Dabbing has gained a substantial amount of popularity in recent years. It’s a method of cannabis consumption that provides fast-acting results with very little product. Many users who enjoy dabbing do so to get relief from pain or experience a more potent high. Did you know that you can dab cannabis concentrate to lower stress, too? Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Dabbing?
Dabbing is a method of cannabis consumption. While it has been around for a while, it hasn’t gained popularity until more recently. With this method, you use a dab rig to vaporize solventless cannabis concentrates. You then inhale the vapor, which provides you with fast-acting results.
Dabbing Concentrates for Stress
Dabbing involves the use of a cannabis concentrate, the best ones are solventless, though there are various concentrates on the market. They vary in consistency from runny to sticky to buttery. If you’ve seen concentrates online or at your local dispensary, you may have noticed that they have different names, including:
- Live resin
Typically, people choose concentrates because they’re high in THC. Where flowers contain up to 30%, concentrates have between 50% and 90%. Due to their potency, you only need a very small amount to achieve the desired results. Taking too much can lead to serious side effects like increased anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, and more.
While you can use a very small amount of a lower THC concentrate to manage your stress, you might find even the less potent options are too much. In such cases, you can try a CBD concentrate. Studies have shown that CBD can help to reduce stress and anxiety, enabling you to relax. Unlike THC dabs, CBD options won’t get you high. The effects are similar to taking other CBD products, except that you need a very small amount to achieve the desired results.
How to Take a Dab
If you’ve never taken a dab before, a rig can look pretty intimidating at first. With a little practice, it’s fairly simple, though. First, you need to prepare your dab. Get a small amount on your dab tool. Seriously- small, especially if you’re using a THC dab.
Next, heat your nail. How you heat it depends on the type you have. With a regular nail, you will need to use a torch. If you have an e-nail, you can set the temperature and it will heat itself.
Once the nail cools sufficiently, apply your dab. The heat will vaporize the concentrate. Inhale through the mouthpiece, drawing the vapor into your lungs. Be sure to rotate the dab tool to get all of the concentrate from it. After you’ve inhaled enough you can exhale right away. You should begin feeling the effects within a matter of minutes.
While dabbing is often used to treat pain or as a way to experience a more potent high, this method of consumption can also help to lower stress. If THC dabs prove to be too much, you can try a CBD concentrate instead. Dabbing CBD provides fast, effective results without the high, reducing your stress levels and helping you to relax.