Vaping cannabidiol (CBD) oil has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more health-conscious consumers discover vaporizers and the many advantages they offer. Vaporizers are personal devices that produce a pure, clean vapor that you can safely inhale to absorb the natural health benefits of CBD.
Of the available methods for ingesting CBD, vaping is the preferred method of consumption among CBD consumers. Here we take a look at the basics of CBD vaping.
What is Vaping CBD?
Vaporizers use convection or conduction methods to precisely and evenly heat your vapable CBD oils to their vaporization point, releasing the oil’s active compounds like CBD as a pure inhalable vapor. Conduction involves passing heat around the CBD oil to heat it up. Convection requires that a heating element or heat source directly touch the CBD oil to be heated.
CBD vape oils typically blend pure CBD hemp oil with a carrier liquid, which works as a thinning agent to allow the mixture to wick more easily.
CBD oils made for vaping can also come in a variety of flavors, such as strawberry, guava, sour apple, chocolate mint, lemon, and more, offering a more enjoyable experience for those who prefer a sweeter taste.
Natural Benefits of Vaping CBD
After you vape CBD oil and the CBD is absorbed, the compound interacts with your body’s native endocannabinoid system to encourage balance and wellness. The endocannabinoid system is tasked with adjusting to fluctuations in our environments to keep our many physiological systems in homeostasis. A wide array of our functions are regulated by the endocannabinoid system, including mood, sleep, appetite, and pain response.
CBD, like all cannabinoids, shares a similar chemical makeup to the body’s own endocannabinoids. This allows it to interact with the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2. By interacting with these receptors, CBD augments the endocannabinoid system as it constantly works to keep our body and its many functions in balance.
Unlike medical marijuana, vapable CBD hemp oil supplements contain only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so they won’t ever cause a high.
Vaping CBD Offers Convenience and Portability
Vaping CBD offers a more portable and compact option for getting your daily intake of CBD. The smallest type of CBD vaporizers – vape pens – are as small as a writing utensil, making them extremely discreet and convenient for CBD supplementing while on the go. Pack yours in your backpack, gym bag, or at your desk to be able to enjoy periodic pulls of CBD oil throughout the day.
Portable vaporizers create very little odor and the vapor dissipates quickly, so you don’t have to worry about the smell of the vapor lingering in the air or sticking to your clothes.
Vaping CBD Easy on the Lungs
Vaporizers safely release CBD and other active compounds found in hemp oil by heating it to its vaporization point, which is generally in the 160°C/320°F to 180°C/356°F range — a temperature cooler than the point of combustion at around 232°C/450°F.
By avoiding combustion, vaping essentially eliminates the creation of harmful toxins, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and other irritants that are created when smoking.
Vaporizers produce a clean pure vapor, rather than smoke, so vaping CBD is gentle on your lungs.
CBD Bioavailability While Vaping
Compared to some other CBD administration methods, vaping offers greater bioavailability. Bioavailability refers to how well a supplement is absorbed and transferred from the site of administration to the bloodstream. During vaporization, CBD enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream.
Your lungs have high permeability, a large absorptive surface area, and a good blood supply for CBD to enter circulation. Unlike when CBD oil is taken orally, vaping CBD allows the cannabinoids to bypass the gut and liver where their structure can be altered during a process called first pass metabolism. This means that a greater concentration of the compounds is able to reach the bloodstream as well as become active more quickly.
How to Start Vaping CBD
It’s suggested that you start simple and use a vape pen. A vape pen that uses a cartridge system is designed to be used with either disposable or replaceable cartridges filled with vapable CBD oil. Another option, once you become more comfortable, is to buy CBD e-juice, which is available in different cannabinoid concentrations.
As you start vaping CBD, remember to start with a low potency and gradually increase your intake as you best see fit. After a week of consuming a particular amount, monitor how you feel. You can then decide whether you should increase your intake. This will help you dial in the optimal CBD level for you.
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