CBD has slowly caught the world by storm. Although faced with hoards of sceptics, these same people have turned into ardent followers all thanks to the plethora of benefits that CBD offers to anyone who seeks a better life. The fast paced lifestyle that many have fallen victim to, burden them with undue stress and anxiety. Although some are capable to manage it themselves, many others require the assistance of something else. That something else is CBD!
Merely taking CBD plays just as big as a role as the way in which you are supposed to take it. What your ailment is, the duration for which you want the effects to act, how fast you want it to act, and how intense you want it; all play a role! The form of extract and method of intake hinge on every single of the points spoken about earlier!
Today, our focus is on the pros and cons of vaping!
What Is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the many active compounds that you can find from extraction from cannabis or marijuana plant. CBD is bunched up with other similar compounds called Cannabinoids, like THC and terpenes. Apart from marijuana, you can also obtain CBD from hemp plant seed too.
Misinformation has created mass hysteria in many people regarding what CBD does. CBD has very little to do with marijuana. The feeling of disorientation and giddiness when consuming marijuana is caused due to a compound called THC. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is a psychoactive substance. CBD is only ONE of the several other compounds you can find in marijuana and CBD in itself is a non-psychoactive substance!
Full-spectrum CBDs have THC in more quantities in them, but in most circumstances the percentage of THC is only around 0.3% which is not nearly anywhere close to getting you “high”!
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works by interacting with the neuron receptors that you find in your body, specifically the Endocannabinoid system or ECS. The ECS plays a very important role in regulating and controlling the cardiovascular and the immunity system among many others. Sleep and appetite is also controlled by the ECS! The body produces its own cannabinoids that interact with the ECS, to produce a favourable effect. CBD works in exactly the same way!
CBD interacts with the CB1 and the CB2 receptors to produce a range of benefits including reduction of inflammation, controlling pain, providing sound sleep to patients with insomnia, help reduce stress and soothe anxiety among many others. It is even used as a supplementary in chemotherapy for cancer treatment. CBD benefits far outweigh CBD side effects!
Inhaling All The Goodness: Vaping
Under the method of smoke inhalation comes smoking and vaping. The method of smoking involves the use of the oil rig or the bong that has a nail in a chamber at one end. The CBD product used can be isolates, broad or full-spectrum, your choice. The form however should be dabs. The CBD dabs are waxy, glossy like paste that is placed on the heated nail. You can also make use of shatters, glass as well.
On placing the dab on the nail, in the process called dabbing, causes the dab to smoke up and the fumes are then inhaled. But due to the harshness on the lungs and throat, many people are moving to vaping instead.
The process of vaping involves simply placing the CBD extract in the chamber, calibrating to the required temperature, and then simply inhaling the contents. It’s as simple as that!
The idea behind bioavailability is the amount of CBD that actually ends up entering the bloodstream and getting used. It is generallyexpressed in percentages. Vaping has the highest bioavailability of 30-40%! So for every vape you take, 40% of the contents actually end up helping you. This is in stark comparison to CBDlotion (6-8%) and even edible (10-12%). The primary reason behind this is that, it doesn’t have to pass the liver for metabolism (first pass). The fumes inhaled make its way to the capillary rich nods of the lungs and enter directly into your bloodstream!
Very Easy To Carry
Its light, compact and you can take it with you anywhere you go. The accessories are few, and you can get a good relief especially when the pain seems to go spirally out of control!
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What’s Not Good?
You Could Get Metal Poisoning
The vape consist of metallic coils of stainless steel, nickel etc. There could be instances of Nano particles breaking off, and travelling with the fumes to your lungs. This could spell trouble in no time. Be sure to change your vape every couple of months to stay clear of this issue
Studies Are Far And Few Between
The long term effects of inhaling CBD have yet to be concluded. Things are still up-in-the air and it is anyone’s guess as to whether this could create problems down the road.