When is The Best Time To Vape CBD?

When is The Best Time To Vape CBD?

When is the optimal time for vaping CBD

Vaping CBD is becoming extremely popular. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing segments of the CBD market.

But people have lots of questions. How much CBD should I vape? How often should I vape CBD? How long does it last? How much CBD do I get per puff?

Another way of putting these questions is “What is the best time to vape CBD?” But before you can answer that question, you have to ask three other ones:

  • How does you body react to CBD?
  • What CBD product you vaping?
  • Why you are vaping CBD?

How Vaping CBD Works

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Vaping or inhaling CBD is a tool for wellness. It can be used strategically.

So if you are trying to figure out when is the best time to vape CBD, it important to understand how it works in your body.

There are a lot of advantages to vaping CBD/hemp over other methods.

The main one is speed.

When you inhale CBD it enters your bloodstream almost immediately. It does not go through your liver first as when you ingest it. So keep the following fact in mind when deciding when to vape CBD.

The effects of vaping CBD start almost immediately, reach full force in about 20 minutes and it keep working for about 2 hours.

So one answer to when should I vape CBD is at a time you need immediate relief or effect. But there are many other things to consider.

Your Body: Individuality and CBD

Digestive tract illustration with CBD

The CBD movement is all about customizing your dosage to find what works for you. Everybody has differing needs and each person reacts to CBD in different ways.

CBD works with the endocannabinoid system to help moderate many other systems in your body. Your endocannabinoid system is there to fix imbalances.

So for most people, vaping CBD makes them feel normal.

But some folks can be stimulated by vaping CBD and others can be relaxed or even sleepy.

Plus, as with anything, your body adjusts to an intake of CBD and its effects can increase or decrease over time.

So the point is, you have to find out for yourself how CBD/hemp works for you when considering when to take it. You have to start taking it and concentrate on its effects on you.

For example, if vaping CBD makes you slightly jittery, don’t do it right before bedtime.

On the other hand, if it makes you super relaxed, don’t vape CBD before a long meeting.

Types of CBD Vape Products

vaping devices for CBD and nicotine

The most important factor of what vaping CBD/hemp does for you and when to use it is – what you are actually vaping.

There are literally thousands of CBD vape products available these days.

And, as you might imagine, they vary wildly as far as quality and potency.

We always recommend using the highest grade and strength CBD/hemp vape product that you can afford. You want to get the best stuff into your system as fast as possible. It just doesn’t make any sense to do otherwise.

Full Spectrum vs CBD Isolate

full spectrum CBD vape juice

As research comes out, it’s becoming more apparent that full spectrum CBD vape and CBD isolate are quite different products. The the many other compounds in hemp definitely have an influence.

For example, the cannabinoid, CBN, is considered to be good for sleep. And different terpenes are thought to have varying effects – myrcene and linalool are sedative and limonene is stimulant.

Also, some products have added terpenes in order to promote different effects – sleep, alertness, calm etc.

So it’s important to know what you’re vaping before you can know what time to vape CBD.

So now we get to the most important question in figuring out when to vape CBD: Why are you vaping CBD in the first place?

Why Are You Vaping CBD?

young man vaping CBD

Disclaimer: Keep in mind that as far as the FDA is concerned CBD has only proven to treat two conditions – Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, two types of epilepsy.

We are not claiming that CBD treats any other problems. You are free to use it and make your own conclusions as to its effectiveness.

OK, that’s out of the way.

So why are you vaping CBD?

Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, energy, recovery, addiction?

You have to know why you’re vaping CBD/hemp before you can know when to vape it.

Everyone is different, and the CBD movement is all about finding the right product, method, dosage and timing that works for you.

Best Time to Vape CBD for Pain, Anxiety, Depression

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Naturally, if you are vaping CBD for anxiety, pain or depression, the best time to vape is when you need it most – when your symptoms are bad.

Since inhaling is the fastest, your CBD vape pen can be used as a precision tool when there is an acute spike in suffering. Vaping CBD get it into your bloodstream immediately So there is no particular time of the day that’s best unless your symptoms occur at regular hours.

For Sleep

If you are having trouble falling asleep because of pain, anxiety or depression, then vaping CBD may help you fall asleep if it lessens your symptoms.

CBD appears enhance your GABA receptors – and GABA is a neurotransmitter that blocks or inhibits nervous responses. In other words, GABA calms your nervous system and CBD might help it do its job.

So if worry or anxiety keep you up, by all means try vaping CBD to settle down.

And because of CBD’s effect on inflammation response and serotonin levels, if pain or depression are your issues, vaping CBD may help you sleep.

Otherwise, vaping CBD at bedtime may or may not necessarily be the ideal time.

The relationship between sleep and CBD is not fully understood, but it is believed to help with your circadian rhythms (day vs night). CBD appears to promote energy and focus during the day supporting the receptors that govern day/night cycle of alertness/drowsiness.

While large doses of CBD (50 – 100 mg) may promote sleepiness, vaping only introduces small amounts of CBD per puff. So vaping CBD at bedtime is more likely to produce a state of relaxed alertness.

So, counterintuitively, unless you have pain or anxiety, the best time to vape CBD for sleep is during the day and early evening.

For Energy

When you vape CBD, the effects peak in about 20 minutes and slowly wear off over the course of 2 hours.

So if you need energy for a long meeting or some physical activity, try vaping CBD/hemp a few minutes beforehand.

For Recovery

Professional athletes are beginning to turn to CBD for recovery from workouts and competitions. MMA fighters and boxers in particular are vaping CBD to deal the stress and physical demands of their sport.

CBD has been shown to reduce the body’s inflammatory response to injury or exertion. It appears the interfere with cytokines – the signalling protein that triggers inflammation.

So ideally, the best time to vape CBD for recovery is as soon as possible after a workout – after your cooldown and after your heart rate and respiration have returned to normal

For Nicotine Addiction

There is an intriguing relationship between vaping CBD and nicotine.

If you are looking to reduce or quit smoking or other nicotine products, try vaping CBD/hemp to help you.

When you get the urge to smoke, puff or dip, use a CBD vape pen instead. In the beginning, use it once every 4th time the urge hits. Then slowly work up to every other time.

For General Effects

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You may not have any serious issues but want to get the benefits that CBD has to offer. Vaping quality hemp extract is the most effective and efficient way to get do that.

Taking CBD in the morning is probably the absolute best time. You might not want to grab your pen off you nightstand as soon as your eyes open, but making it part of your morning routine can make a huge difference.

If you vape CBD hourly – you get small, effective doses throughout the day to keep you going. Just remember not to make vaping CBD a nervous habit.


So when is the best time to vape CBD? That depends mainly on why you you are vaping CBD/hemp extract. Remember – inhaling CBD starts working almost immediately, peaks is about 20 minutes and lasts for 2 hours. So here is a short guide for the optimal time to vape CBD.

  • In General – Early in the day and then hourly until early evening
  • Pain, Anxiety Depression – At the onset of symptoms
  • Sleep – Throughout the day until early evening. Don’t vape CBD within 2 hours of bedtime.
  • Energy – 20 minutes before you need physical stamina or focus
  • Recovery – As soon as possible after your cooldown
  • Addiction – When the urge arises.

The CBD movement is all about tailoring wellness for each of us. We’re all different and these are just general guidelines that may not work for everyone.

I encourage you to be mindful and take notes as you try CBD/hemp to help find your perfect time to vape CBD.

John Astrab


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