If you are a cannabis enthusiast, you already know that there are different ways of consuming both THC and CBD. What you may not be knowing, however, is that the way you consume these products will have a significant effect not only on how fast the products work but also on how they impact your body.
The Difference between CBD and THC
Although the two compounds come from the same plant, it is crucial to note that they are very different as far as their effects on our bodies are concerned. For instance, while THC is popular for its ‘high’ effect, CBD is not psychoactive and hence won’t get you high. For this reason, CBD is very popular among medical cannabis patients who would want to enjoy the super-healing power of the cannabis plant without experiencing the mind-altering effects associated with the plant.
Apart from their effects on the human body, the two compounds are also different in the eyes of the law. While hemp CBD is completely legal in all the US states and most other countries, THC still face many legal hurdles. It is therefore crucial that you understand the laws surrounding the possession and the use of these compounds in your locality.
As we mentioned earlier, there are so many ways of consuming both CBD and THC. While your consumption method will largely depend on your personal preference and what you are trying to achieve by consuming the products, it turns out that there are many benefits of vaping both CBD and THC as compared to most other consumption techniques.
However, don’t just take our word for it. In this post, we will explain several possible benefits of vaping the compounds. Read on and learn why you might want to try vaping the next time you want to enjoy your favorite cannabis strain!
1. Fast Absorption
Looking for instant results or immediate relief? Then vaping these compounds maybe your best option.
According to research, CBD oil can help treat various health conditions including but not limited to chronic pain relief, muscle spasms, and even cancer symptoms such as nausea.
If you are to use CBD oil for pain relief, for instance, you will want to choose a consumption method that will yield instant results. This is where vaping comes in.
When you vape CBD or THC, the compounds reach the bloodstream instantly via the lungs. If you go for other consumption methods such as edibles, you might have to wait for up to an hour since the compounds have to go through the digestive tract.
2. High Bioavailability
It turns out vaping can increase the bioavailability of both CBD and THC.
What is bioavailability? You wonder. When you consume either THC or CBD, not all of it is absorbed into your bloodstream.
The % that enters your bloodstream and produce its active effects is scientifically referred to as bioavailability.
Bioavailability is greatly determined by your consumption method. For instance, the bioavailability of oral consumption of CBD is roughly 15%. This means that, if you consume about 100mg of Cannabidiol, only about 15mg will be absorbed into your body. The same applies to THC.
In a study comparing the bioavailability of THC in the various consumption techniques, it was discovered that while oral ingestion provided only about 6% bioavailability, inhalation provided up-to 18% bioavailability.
3. Vaping Offers Customized Dosing
You must have noticed that most CBD and THC products such as pills, gummies, and other forms of edibles come with pre-measured doses of the two compounds.
While this means you can be assured you are consuming the right amounts of the compounds, it also means that you can’t customize your dosing.
We always say that when it comes to cannabis products, it is all about experimenting until you find the quantity that works best for you.
Vaping ensures that you can experiment and customize your dozing. Remember that we are all different, and what works for you may not work for me.
In addition, vape oil exists in various potency levels that you can choose from.
4. Different Flavors
Did you know that cannabis can produce a wide range of flavors when exposed to different temperatures?
Research has shown that terpenes have different benefits in the human body. It turns out that terpenes also have different boiling points. This implies that by adjusting the temperature settings on your vape device, you can be able to fine-tune or customize the vaping experience.
5. Vaping Is Discrete
Some of us still want to keep their CBD and THC consumption under ‘wraps.’ Fortunately for such people, our devices are compact, small, and easy to carry around. This makes them perfect for the discrete vapor.
Although both medical and recreational cannabis have been legalized in most places, some people are still afraid of pulling out a bottle, CBD spray or tinctures at the workplace or in public areas.
With vaping, it is different since no one will ever know that you are consuming CBD or THC unless of course, you tell them. This is because these compounds have no distinct look or smell.
6. Vaping Saves Your Money
Buying high-quality vape devices can seems a steep initial investment. But you will be surprised at just how much money these gadgets can save you in the long-run.
Remember us talking about bioavailability earlier? Vaping ensures that the highest percentage of the compounds is put into use. This means that you end up consuming less of the compound to achieve the desired results.
Why Vaping Is Safer Than Smoking
Someone might wonder, what is the difference between vaping and smoking while they are all inhalation techniques?
We will answer this question by explaining how vaping devices work.
Vaporizers work by heating cannabis oils or flowers at a temperature high enough to melt the fatty CBD and THC oils and resins but not high enough to burn the plant material. Once melted, the plant compounds transform from their old, solid form to a steam form. It is this steam that you inhale.
Smoking cannabis, on the other hand, has been found to be dangerous, and it can even lead to fatal diseases such as lung cancer. It can also be irritating to the lungs, mouth, and throat. These complications are caused by the high temperatures that you smoke at, accompanied by embers and tar that you inhale directly into your system. See how much trouble vaping saves you?
As you can see, there are so many reasons as to why you should choose vaping over the other THC and CBD consumption techniques. However, it is worth noting that not all vape devices are made equal. You should, therefore, pay more attention to the vaporizer that you buy as well as the brand in question. This will ensure that you enjoy all the benefits of vaping.
–by VELX Blog