Slim as a pen, discreet in use and tasteful, not only in appearance: we are talking about CBD vape pens. For some time now, these products have been the talk of the town - literally. And yet, not everyone knows what they are, how they work, or what they can be used for in the first place.
What are vape pens?
The word vape pen is made up of the two parts vape and pen. Vape is the simple abbreviation for the word "vaporizer", also often referred to as vaporizer in German. Pen is the English word for pen, referring to the exterior of the products. A vape pen is similar in shape and size to an ordinary ballpoint pen, and consists of a battery and a filled cartridge. These two parts are joined together, and then the liquid inside the cartridge can be vaporized and inhaled.
How do CBD vape pens work?
A CBD vape pen is comparable in effect to all other CBD smoking products: The contained CBD can have a relaxing effect, support with sleep problems or be beneficial for the general well-being. How exactly it affects consumers, however, varies from person to person and depending on the dosage.
What is in a CBD vape pen?
In most cases, the cartridges of CBD vape pens contain a CBD isolate that is dissolved in a carrier liquid, i.e. the vaporizer liquid. Thus, it is possible to vaporize the active ingredient with the help of the vape pens. As a rule, the usual 0.5 ml cartridges contain between 100 - 600 mg of pure CBD. And not only cannabidiol can be present in these vapes: other cannabinoids such as CBN (cannabinol) or CBG (cannabigerol) can also be among the ingredients and have similar sleep-inducing, relaxing and also antispasmodic effects. However, the cannabinoids do not play the main role in the taste sensation after consumption - the keyword is terpenes.
What are terpenes?
The smell and taste of a plant is mainly composed of terpenes. Some terpenes, such as pinene, are familiar to anyone who has ever taken a walk through a coniferous forest. The air smells resinous, and many already feel a pleasant relaxation of body and soul. The situation is different with the terpene limonene, the smell and taste of which, as the name suggests, forms the main odorants of limes, lemons, oranges and other citrus fruits and can have a mood-lifting and stimulating effect. For this reason, the terpenes contained in CBD liquid are an important ingredient and coordinator when it comes to the effects of various products. Thus, a vape pen with high pinene or linalool content can be helpful for a restful sleep, whereas products with high limonene content can provide general well-being and contribute to a sunny disposition during the day.
The vape pens from vaay
CBD vape pens from vaay are available in four varieties, Blueberry Kush, Super Lemon Haze, Full Moon, and Royal Gorilla. Each of these varieties has its own terpene profile and between 202-228mg of CBD. All strains, except Full Moon, are modeled after the respective cannabis strains and therefore have a very similar smell and taste.
Blueberry Kush exudes a scent of sweet berries and lemon with a slight earthy note. The main terpenes in this strain are myrcene and linalool. Myrcene is responsible for the spicy, tart smell, while linalool adds a more sweet, berry undertone that gave the strain its name. Both terpenes can provide a calming and stress-reducing effect - calm down in stressful situations.
Royal Gorilla has the typical spicy, skunky smell that is very popular among cannabis lovers. This intense scent is characterized by the terpene caryophyllene, which is said to have an anti-inflammatory and stomach-calming effect. The also contained limonene, with its mood-lifting properties, adds a slightly fruity note to the whole - a classic all-rounder.
Super Lemon Haze
Super Lemon Haze comes unsurprisingly with a very lemony-spicy bouquet. Lime is accordingly very dominant in this variety and is underlined by the spicy aftertaste of the contained caryophyllene. The fresh, sour taste can definitely have a mood-lifting effect - just like the motto "sour makes you happy".
The Full Moon variety is something special again: It not only has CBD and a relaxing terpene profile, but also CBN, which has a slightly sedating effect. The terpenes citronellol and linalool create a flowery smell that strongly reminds of roses and lavender, which can have a calming and sleep-inducing effect. Therefore, this cartridge can be a useful helper especially in case of sleep problems - a fragrant good night ritual.
Full Power (Battery)
To round out the vape experience, the batteries are also something special: instead of just being able to turn the device on and off, you can also change the temperature at which the CBD liquid is vaporized by pressing the button three times. So if the vapor or flavor isn't intense enough for you, you can choose between the Low, Medium, and High temperature settings to find your personal optimum.
In addition, Full Power is a rechargeable battery that can be recharged and used again and again via USB connection. - all it takes is a new cartridge.
Is a CBD vape pen worth it?
In the end, you always ask yourself the question: What do I need a CBD vape pen for? Of course, there is no blanket answer to this. For some, it's a helpful foreman for a restful sleep, for others it's the little push and motivation to tackle new tasks - even being able to sleep during a "full moon" or strolling through the "super lemon fog" during the day in a good mood. Many people have little everyday helpers, like the cigarette to get down or the coffee to wake up, so why not a CBD vape pen, which can have similar effects depending on the strain? They don't contain nicotine or caffeine, and yet it's the terpenes that can play a crucial role in everyday optimization. So, in mankind's eternal quest for relaxation and good mood, CBD vape pens could play a not-insignificant role - very discreet and usable almost everywhere.