The hemp extract CBD has become so popular in recent years that it's more than likely you'll find some kind of CBD product in your local health food store, supermarket or even your local petrol station.
From vaping CBD oil to infused food and drink products; if you're thinking about using CBD for the first time then you will probably be aware of the vast range of products that are available to you. But how does CBD vape oil work, and how does it compare to other CBD products?
CBD BIOAVAILABILITY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
When it comes to understanding how vaping CBD oil works, first of all, we need to understand the biological relationship that CBD has with our bodies. Depending on the way you choose to use CBD, it's useful to know how your body will react, as well as how soon a reaction may take place. On that note, let's take a quick trip back to biology class and learn about bioavailability.
While it may sound fancy, bioavailability merely refers to the rate at which a substance, in this case, CBD, is absorbed into the bloodstream. As well as the time it takes for a substance to enter the bloodstream, bioavailability also tells us about how active the substance is once it's in the bloodstream, which means that the concentration of CBD in your product will also have a bearing on how your body reacts. Therefore, depending on the way you consume, CBD will play a big part in determining how quickly and how effective CBD will be in your bloodstream once it gets there.
CBD E-LIQUID VS. CBD OIL
CBD vape oil should not be confused with regular CBD oil. CBD oil is a versatile product that can be used sublingually (drops under the tongue), orally (in foods, drinks, tinctures, capsules) or topically (massaged into the skin). While CBD vape oil will provide an almost instantaneous absorption rate into the bloodstream, the bioavailability will again differ depending on how you use CBD oil.
Food and drink can be great for masking the natural flavour of CBD; however, by ingesting the molecule orally, the CBD will be subject to a long journey through your digestive system before entering the bloodstream through the stomach. When you factor in the time, it takes for the CBD to travel through your body, as well as the breaking down of the molecule along the way, the bioavailability rate of CBD gets lower and lower, which means your body may not benefit as much as it would when you vape. For this reason, you could add more CBD to experience the same bioavailability rate as CBD vape oil. However, this could end up proving to be quite an expensive way to consume it. Via oral ingestion, expect the CBD to reach your bloodstream in 30-45 minutes.
Using CBD oil sublingually is probably the best way to use regular CBD oil. By holding a few drops under your tongue for up to 90 seconds, your mucus glands will absorb the CBD straight into your bloodstream. While you may swallow and ingest the rest, the absorption rate of taking CBD sublingually will be much quicker and more effective than oral consumption. The enzymes in your saliva, as well as how much of CBD your mucus glands absorb will ultimately have an impact on its bioavailability rate meaning that the CBD molecule will breakdown more than it would if you were to vape.
HOW TO VAPE CBD E-LIQUID
Vaping CBD e-liquid involves using a relatively low powered e-cigarette or vape pen, together with a CBD vape oil specifically designed for vaping. Avoid at all costs, using any old regular CBD oil as this will not only wreak havoc with your vape pen but will also leave a particularly bad taste in your mouth.
VSAVI's CBD vape kits comes with all you need to vape CBD straight away including a standard e-cigarette battery, USB charger, a refillable e-liquid tank that can be refilled up to 15 times, as well as your choice of CBD. Decide which strength and which flavour you want to opt for and await a package of CBD greatness that will be delivered straight to your door.
Whenever you're ready, fill your e-liquid tank with CBD vape oil and screw onto the end of your fully charged e-cigarette battery. Draw activated, all you need to do is inhale, exhale and let the CBD do the rest. We recommend taking six to eight hits of CBD at a time while leaving two to three hours between vaping sessions. If you're trying CBD for the first time, we would recommend starting with the lowest concentration strength and working your way up over time.
HOW DOES VAPING CBD OIL WORK?
Now we know that the time it takes CBD to absorb into the bloodstream depends on how you take it, as well as the concentration of CBD that your product contains, we can delve into the details of how vaping CBD oil works. More so, we can see how the bioavailability of vaping CBD oil fares with other CBD products that you may come across.
While the quickest way to absorb CBD into your bloodstream would be to intravenously inject pure CBD into your veins, this is hardly a viable way to consume this supplement regularly - if ever at all. Vaping CBD oil means that you inhale CBD into your lungs and directly into your bloodstream. Vaping CBD not only provides a quick route of absorption but a highly effective one, as the CBD molecule faces relatively little breakdown as it travels into your lungs and the bloodstream.
Suited to supporting your wellbeing as well as the healthy functioning of your organs, the effects of vaping CBD oil will be felt almost immediately and will last for anywhere between one to three hours. Due to the low concentration levels of CBD per puff, the bioavailability will yield a shorter time for the CBD to be working effectively in your bloodstream compared to some other products.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I ADD TO REGULAR E-LIQUID?
To have the best CBD vaping experience, we would err on the side of caution when it comes to adding CBD to your vape juice. And why would you when presented with the range of CBD vape products that VSAVI produce? From additional terpenes to some of your favourite fruity flavours, VSAVI source some of the best CBD available with the certificates of analysis to prove it.
IS VAPING HEALTHIER THAN SMOKING?
If you smoke, the chances are that vaping has probably come up in conversation at some point. While the long term impact that vaping has on our health has yet to be realised, the evidence that we have at our immediate disposal certainly favours vaping over smoking. Public Health England cites e-cigarettes to be up to a staggering 95% less harmful than smoking and that vaping even has the potential to help smokers quit smoking.
Combusting any product and then inhaling the resulting smoke is never going to be a good idea. The carbon monoxide, tar and tens of thousands of lethal carcinogens that are released every time you smoke wreak havoc on our health, resulting in countless smoking-related diseases and a shortened life-span. Accounting for 16% of all adult fatalities in the UK, smoking is the single most preventable cause of death.
Vaping involves heating e-liquid into an aerosol rather than smoke which is then inhaled by the vaper. While we might struggle to call it a healthy lifestyle choice, the scientific evidence available, tells us that vaping is a far safer alternative to smoking.
If you're vaping as a way to stay smoke-free, you might like to consider CBD vape oil as an alternative. Does CBD contain nicotine? Absolutely not! Nicotine-free and available in flavoured, unflavoured and full spectrum options; vaping CBD might be what you need to help you stay on the straight and narrow without being addicted to nicotine.
WHY BUYING QUALITY CBD MATTERS
There's no doubt about it. CBD products are popular. If you want to support the healthy functioning of your body and wellbeing with CBD, now, more than ever, you should make it a priority to purchase only the best CBD products you can find. Studies have shown that some CBD manufacturers sell products that have differing quantities of CBD to that advertised. By buying CBD from a company that has a certificate of analysis, you'll ensure that you are purchasing a legitimate product to add to your daily supplement routine.
Should you have any questions, or with to discuss our products with us, do feel free to contact us.