Using Vaping For Your Illness? The Pros And Cons

The advent of CBD had taken the world by storm. The miracle drug boasted of its ability to control a majority of common ailment, but what truly came as a surprise was how effective it indeed was! CBD was the victim of wrongfully attached notoriety, and people for many decades shunned it. With many world governments finally giving the green signal, it was understood that no one could hide the magic that this drug was truly capable of creating!

There are indeed many choices when it comes to choosing CBD products, and still many ways to administer it. Today our prime focus is on the method of vaping and in what situations should it be used ideally. Before we begin a brief run-through…

What Is CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is grouped under a class of compounds called “Cannabinoids”. These cannabinoids are found in plenty, as many as 100+ in marijuana or cannabis plants. The other cannabinoids you would find with CBD include THC, Flavonoids and Terpenes among many others. Marijuana is not the only source of CBD, and it can be found in hemp plants as well.

CBD often has a wrong impression made in the minds of many and the common questions is, ‘Isn’t that like weed?’ To clear the air once and for all, the answer is no. CBD is only “a part of” cannabis/marijuana. CBD on its own is highly therapeutic and is not psychoactive in any sense of the word. The real culprit for making you feel giddy and intoxicated is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is psychoactive in nature!

CBD products do contain trace quantities of THC. This is for the entourage effect to take place in full swing! But for the record, the percentage in most form is limited to only 0.3%. Last I checked 0.3% of THC in your CBD products wouldn’t even make a dent on you even on your worst days!

How Does CBD Work On You?

Ever imagined what happens the minute to consume CBD. Well, the CBD interacts with what is called the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a prime system that exists in the every mammal, and works towards regulating and controlling various aspects of the cardiovascular and immune system. The body does produce its own form of cannabinoids that interacts with the neuron receptors on the ECS. The CBD does quite the same and reacts with 2 primary receptors called CB1 and CB2. On reaction with them, a host of benefits start to show!Truly CBDs benefits outshine CBD side effects!

What Is Vaping?

Vaping involves the use of a vape pen. It is a compact, slim device that is light and easy to carry in your pockets. The vape pen includes a temperature controlled chamber. The Cartridge is loaded with the CBD oil. Once loaded the temperature is set, and the oil is then heated to create fumes. The fumes are then inhaled for maximum effect. Simple as that!

The Pros

  • Sky-High Bioavailability

Bioavailability is defined as the percentage of the CBD that actually ends up being used by your body for the purpose it was intended. The percentage varies for different CBD product, with the highest for vaping at 30-40%. The other forms such as sublingual application is at 15-20%, using edible at 8-10% and the lowest is for topical application using creams/lotions at 2-4%. Due to the high bioavailability of Vaping method, the effectiveness is very high!

  • Fast Acting

If you are grinding your teeth during a bout of gout pain or chronic back pain, then vaping CBD is here to save you. Since the smoke travels directly to your bloodstream via the capillary rich nodes that are present along the walls of your lungs, the effects of CBD quickly gear to action (2-5 minutes). There is also no chance of a metabolism by your liver taking place (This is called first-pass metabolism that removes a lot of the potency of the CBD).

  • Easy To Carry

Due to its size and light weight, it makes for the perfect tool to take around with you everywhere you go.

The Cons

  • Not Long Lasting

Although it is fast acting, the effects don’t stay for too long (60-90 minutes). Due to this, if you want to try vaping before you get some sleep it is advised that you stick to edibles or sublingual application. This will ensure that the effects will exist for 4 hours or more.

  • Chances Of Metal Poisoning High

There are many metals that are used in the heating coil, such as nickel or stainless steel. Nano particles may detach over continuous use, and make its way through to the lungs. This could make for unforeseeable damage over the long run

Pros Cons
High Bioavailability and fast acting Effects don’t last long enough
Easy to carry around Metal contamination is possible