Thinking about vaping your CBD oil? Here’s what you need to know.
With more and more athletes discovering how adding the natural balancing properties of CBD keeps them at their best every day, many are turning to vaping as their consumption method of choice.
Vaping CBD has quickly become the rage over recent years because it’s a discreet and highly efficient way to experience the natural benefits of CBD.
What is Vaping CBD?
In the simplest terms, vaping CBD is the act of inhaling CBD compounds that are in the form of a vapor. To vape CBD, you need a heating device called a vaporizer, which heats up the cannabinoids without burning them.
When you vape CBD, you draw the cannabinoid-rich vapor from the vaporizer’s mouthpiece and inhale it into your lungs. After holding the vapor in your lungs for a few seconds to allow the cannabinoids to be absorbed, you then actively exhale.
How Do Vaporizers Work?
It’s best if we start with the basics of a vaporizer. A vaporizer is a personal inhalation device that precisely and evenly heats up your CBD and other botanical materials to their boiling points to produce a clean, cannabinoid-rich vapor that you can inhale.
The key here is that vaporizers heat up your CBD materials differently than say lighting them on fire like someone would when smoking. Vaporizers never reach high enough temperatures to cause combustion. This is important because by avoiding combustion, vaporizers are able to eliminate the harmful toxins that can irritate and harm your lungs and throat.
Vaporizers use convection or conduction heating methods to safely heat up your CBD vape oil, releasing them in a pure, lung-friendly vapor.
Vaporizers come in various sizes, from larger, at-home units to pen-sized vape pens that are designed for on-the-go vaping. Depending on the vaporizer’s size, it uses either a power supply cord or battery to power its heating unit to heat up your CBD material to produce a vapor that’s typically accessible from a mouthpiece, drawtube, whip, or detachable balloon bag.
Benefits of Vaping CBD
Now a highly popular method among athletes and those with active lifestyles, vaping CBD helps your body maintain balance for peak performance. When you vape CBD, the compounds are absorbed through the lungs and then sent directly to your bloodstream, where they interact with cannabinoid receptors to stimulate your body’s endocannabinoid system.
Your endocannabinoid system is always working to keep your many functions and physiological processes in balance. Everything from sleep, mood, metabolism, and immune response is regulated by your endocannabinoid system. By interacting with the system’s cannabinoid receptors, CBD supports its efforts to keep your body balanced.
Of the many ways to use CBD, vaping has quickly become a go-to method because of the array of benefits it offers.
First, as mentioned above, vaping CBD allows you to experience the balancing benefits of CBD while still taking care of your lungs. There’s no harmful smoke produced when you vape CBD, so you can give your body the CBD it needs to run at its best without exposing your lungs and throat to toxins, carcinogens, and respiratory irritants.
Vaping CBD is also an extremely efficient way to deliver CBD to your bloodstream where the compounds can get to work. When you inhale CBD vapor from a vaporizer, the active compounds are nearly immediately absorbed through the alveoli in the lungs and sent to your bloodstream. Minutes after vaping CBD, the cannabinoids are in a place where they can interact with your endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid receptors.
Another benefit of vaping CBD is that you’re not going to be annoying to people around you. The vapor produced by vaporizers is almost odorless and dissipates quickly, so you don’t have to worry about it lingering in the air or sticking to your clothes.
Lastly, vaping CBD won’t get you “high” like many other vapable cannabis products. CBD is non-intoxicating and won’t cause the same illicit effects of marijuana.
Is Vapor Harmful at All?
By using a vaporizer and inhaling vapor, you’re able to avoid inhaling the harmful by-products and respiratory irritants produced by smoke. The results of the small number of studies on vaporizing suggest that vaping is a safe alternative.
In 2007, researchers investigated the effects of the vapor produced by a tabletop vaporizer and found that it was able to produce the same cannabinoid potency as smoking, but with reduced carbon monoxide levels and without any adverse events. A few years later, a study found that those who switched from smoking to vaping saw “meaningful improvements in respiratory function” after only a month.
There is some evidence that flavoring agents found in some pre-made vape juices and e-liquids, particularly diacetyl and acetyl propionyl, may be associated with an increased risk of bronchiolitis obliterans, or popcorn lungs. There is also some controversy over propylene glycol, one of the most commonly used carrier oils in vape juice, although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies propylene glycol as “GRAS” (Generally Recognized as Safe).
CBD Products You Can Vape
Dixie Botanicals® offers a selection of CBD products that are designed to be vaped.
For a flavorful way to enjoy vaping CBD, our Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid comes in sour watermelon, vanilla caramel, and blackberry lemonade flavor options. Each 30mL bottle contains 1000 mg of CBD, plus an easy-to-use dropper top for refilling the tanks of liquid-compatible vaporizers.
Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate starts as full-spectrum CBD hemp oil, but then is purified using a proprietary process to filter out plant material and remove excess waxes. This process leaves a nearly 99% pure CBD isolate powder, free of additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in full-spectrum oil.
Dixie Botanicals® CBD Isolate can be vaped using specially designed vape pens that feature a cartridge that can be refilled. CBD Isolate can also be added to your favorite vape juice or e-liquid.
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