CBD dabs are fastly gaining popularity across the US, and no, it’s not a popular Millennial dance move. This is a method of consuming CBD in cannabis, derived from either marijuana or hemp. And yes, this product is legal in some US states. For this and more information on the health-related benefits, please read on.
What Are They
Dabs are characterized as being highly concentrated forms of marijuana- ranging between 70-99% THC. They are made using solvents such as carbon dioxide to extract cannabinoids from sugar and flower leaf. The concentrate is usually smoked with the vapor inhaled through a dab rig.
Commonly used CBD products are either applied topically or ingested orally. This takes time before you feel the effects. On the other hand, dabbing quickly enters your bloodstream within minutes.
Anyone familiar with CBD is aware of the fact that they are generally cleaner than smoking cannabis. Cannabis gives off smoke and resin. CBD products deliver the numerous benefits of cannabinoids without the toxins.
Many users find dabbing more efficient because you can feel the effects almost instantly. It offers alternative pathways that are beneficial to both body and mind. First-time users could get overwhelmed in-part due to the equipment used, but there’s no need to feel intimidated.
- Anxiety Attacks
Data from the National Institute of Mental Health indicates that close to 30% of US adults experience a form of anxiety disorder worth medical attention. Individuals suffering from anxiety, soreness, and amnesia could benefit from using dabs due to the relaxing characteristic of marijuana.
Dabs are anti-inflammatory, which makes them ideal for usage as pain relievers. They have been used as an alternative solution to relieve patients suffering from chronic pain and arthritis.
If you experience nausea, motion sickness, vomiting, or anything upsetting to the stomach, this product could help bring you fast relief. Most importantly, dabs deliver much-needed relief without side effects, compared to over the counter medication.
- A Healthy Heart
CBD dabs could potentially be great for your circulatory system and heart. The product helps dilate the vessels hence improving blood circulation. Its anti-anxiety nature is calming for the heart and helps reduce blood pressure.
How To Dab
There are varying ways to dab- with the most popular means being the usage of a “dab rig.” The process can be broken into three simple steps.
- Prepare the concentrate.
Apply a small amount of the concentrate onto your dabbing tool. Keep in mind that the amount you scoop up directly affects how high you get. Once more, if it’s your first time, ensure to start with baby steps. Only scoop tiny amounts as the potency will shock you!
- Heat your nail.
In this step, take a heat gun or blow a torch to the nail. Ensure to apply the heat onto the nail directly. Leave it on for between 8 to 10 seconds, then turn off the torch.
3.Inhale the concentrate.
Exercise caution. Don’t go too fast. The vapor is still hot, as inhaling it too fast could damage your lungs. Touch a small portion of the concentrate against the nail and slowly inhale. Rotate the nail, ensuring that you don’t waste any of the concentrates.
If you are a first-time user, only dab from a rig if you know what you are doing. Don’t be ashamed to ask someone for guidance- there’s no shame in asking for guidance.
Alternative Ways To Dab
As previously stated, there are many ways to consume dabs- your preference generally influences methods. Irrespective of which method you select, keep in mind to always start small and build up with time.
Other than the dabbing rig, here are alternative ways to consume your CBD dab.
- Health Stone
This product essentially resembles a bowl. It’s made out of a porous rock. To use it, place the concentrate directly into the bow-piece.
- Electric Nail
This equipment is somewhat similar to a dab rig. The only difference is that you won’t need the blow torch. The electric nail has an alternative power source, so keep the torch far away while using this. One great advantage of using this method is that you control the temperature; hence you get more from the concentrate.
Despite gaining popularity due in part thanks to their medical benefits and application, CBD dabs may not be for everyone. That aside, if you are willing to attempt and sample them as an alternative means of treating or relieving your medical condition, feel free to give dabbing a try.
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