CBD or cannabidiol has turned into a world-wide phenomenon! People are slowly but steadily migrating towards CBD. Even the stigma around the use of CBD is slowly shedding away. Rumours and misconceptions are becoming a thing of the past, as more and more people have started educating themselves on how CBD is making a positive impact where ever it goes. Even governments have begun seeing its uses and have formulated legislature to make CBD officially legal. United States started the trend and many other nations followed suite.
But merely taking in CBD doesn’t end the discussion. A patient needs to make sure that the CBD is administered in the way that best suits their needs. The flexibility of CBDs forms means there are many ways in which CBD can be consumed. Today, we will take a look at one of the most potent forms of ingesting CBD: Vaping! But before that, let us see what CBS really is.
What Is CBD?
CBD is one of the many active compounds of a group (cannabinoids) that you’ll find on extraction from cannabis plant! CBD is extracted not only from the cannabis plant but from hemp seed plant as well. CBD has been getting unnecessary flak from rumours stating that consuming CBD products gets you high. This is utterly wrong! The giddy, disoriented feeling you get when you take in edibles or smoke up marijuana is because of a substance present in marijuana called THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. The THC is a psychoactive substance, unlike CBD which is not!
Different CBD extracts have different percentages of THC, but in most strains the THC percentage is less than 0.3%. You and neither your pet will get intoxicated with this quantity!
How CBD Helps?
CBD has turned into a multi-faceted fighter which is able to combat and curb a host of many ailments. People with arthritis and osteoporosis, insomnia and sleeplessness, to people with PTSD and Panic stress disorder, have all been able to take a breather, thanks to CBD. CBD side effects are towered by the many CBDs benefits!
Now lets us look into what makes vaping tick, and where it comes short!
It is without doubt one of the coolest ways to take CBD. Standing at a street corner with a metal pen grasped between your index and middle finger, puffing out scented clouds. Fits the description of cool! But before we simply jump on the bandwagon, let us thoroughly look into it
The Working Of A Vape Pen
The vape pen consists of a cartridge/chamber to load your CBD extract into it. The extract is mostly in the form of a liquid. Unlike smoking you cannot use dabs, crystals or shatter in the vape pen. One the oil is loaded, the chamber is heated causing the oil to fume. The fume is sucked in and inhaled through the mouth piece. Easy as that!
Why The Vape Pen?
It Gets To Work ASAP!
The bioavailability is defined as the amount of the actual CBD that gets absorbed into your bloodstream and actually helps you. Different methods of ingesting have different bioavailability that is expressed in percentages. If taken sublingually, then the bioavailability is somewhere in the 20% to 35% range, whereas CBD edibles have very low bioavailability, somewhere in the 4%-17% range. This is why it takes more than 3 hours to actually start working!
The vape pen on the other hand has the highest bioavailability at 30-50%! So half of what you smoke actually ends up being used for the purpose intended! Since it gets into your lungs and then into your bloodstream through the capillary rich nodes of the lungs you get instant relief from chronic pain! The effect last for 30 minutes to an hour.
Vape pens can go with you. It is sleek and fits easily into your pocket. It need very few accessories and is helpful to get a dose of CBD into your system, on the go!
|Highest bioavailability than any other form||Risk of metallic contamination|
|Small, light and easy to carry||Might be harmful to lungs|
|Very fast to act||Coil need to be changed frequently|
Why Not Vape Pen?
Metal Contamination Can’t Be Ruled Out
Vape pens contain elements that are responsible to heat the oil such as the nickel or titanium coils. Over time, the particles of the metal may disengage and these nano particles of the metal may end up being inhaled into the lungs as well. What harm this can do in the long run is anyone’s guess. The fume is within permissible levels of the metal concentration, but it is advised you change the coil or the vape pen after a couple of months to avoid any problems.
Long-Term Effects Of Vaping
Inhaling the smoke may or may not have long term effects. The reason for the uncertainty is that research has yet to conclude that it doesn’t. Take everything with a pinch of salt!