Anxiety affects us all at some point in our lives.
Most of the time, it appears at the least convenient time—during a presentation, during social situations, or rush hour traffic.
But for some people, anxiety is a constant thing feeling they have to battle all day, every day.
It’s the thought process you can’t get out of your head when analyzing a thousand scenarios that may never happen or the feeling of doom that follows you around when everything seems to be going too well in your life.
It’s hard to break free from both the physical and psychological effects of anxiety, especially if you’re new to it all and don’t have a good understanding of it.
You can do a variety of things to minimize the amount of stress and anxiety you experience during the day, like positive affirmations, meditation, and exercise, along with many other tactics.
But have you thought about CBD vape pens?
They’re incredibly useful because they go to work extremely fast when you’re right in the middle of a panic attack and feel like your body may shut down. Vape pens can eliminate anxiety in a matter of minutes because the CBD is inhaled and enters the bloodstream through the lungs.
It’s not like other ingestible forms of CBD that have to pass through the digestive system and lose most of its CBD content.
Let’s further discuss how you can use a CBD vape pen to say goodbye to anxiety.
How Does it Work in the Body?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, and this compound interacts naturally with your endocannabinoid system. Our endocannabinoid system is responsible for some of the body's significant functions, such as digestion, sleep, pain, mood, and much more. It works as a signaling system between the cannabinoids from the CBD and the receptors that also play a part in maintaining balance in the body.
When anxiety hits and you take a pull from your vape pen, the cannabinoids respond with the necessary receptors to restore homeostasis.
CBD Vape Pen Options
There are two basic types of vape pens to choose from: a disposable vape pen or a vape kit.
The disposable option is suggested for those just starting out with CBD because it’s low maintenance and convenient.
When shopping for a CBD vape pen, be sure to pay attention to the CBD and THC content. If you want to use this for anxiety, any THC content could backfire and cause an increase in anxiety symptoms.
When you shop for hemp-based vape pens you don’t have to worry about anything more than 0.3% THC. This is a very small amount and is only there to provide enhanced effects for the entourage effect to occur.
This is when all of the different cannabinoids are able to work synergistically to provide a deeper level of results for you.
People love disposable vape pens because they’re ready to go out of the box, and you toss it when you’re done.
The vape kit option consists of a refillable vape pen and your choice of vape juice. Some people don’t like the fact they have to refill the pen because it can get messy, but it’s up to personal preference.
How To Know If You Could Use a Vape Pen for Anxiety
There are many signs and symptoms of anxiety to be aware of, but most people experience the following.
- Feelings of impending doom
- Increased heart rate
- Sweaty palms
- Pins and needles sensations on different parts of the body
- Tightness in chest
- Trouble breathing
If you experience any of the symptoms above, make sure to pay attention to what triggers these feelings. When you’re aware of your triggers, you can have a better handle on the situation.
Shopping for a Vape Pen
You have to use a little care and caution when shopping for a CBD vape pen because many unknown companies out there use low-quality ingredients.
You may think low-quality ingredients are no big deal, but they’re a huge deal because they can harm your health. One of the main components to look out for is vitamin E acetate. It’s a synthetic form of vitamin E and not safe for inhalation.
You can check to see if a pen has this by looking at the third-party lab result. If you can’t find this for a particular product, steer clear from that one and find a more reputable source. Any reputable company will make it easy to find third-party lab results. They’ll either be right on the product page or another dedicated area of the website.
Also, look for companies using organically-sourced hemp. This is important because you want to avoid chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, etc.
Once again, this can be found on the certificate of analysis (from the third-party testing).
Anxiety can ruin your life if you let it. There are many ways to get a leg-up on anxiety, and CBD vapes are one of many ways.
If you combine vapes with other methods like exercise and meditation, you’ll be good to go!