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Heather Burton

01-13-2020

Vaporization of full-spectrum CBD is probably one of the healthiest ways, and most effective, to utilize Cannabis’ compounds’ benefits.

Here we’ll explain the ‘why, how, and when’ of Vaping CBD.

THE Most Effective Consumption Method

Vaping is the action of inhaling an aerosolized extract or grounded dry herb from a device such as a vape pen. It has been identified as the most effective consumption method in terms of bioavailability.

Bioavailability refers to how much of the actual substance eventually reaches your bloodstream. For example, pills and tinctures may have a bioavailability of only 15-20%, while vaping has the bioavailability of 50-60%! Therefore, vaping gives you more bang for your buck out of CBD usage.

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So vaping is the best, why CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD is the second most prevalent compound derived from the Cannabis plant behind tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound. It is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid (Cannabis unique compound) and is under the largest number of research,

Clinical research has found various health properties of CBD such as reducing spasticity, pain, seizures, tremors, and helps fight inflammation.

CBD is extracted from Cannabis strains bred to have high levels of CBD and lower THC,  into oils and other products. Most strains under this category of Cannabis are known as hemp and are commonly used for industrial purposes.

CBD can be converted into oil from the hemp plant, which unlike the majority of medicinal cannabis products, does not contain high concentrations of THC. With that being said, it is still possible to have trace amounts of THC in your CBD oil. So, if your workplace has a strict policy, proceed with the utmost caution. CBD oil is taken subliminally since this is one of the most effective methods of absorbing the chemical compound into our body.

Improving Quality of Life

Pain Relief

One of the most profound benefits of integrating CBD consumption into your life is pain relief. Multiple studies have been conducted in recent years pointing to the treatment of symptoms related to Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and even seizures. Additionally, CBD can be an effective alternative for relieving involuntary movements often associated with diseases like Parkinson’s Disease.

CBD can be an effective alternative

Inflammation Reduction

CBD is an extremely high anti-inflammatory compound reducing inflammation in chronic conditions such as IBD, Arthritis, Lupus, eczema, or even daily aches can be eased. Thus, giving users back control over their daily lives. Perhaps one of the best things that CBD has to offer is the way in which it treats the causes of bodily inflammation. CBD does not only effectively relieve pain, but also treats the underlying triggers of inflammation to help the root of the problem.

Anxiety Alleviation

CBD can alleviate symptoms of severe social anxiety and general anxiety. A study from 2011, delves deeper into the matter- The case used two study groups, one with actual CBD and the other with a placebo. In short, the study showed how the CBD group showed reduced levels of anxiety, mental impairment, and discomfort throughout the duration of their social interactions.

How Do Cannabis Vaporizers Work?

To break it down, users cannot vape cannabidiol oil alone because it is too thick to convert into vapor. Therefore, companies use additives to thin out the oil for an easier drag. Some common ingredients you will come across are PG, VG, MCT, and Terpenes.

Essentially, devices are filled with the vape liquid or dry herb of your choice. Then, it heats up as the juice is aerosolized and converted into vapor to be inhaled. Vaping does not involve the burning of any substances. Rather the vape devices are filled CBD and other compounds.

Full Spectrum vs Isolate CBD

When users look to the internet to find CBD related products, they will quickly realize that all Cannabis is not created equal. To elaborate, there is more than one type of CBD on the market. Knowing what to look for when shopping makes a world of difference in regards to the results that your purchase will yield.

The two most common types of CBD users will encounter are full-spectrum and isolate. While both of these are in fact cannabis, the potency levels and user preference impacts what is best for tailoring each individual need. Being able to identify what products to purchase for your usage is essential to ensure that your CBD experiences are as effective as possible.

Full Spectrum vs Isolate CBD

Full Spectrum

The full spectrum of CBD is hailed for being holistically superior as minimal artificial modifications take place. This type of cannabis offers a full cannabinoid profile that reaches beyond just cannabidiol.

Prior to 2005, many experts in the community touted isolate over full spectrum for the best CBD. However, a groundbreaking study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem changed all that. The scientific research there proved how “subjects administered with full-spectrum CBD were provided with higher levels of relief, compared to subjects administered with CBD isolate.” Thus, altering the perception on the market forever.

The study demonstrated”the Entourage Effect”. This essentially means that cannabinoids work best when they work together, with all the compounds of their origin plant.

With the most common cannabinoids being Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabigerol (CBG). Ultimately, the varying ratios of these elements help find optimal relief for users.

It should be noted that THC levels are prone to change depending on the origin strain and legal status of cannabis in each country.

CBD Isolate

Isolating CBD means that all other elements of the plant are taken out, including any natural terpenes, flavonoids, or other additional cannabinoids.

Typically, CBD isolate is extracted from hemp plants because of their low levels of THC, impacting its legal status in many countries. Additionally, hemp is a strong plant that grows relatively easily and is used for industrial purposes-making CBD more accessible.

Furthermore, there is no risk whatsoever for testing a false positive on a drug test due to its nonexistent THC content. This makes CBD isolate ideal for users who live in countries with stringent Cannabis regulations.

Researches claim, however, that isolation leads to a loss of benefits from terpenes and other wider health reaching cannabinoids and all compounds synergy that could otherwise be utilized from the plant.

Know Your Dose

Know Your Dose

Knowing the proper amount of CBD to take can be a tricky task to tackle. The FDA has not officially made a recommended dose estimate.

The dose of Cannabis, in all its forms and components, is very personal and does not depend on age or body weight. So the rule of thumb about dosing is: start low, go slow.

Beginners, it is best to start slow. Whether it’s vaping or oil tinctures, know yourself and what you can handle. Should you be unsure of anything, seek medical advice from a cannabis-friendly physician to attend to any preexisting conditions. It is always best to double-check because sometimes CBD can interact negatively in combination with other prescription drugs in our body.

What Are the Adverse Effects of Vaping CBD?

In 2018 CBD has been declared by the WHO (World Health Organization) safe to use with no public health risks. Ideally speaking, if the market is properly regulated, there should not be any hazards in vaping CBD.

But with any new product, comes health risks and vaping CBD is no different. It is best to consult with your primary doctor to find out if CBD is right for you. This is because CBD may alter the way prescription drugs interact with our bodies. For instance, patients with mood disorders that take antidepressants can experience adverse effects as a result of CBD consumption.

It’s important to note that nothing is absolute and not all vape companies serve quality products. With that being said, there are some health concerns to be aware of when vaping.

Excess Waxes

A result of a poorly refined CBD oil can lead to excess wax in your product. Typically, a process called winterization removes these unwanted waxes and fatty acids. Without winterization, waxy particles can accumulate in the lung tissue and cause respiratory health issues.

Also, thinning agents in CBD vape oil can cause significant health concerns. Although the substance residues are known to be cancer-causing as they break down into formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, some companies often use propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol to reduce the initial viscosity of the CBD vape oil.

Metal Residue

A recent study from John Hopkins University discovered that metal pieces used in the vape coils are made up of chromium and nickel. Meaning, the vapors generated contain tiny traces of these metals and can be hazardous in the long-term.

Additionally, the CBD oil market is poorly regulated at the moment. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you purchase a quality and reliable product and be aware of all its components.

Does Vaping CBD Get You High?

CBD is a 100% non-psychoactive compound.

There is no stimulation or overwhelming cerebral effect on a user’s mind. It is also non-addictive, meaning no physiological dependence on CBD. 

In short, it does not get you high, faded, or any other term that is coined for people who are “under the influence”. There is no mental haze or clouding of clarity when using CBD, which makes it favorable to those who are seeking to relax without the ‘high’ that THC causes. 

Most first time users are often in shock or disbelief by this fact. People associate CBD as a byproduct of the Cannabis that contains high levels of THC. Yet, CBD is drawn out from plants containing high CBD levels. Naturally, most products are from the Hemp plant, which by federal regulations holds less than 0.3% THC. 

Does Vaping CBD Get You High?

Is it Legal?

Across the globe, sovereign nations have developed their own definition for what qualifies as legal in their own cannabis markets. For example, in some European countries, CBD is considered an OTC product. 

On American soil, the most common form of CBD will be extracted from the hemp plant. The commonly accepted definition outlined by the federal government to legally grow hemp plants is no more than 0.3% of THC, as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill. 

However, individual states have adopted their own doctrine for THC potency levels. This is subject to constant change worldwide as the market is evolving alongside the image and legitimization of cannabis.

Should you come across CBD tinctures from a cannabis plant that is not described as hemp, be sure to check the THC levels in the product. Because the cannabis plant is notorious for its THC content, the compound must be processed out of the product to be considered non-psychoactive under law.

How to Shop Safely?

Even though CBD has become exceedingly popular and widely accessible in recent years, the market craze is bound to have low-grade operations that sell low-grade CBD to customers who are unaware. So, when you decide that vaping CBD is right for you, here is a list of some items you will need and some tips to keep in mind:

How to Shop Safely?

A charger (if reusable), the actual pen itself and a tank

More times than not, tanks are closed and disposable. If not, you will have to buy an open tank that fits your pen and CBD E-liquid. The standard tank size on the market is a 510-thread count. When using an open tank-style on your pen, be sure to only buy CBD liquid from reputable sources and refrain from mixing in your blends. This can increase the risk of leakage or even cause accidents. 

Be aware of what is in your E-liquid 

Oftentimes, nicotine can be in closed tanks without consumers knowing. So, always double-check. If a company has a website, take the time to do your research beforehand. This can greatly help you acclimate yourself to the lingo. 

You want to find a company that is honest and transparent about their products

You want to know how the CBD was raised from start to finish. This is no different than wanting to know the origin of your food when shopping at the grocery store. An honest company proudly displays this information online. If you cannot find details, it never hurts to reach out directly to a company via online chats or emails. 

You want to look for something called a Certificate of Analysis COA

This information explains the third-party testing that verifies the quality of the product you are getting. If there is no COA to be found, consider it a red flag for an untrustworthy company.

Take the extra minute to read customer reviews

Customer reviews are some of the most credible information. These are some of the best consumer reports you can find without actually having the product yourself. Whether it is reading individual statements or referring to a ranking system, the more data you have gives you the power to make informed decisions.

Make sure the product is legal near you

Always check the legality of the product you are buying as it pertains to the laws of the land that you live in. Oftentimes, internet searches can lead users to storefronts of other state or nation’s products that can differ from your home’s policy on cannabis.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

  • Does the product have an accredited 3rd Party Lab Report?
  • What is the ingredients list?
  • Is the CBD Oil full spectrum or isolated?
  • What is the amount of CBD in each dosage?
  • Where is the hemp grown?
  • Is it legal in your country or state?
  • What is the extraction method?
  • What kind of reviews are already posted on the product?

Last Advice

When shopping for CBD, you need accurate information on multiple products. You, as a consumer, can compare and contrast various brands and gather knowledge from various sources to ensure you shop with confidence. Whether it be checking the lab reports or calling a company for further questions, always know your facts. 

Furthermore, it is critical to have a basic background on the legality of CBD in your area. Knowing this will determine exactly what you can or cannot purchase online. 

Also, with anything, be aware of potential downsides and how your daily lifestyle could impact the results of CBD on your body. If you are not sure if CBD is right for you, consult with a Cannabis-friendly physician to discover your options.

CBD evaporation has the ability to improve the functioning of many vital systems in our body within minutes, and by that simply making us feel better.

Get ready to inhale your balance.

* All information on this website is for general informational purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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