Vaping cannabidiol (CBD) is relatively new. Since its short beginning, it has been growing strongly in popularity for two main reasons. It works well and has virtually no side effects. Today, more and more people are choosing vaping CBD over other products because it offers the highest bioavailability rate and the quickest onset of action. Simply meaning it might be the fastest working and most efficient CBD product available.
The reason vaping CBD works so well is because of the unique way the body interacts with CBD when it is vaporized and inhaled. The CBD adsorbs quickly via permeable membranes in our lungs due to unique aspects of its structure and chemistry. Let’s take a deeper look at how vaping CBD induces such quick effects within the human body.
What is CBD Vaping?
There are several ways to take cannabidiol (CBD). One of the more popular methods is inhalation through the process of vaporizing (aka vaping). This is done with a vape pen, which is a small mechanical device, made up of the following components:
- Battery (usually rechargeable)
- The atomizer (the heating component that vaporizes the CBD)
- The chamber that houses the CBD oil
- A mouthpiece
CBD vape pens always use CBD in oil form. This oil can also be referred to as e-liquid or CBD vape juice and generally comes in the form of a cartridge that is inserted into the chamber. The rechargeable battery provides the power to the atomizer and heats up the chamber until the CBD oil vaporizes.
At this point, you can inhale the vapors through the mouthpiece and then the CBD will begin to enter your lungs. It is important to note that our lungs have hollow structures known as alveoli, which are crucial in the gas-exchanging process of respiration. Furthermore, our lungs also have something that is known as the blood-air barrier. This barrier ensures that air bubbles do not enter our bloodstream and that blood does not enter the alveoli.
However, our blood-air barrier allows for certain gases to pass through the alveoli into our bloodstream, including:
- Carbon monoxide
- Carbon dioxide
CBD vapors can also cross this blood-air barrier, thereby allowing for our bodies to absorb the CBD. Within the structure of our alveoli, the points of entry for these v