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Vaping CBD oil: What does vaping cannabidiol do to the body?

Vaping CBD oil and CBD aromatherapy are the most effective methods of administration because the bioavailability rate is higher, and the effects are faster. You may experience anxiety relief and deep relaxation in as little as 15 minutes. 

We know that vaping nicotine products can cause severe lung disease. But what are the effects and benefits of vaping CBD oil? How often should you do it? And What are the long-term consequences of vaping CBD oil? 

Below is everything you need to know.

Quick take: what does vaping CBD oil do to the body?

  • Vaping CBD triggers effects in 1 to 15 minutes. It may take longer or shorter depending on product purity or quality. 
  • You may micro-vape CBD throughout the day to manage pain, inflammation, and anxiety.
  • It is a good idea to follow manufacturer dosage instructions and to check CBD content.
  • Some CBD carrier oils are unsuitable for vaping. 

Is vaping worse than smoking?

Going by anecdotal and medical evidence, the effects of vaping CBD are not as serious as smoking. The problem with smoking is (1) it can cause pulmonary and cardiovascular illness. (2) smoking can cause blood clots and circulatory issues. (3) smoking can damage the skin, teeth, and tongue. 

Vaping CBD oil: the basics

Vaping refers to the use of heated aerosol to deliver CBD, THC, nicotine, or other drugs. You inhale and exhale a substance of choice through a mouthpiece. And that is wherein the problem lies.

Your lungs did not evolve to hold water. Vaping introduces water into the lungs. Build up of water in the lungs may irritate or cause the ‘wet lung disease.’ 

Unlike nicotine, vaping CBD will not dampen your impulse, control, or cognition. The problem lies with the quality of the product you choose to use.

CBD oil offers you numerous health benefits, but if the product is contaminated, not stored properly or extracted using harmful methods, it can cause serious side effects such as temporary memory loss, seizures, drowsiness, and fatigue. Synthetic CBD may cause other symptoms. 

Because of that, we recommend sourcing CBD from trustable vendors. 

What to remember

  • Contaminants could be THC, pesticides, bacteria, heavy metals, and so on.
  • THC will show up on drug tests. If you are in the service or your job requires drug testing, it is advisable to only consume pure CBD or products that contain less than 0.3% THC (it is illegal for active-duty servicemen to use cannabis or its extracts). 
  • CBD product labels can be misleading. 
  • Cannabis extracts, including CBD remain schedule 1 substances in the US on the federal level. CBD extracted from hemp is legal on the federal level.
  • The FDA does not regulate CBD labeling and manufacturing, making it vital to source from trustable sources.
  • Avoid CBD products that contain vitamin E acetate, as it may cause severe side effects. 

Is vaping CBD oil safe?

Vaping CBD oil comes with some risks, but there are benefits to it -as explained below. We recommend moderation, that is do not vape more than you need to. 

According to a recent study, vaping CBD will not cause psychomotor or cognitive impairment. The compound may improve cognition.

The linked study’s findings concluded that, quote:

“The efficacy of CBD to improve cognition in schizophrenia cannot be elucidated due to lack of clinical evidence; however, given the ability of CBD to restore cognition in multiple studies of impairment, further investigation into its efficacy in schizophrenia is warranted… CBD improves cognition in multiple preclinical models of cognitive impairment, including models of neuropsychiatric (schizophrenia), neurodegenerative (Alzheimer’s disease), neuro-inflammatory (meningitis, sepsis, and cerebral malaria) and neurological disorders (hepatic encephalopathy and brain ischemia.”

In short, vaping is the fastest way to enjoy CBD benefits. The reason is bioavailability.

How do I make CBD bioavailable?

You vape it. 

Bioavailability refers to the proportion of medicine or CBD that enters circulation. The higher the drug’s bioavailability is, the less of it you will need to take to enjoy the benefits. Once CBD or other medicine enters the bloodstream, it is transported to cells and tissues.

What to remember.

  • Inhalation offers between 40 to 60% bioavailability, depending on product potency. Recommend vaping CBD e-liquid or CBD vape juice.
  • Injection offers 100% bioavailability, but it is not a recommended method of CBD consumption, nor should it be encouraged. 

What are the risks of vaping CBD oil?

Although not as damaging as smoking, vaping creates a few health risks users should be aware of. The biggest risk includes:

  • Vaping can cause lung injury, damage, or pulmonary illnesses.

Can you get cancer from vaping CBD oil?

There is insufficient evidence to prove that vaping CBD oil can cause lung cancer. However, the vaporizer or e-cigarette you purchase may expose you to potential carcinogens, and so can low-quality CBD products. 

The American Cancer Society claims that CBD may help slow down the growth of cancerous tumors and cells, but more research is needed. 

You may vape CBD oil to improve or manage the side effects of chemotherapy, treat appetite loss, and relieve pain and inflammation.

How to vape CBD oil safely.

Unlike THC, CBD does not have the potential to cause dependency or addiction. But vaping can become a habit, meaning one may end up consuming more than is necessary.

The debate on how much CBD you should vape in a single day continues. Some recommend a maximum of 70mg a day, while others up to 1500mg. 

At high doses, CBD can be damaging to the liver, and it can cause some side effects.

For that reason, we recommend the start low and increase gradually approach. The idea is to find a dose that works for you.