containing vape juices are more likely to cause EVALI [5,6]. At CBD Oil King, such vape juices are not sold.

The Bottom Line

CBD oil and CBD vape juice both have their pros and cons. CBD oil is quite affordable and easy to use, with many uses, like it is good to add to foods, salads, and beverages. CBD vape juice, on the other hand, is about better experience, higher CBD bioavailability and faster onset. CBD vaping may be particularly good for quick stress relief. It is also good for countering bouts of anxiety, enhancing sleep quality, and more.

Over the years, CBD vape juices have become better and even safer as science has realized the causes of side effects. The key to enjoying CBD vape juice safely is moderation and using only high-quality and well-tested vape juices.

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Dr Preet Pal Singh Bhinder

This article was authored by: Dr. Preet Pal Singh Bhinder.

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.

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