CBDfx: adding CBD to your vape
CBDfx Vape Additive is a liquid that’s meant to be used with existing vaping e-liquids. According to the company, its active ingredient is, “extracted from the highest quality EU sourced hemp plants on the market.” It’s available in 10-milliliter bottles and three strength levels — 60, 120, and 250 milligrams of CBD. The retail prices for the three formulations are $29.99, $49.99, and $74.99, respectively. People used to the price of vaping e-liquids might experience sticker shock when seeing these prices. However, it’s important to remember that the key ingredient in CBDfx Vape Additive is much more expensive to produce than the ingredients found in a typical vaping e-liquid.
Overall, I was pleased with my CBDfx Vape Additive experience, but it comes with several caveats and it’s certainly not for everyone. Read on for more details.
Using CBDfx Vape Additive
As with many of the things associated with CBD vaping, the instructions on how to use CBDfx Vape Additive are somewhat vague and nebulous. The instructions say to use one half to one full dropper of product into a tank of e-liquid. Considering that tanks come in all sorts of capacities, these instructions weren’t very helpful. After reaching out to the company, I was told to, “Start by warming the bottle of CBDfx liquid up with your hands and give it a gentle shake. Drip the CBD vape oil into your device (typically a five-ml tank) and turn it upside down a few times.”
Even still, I found the suggested method to be disturbingly inaccurate. Perhaps I’m being overly nerdy, but I found the best solution to be using a syringe and an empty dripper bottle. After shaking up the bottle of CBDfx Vape Additive and the e-liquid I wanted to vape, I’d use a syringe for precise measurements. I left room in the bottle to allow for vigorous shaking.
Using CBDfx Vape Additive on an RDA was much simpler. The company suggested to, “lay down a little flavor (typically zero-mg nicotine is recommended) and add CBDfx over the top of your coils and cotton.” This was completely straightforward and, since it was on a drip-by-drip basis, much easier to fine tune.
If you plan on giving CBDfx Vape Additive a shot with a tank, then I highly recommend using a syringe and bottle so that you can find the precise mixture that works for you. Using precise measurements makes everything repeatable.
Vaping CBDfx Vape Additive
As expected, mixing CBDfx with a regular vaping e-liquid alters the flavor. To me, it adds an aftertaste that’s reminiscent of the smell of used coffee grounds. Since taste is subjective (Jim McDonald TM), I wanted to see what others thought of the taste. One said that it reminded him of lawn cuttings, while another said that it tasted like an earthy tea to her.
The flavor CBDfx Vape Additive imparts can be very enjoyable with the right e-liquids. For me, it worked well with tobacco and savory dessert flavors. It added a nice complementary layer to those e-liquids. I found it clashed horribly with fruit vapes. That said, I’m sure there are people out there that would enjoy that combination.
In terms of wattage, I didn’t stray from my typical 55.5 to 66.6 range and was happy with the vape. The two friends I shared it with vape at much higher wattages than I do (80 watts and higher) and found that turning the power down resulted in less of an aftertaste.
I tried all three strength levels of CBDfx Vape Additive. My recommendation is to go with the highest strength you’re comfortable with so that you use less product. My preference is to use as little as possible so as not to alter the flavor of your liquid as little as possible. With that in mind, I found the 60-mg version of the product to be the least useful.
Dosage and effects
After some experimentation, I settled on a mixture of one milliliter of 300-milligram CBDfx Vape Additive mixed with four milliliters of e-liquid. The company only has suggested dosages, since cannabidiol affects people differently. It’s all a matter of body chemistry, not body weight as some believe. While some might feel that the company’s vague dosages are a copout, it’s actually being honest. Experimentation is required in order to find out how much product is right for you.
The effects also vary from person to person. I can’t honestly say how CBDfx Vape Additive will make you feel or even if it will make you feel anything at all. For me, it has a calming effect. I wouldn’t say that it makes me sleepy. Even relaxed might be too strong of a word. I find CBD useful for when I need to feel “level” after getting stressed from life and work. It also comes in handy for several nagging aches and pains.
CBDfx Vape Additive is a good product, but it requires experimentation. Finding the right amount takes time and you only have 10 milliliters to experiment with. That said, once you’ve figured out the amount that works for you, it’s totally straightforward. If you plan on using it with a tank, then I recommend skipping the 60-mg version and skipping ahead to 120-mg and 300-mg strength levels. Using a smaller amount of stronger product simply tastes better. While it takes some work and can be expensive to experiment with, CBDfx Vape Additive is a good way to implement cannabidiol into your current vaping setup.
If you’re interested in using CBD oil for pain and other symptoms, but don’t want to alter the flavor of your favorite juice, CBDfx now makes products specifically made to be taken orally.