Vaping is among the most preferred methods of consuming CBD because of its fast-acting effectiveness and relaxing, calming benefits. Vaping also enjoys more or less the same level of popularity as CBD. If you’re considering adding CBD vapes to your wellness routine, you need as much information as possible about the various vaporizer options available on the market.
At Koi CBD, we understand how crucial finding the right vaping pen is. That’s why we have a wide range of vape pens in our collection to suit your preference and CBD needs.
What is a CBD Vape Pen?
A vape pen is a compact device comprising a power source that heats a vape tank or cartridge containing CBD to produce vapor. CBD vape pens come in various formulations and types to suit different needs. But they’re all equipped with a rechargeable or pre-charged battery. The device tends to have a cylindrical shape that looks like a pen, hence the name. But it’s not uncommon to find vape pens in rectangular and oval shapes as well.
CBD vape pens have evolved during their short existence, now offering larger battery capacities with longer running times. They allow you to enjoy CBD longer when you are away from a power source. For some CBD vape pens, you can also swap the atomizers or cartridges, allowing you to enjoy various hemp products and cannabinoids, including THC-O, THC-P, HHC, and Delta-8.
Parts of a Vape Pen
Vape pens are made of different parts that come together to make them functional units. The exact parts may vary depending on the type of vape pen, but the main components include:
- Mouthpiece – The mouthpiece sits at the top of the vape pen. It’s where you inhale CBD-filled vapor clouds from. The material used to make the mouthpiece varies depending on the vape pen you purchase, but commonly used materials include plastic, glass, and silicone.
- Cartridge or tank – The cartridge or tank holds your CBD vape oil or your preferred cannabinoid vape juice. The two terms are often used interchangeably but are different parts of a vape pen. The cartridge is pre-filled with CBD vape oil or any other cannabinoid vape liquid of your choice. It helps eliminate messy refills. Tanks, on the other hand, are refillable. You need to purchase the CBD vape oil separately. Tanks are better suited for seasoned vapers that know how to refill the tank and minimize overfills.
- Atomizer – The atomizer is located inside the cartridge or the tank. It is responsible for generating the heat needed to produce vapor for inhalation. The atomizer is usually encased in ceramic or steel housing to protect it. The atomizer can be made from various materials, including quartz or ceramic. Each material offers unique benefits and advantages, making it a more ideal option.
- Battery – The battery provides power to the atomizer to generate heat. Most vape pens have lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged via a USB cable or compatible power options.
Some vape pens will also include a power button, while others don’t and have a sensor instead that automatically turns the device on once it detects you inhaling. Both options are relatively easy to use, but vape pens with a draw sensor are recommended for beginners.
How Does A Vape Pen Work?
The functioning of a vape pen is relatively simple. It uses the five main components of the vape pen.
The process starts with the CBD vape oil held in the cartridge or the pen tank. Once you press the button or draw from the mouthpiece, the battery activates the atomizer, which heats the vapor that you inhale from the mouthpiece.
There are different methods of heating depending on the technology of your current vape pen:
- Convection method: This heating method has the vaping material in direct contact with the atomizer or heating element. The hot air swirls around the CBD vape juice.
- Induction method: Although not as popular, the induction method has the heat pass through the magnetic fields. There is a growing number of vape pens using the technology; hence it’s worth mentioning.
- Conduction method: It is similar to the convection method. But in this case, the CBD vape juice chamber is not in direct contact with the atomizer.
Each heating method has its benefits, which you should consider when buying a vape pen. Some methods have better heat control than others, while others allow for a faster ramp-up of the device. You may prefer better temperature control while others prefer faster ramp-up time.
Benefits of Vape Pens
Vaping is a popular method because it comes with many perks. CBD vape pens compound these benefits, which include:
It delivers rapid effects
One of the challenges facing CBD users is finding methods that deliver CBD directly into the bloodstream quickly. Vaping solves this problem effectively. When vaping, CBD-filled clouds of vapor are delivered into the lungs, which have a rich supply of blood capillaries. Then, the CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, and the effects kick in almost instantly.
Because vaping allows CBD to bypass digestion and filters like the liver, a higher amount of CBD makes it to the bloodstream. With a high bioavailability, you can get more intense effects while using less CBD.
Easier to dose
Some who find it hard to determine how much CBD to take will find some relief with vaping. CBD vapes come with a pre-determined concentration of CBD. Additionally, because the results kick in quickly, you can also determine how much CBD you should vape by assessing the effects after every puff. You can take another puff if you’re not feeling the effects as strongly as you'd like. It's a more practical approach to determining how much CBD you should take.
A better alternative to smoking
Smoking has been associated with a slew of health problems because of the by-products it produces. Vaping, on the other hand, avoids the negativities of involving combustion and instead heats the material slightly under the combustion temperature. This allows the heat to extract the active ingredients without producing any combustion-related by-products. As such, vaping has been considered a more favorable alternative to smoking.
Vaping is also more discreet because, unlike smoking, the vapor doesn’t have much of an odor and dissipates quickly, so other people can’t know what you’re vaping.
Compact and portable
Vape pens are compact and portable. They are perfect for CBD users on the go, whether constantly traveling or simply regularly out of the house. The pens and vape liquid are easy to carry, and because the battery can last for many sessions before you need to recharge, you can carry various vape pens with you and not worry about running out of charge or missing your CBD routine.
Types of CBD Vape Pens
CBD vape pens come in a range of styles. We prefer disposables because they’re ready to go out of the box, don’t require any additional equipment, and are easy for anyone to use.
Disposable vape pens
Disposable vapes have become an increasingly popular choice over the last year. They are just as the name dictates – vape pens that you can dispose of after use. They are practical devices, perfect for on-the-go use and new vapers. They have a straightforward design that removes all the daunting buttons and components that come with more advanced vape devices.
Besides keeping the functions and operations of the device basic, disposable pens also rarely need to be recharged and don’t require any CBD vape juice refilling. The latter proves challenging to some vapers because of the small equipment and refilling port on the tank or cartridge.
Most first-time vapers get the hang of using disposable vapes within the first few tries. Hence this reason why this type of CBD vape pen has become so popular.
Benefits of Disposable Vape Pens
Disposable vapes offer many advantages over conventional vapes, including:
Disposable vapes are affordable and come ready to use out of the package. You don’t have to worry about purchasing the hardware and the vape juice separately. The disposable vape comes pre-filled with your selected type of vape juice and is fully charged.
Ready to use
Disposable vapes don’t require any setup. Most devices don’t require the use of any buttons, so you don’t have to worry about settings. Instead, just pull the device out of its packaging, and it’s ready to go as soon as you draw from the mouthpiece.
High-end vaporizers require some TLC occasionally. They need to be cleaned, and some parts require replacement. These factors can interfere with your vaping experience, especially when you don’t know when you should clean the device or replace the worn-out parts. Disposable vapes don’t require any of these steps. The devices are built into one solid unit, so you don’t have to worry about taking them apart.
The vapes are user-friendly, even if you’re completely new to vaping. They have the right features to deliver the best vaping experience with the least demands or requirements.
Because disposable vapes have everything you need to enjoy your CBD vape session, they are easier to carry around. They are also compact and portable. So, when going for long trips, you can bring multiple disposable vapes, and they won’t take up much space in your luggage.
Our range of disposable vapes comes in a variety of CBD formulations. We also have disposable vapes with other types of cannabinoids, including CBN and CBG. We make it possible for vapers to find their favorite cannabinoid in their preferred strength with our wide range of disposable vape pens.
Refillable CBD Vape Pens
Refillable CBD vape pens like the Koi Stik are a more advanced option than disposable vape pens. Unlike pre-filled disposables, refillable vape pens come with a refillable tank (like Koi Pods) connected to a rechargeable battery.
They still sport the same simple pen-style design that makes using vape pens discreet and portable. With refillable vape pens, you have more control over the type of CBD vape juice you want to vape. You can also use the pen with various kinds of vape juices.
Some refillable vape pens are relatively easy to use, while others feature high-end features like variable wattage and voltage that you must toggle to get the best vaping experience.
Benefits of refillable vape pens
Although refillable vape pens might carry some added responsibilities, they also present you with numerous benefits.
A wider range of CBD vape options
With a refillable CBD vape pen, you're not limited to the CBD vape juice that comes with the pen. You can choose from our wide range of CBD vape juices and vape oils. This makes refillable pens ideal for those with an adventurous approach who like changing their preferences frequently.
More flavor variety
Refillable CBD vapes offer more flavor variety than pre-filled devices because they give you the freedom to choose from different juices and even blend in other types of vape juices to meet your personal preferences.
Superior build quality
Disposable vapes are designed to last for short periods, while refillable options are designed to last much longer. If you’re looking for a device that will deliver a better vaping experience and last longer before you have to replace it, refillable vape pods are a better option. Refillable vapes are ideal for CBD enthusiasts who are more particular about their CBD vaping experience.
How to Pick the Right CBD Vape Pen
The perfect CBD vaping experience starts with choosing the right vape pen. Unfortunately, this is not a one-size-fits-all. You have to carefully consider your options and find the best CBD vape pen for you. Here are a few suggestions that will help you make the right choice:
CBD vape pens are designed to vape liquids. And while CBD vape juice might be at the top of the list, we have various other cannabinoid formulations, like some that include CBG for better focus and CBN to promote more restful sleep.
The next consideration is the heating technology on the vape pen. There are three types of heating methods: convection, conduction, and induction. Each offers unique benefits, with induction heating being the most advanced and preferred because of its ability to evenly heat the liquid without any chances of combustion.
Vape pens are powered by a lithium-ion battery. The battery life depends on the rating of the battery. If you want a battery that will last over time, you may have to get a device that is rechargeable or has a slightly bigger battery. Battery life is particularly critical to people who travel regularly and might not have access to a power outlet.
However, the question of picking out the best battery is not solely about getting the biggest battery. It should also be about how discrete you want your vape pen to be. The larger the battery, the larger your device is going to be. Consider how frequently you can recharge the battery and your vaping tendencies when considering different battery lives.
Consider the ease of use or functionality of your CBD vape pen. Some pens are super simple to use, while others require a more experienced vaper to understand each feature’s role. Vape pens with features like temperature control, programmable presets, or pens that can work with multiple materials can prove harder to use for beginners. The more capabilities your pen has, the harder it is to use and the more it will cost.
Most vape pens have the same general shape but differ in size and length. You will also need to consider the different materials. Look for a vape pen with coils and rods made from high-quality materials. Opt for materials with a high melting point that are durable and won’t pose any health risks.
How much you’re willing to spend on your CBD vape pen determines what you can get. If you have a strict budget or are looking for a more affordable option, going for a disposable CBD vape pen might be the best option, especially if you’re transitioning and looking for something that will introduce you to the vaping world without spending a small fortune. But if you’re seasoned and understand the intricacies of various vape pens with a more flexible budget, you can look into our range of refillable vape pens and CBD vape juices that will give you more flexibility.
Enjoy the thrill, relaxation, and rapid effects of vaping CBD with the help of our CBD vape pens. We have a vast range of options available to suit the needs of all CBD lovers and preferences.