Nothing has taken the market by storm in recent decades nearly as much as vaping has, especially when it comes to vaping CBD. In the early 2000s, e-cigarettes gained popularity as a great way to abstain from smoking cigarettes. This idea continued to evolve into an entire subculture of “vapers”, who could vaporize just about anything, including cannabis.
There are benefits to choosing the vape method when it comes to CBD. Most people are familiar with ingesting it orally. However, many people find relief and even enjoyment in vaporizing CBD. If you are new to vaping CBD, this article should equip you with all of the necessary information to get the most out of your vaping experience.
Benefits of vaping CBD
The benefits of using CBD are huge in number and varied in their applications. CBD can be used to treat pain, neurological conditions such as anxiety and depression as well as physiological conditions such as Crohn’s Disease. It is safe to use and non-psychoactive, making it completely accessible to children and elderly people alike.
People will choose to use CBD for all different kinds of reasons. It can even be used simply as a nutritional supplement. However, the benefits of vaping CBD are what we are most concerned about in this article. So why would someone choose to vape CBD?
The most common reason to vape CBD is that it is the fastest way to feel the effects. Ingesting CBD orally involves a waiting time while the cannabinoid is absorbed into the blood and transported around the body. This is especially true in the case of capsules or edibles, where the CBD must first pass through the digestive system. But when CBD enters via the lungs, the effects are felt immediately. This makes vaping an effective ingestion method for those who need immediate relief from pain or anxiety attacks, for example.
Another important aspect of vaping CBD is that more of it is absorbed through the lungs. For example, when CBD edibles are consumed, much of the CBD is lost to metabolic and digestive processes. Of all the CBD consumed, perhaps only 30-50% is actually absorbed by the body. However, the lungs absorb up to 95% of the CBD that is vaped. Unlike the stomach or liver, the lungs do not contain the kind of filtering mechanisms of other organs.
Overall, the benefits of vaping CBD include:
It’s less damaging than smoking
It is discreet
The effects are felt immediately
It is the easiest way for the body to absorb CBD
How To Vape CBD
If you want to vape CBD, you’re going to need a few things to start with. The most important is the vaporizer, of course. As for the material to be vaped, it can either be purchased from a dispensary or you can make it at home using raw CBD materials (such as CBD isolate). Raw flowers can also be vaped to ingest CBD.
Some dispensaries sell pre-loaded CBD vape pens. This makes it easy to vape, as it’s literally ready to go from the second you purchase it. However, this isn’t the most cost-efficient method of vaping CBD over the long term.
Many users prefer to purchase “tank” style vapes, where the tank can be refilled as required. To refill, you can simply purchase a vile of CBD-infused vaping liquid. Certain vaporizers can also be filled with CBD flower. Otherwise, CBD isolate can be mixed into an oil or vegetable glycerin and vaped. This process is a little bit more involved and requires some know-how about mixing CBD raw materials with vapable liquids.
Finally, there is the desktop style vaporizer. These are not designed for use on the go. Rather, the “tank” is filled up with CBD e-liquid or CBD flowers and the bag is allowed to fill up. Once the bag is full of vapor, it is inhaled as required.
Not All Vapes Were Created Equal
Just as is the case with any niche product, some are great while others are of lesser quality. It goes without saying that not all vapes were created equal. For example, dispensaries sell very easy-to-use vape pens that are preloaded with liquid. But many vapers prefer having more control over the way they vape, choosing vaporizers that have temperature control and other custom settings.
Will it make a difference which vape you choose? Absolutely! Temperature control allows the user to find the optimum temperature to vaporize at, where all of the flavors are maintained but none of the active ingredients are compromised.
With all of that being said, if you are new to vaping, purchasing a pre-loaded vape pen might be a good place to start. Vaping shops can also give you lots of information about different vaporizers, their settings and which ones are most appropriate for vaping CBD.
Vaping is one of the most common ways to use CBD. It is effective, safe, discreet and doesn’t leave a smell that lingers around the same way that smoking does. However, it’s imperative to make good choices about vaporizers as they are expensive. A vape isn’t something that you want to have to purchase more than once! All that’s left to say now is good luck on your hunt for a great vaporizer and enjoy your CBD vaping experience!