According to researchers the most efficient way to take CBD is by vaping it
Acceptance of Medicinal Marijuana is gaining traction around the world. As this acceptance grows and more research is done, interest in what marijuana has to offer, other than simply THC has increased. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the active components of cannabis that is gaining popularity over the last couple of years. It has been theorized to help everything from pain relief and inflammation to curbing severe anxiety.
An essential aspect of understanding CBD is knowing that it doesn’t get you high. This is because it doesn’t contain the psychoactive ingredients generally associated with marijuana, primarily THC. Since it doesn’t get you high but has all of the positive effects of marijuana, it is handy for cases concerning children and sober adults. Despite all of these benefits CBD still runs into a lot of pushback based solely on its source material.
Taking a look at the complete list of ailments and conditions CBD has been shown to improve it is easy to see why so many people are supporting this drug and its viability. Some doctors prescribe CBD for cases of depression and schizophrenia. Research indicates it can have further uses in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections. Research further supports that the most effective way to consume this drug is through vaping.
Currently, the most common way of consuming CBD is taking a pill or edible treat. The biggest problem with this is that when taken orally the CBD needs to pass through the liver before being able to enter the bloodstream. By the time it goes through the processes of digestion and passes through the liver, only 15% of the bioavailable CBD ends up in the blood. That is an 85% loss. Additionally, the drug can take up to an hour to become active taken this way.
Vaping, on the other hand, has been proven to be very efficient. By breathing the CBD, it directly enters the bloodstream via the lungs, bypassing the liver and resulting in 60% of the bioavailable CBD making its way into your system. In addition to being a more effective method of getting it into the bloodstream at volume, it also only takes minutes to take effect, as opposed to the hour or more with an orally taken dose.
Last year a paper was published, called Understanding CBD. This 22-page paper took a close look at how CBD works in real world conditions. For this report close to 2500 users of CBD were surveyed about their ailments, their usage, and their results. Among many other encouraging findings, probably the most impressive was that 42% of users were able to eventually stop taking at least one other medication such as painkillers, thanks to CBD. While not all of the results were quite this extreme, the vast majority of those surveyed found that usage improved their quality of life. In fact, 80% said CBD was either “effective” or “very effective” in easing their condition.
The report also analyzed what types of conditions and ailments were being treated with CBD. They found that the most common conditions CBD is prescribed for are anxiety and sleeping issues. And while many naysayers claim that users of medicinal marijuana and CBD are looking for a way to get high within the bounds of the law, only 50% of those surveyed preferred to use CBD products that also contained psychoactive substances like THC. All of this information supports the idea that CBD use is not about getting high, but instead as a legitimate way to ease the struggle of so many people suffering from a variety of conditions.
It is not surprising how much CBD has grown in popularity considering the range of ailments it drastically improves. Its become especially popular among younger generations who are more open to the wonders of alternative medicines. What’s more amazing is that the choice to vape CBD over taking a pill offers results nearly four times as effective than when taken orally. All while starting to take effect much faster too. So many people are choosing to vape CBD now because they’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose. For many of the conditions that CBD helps, increased quality of life is something that’s hard to obtain, and with vaping CBD it can be just a little bit easier.
What are your experiences taking CBD? Did you notice any significant changes one way or another after taking CBD for a while? Should people start vaping CBD to get the most out of the benefits? Let us know what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to check back here or join our Facebook and Twitter communities for more news and articles.