by cindy trethewey
People are using CBD Hemp Oil products as a food supplement for serious conditions, such as: ANXIETY, PTSD, CANCERS, AUTISM, PAIN, INFLAMMATION, SEIZURES, ADDICTIONS, SLEEP DISORDERS, CROHN'S, ITCHY SKIN AND DEPRESSION, just to name a few. CBD is not a medicine or a cure for anything, it's classified by the FDA as a food supplement. Our mission is to provide people with a healthier alternative to managing their health issues. So taking CBD oil as a sublingual tincture under the tongue is done for nutritional reasons.
WHAT IS CBD VAPING?
Inhaling CBD hemp oil through a vaporizing apparatus is one delivery system to receive cannabinoids via the capillaries in the lung tissues. This is perhaps the fastest way to get CBD hemp oil into your bloodstream. Depending on the carrier oil in the CBD vape juice however can possibly carry some risk. For this reason the more popular delivery method for CBD hemp oil is through the CBD tinctures, oils, and edibles, which are administered in drops orally under the tongue or in slow dissolving candies and lozenges.
CBD (cannabidiol) is classified as phytonutrient that is a component of the cannabis plant that boosts the immune system without a psychoactive function.
CBD Hemp is a phytocannabinoid extracted from a wild herb that grows naturally all over God's green earth referred to as "Industrial Hemp." The acronym CBD stands for "cannabidiol" (pronounced canna-bid-dye-all). CBD is the second most prominent phytocannabinoid compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD in hemp differs from the phytocannabinoid THC found in marijuana.
CBD Hemp Oil can be considered to be a Super Food - it offers a complete spectrum of natural proteins, with all 20 amino acids used by the human body, including all eight essential amino acids. It contains the perfect ratio of omega fatty acids 3, 6 & 9. CBD Hemp has high levels of enzymes, fiber, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, and E and is rich in essential minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus. CBD is packed full of natural carotenes, flavonoids, keytones, nitrogenous compounds and terpenes.
More detailed information on the health benefits of CBD are all over this well researched website, complete with doctor's reviews, videos with health professionals as commentators and abstracts from real life lab tests done with cannabis under scientific cnotrolled and monitored circumstances: http://www.hempking.weebly.com
Vaping CBD is a different subject all together. I believe vaping CBD is a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes based on the information available. I'll describe the vaping process first, then I will discuss the differences between vaping CBD verses vaping eCigarettes and smoking traditional cigarettes.
Vaping CBD requires the same apparatus as smoking the new but popular e-Cigarettes, a vaporizer or vape pen. Electronic cigarettes accomplish the same thing, but different models and brands come in all prices, shapes, colors and sizes. For example, the Aspire Platinum Vaporizer Kit pictured below costs about $110. Depending on the quality, a vape pen or vaporizer can cost from $10 up $500.
Basically an eCigarette and a vape pen are the same device, just different eliquids go in the vaping chamber. A vape pen is shaped like a cylinder. Inside there is a chamber for the eLiquid, an atomizer which heats the liquid, a battery to power the atomizer, the air chamber where the vapor from the atomizer travels into the mouthpiece where it is inhaled through the mouth like a cigarette. The eLiquid inside the vaping apparatus can be plain ejuice with flavorings, generally made up of vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol and flavoring. Nicotine is then added to this vaping "juice" liquid. And most recently CBD oil has been added to vape juice. Flavors can be anything from spicey blends like cinnamon, or every conceivable fruit, cupcake, or candy flavor. Some vapes are plain without flavor allowing for the natural flavor of the CBD oil to resonate. Vaping is generally considered safer than smoking from the standpoint that there is no combustion created inside the vaporizer and there are fewer chemicals ingested from eLiquids when compared to cigarettes. Studies are being done now on the benefits of vaporizing CBD to replace more harmful habits such as drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes.
In the above link is a detailed study performed in the UK, funded by the Medical Research Council, where in a double-blind placebo study they researched the outcomes between 24 nicotine addicted cigarette smokers who expressed an interest in quitting smoking. The cigarette smokers were split into two groups. One group was given an ecigarette filled with a placebo liquid (without nicotine or CBD) and the second group was given ecigarettes (or vaping pens) filled with non-nicotine CBD vaping liquid. It was found CBD treated group smoked 40% less nicotine cigarettes
during one week of treatment. This promising pilot study has prompted more interest in doing more controlled research studies of the kind. Judging from the questionnaire responses by participants, it's believed that CBD can be used to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, irritability and cravings of cigarettes by modulating the receptors in the endocannabinoid system, researchers theorize.
"CBD is also a potentially excellent treatment of addiction due to its anxiolytic properties, as anxiety is a key symptom often observed in withdrawal from nicotine and other drugs."....."The main finding of this study was a dramatic reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked across a 7 day period in the individuals using the CBD inhaler, compared to no reduction in the placebo group." (This is an excerpt of the study, so please refer to the whole study at http://cannabisclinicians.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CBDcigarettes.pdf ).
Vaping CBD is beginning to catch on as a safer replacement for cigarette smokers who are seriously trying to quit. Nicotine can be added to the CBD eliquid vaping liquid and reduced by a tapering off effect, as well as, the cold turkey method. Vaping CBD has been successful for nicotine withdrawal symptoms because of the relaxing effect on the nervous system while still giving the ex-smoker that placebo feeling that they are still smoking something.
"As of 2017, smoking causes one in ten deaths worldwide, with half of those deaths in the US, China, India and Russia." - "Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows". BBC News. 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-11. According to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_smoking
Cigarette smoking is horrible in that it contains over 7,000 chemicals (when burned) and 69 chemicals are known carcinogens and many which are outright poisonous.
Here are Some Scary Ingredients in Traditional Rolled Cigarettes:
(retrieved from http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/whats-in-a-cigarette.html?referrer=https://us.search.yahoo.com/)
The US Surgeon General has announced nicotine harms the developing fetus during pregnancy causing brain and lung development consequences and functioning in newborns, in addition to lower birth weights, pre-term delivery, SIDS and still-births.
When compared to smoking a nicotine cigarette, vaping without nicotine is a lot safer and less damaging to the body. However vaping is not 100% safe. Vaping anything is a habit. Vaping CBD can be a healthier conduit replacement to cigarette smoking and a relatively healthier way to get a fix, whereby vaping CBD, the ex-smoker gets a physical sensation similar to smoking cigarettes, while reducing the harm from inhaling the chemicals in traditional nicotine cigarettes. E-cigarettes infused with nicotine are not safe either but may be safer because there are fewer chemicals and carcinogens then their traditional rolled counterparts. There are not enough studies to make completed conclusive statements but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that eCigarettes are safer than traditional ones. And referring back to the U.K. study named in the beginning of this article, the participants in CBD vaping reduced their cigarette smoking by 40%, there is a growing consensus that vaping is a bridge from the addiction to cigarettes and to the freedom of non-addiction and the positives of CBD vaping over-ride any temporary negatives involved in vaping CBD eliquid. Realize, like anything, vaping should be done in moderation until it can be eliminated altogether especially where the additives propylene glycol or polyethylene glycol are used as thinning agents.
So the question remains, how safe is inhaling CBD or hemp from a vaporizer?
"Project CBD research associate Eric Geisterfer conducted a limited survey of cannabis vape oil and CBD hemp vape oil cartridges. Several of these products were found to include propylene glycol as an additive. Some cannabis vape oil cartridges also include propylene glycol or polyethylene glycol as a thinning agent. Both compounds may have adverse health effects when heated and inhaled." (retrieved from: https://www.projectcbd.org/how-safe-your-vape-pen).
So there is no evidence that CBD hemp oil itself is unsafe but the additive propylene glycol or polyethylene glycol is questionable when used in a vape pen or vaporizer.
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