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What does vaping CBD oil do for me?
The beauty of using a natural supplement such as CBD oil is that there are many ways to take it.
Ingesting CBD oil orally does not suit everyone. While you will still feel the benefits of the oil, the disadvantage of taking it in this way is that it will take slightly longer before you will begin to feel the effects.
For example, if you take CBD oil orally, you may not feel the effects for between 4-6 hours, although this varies slightly depending upon the individual.
However, if you vape CBD oil then you will begin to feel the effects much more quickly.
In this article, we look at some of the main advantages are to vaping.
You can usually feel the effects of vaping within 5-10 minutes of inhaling it. One of the reasons the onset is so quick is because the oil vapours from the CBD will enter your circulatory system and stimulate an immediate response from the body.
When you ingest CBD oil it has to pass through the digestive system and the liver beforehand, which means the body takes much longer to process it.
CBD oil combats stress
One of the major benefits of CBD oil is that it helps you to feel calm and relaxed. It does this without making you feel ‘high’ in the same way that cannabis does.
By vaping the oil instead of ingesting it, the calming, anti-anxiety effects kick in much more quickly so you can immediately relax when you are stressed.
The very act of inhaling deeply is itself a great relaxation technique, so when this is combined with CBD, the effects are much more enhanced.
Vaping offsets the loss of CBD
One of the slight challenges with CBD oil is that your body does not retain it very well when it is taken orally.
CBD is hydrophobic, which means that it is not very water-soluble. As our bodies are about 70% water, this means that it is very difficult to maintain the level of CBD in your system.
Here’s how it works. When CBD oil passes through your gut and your liver, the level of CBD will be reduced somewhat, either because of absorption or due to chemical breakdown by liver enzymes.
This is the known as the “first-pass effect,” due to the fact that the bioactive compounds of CBD are diluted when it passes through the liver.
Similarly CBD rapidly diffuses out of your blood and accumulates into your fatty tissues.
Unfortunately, this slightly reduces the effect that CBD oil has on the body.
What this all means is that only 15% of CBD oil actually stays in your system.
However, the great news is that the process of vaping helps to offset the loss of CBD oil in your system.
The fact that it does not pass through the liver or your gut when you vape means that a much higher concentration of CBD oil is able to enter directly into the bloodstream.
This allows for a maximum bioavailability of between 50%-60%.
Ultimately, the biggest advantage to vaping is that you can feel the maximum benefits of CBD while using a smaller dose of the oil.
However, it is worth bearing in mind that although the effects kick in much more quickly, they do not last as quite as long.