CBD can come in many forms, and as some savvy users have found out, vaping can be a legitimate method of ingestion. Vaping CBD is accomplished by purchasing a vape pen and CBD vape juice, putting the juice inside the vape pen, and then vaping the juice. But this process can become complicated due to differences in vape products as well as vape juices. That’s why the experts at cbd.how have come up with this article to explain in full detail the pros and cons of vaping CBD.
The vape juice that contains CBD can come from many different sources, and can contain many different substances besides CBD. VG (vegetable glycerin) and PG (Propylene glycol) are the most commonly found carriers of CBD found in vape juice. When choosing a vape juice it is paramount that you do your research and find a company that offers CBD in a juice that contains laboratory tested and certified substances.
The Pros and Cons of Vaping CBD
While the health risks associated with vaping VG and PG have not been rigorously tested, there are some studies that show that the risk associated with inhaling both are negligible. A study of VG had this to say about its risk: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/08958379209145307
PG has also been shown to have minimal risk associated with its inhalation, as evidenced by this study: http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/91/1/52
That said vaping isn’t recommended for those with lung conditions. Coughing fits from inhaling too much juice or vaping at too hot of a temperature can be extremely detrimental to the lungs of someone suffering from a lung condition, so it is highly recommended that you find an alternative to vaping if that is something you suffer from. There are many different methods of ingestion, from tinctures to patches that can sufficiently get CBD into your system, so be sure to check out some of our other articles about those methods.
Now if you’ve decided that vaping is still for you I have good news: Vaping CBD is currently the most bioavailable form of ingestion, which means that the greatest percentage of CBD will absorb into your bloodstream compared to other forms of ingestion. The bioavailability of vaping CBD is around 50-60 percent, which is around 4 times the bioavailability of orally consuming CBD. That means that vaping CBD is 4 times as effective as eating CBD. When inhaling vape juice you can get about 1800-2500 puffs from a 10-ml container, which means that each time you take a pull you’re getting about .22mgs of CBD, assuming there are 500 mgs of CBD in your 10-ml container.
Vaping CBD works better than ingesting because it doesn’t diffuse through your gut and liver, it diffuses directly into your bloodstream through your lungs. The phenomenon of CBD being lost to the liver and gut is known as the first pass effect, which doesn’t occur when vaping. The effects of vaping CBD can be nearly instantaneous because it directly diffuses into your bloodstream, while eating it takes roughly 30-60 minutes for the effects to set in.