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Is CBD Really The Perfect Cure For Insomnia?

It’s a well-established and widely accepted fact that a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things for human health and healthy living. Unfortunately, and especially in this day and age, too many people use prescription sleeping pills to get to sleep. But natural alternative solutions like CBD could make addictive drugs a thing of the past.

CBD is short for cannabidiol, the main non-psychoactive component in cannabis and hemp. CBD has been dubbed as “the miracle plant compound” and is used to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety, pain from inflammation, and sleeping issues like insomnia. So why are so many people still addicted to popular sleeping medications at alarmingly increasing rates? When the average person tells their doctor they’re having trouble sleeping, the first port of call is sleeping pills.

There’s little debate when it comes to the efficacy of such medications as they do work but at what price? Sleeping medications are highly addictive, dependency forming and toxic and often come with side effects. That could explain the increasingly popular trend of insomniacs turning to natural remedies like CBD in favor of prescription medications.

CBD works in a unique way with something called the endocannabinoid system. This system, which is present in all humans, regulates a number of daily functions, such as memory, mood, appetite, and sleep. While clinical studies on CBD are thin on the ground due to decades of cannabis and hemp prohibition, much research carried out to date has shown the compound to be useful for reducing pain from arthritis, shrinking cancerous tumors and ensuring a person gets to sleep and stays asleep.

CBD also shows promise when it comes to treating more severe conditions like epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, although more research is needed into this. However, when it comes to sleep, CBD is used successfully by thousands of people from around the world and from different walks of life. Some research on CBD has shown that it can work to increase the amount of sleep a person gets as well as by reducing insomnia.

Author and CBD expert Gretchen Lidicker said, according to a Huffington Post report, “These studies mainly point to CBD’s ability to interact with serotonin receptors and GABA receptors in the brain,” she said. “Serotonin plays an important role in mood and anxiety, and GABA is known as the main ‘inhibitory’ neurotransmitter, meaning it calms excess activity in the brain and promotes relaxation. GABA receptors are the target of benzodiazepines, which are a class of anti-anxiety drugs.”

Lidicker spoke, according to the same report, about the advantage of using CBD over other natural supplements like melatonin. She noted that while melatonin essentially signals to the body when it’s time to get to sleep, “CBD appears to help with sleep because of its anti-anxiety properties and ability to promote relaxation.” So while melatonin supplements can help some people, they are little use to those who can’t sleep due to anxiety and invasive thoughts. Although as she also mentioned, “Interpersonal variation is a common theme with cannabis-derived therapies because the way you react to cannabis is highly individualized.”

This makes standardizing CBD dosage for patients tricky as the distribution of cannabinoid receptors in each person’s body is different. There are also a variety of different delivery methods for CBD including CBD edibles, oil drops, and vape pens. While some people prefer taking their CBD in an oil tincture under the tongue before bed, others prefer vaping CBD vape juice. The main difference between the two is that when you ingest CBD it takes a couple of hours for the active compound to work. This is due to the long and arduous journey it needs to take through the stomach before it enters the bloodstream. When CBD is taken in vape form, it enters the bloodstream via the lungs and therefore takes effect potently and instantaneously.

PhenoPen contains 100% hemp extract along with high levels of the finest quality CBD, minor cannabinoids and terpenes. PhenoPen’s proprietary formula contains 59.7% CBD per 500mg cartridge and that equates to roughly 1mg of CBD per inhalation. For more information about how PhenoPen could help you with insomnia, check out our website, www.phenopen.com.

CBD And The Endocannabinoid System Work Together To Promote Wellbeing 

While studies are currently underway in Europe and North America – looking at the symbiotic relationship between cannabis compounds and the endocannabinoid system present in all humans – thousands of people already use the CBD compound to treat and manage a range of common ailments and conditions.

Many people have no idea what the endocannabinoid system or “ECS” is, or that every person (and mammal) has one. Having only been discovered fairly recently, the endocannabinoid system is responsible for the physical and psychological effects of compounds like CBD. These effects are processed by the body via what’s known as CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are encouraged by compounds found in cannabis and hemp (such as CBD, short for cannabidiol) and are thought to work to reduce pain from inflammation and to improve overall wellbeing.

CB receptors are located throughout many organs in the body including the brain, in bone marrow, the liver, and kidneys. These receptors are encouraged to a state of homeostasis or “perfect balance” by various compounds while acting as the chemical messengers of the ECS. There are two distinct types of cannabinoids; endogenous or exogenous. Endogenous refers to cannabinoids that originate within the body. Exogenous cannabinoids are those that come externally – from outside the body. Both types of cannabinoids are involved with daily functions such as memory, appetite, sleep, pain levels, and mood.

CBD is known to encourage these receptors to reach homeostasis and that goes some way to explaining why CBD-heavy strains give relief to so many people suffering from a variety of conditions. Appetite is controlled primarily by the ECS, while CB1 receptors play their own unique role in minimizing pain from nerve endings. At the same time, CB2 receptors play a more prominent role when it comes to the peripheral nervous system. It’s the CB2 receptors that are thought to be responsible for the reduction of inflammation in various different organs in the body.

It’s been known for some time that endocannabinoids are created by the body, with 2-AG and anandamide being the two main ones. While the brain is the place for 2-AG, other primary organs in the body are where the anadamide is located. These are both neurotransmitters that are produced “on-demand” by the body as and when needed. Enzymes called FAAH and MAGL break down these endocannabinoids soon after they’re released. When CBD and other cannabis compounds are introduced, the ECS is prompted into action as the body attempts to reach that state of ideal balance.

Due to the prohibition of cannabis and hemp for so many decades, not enough is known by scientists about precisely how CBD interacts with the ECS. It’s known that CBD doesn’t bind to the CB receptors in the same way that THC does, as some experts maintain that CBD works to prevent endocannabinoids from being broken down. Either way, many people around the world say that CBD helps them with inflammation, nausea, sleep issues and a host of other things.

There are also those who maintain the theory of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency or CECD. This condition is characterized by lower than average endocannabinoid levels which affect the ECS and can lead to issues with things that are governed by this system, such as sleep, mood, and appetite. Many conclude that this is the reason why some people suffer from conditions like unexplained body pain, IBS and ongoing headaches.

Either way one looks at it, the ECS in humans plays a prominent and vital role in regulating everyday functions. That’s the reason why lots more research into the properties of the cannabis plant is vital in this day and age. Many people around the world are turning towards therapeutic and alternative solutions to their ailments and away from prescription medications handed out by doctors. For many people, strong chemical drugs only make matters worse and that’s not to mention dependence and addiction to them. At the same time, CBD is natural, usually organically grown and offers gentle relief with little-to-no side effects.

If you’re interested in the benefits of CBD and how it could help you check out PhenoPen’s premium CBD vaping device. PhenoPen is the ultimate in therapeutic CBD treatment as it contains a potent 59.7% CBD per cartridge. This equates to roughly 1mg of CBD per inhalation for powerful and instant relief from a variety of conditions. For more information about PhenoPen visit our website: www.phenopen.com.

How CBD Could Transform Your Christmas

While some people suffer in silence, others take a more proactive approach when it comes to treating their ailment or condition. Whether it’s physical issues like pain or arthritis, or mental issues such as anxiety or panic attacks, prescription medications are always a path one can take. For those who prefer natural and non-addictive solutions, CBD could be the perfect gift for Christmas.

People around the world take CBD for a variety of different reasons. From arthritis and joint pain to anxiety and insomnia, CBD has risen to popularity in recent years, and there are some excellent reasons for that. More and more chronic pain sufferers and insomniacs are choosing CBD as their first port of call, in favor of addictive medications regularly prescribed by doctors such as OxyContin. The other great thing about CBD (short for cannabidiol) is that it carries almost no side-effects, is non-toxic, and also considered to be non-addictive. That’s a big deal for people who want to stay away from addictive prescription medications and to enjoy natural remedies instead.

How CBD Works

CBD differs from conventional cannabis in that it doesn’t contain any THC. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis and hemp associated with light-headed sensations and a feeling of being stoned or high. When CBD is isolated and extracted from cannabis and hemp and then taken in an oil tincture, vape pen, or edible, it helps to relieve symptoms of pain, anxiety, and insomnia for many people from different walks of life who swear by its efficacy.

CBD works by encouraging various bodily systems to function optimally. The human body is packed full of CB1 and CB2 receptors, located throughout the organs, constituting what’s known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). While CB1 receptors are in the brain, CB2 receptors are spread between organs in the body, and the system regulates daily functions like sleep, appetite, and mood to bring people to a state of homeostasis.

Choosing the Right CBD

With the wide variety of CBD products on the market today, one has to know how to select the most suitable CBD and delivery system for them. There are three main types of CBD extract: Broad-spectrum, Full-spectrum, and CBD Isolate. Broad-spectrum CBD contains terpenes and other minor cannabinoids (but contains THC less than 0.3%). Full-spectrum CBD contains terpenes and other minor cannabinoids (but also contains THC often higher than 0.3%). CBD isolate is pure CBD without terpenes or other cannabinoids in the mix at all.

Those who want to benefit from the full gamut of cannabinoids and terpenes will opt for CBD products that are broad or full-spectrum. Those wanting a pure CBD experience will usually choose CBD isolate. There are also a variety of delivery methods at your disposal, including CBD oils tinctures and edibles, CBD vape pens, and CBD topicals such as creams and balms. For immediate and potent effects, vaping CBD is recommended, while those wanting more of a “slow-release” CBD experience will usually go for ingestible CBD oils.

Which CBD This Christmas?

While the majority of CBD products contain the same active compounds, different delivery systems (not to mention dosage levels and CBD concentrations) result in different effects. For ex-smokers who vape or even people who just enjoy the flavor of hemp, vaping CBD is one of the best delivery systems for the reasons mentioned above. Christmas and the whole festive season is a great time for the family to get together and celebrate. However, Christmas is also a traditionally stressful time too; what with all the Christmas shopping, cleaning, and cooking to contend with. That’s why CBD is excellent for Christmas time and a perfect aid for the transition into the new year.

PhenoPen’s Premium Vape pen contains only 100% pure hemp extract, high potency CBD, cannabinoids and terpenes. Each 500mg PhenoPen cartridge contains 300mg of CBD, with 59.7% of CBD per unit. That equates to roughly 1mg of the finest CBD per puff. 

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Is Your CBD Isolate, Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum?

When it comes to the wonderful world of CBD, it can sound like people are talking a foreign language altogether. Words like cannabidiol, full-spectrum extract and CBD isolate mean a lot to some people while they mean little to others. However, for those entering the world of CBD for its numerous therapeutic qualities, there is some vital terminology to get one’s head around

CBD stands for cannabidiol – an active compound in cannabis and hemp associated with therapeutic applications for a variety of conditions and ailments. Unlike its big brother THC – which is the compound that gives the psychoactive or “heady” effects associated with conventional cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive, non-toxic and non-addictive. CBD also comes in a variety of different forms and delivery methods, depending on the reasons for its use, and is distinctly split into three main categories: Broad-spectrum, Full-spectrum, and Isolate. These three common forms of the CBD compound differ in effect and are used to make various CBD products including CBD oils, tinctures, vape liquids, and creams. 

Full-Spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD is the most popular extract for those wanting a well-rounded and full-bodied CBD experience. This is due to full-spectrum CBD containing other naturally occurring compounds from the plant, such as terpenes, essential oils, and other minor cannabinoids. Those who opt for full-spectrum CBD do so as they benefit from what’s called the “entourage effect.” This refers to the intricate and symbiotic relationship between the various elements of the cannabis and hemp plants and how they influence the endocannabinoid system (ECS) present in all humans. Researchers from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem, for example, found that test subjects who were given full-spectrum CBD under laboratory conditions enjoyed “higher levels of relief, compared to subjects administered with CBD isolate.” The same study also found that full-spectrum CBD offered stronger effects the higher the dosage.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

Broad-spectrum CBD comes somewhere in between full-spectrum and CBD isolate. The main difference here is that broad-spectrum CBD contains CBD, essential oils, terpenes, and other minor cannabinoids but has the THC removed. While full-spectrum CBD usually has low levels of THC (and other compounds such as THCA and THCV) for those wanting to ensure they don’t ingest THC at all, broad-spectrum is a good option. As mentioned already, THC is the main psychoactive compound in the plant and will also show up in a blood or urine test for drugs, which can present some people with issues. Athletes, those who work in law enforcement and others who get tested regularly for illegal substances will opt for broad-spectrum CBD (or CBD isolate) in order to avoid any problems. Broad-spectrum CBD users benefit less from the entourage effect than those who use full-spectrum CBD but in many cases, the difference in effects is minimal due to the mix of other cannabinoids and terpenes.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is the purest form of the compound and is made by extracting just the CBD in the plant and isolating it. All of the other minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are removed and only the CBD remains. CBD isolate always comes from hemp plants and not from cannabis, as it’s easier to extract and isolate just the CBD when it comes from hemp. CBD isolate is great for people who need potent doses of CBD and for those who are sensitive to THC. Those working in law enforcement and civil servants who get drug tested regularly will also usually favor CBD isolate over other CBD options as it won’t show up in testing. Isolate is also mainly the preferred choice for those new to CBD as well as those who want to stay on the right side of the law. It’s also a good idea to experiment with pure CBD isolate against broad or full-spectrum CBD to see what works best for you.

Choosing CBD

While some people want some THC in the mix, others prefer pure CBD for their ailment or condition. At the same time, there are those who want to benefit from the full spectrum of cannabinoids in their oil tincture or vape liquid. For now, clinical studies on the differences between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate are very thin on the ground and science is currently unclear about the many subtle nuances between cannabinoids. PhenoPen is a great choice for those wanting potent and instant relief from things like anxiety, pain, and insomnia. PhenoPen contains a proprietary blend of highly concentrated CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes, and is full-spectrum but contains THC less than 0.2%. Moreover, PhenoPen contains only pure 100% hemp extract as the carrier liquid and no PG, VG or MCT oils.

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Here’s What To Do If Vaping CBD Makes You Cough

People around the world and from a range of different walks of life vape CBD for a variety of reasons. While some vape CBD due to its potent effects, others do so because they require immediate relief from their symptoms

CBD has risen to popularity in recent years as people around the world turn in their droves towards natural, herbal remedies in favor of prescription medication solutions. While many people have been attending doctors’ offices for years, willingly taking whatever patented chemical pill the doctor suggests, some have grown wiser and are opting for natural solutions over drugs. CBD is one such natural solution, and it’s taking the world by storm for some very good reasons.

Why Vape CBD?

There are many different ways to take CBD as it comes in various forms and a variety of delivery methods. There’s full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate, and they all vary in some subtle ways. However, for the purposes of this discussion, many people prefer to vape CBD over other consumption methods such as CBD oil drops or edibles. This is because when CBD is ingested and needs to endure the long and treacherous path through the digestive system, it takes time for the compound to enter the bloodstream and take full effect. Aside from the fact that many people vape CBD as a way of giving up smoking cigarettes, it’s the preferred intake method for many but especially those wanting rapid and potent relief.

Why Can CBD Make You Cough?

CBD isn’t the culprit here when it comes to coughing when vaping. The majority of CBD vape liquids are full or broad-spectrum, and that means they contain other cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant. These terpenes can irritate the throat and lead to coughing and even choking in the worst cases. Another factor here is the fact that CBD, along with terpenes and suspended in a pure hemp liquid or food-grade carriers known as PG and VG, has a distinct flavor, and not everyone’s into it. CBD tastes nutty and earthy, and while it also has a sweetness to it, it can be considered something of an acquired taste. Those new to vaping CBD need to get used to the slight irritation on the throat and the interesting flavor in order to benefit from the therapeutic compound inside.

Minimizing Coughing From Vaping

One way to reduce coughing when vaping CBD is to choose pure hemp extract (such as PhenoPen) products that contain only hemp and no additives or other liquid carriers. MCT oil is also considered to be milder on the throat and lungs than PG and VG and is also a good choice for those sensitive to vaping or for CBD beginners. Choosing a clean, third-party lab-tested CBD vape liquid is the best thing to do. You’ll also need to ensure that your vape pen is fully charged and that the tank is filled with your chosen CBD liquid. Having a cold glass of water or a hot tea handy is also recommended as oftentimes irritation, and coughing is caused by a dry throat.

  • Choose pure hemp extract CBD liquid
  • Secondarily, opt for MCT instead of PG and VG Liquids
  • Vape only reputable, third-party tested CBD 
  • Keep a glass of water or a hot drink handy when vaping

Vaping Pure Hemp CBD Extract

One of the best ways to avoid throat irritation and coughing for some people is by choosing a vape juice that’s made from pure hemp extract. PhenoPen is a premium CBD vaping device that works well for some folks suffering from inflammation, pain, insomnia, and anxiety, among other conditions. Some people use PhenoPen CBD as part of a healthy lifestyle regime or just to enjoy their day feeling alert and calm or as a mood booster.PhenoPen contains a proprietary blend of CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes, crafted to target the endocannabinoid system in humans. Moreover, PhenoPen contains 59.7% CBD content and 300mg of CBD per 500mg cartridge. That translates to roughly 1mg of finest CBD per puff, and that’s a great way to monitor intake and control dosing.

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Why Comprehensive Third-Party Lab Test Results Are Vital For Vapers

When it comes to protecting one’s health, nothing can be more important than ensuring that the things you put into your body are safe. That’s the very reason why many people turn to vaping instead of smoking in the first place. However, due to vaping being an unregulated industry for the time being, one of the only safety nets vapers have is bonafide third-party lab results.

The last thing anyone wants is to be inhaling heavy metals, solvents, or nasty pesticides, and that’s one reason why those independent lab results are so vital. Any reputable company within the world of CBD will go to lengths to ensure their products are rigorously tested by objective, third-party labs who are approved and well-respected in the industry. Lab results are a vital part of the puzzle when buying CBD, and that’s down to the fact that the vaping industry is unregulated. Without going into too much detail here, there are no FDA standards for CBD in vape or nicotine vape liquids as they are still not approved products. That’s why the most reputable CBD (and nicotine) vape manufacturers send their products to approved labs for testing.

Controversial Vaping Reports

Recent news reports have been worrying for vapers, and even that’s an understatement. Uninformed reporting from certain mainstream media outlets made out that the numerous lung injuries from vaping reported applied to all vaping products. However, as it turns out, according to a recent announcement from the FDA, all of the cases of respiratory issues and tragic fatalities came from THC vape liquid and not from nicotine or CBD products. The culprit causing the lung issues, which affected more than a thousand people in one way or another, is thought to be a substance called “vitamin E acetate.” The FDA tested hundreds of THC-based E-liquids, and many of them contained this chemical, which is seemingly harmful to humans when vaporized.

Substantial Lab Tests

While traditional lab testing analyzes the carrier liquids in E-liquid, it also offers a cannabinoid profile where THC or CBD vapes are concerned. But, more importantly still, are the tests for pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, molds, fungi, and most importantly, vitamin E acetate. It’s also advisable to only purchase products from companies who test their materials on a batch-by-batch basis. It isn’t cheap for companies to do that, but the best ones in the industry do so to offer their customers extra peace of mind. Checking for microbiological contaminants batch-by-batch is certainly “best practice,” especially in the unregulated vaping environment of today.

Reading Results

Reading lab test results correctly is another vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to buying vaping products and especially CBD vape juices. The cannabinoid profile will inform you of the amounts and percentages of CBD, other cannabinoids, and terpenes in the plant that are in the sample. The tests confirming no heavy metals, pesticides, or solvents are in the mix are reasonably straight forward and are displayed in an easy to understand format on the official test documents. Usually, the word “pass” will be shown clearly in the results next to the heavy metals and other environmental contaminants that could have found their way into the product.

Vitamin E Acetate (Tocopherol) Testing

In light of the recent lung issues which spanned 25 states and affected both men and women of all ages, possibly the most vital lab test to look out for (and to insist on) is the one for Tocopherol – the technical term for vitamin E acetate. It costs extra for companies to commission this additional testing, and even though it’s thought to only apply to THC-based liquids, one should err on the side of caution in any event. More and more vape suppliers are having their products tested for vitamin E acetate, as they should, and customers should verify these results exist before purchasing vaping products online or from dispensaries.

Why Choose PhenoPen?

PhenoPen is a premium CBD vaping experience that’s great for people suffering from inflammation, pain, insomnia, and anxiety. It’s also good for people who want to remain calm in stressful situations, and for those wanting something natural than can help to improve their mood. PhenoPen’s sleek, high-quality vape pen contains a proprietary blend of CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes. But the special thing about PhenoPen is that there’s no PG, VG, or MCT carrier liquids in the mix, just 100% pure hemp extract. PhenoPen contains 59.7% CBD content and 300mg of CBD per 500mg cartridge. That translates to roughly 1mg of finest CBD per puff, and that’s handy when it comes to controlling the right CBD dose for you.

PhenoPen’s most recent batch of CBD has been rigorously tested by DB Labs in Las Vegas, and we’re pleased to confirm that our proprietary hemp extract vape contains no heavy metals, solvents, fungi or vitamin E acetate. You can view the full DB Labs results in a clear and concise format in PDF form at this link: DB labs – PhenoPen – Hemp Extract Test Results – 23.10.2019

How A Mindful CBD Morning Routine Can Enhance Your Day

Mindfulness and CBD are a match made in heaven as they complement each other in so many different ways. Instituting a regular mindful morning routine can undoubtedly enhance your day, and when you use CBD correctly together with it, you can transform your life.

Mindfulness is defined as being a “mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.” People who meditate use mindfulness techniques to switch off from daily stressors and to enhance their lives. For them, natural supplements and remedies are an obvious choice, and that’s where CBD enters the scene. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound in hemp used in the therapeutic treatment of conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, and pain.

CBD is also used by people who want to remain stress-free and to enjoy an overall sense of wellbeing. Many people around the world use CBD as part of a meditative lifestyle and even as a vital part of their daily relaxation regime.

Using CBD For Meditation

As already discussed, CBD and meditation are a natural union, and there are some reasons for this. Firstly, when CBD is vaped, it enters the bloodstream immediately, and that’s great when it comes to meditating. Taking a few puffs from an effective CBD vape pen is the perfect way to get yourself in the right frame of mind for some deep meditation. CBD relaxes body and mind and leaves many people in the perfect mood for some meaningful time to themselves. CBD also works great with guided meditations – whether audio or visual – and helps to make the meditation or mindfulness session that bit better.

Mindfulness With CBD

There’s no doubt that any focused morning or daily meditation is bound to put a person in the right frame of mind for the day ahead. However, some don’t suffer from any particular ailment or condition treated by CBD but enjoy the stress-free and relaxing sensation CBD offers in their daily lives. While CBD’s great for treating conditions such as arthritis, insomnia, and anxiety, it’s also used for overall healthfulness and a sense of general wellbeing. Those who use CBD for this purpose generally take lower amounts of CBD. It’s recommended to start slow and taper up, with 1-2mg of CBD being a good starting dose.

Trust Your Body

When it comes to using CBD specifically as part of a mindfulness or overall wellness regime, it’s essential to listen to your body and to monitor that feedback. As soon as you start using CBD and finding your sweet spot in terms of dosage, you’ll almost certainly feel more relaxed and in a calmer state of mind than usual. That’s why it’s vital to always listen to your body and to check you’re dosing correctly and the optimal time of day for you personally. Overall, just by having a few minutes in the morning to yourself, focusing on breathing and relaxing body and mind is enough to set anyone’s day up for success. CBD is a natural enhancer to that for thousands of folks around the world.

Choosing the Right CBD

PhenoPen’s proprietary blend of 100% pure hemp extract contains an unrivaled 59.7% of CBD per disposable capsule. That translates to roughly 1mg of CBD, other minor cannabinoids, and terpenes per puff. The difference with PhenoPen’s CBD is that it’s suspended in pure hemp extract and contains no PG, VG, or other chemically-based carrier liquids. CBD oil tinctures, softgels, and edibles are also a great addition to daily mindfulness, although they are harder to dose with precisely and can take up to 2 full hours for the effects to work their way through the system and be felt.

If you’re interested in premium quality vaping and the finest CBD in the world, you can get more information about the “PhenoPen Experience” on our website or check out our various product options.

Why Is CBD Content In Vape Liquid So Important?

Do you know how much CBD you’re getting per puff from when you vape? It depends on a number of factors, such as CBD concentration, the volume of inhalation and duration of the puff.  You need to know what you’re vaping if you want to get the dose just right.

CBD has risen to popularity in recent years and is the favored natural remedy for thousands of people, treating a variety of different ailments. While some people use CBD to deal with symptoms of anxiety, others use it to treat pain from inflammation and insomnia. The true therapeutic (and potentially medical) benefits of CBD are still a bit of a mystery as researchers slowly reveal its application for treating many more conditions, including severe and chronic ones.

CBD Concentration Explained

When purchasing CBD oil tinctures, vape juices or edibles, each product (bottle) contains different amounts of CBD in terms of concentration, often referred to as ‘CBD percentage.’ CBD percentage is one of the most vital pieces of the puzzle when it comes to buying the right CBD – whether online or from a retail outlet. There’s overall CBD content which is the total number of milligrams contained in the product. Then, there’s the CBD concentration as a percentage and also the amount of CBD per ‘dose.’

  • CBD Concentration (%) – It’s possible to tell how much CBD there is inside a CBD oil tincture or vape liquid by the percentage. Taking PhenoPen as an example, the products contain approximately 59.7% of CBD per cartridge. That means that the other 40% is comprised of other minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and pure hemp extract in this case.
  • Overall CBD Content (mg) – The overall CBD content in a product you purchase is one of the main things to look out for. Whether it’s CBD Vape Liquid or Oil Tinctures, the total amount of CBD in milligrams (mg) should be displayed prominently on the label of the product or on the website.  With PhenoPen, there’s a potent 300mg overall CBD content per vape cartridge.
  • CBD Per Dose – Without getting caught up or confused by the terminology here, this refers to the dose (amount) of CBD per capsule, per dropper or per puff, depending on whether it’s a CBD Oil Tincture or CBD Vape Juice. There are roughly 300 puffs per PhenoPen cartridge so that means approximately 1mg of CBD per puff.

The Right CBD Concentration

It’s not really possible to define the right CBD concentration as it differs from person to person, on the condition being treated, and a number of other factors. The key is to find the right CBD concentration for yourself and once that’s achieved you can enjoy the full benefits of CBD in the most effective way possible. There a number of factors to take into account when it comes to finding the perfect CBD concentration and these include other factors such as the volume of inhalation, length of puffs, and lung capacity. Based on these factors (and others) one can expect anywhere between 1-3mg of CBD per puff on a premium vaping device (or vape liquid). The more commercial, everyday brands usually come in at less than 0.3mg of CBD per puff.

  • Choosing CBD Vape Liquid – The first step in this process is purchasing CBD Vape Liquid (or pre-filled cartridge/pod systems) with a reasonable CBD concentration inside. As a rough rule of thumb, CBD Vape Liquid is generally sold in 30ml bottles and comes in concentrations ranging from 250mg-1500mg CBD. Beginners are advised to start with lower concentrations, titrating upwards to find their sweet spot. More advanced CBD users will opt for higher concentrations in their vape, in order to achieve more potent effects.
  • Titrating With CBD – While dosing refers to the precise amount of the active compound taken, titration refers to finding the right dose that works to relieve symptoms. When it comes to vaping CBD, titrating to the correct level is fairly straightforward and doesn’t need to take more than just a few days. One simply takes a puff or two of their CBD and then waits for a few minutes to see if it’s worked or if additional puffs are required. As CBD enters the lungs when vaped and therefore makes its way into the bloodstream rapidly, its effects are felt almost instantly and peak within just a few minutes.
  • Dose Accordingly – For anxiety sufferers, life can be treacherous on a daily basis, but that doesn’t mean the anxiety remains constant or at the same levels. As with any ailment or condition, sometimes the anxiety is worse and sometimes it’s not as bad. The exact same principle applies to insomniacs, people suffering from inflammation and those wanting relief from general aches and pains. If the anxiety isn’t so rampant, perhaps just three puffs from the vape pen will suffice. On a bad day, that number may increase to six or seven, and that’s the beauty of vaping taking CBD in vape form.

Why Vape CBD?

In terms of bioavailability, vaping CBD is the most efficient and most effective way of taking the natural plant compound into the system. Bioavailability refers to the amount of active ingredients absorbed into the body, and CBD vape is thought to deliver the most substantial amount, and more than when taken orally in tinctures or edibles. As it stands, upwards of 56% of the active compound enters the system when vaped, as opposed to lower percentages when CBD is ingested. That translates to up to 5 times the amount of CBD when vaped over other delivery methods.

You need to be careful when it comes to buying the right CBD vape product to meet your needs. For example, say you purchase a 30ml bottle of 1000mg CBD concentration vape liquid; that equates to roughly 33mg of CBD per 1ml of vape juice. That is very much on the mild side, and a significant number of puffs would be required by most people to feel any effects. For those seeking more potent relief from their symptoms, there are numerous disposable CBD vape cartridges on the market. Many of these contain 1ml of vape liquid and 250mg of CBD; that equates to 250mg of CBD per 1ml and is significantly stronger than the previous example.

Why Vape PhenoPen?

Having explained more in detail about the importance of CBD concentrations in vape juice, we want to tell you why PhenoPen is a great choice. For those needing fast and effective relief from conditions like anxiety, insomnia, and inflammation, PhenoPen is a natural choice. As well as containing only 100% Pure Hemp Extract as the carrier liquid, PhenoPen’s proprietary cartridges contain an unprecedented 300mg of CBD per 0.5ml. Apart from the Pure Hemp Extract and high CBD content (59.7%), PhenoPen contains other minor cannabinoids and terpenes from hemp plants. With PhenoPen, you get approximately 1mg of CBD per puff, and that makes it simple and straightforward to titrate with.

If you’re interested in a premium CBD vape experience and are looking for powerful and long-lasting effects, it’s well worth checking out the PhenoPen. PhenoPen also represents amazing value for money as one cartridge equates to roughly one ounce (28g) of extracted CBD flowers.

What Are The Advantages Of Vaping Pure Hemp Extract?

When it comes to taking CBD, there’s a range of different options to choose from. For those who need immediate and potent relief for their symptoms, vaping CBD is the most highly recommended method.

While vaping was invented around a decade ago as a smoking cessation device for those wanting to give up smoking tobacco, these days people also use vaporizers to take CBD in a highly effective way. Having been one of the most successful smoking cessation methods to date, vaping soon became the favored choice for people interested in taking hemp and cannabis extracts such as THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis associated with “getting high.” CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis and hemp which doesn’t make you high but does offer numerous therapeutic benefits.

Why Use CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many compounds in the hemp plant that was isolated for the first time in the 1960s by scientists in Israel. CBD is non-psychoactive, non-toxic and non-addictive and can be taken as an ‘isolate’ or as part of a full-spectrum formulation. Some people suffering from conditions such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, and anxiety enjoy substantial relief from CBD when taken in the right amount and dosage. CBD can be used as a safe and natural alternative to pharmaceutical medications or simply as a daily wellness supplement. The great thing about CBD is that it offers no disorienting sensations and leaves both body and mind feeling relaxed and calm.

Bear in mind that not all CBD is equal and you need to know which type to choose before you buy.

  • Broad Spectrum CBD: This is CBD extract which contains terpenes and other cannabinoids (with THC less than 0.3%)
  • Full Spectrum CBD: This is CBD extract which contains terpenes and cannabinoids (with THC sometimes higher than 0.3%)
  • CBD Isolate: This is 100% pure CBD with no added cannabinoids or terpenes

Vaping CBD Vs. CBD Edibles

CBD vape juice and edibles like gummies and CBD oil tinctures both contain the same active compounds. However, due to the different delivery systems, they affect the body in different ways. When CBD is taken orally – whether sublingually or via the stomach – it takes 2-3 hours for the compounds to enter the bloodstream and start taking effect. When CBD is vaped in vape juice or CBD flowers, it enters the bloodstream via the lungs and that means the effects are felt almost instantaneously. Those seeking an ongoing, slow-release of CBD may opt for edible options, while people needing immediate relief will usually benefit more from vaping CBD.

There are three main advantages of vaping CBD.

  • Immediate Effects: When CBD is vaped via the lungs it enters the system almost instantaneously and peaks within around 15 minutes
  • Controllable Dosing: It’s far easier to control and regulate ones’ dosing when it comes to CBD simply by vaping. That way you can take just the right amount of the compound without having to second guess the dose or wait two hours for it to kick in
  • Cost-Effective: Many people save their hard-earned money when they vape CBD. That’s because when CBD is vaped it offers the highest bioavailability possible for the compound in the system.

Why Vape CBD?

Vaping CBD is one of the best ways to introduce natural compounds from hemp into the system rapidly. CBD can be taken in a number of different ways including orally via CBD oil tinctures, in edibles such as CBD gummies and CBD topicals including creams and balms. Various CBD vape juices on the market today contain CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes, blended with chemical-based carrier liquids called VG (Vegetable Glycerin) and PG (Propylene Glycol). And while vaping has seen some controversy in the media recently, and is still unapproved by the FDA, it is generally considered to be safer than smoking tobacco.

There are three main categories of CBD vape juice on the market these days.

  • CBD Vape Juice with PG/VG: This is CBD vape juice containing CBD and terpenes and a mixture of PG and VG (chemical-based carriers)
  • CBD Vape Juice With MCT: This is CBD vape juice containing CBD and terpenes inside a suspension of MCT oil (Medium-Chain Triglycerides)
  • CBD Vape Juice With Pure Hemp: This is CBD vape juice containing CBD and terpenes inside a pure hemp extract suspension (Such as the PhenoPen’s CBD Vape Pen)

Why Choose Pure Hemp Extract CBD?

While PG, VG and MCT oils are all approved as food-grade ingredients by the FDA, they are not approved for vaping. That means that no one really knows the long-term effect that vaping these oils has on the lungs (or other organs in the body). For that reason, there’s the option of choosing CBD vape juice which comes inside pure hemp extract as the liquid carrier and contains zero PG, VG or MCTs. PhenoPen uses a proprietary blend of carefully crafted cannabinoids including a potent CBD concentration of 59.7%. The thing that makes PhenoPen different from other similar products on the market though is the specially-extracted hemp extract used to carry the compounds.

There are three primary reasons why choosing pure hemp extract CBD is a good idea.

  • Vaping pure hemp extract (with CBD) means there’s no PG, VG, MCT or other chemical additives in the mix
  • Pure hemp extract has a delicious, nutty, earthy aroma and taste
  • You benefit from the full-spectrum of hemp extract when your vape juice is pure

What to Look Out For When Buying CBD

The good news is that CBD is considered to be non-toxic, non-addictive, non-psychoactive and generally safe and well-tolerated by most people. With that said, there are some things to look out for when it comes to buying CBD (especially online). While the majority of CBD on the market is safe – usually as long as it’s made in the USA or Europe – you need to double-check a few things before you buy.

Here’s what to look out for when buying CBD

  • Reputable Vendors: Possibly one of the most important things is to make sure you buy your CBD from w reputable vendor whose reputation proceeds them. You can check this by reading verified customer reviews and getting a feel for the vendor
  • Third-Party Lab Results: Any reputable CBD vendor worth their salt will send all of their CBD (and other vape additives) for rigorous testing by an approved, third-party lab facility. These should be available in a transparent way on the vendor’s website.
  • Pure Hemp: As previously mentioned, and in light of the current controversy surrounding some vaping products on the market, it’s well worth going for full peace of mind and opting for a CBD vape product that contains only pure hemp and nothing else.

What Are The Advantages Of Vaping Pure Hemp Extract?

When it comes to taking CBD, there’s a range of different options to choose from. For those who need immediate and potent relief for their symptoms, vaping CBD is the most highly recommended method.

While vaping was invented around a decade ago as a smoking cessation device for those wanting to give up smoking tobacco, these days people also use vaporizers to take CBD in a highly effective way. Having been one of the most successful smoking cessation methods to date, vaping soon became the favored choice for people interested in taking hemp and cannabis extracts such as THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis associated with “getting high.” CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis and hemp which doesn’t make you high but does offer numerous therapeutic benefits.

Why Use CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many compounds in the hemp plant that was isolated for the first time in the 1960s by scientists in Israel. CBD is non-psychoactive, non-toxic and non-addictive and can be taken as an ‘isolate’ or as part of a full-spectrum formulation. Some people suffering from conditions such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, and anxiety enjoy substantial relief from CBD when taken in the right amount and dosage. CBD can be used as a safe and natural alternative to pharmaceutical medications or simply as a daily wellness supplement. The great thing about CBD is that it offers no disorienting sensations and leaves both body and mind feeling relaxed and calm.

Bear in mind that not all CBD is equal and you need to know which type to choose before you buy.

  • Broad Spectrum CBD: This is CBD extract which contains terpenes and other cannabinoids (with THC less than 0.3%)
  • Full Spectrum CBD: This is CBD extract which contains terpenes and cannabinoids (with THC sometimes higher than 0.3%)
  • CBD Isolate: This is 100% pure CBD with no added cannabinoids or terpenes

Vaping CBD Vs. CBD Edibles

CBD vape juice and edibles like gummies and CBD oil tinctures both contain the same active compounds. However, due to the different delivery systems, they affect the body in different ways. When CBD is taken orally – whether sublingually or via the stomach – it takes 2-3 hours for the compounds to enter the bloodstream and start taking effect. When CBD is vaped in vape juice or CBD flowers, it enters the bloodstream via the lungs and that means the effects are felt almost instantaneously. Those seeking an ongoing, slow-release of CBD may opt for edible options, while people needing immediate relief will usually benefit more from vaping CBD.

There are three main advantages of vaping CBD.

  • Immediate Effects: When CBD is vaped via the lungs it enters the system almost instantaneously and peaks within around 15 minutes
  • Controllable Dosing: It’s far easier to control and regulate ones’ dosing when it comes to CBD simply by vaping. That way you can take just the right amount of the compound without having to second guess the dose or wait two hours for it to kick in
  • Cost-Effective: Many people save their hard-earned money when they vape CBD. That’s because when CBD is vaped it offers the highest bioavailability possible for the compound in the system.

Why Vape CBD?

Vaping CBD is one of the best ways to introduce natural compounds from hemp into the system rapidly. CBD can be taken in a number of different ways including orally via CBD oil tinctures, in edibles such as CBD gummies and CBD topicals including creams and balms. Various CBD vape juices on the market today contain CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes, blended with chemical-based carrier liquids called VG (Vegetable Glycerin) and PG (Propylene Glycol). And while vaping has seen some controversy in the media recently, and is still unapproved by the FDA, it is generally considered to be safer than smoking tobacco.

There are three main categories of CBD vape juice on the market these days.

  • CBD Vape Juice with PG/VG: This is CBD vape juice containing CBD and terpenes and a mixture of PG and VG (chemical-based carriers)
  • CBD Vape Juice With MCT: This is CBD vape juice containing CBD and terpenes inside a suspension of MCT oil (Medium-Chain Triglycerides)
  • CBD Vape Juice With Pure Hemp: This is CBD vape juice containing CBD and terpenes inside a pure hemp extract suspension (Such as the PhenoPen’s CBD Vape Pen)

Why Choose Pure Hemp Extract CBD?

While PG, VG and MCT oils are all approved as food-grade ingredients by the FDA, they are not approved for vaping. That means that no one really knows the long-term effect that vaping these oils has on the lungs (or other organs in the body). For that reason, there’s the option of choosing CBD vape juice which comes inside pure hemp extract as the liquid carrier and contains zero PG, VG or MCTs. PhenoPen uses a proprietary blend of carefully crafted cannabinoids including a potent CBD concentration of 59.7%. The thing that makes PhenoPen different from other similar products on the market though is the specially-extracted hemp extract used to carry the compounds.

There are three primary reasons why choosing pure hemp extract CBD is a good idea.

  • Vaping pure hemp extract (with CBD) means there’s no PG, VG, MCT or other chemical additives in the mix
  • Pure hemp extract has a delicious, nutty, earthy aroma and taste
  • You benefit from the full-spectrum of hemp extract when your vape juice is pure

What to Look Out For When Buying CBD

The good news is that CBD is considered to be non-toxic, non-addictive, non-psychoactive and generally safe and well-tolerated by most people. With that said, there are some things to look out for when it comes to buying CBD (especially online). While the majority of CBD on the market is safe – usually as long as it’s made in the USA or Europe – you need to double-check a few things before you buy.

Here’s what to look out for when buying CBD

  • Reputable Vendors: Possibly one of the most important things is to make sure you buy your CBD from w reputable vendor whose reputation proceeds them. You can check this by reading verified customer reviews and getting a feel for the vendor
  • Third-Party Lab Results: Any reputable CBD vendor worth their salt will send all of their CBD (and other vape additives) for rigorous testing by an approved, third-party lab facility. These should be available in a transparent way on the vendor’s website.
  • Pure Hemp: As previously mentioned, and in light of the current controversy surrounding some vaping products on the market, it’s well worth going for full peace of mind and opting for a CBD vape product that contains only pure hemp and nothing else.

 

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