Vaping CBD: Risks, Benefits, And Myths
Vaping CBD is becoming more and more popular in the United States. It’s being used to reduce pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, and much more. This blog post will discuss the benefits of vaping CBD and some potential risks associated with it. We’ll also talk about any myths that might be floating around out there!
What Is CBD And How Does It Work?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the two most famous cannabinoids in cannabis. It doesn’t have psychoactive properties, which means it won’t get you high, and there’s no risk for addiction or dependency. Instead, CBD has been found to provide a number of potential benefits, including pain relief, anxiety reduction, and help with mood disorders like depression.
The other cannabinoid (that gets people high) is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The difference between these two compounds is how they interact with your body. While both can bind to receptors in our endocannabinoid system, only THC can bind to CB-receptors in your brain resulting in psychotropic effects.
Benefits Of Vaping CBD
There are many benefits associated with CBD and its use as an alternative to smoking CBD-rich hemp. Perhaps one of the most common reasons people go with vaping instead of smoking is that vaping is not burning or combusting the CBD. This means that it is not lighting anything on fire or producing any smoke, which arguably reduces some health risks. Vaping CBD is also one of the fastest ways to have your body absorb and begin using the cannabinoids through your endocannabinoid system, or ECS.
Risks Of Vaping CBD
The risks involved when vaping CBD mostly have to do with the hardware and inferior additives themselves – not necessarily the CBD, or cannabidiol, itself. It is crucial that you purchase quality hardware and vape cartridges from trusted retailers or manufacturers if you decide to vape your CBD. This way, there is less risk of inhaling toxic chemicals like lead or nickel, which can be found in cheaper products on the black or ‘gray’ market.
Vitamin E Acetate in recent years was found in many cheap and off-the-street vaping products. Unfortunately, it was found to be used as an additive or filler by many of these unscrupulous, often off-shore vaping companies. Suppose you are considering vaping CBD for pain, relaxation, or anxiety. In that case, we highly recommend only going through reputable, local CBD shops or dispensaries that know the source of the CBD and the producers.
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Myths About Vaping CBD
The myths about vaping CBD mostly have to do with the potential risks of consuming it all. For example, one myth is that you are indeed smoking in order for your body to absorb CBD. This is not true. There’s no combustion happening which makes this a potentially safer option as opposed to smoking (literally burning up) hemp flower. Another myth is some people think they can get more benefit from their CBD dose by inhaling more deeply and faster – but there isn’t any strong evidence showing that fast inhalation actually changes how much CBD gets into your system at all. Another common myth is that vaping CBD will get you high. This is more of a general myth, but CBD will not cause you to feel any sort of high or impairment even when inhaled.
The Abstract On Vaping CBD Products
We hope we’ve been able to answer many questions surrounding vaping CBD and provided insight on what its benefits may be and where its risks may lie, so if you’re considering trying it out, you are prepared with the knowledge you need. While Danu does not currently offer any CBD vaping products, we offer a large selection of pure and potent, third-party lab-tested CBD tinctures, CBD topicals, CBD softgels, and more. Check out our full selection here!