There are many forms of taking and administering cannabidiol (CBD), all of which have their own strengths and weaknesses. However, one consumption method that’s really standing out from the rest is vaporizing.
Supported by a growing number of studies, the advantages and benefits of vaping CBD are many when compared to ingesting and smoking the molecule. So, read along as we break down 6 very important benefits of vaping CBD.
While many forms on ingestion provide powerful results, vaporizing CBD is the most bioavailable option on the market. The bioavailability of a compound is how well and at what pace our bloodstream absorbs a chemical or compound.
Research has shown that CBD has roughly a 6-10% absorption rate when being ingested. This is rather low in terms of bioavailability for a medicine. In comparison, Ibuprofen is absorbed at a rate of 90% to 100%. To offset the lower rate of CBD absorption, vaping comes in to play.
When vaporized, CBD’s bioavailability increases to a whopping 30%! This is quite a dramatic jump from a lowly 6%. This is due to the lung’s large absorptive surface area and constant blood supply. By using the lungs as a gateway, CBD becomes more readily available for our body use. Not only is it absorbed much better, the speed in which we feel the effects is dramatically faster. Let’s take a look at this in on our next section.
2) Instant Relief
Not only is increased bioavailability one of the benefits of vaping CBD, but also the onset effects are felt much quicker. In comparison to other methods of consumption where it can take up to 2 hours, the effects are felt within minutes with vaporizing.
This is perfect for those who deal with conditions that require instant relief. Here are just some ailments that are likely to be instantly relieved through vaporizing CBD.
- Chronic Pain
3) Turning Down Anxiety
Buddhist philosophy states anxiety can be accredited to letting your mind veer off to future situations that are unlikely to happen. While this is true, and we suggest using mindfulness before any supplements, the fact is CBD has shown great results for instant anxiety relief.
CBD interacts with our CB1 receptors. While it’s still unclear exactly how CBD affects the receptors, it’s thought to alter the serotonin signals.
The Journal of Psychopharmacology performed a study involving people who were suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Participants were administered either 400mg of CBD orally, or a placebo. The results were fascinating, as the group that was administered CBD had decreased levels of SAD and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The anxiety reducing effects of CBD aren’t limited to humans as well. The National Institute of Drug Abuse claims that CBD has shown to reduce stress in animal studies. CBD may also be the perfect medicine to relieve that pesky anxiety of our furry friends.
4) Vaping CBD is Less Harmful For Our Lungs
Those who opt for smoking a high CBD strain for their daily dose, such as Harlequin or Charlotte’s Web, may want to reconsider.
Cannabis smoke itself hasn’t been shown to be linked with any respiratory diseases the way that cigarette smoke does. But at the end of the day, any smoke entering our lungs is harmful. While we may leave out all the chemicals associated with cigarettes, the build up of tar in our lungs is a very real and dangerous issue.
By reducing the amount of tar that sits in our lungs, we can increase the function, health and performance of our pulmonary system. Say goodbye to wheezing and dry heaving from walking up the stairs!
As well as the reduction in chemicals and tar that affect our airways, another benefit of vaping CBD is the temperature in which the vapor is inhaled. Smoking cannabis is by cause of combustion. This requires a lighter or source of fire to burn the plant matter, which in turn enters our lungs at a scorching 600°F! This can do some serious damage to our lungs after a long period of time.
On the other hand, the temperature of vaporizing CBD and cannabis in general is between 330°F to 370°F. Your lungs will thank you for the dramatic drop off in temperature!
Speaking of smoking….
5) Quit Cigarettes for Good
Have you been stuck in the endless loop of attempting to quit cigarettes? That feeling of every fourth or fifth pack being “your last”? Many of us struggle with this addiction as it’s being very socially accepted until recent years.
The fact is 5 million people a year die from smoking and 443,000 in the United States alone. That’s 1 in 5 deaths yearly attributed to tobacco related products. That number alone can be a wake up call for many to drop the death stick.
Thankfully our good friend CBD can be the missing link in obtaining a cigarette free life. Research done in a UK laboratory in regards to quitting smoking delivered promising results. In a double blind experiment involving a placebo and CBD, those who took CBD were less likely to resume smoking and experienced less effects of the withdrawals.
By vaping CBD, we not only obtain the stress and withdrawal relief, but it alleviates the lack oral asphyxiation experienced when quitting smoking. This for some has been stated as one of the hardest parts when moving on from cigarettes.
6) Discreet and Convenient Medication
While much of the world is becoming progressive to cannabis use, especially with non-psychoactive CBD, unfortunately not everyone and everywhere is falling head over heels. Many workplaces or social structures still have a negative view on cannabis. This can be an issue when we need to take our medication on the fly and in public.
In steps the benefits of vaping CBD once again. CBD vapes are highly discreet, with virtually no cannabis smell. Coupled with the fact they are indistinguishable from nicotine e-cigarettes and produce the same vapor, it’s easy to medicate in public.
CBD vaporizers are structured in a way to allow the freedom of usage without being bogged down by social stigma and a nagging boss that doesn’t quite understand the medicinal benefits.
Enjoy all the Benefits of Vaping CBD
While we’ve covered a healthy amount of benefits to vaping CBD, there are countless that can’t be covered in just one sitting. The fact is switching to a lifestyle based around vaporizing CBD can be beneficial to yourself and the others around you.
We can’t control how others feel about cannabis and CBD, but we can take control medicating into our own hands.