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Do CBD Inhalers Work?

February 24th, 2021 by David Kranker

Do CBD Inhalers Work

After the production of hemp was legalized in the United States in 2018, CBD exploded in popularity in the U.S. market. It seemed like you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing a CBD cream, oil, or edible. Now, a relatively new product has caused quite a buzz among CBD aficionados: CBD inhalers.

CBD inhalers work in much the same way that inhalers for asthma or other conditions do. Filled with pressurized liquid CBD, you place the device in your mouth and press the top to get a measured serving size delivered to your body in a quick burst. CBD inhalers have a number of benefits, including potentially reducing inflammation in the airways and delivering CBD in a quicker fashion than many other types of CBD.

If you are curious about CBD inhalers, read more to learn about CBD inhalers – and whether they work. Ready to try a CBD inhaler? Shop Green Wellness Life to purchase high quality CBD products – including inhalers – today.

What Is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of hundreds of naturally-occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant. These compounds, known as cannabinoids, may offer a number of health benefits. Unlike another well-known cannabinoid, THC, CBD is not psychoactive and will not cause you to feel high or stoned.

While the research on CBD is still in its preliminary stages, scientists have found that it may help people who suffer from a number of conditions. These benefits may be due to the way that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for maintaining balance in our bodies. CBD may supplement our body’s own endocannabinoids to help make sure that we maintain homeostasis.

CBD comes in many forms, including oils or tinctures, capsules, topical lotions, balms and salves, transdermal patches, and edibles. Recently, a new delivery system became popular: CBD inhalers. Much like inhalers used by people suffering from asthma, these devices may be a good way to get CBD into your bloodstream more quickly.

What Is a CBD Inhaler?

A CBD inhaler looks similar to inhalers that are used for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other medical conditions. It is a small, hand-held device that is filled with pressurized liquid CBD isolate oil. When you press the top, this oil is released in a short burst, which travels down your throat and into your lungs. As with other types of inhalers, a CBD inhaler delivers a metered amount so that you get a precise serving size of CBD oil with each press.

CBD inhalers may provide a better alternative to products like vape pens. Recent legal changes to the status of CBD vape products means that it will be much harder to obtain vape pens, particularly over the internet. A CBD inhaler may be a way to get that same rapid relief as a vape pen while avoiding the complications of getting vape products in 2021 and beyond.

For people who are interested in taking CBD orally and getting rapid relief, a CBD inhaler might be a good choice. As with any supplement, it is important to talk to your doctor about CBD inhalers before using one.

Are CBD Inhalers Effective?

CBD is known to alleviate symptoms of certain conditions, such as anxiety. Using a CBD inhaler is a way to get the benefits of CBD quickly. When you use a CBD inhaler, the CBD oil goes to your lungs, where it begins to take effect in as little as 5 minutes. Because these inhalers provide a metered amount, you will know exactly how much you are getting with every burst.

Once the CBD hits your lungs, it is quickly absorbed by lung tissues. This can help to improve breathing. At the same time, the CBD is transferred into the circulatory system so that it can move throughout the body.

CBD inhalers may be particularly useful for people who suffer from asthma and other respiratory conditions that involve inflammation of the lungs and airways. A 2019 study found that CBD decreased airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness in mice with allergic asthma. These results indicate that CBD oil – particularly when inhaled – may be effective for people with allergic asthma.

Because CBD is known to reduce inflammation in the human body, it may also aid with reducing the inflammation associated with respiratory disorders such as asthma and COPD. A 2012 study found that CBD may decrease inflammation in mice both before and after a lung injury. According to the researchers, CBD had a “potent anti-inflammatory effect” and even improved lung function in the mice. In 2015, researchers again found that CBD modulated the inflammatory response in rats with asthma.

While CBD inhalers may be useful for people who suffer from asthma and other respiratory conditions, they can be used by anyone who wants to experience the benefits of CBD. CBD inhalers may be particularly useful in reducing inflammation in the airways – but it also is a delivery method that can be used by anyone who wants to get CBD into their bloodstream in a quick, effective manner.

If you are interested in trying a CBD inhaler, look for a product that has been independently tested by a third party laboratory. In this way, you can make sure that what you are taking into your body contains only what it is supposed to have – and nothing that you don’t want. You should also look for an inhaler that contains CBD extracted from industrial hemp grown in the United States, to ensure that the CBD was grown in accordance with American standards and regulations.

Interested in CBD Inhalers? We’re Here to Help.

A CBD inhaler might be a great choice if you suffer from asthma, COPD, or another respiratory condition, or if you simply want to have a way to get CBD into your bloodstream quickly. They are also a good alternative to CBD vape pens, which will soon be subjected to more layers of regulation that will make it harder to get vaping supplies.

At Green Wellness Life, we aren’t doctors, and we can’t diagnose or treat you. What we can do is offer our own experience with CBD, along with the latest scientific research on CBD. Ready to learn more? Call us at (888) 772-7875 (M – F, 9 am to 4 pm), press the live chat button, or fill out our online contact form.

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CBD vs Nicotine Vape

May 28th, 2020 by Quinton Charles

CBD vs Nicotine Vape

QuintonBy Quinton Charles, Op-ed blogger

What is there to know?

The World No Tobacco Day is coming up (May 31!) and many people are unfamiliar with vape pens, both those that contain CBD and those that do not. So what is there to know? Let’s dive into the information so that we can both make the best decisions for ourselves, and so that we can inform other people around us who may not know about the nuances of nicotine, tobacco, and vapes.

Smoking Tobacco

This is likely the most well-known product containing nicotine. Whether chewed or smoked (we are going to be focusing on the smoking aspect here), tobacco contains nicotine. But what is nicotine?

What Is Nicotine & What Does It Do In The Human Body?

Nicotine is a chemical and stimulant that is naturally produced by plants in the nightshade (Solanaceae) family. You probably know more plants from this family than you think: tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, bell peppers (and yes, tobacco)[1]. So why is this important? All the plants in this family contain nicotine. That homemade spaghetti sauce that everyone raved about had nicotine in it. But how much? A near negligible amount. This is where the key difference between tobacco and other plants in the nightshade family lies. While the amount of nicotine in a tomato is around 20 – 70 millionths of a percent of weight, tobacco contains 0.3 – 6 percent nicotine. To write that out would look like this: 0.3-6% vs. 0.0000002 – 0.0000007%. See the difference?

That was a lot of info (and a lot of zeroes), but I didn’t even cover why nicotine is bad, did I?

Its role in plants is as an antiherbivore. This means that the plants produce it to ward off animals and bugs that would otherwise eat up their leaves and seeds. For a while, nicotine was used as an insecticide[2].

But what does it do in humans (and why should you steer clear of it, if possible?) While this is likely old news for many of us, nicotine has many negative health effects such as: physical and psychological dependency[3] (both your brain and body become addicted), raised heart-rate, potential teratogenic effects (this means that it can cause congenital, or birth, defects), and mood and sleep can be impacted[4].

Is Conventional Vaping Healthy?

You get it. Smoking cigarettes is bad for your health (and nicotine doesn’t sound too nice, either!). What about conventional vapes? I’m not talking about CBD vape pens yet, but rather about Juul, Blu, and a myriad of other E-cigarettes that currently are available on the market. While these alternatives to cigarettes claim to offer a smoking experience without many harmful chemicals (which is correct), they are still based on nicotine. You know, the nicotine that we just talked about (the one with all the negative side-effects).  Is it better than smoking tobacco? Perhaps. But it is better in the same way that getting into a car accident while going 30 mph is better than getting into a car accident while going 70 mph. Neither is a great option.

And it’s not just harmful; it’s addictive. As addictive as tobacco smoking? Yep. In some ways, it could be considered more addictive than smoking tobacco. Why is that? Flavor. Whereas before, getting into chain-smoking had a taste barrier (a lot of people find the taste of smoke off-putting), now, that barrier has been removed by vapes and E-cigarettes. Nicotine no longer has to taste like smoke, but instead can taste like bubblegum, grape, even dill pickles (I’m not kidding). Nicotine has never been more seductive.  That’s why it’s been a recent legislative target – many of these flavors have been banned, manufacturers are under siege, and the legal age to buy them is now 21 across the U.S.

Are Nicotine-Free Vapes Better For You?

While most E-cigarettes contain nicotine, there are some brands that tout their nicotine-free qualities. Are these better for you? Yes and no. While these options do not contain nicotine (and thus avoid the negative side effects and addictive qualities), there are risks due to their reliance on artificial chemicals for flavoring.

But why are flavoring chemicals a problem? Your body can deal with inhaling some particles, but it is not designed to handle the inhalation of large quantities of inorganic compounds. It isn’t the water vapor in a vape that causes problems, but rather the heated chemicals that are used to flavor them.

These nicotine-free options can also cause irritation in the mouth and throat for some people[5]. Studies have found that consistent, habitual use can lead to soreness and irritation in the throat and mouth (due to chemical residues from flavoring).

What about CBD Vapes?

I’ve ragged on tobacco smoking and nicotine-based vapes now (something that isn’t hard to do). What about CBD vapes?  Are they right for everyone? Nope. Do they have a place in the CBD market? We believe they do.

CBD vapes don’t contain nicotine, which is one of the best things about them. Some of them may contain flavoring agents, which means that they have the potential to irritate the mouth or throat if used excessively. However, as they contain CBD oil (which is heated and inhaled as a vapor), the inflammation associated with irritants may be counteracted by CBD’s properties.

CBD vapes shouldn’t be treated as candy, or as something to take habitually. For former smokers, CBD vapes could be an alternative to nicotine-based vapes (due to their lack of nicotine), and could also serve as a slightly better alternative to nicotine-free E-cigarettes (that still contain significant numbers of chemicals). For a majority of people, however, they should be treated as what they are: a boost of CBD that you may need upon occasion.

Why vape CBD in the first place?

There are lots of reasons that people turn to smoking and vaping and there are lots of reasons that people turn to CBD. When people incorporate cannabinoids into their life, it is often for the big 3- pain, nausea, and anxiety/mood stabilization. There are lots of different mechanisms to deliver this compound, vaping being one of them. Again, we believe everything in moderation.  We wouldn’t encourage vape to be someone’s sole source of CBD.  The advantage of vaping CBD compared to ingesting it with the traditional tincture or capsule is the activation time. The respiratory system is much faster to respond as there is no wait time for digestion. Individuals may find benefit within 15 minutes as compared to the 1-3 hours that our bodies can take to break down and put those cannabinoids to use. Vaping CBD can be a great way to receive relief when having situational anxiety or help manage a shooting pain in the moment.

World No Tobacco Day

Don’t just think about this on May 31st. Talk to your friends and family members anytime about how nicotine is addictive, can lead to negative side effects, and how (if they are addicted to tobacco or nicotine-based products) there are alternatives.

As always, we are more than willing to help in any way that we can, and we would love to talk to you on this World No Tobacco Day! Feel free to reach out to us on social media, call us, or email us!

Resources

[1]https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jf990089w

[2] https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/searchAdvanced?editSearchId=E

[3] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/15622970309167951

[4] https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-developmental-origins-of-health-and-disease/article/nicotine-during-pregnancy-changes-induced-in-neurotransmission-which-could-heighten-proclivity-to-addict-and-induce-maladaptive-control-of-attention/BACF50A36E79743C8AF2D47C04E21E29

[5] https://tobaccoinduceddiseases.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12971-015-0038-7


Vape Basics

December 6th, 2018 by Cara Oorbeck

Vape Basics

Vaping For The Fastest Results?

CBD is changing is becoming a very popular health supplement that is changing many people’s lives with a variety of chronic conditions. Almost as varied as the reasons people use CBD oil, are the ways it can be taken. However, vaping CBD oil is one of the most popular ways people choose to take it. For many of us vaping CBD is a bit overwhelming. Sometimes the act itself feels a bit like smoking, especially for those of us who do not or have never smoked. It is important to make the distinction right away. Vaping CBD is not the same as smoking or vaping nicotine. The benefits of vaping CBD can be life changing for some people. There are many instances where those struggling with different conditions like anxiety, seizures, chronic pain are not able to wait 30 minutes for an edible like a gummy or a mint to take effect. CBD e-liquid or vape oil, which is derived from cannabis though it lacks the components of marijuana that gives users a “high”, is used by people as a quick and health conscious solution to difficult and chronic conditions. So let’s talk e-liquid/vape.

What Does It Mean to Vape CBD?

Vaping describes the process of heating CBD oil or CBD e-liquid to the point where it becomes a vapor (typically using a battery-operated vaporizer), which is then inhaled.  The user usually inhales 1 to 3 times (this is not like vaping nicotine where the user is continuously inhaling the nicotine for the desired effect). The reason this provides the fastest results, is that the CBD is absorbed through your lungs, directly into your bloodstream. As a result, you begin to feel the effects of the oil almost immediately (generally no more than 15 minutes.)

Comparing Vape & Other Methods

When comparing this to other forms of taking CBD oil there is a huge difference, especially for those struggling with some serious chronic issues.

  • Eating CBD in edible forms: capsules, gummies, chocolate, gum, mints and drinking requires the body to go through digestion before it can absorb the oil. This can take anywhere between 20 minutes, and a full hour depending on metabolism,  stomach content,  and other factors. koi cbd tropical gummies
  • Sublingually: by spraying or dropping directly under the tongue.  This method is quick but still outside of the 5 to 10 minute expectation one gets from vaping. It is important to note that taking CBD internally whether by tincture or capsule is a great long-term effect but it can take time for this to work and for our bodies to utilize the CBD.  We tell people one should give this method at least two weeks to begin to see long-term changes in symptoms. Consistency and a daily regimen of taking CBD can help to alleviate long-term symptoms and conditions but the best CBD is the one you take every day!
  • Topicals: Salves, lotions, oils and patches put directly on the skin is a quick method as well but can take just as long as eating/ingesting CBD, if not longer, depending on Endoca Hemp Salve location, the user’s skin health, the amount used, and other factors. Topicals are amazing in treating a specific location and can be very useful when targeting skin issues, specific pain, burns, acne, etc.  As a general rule, they are much shorter acting – lasting 2 to 4 hours.

More CBD With Vaping?

While quicker absorption is perhaps the best reason to vape CBD oil rather than taking it another way, it’s not the only reason people have turned to vaporizers. The term called bio availability is one of the key reasons.  What does this mean?  Bioavailability means the amount of absorption and rate/time it takes for the CBD to reach the bloodstream. When you put CBD oil into your body, not all of it will reach your bloodstream and actually affect you. For example, the bioavailability of eating CBD oil is roughly 15 percent. This means that when you eat it, only about 15 percent of the CBD oil that you put into your body will reach your bloodstream.

The reason eating CBD oil has such a low return when eaten, is that it has to go through so many of your body’s filtration systems (namely your gut and your liver). These systems work to screen out the CBD before it can affect you. In order to get the effects you want orally you’re not only waiting longer, but you also need to take more of the oil than you otherwise might.

In contrast, when vaping CBD oil the bioavailability is between  35% and 50%.  When you inhale the vapor, it goes straight to your lungs, and from your lungs into your bloodstream. It’s the difference between taking a highway that goes straight from point A to point B, and going through a lot of stop-and-go traffic along the back roads. You’ll still reach your destination, eventually, but when you go directly you use a lot less fuel to get there, and you get there a lot faster than if you’d taken the more roundabout route.

Health Risks and Side Effects

A small percentage of users are allergic or later develop allergies to some of the chemicals and materials used in vapes. The two main ingredients that are being heavily discussed when referring to e-liquids are propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Users with sensitivities to propylene glycol may notice sinus irritation, nausea or a headache upon use. Individuals with more severe allergies can break out in hives, develop swelling or have difficulty breathing. Lucky for us, this chemical is so ubiquitous in our everyday lives that it would be nearly impossible to not realize you have an allergy to one of them before you started vaping. It’s found in cosmetics, hair products, food, drinks, cigarettes, medicine and many more products and is recognized as generally safe by the FDA. The other ingredient referenced is vegetable glycerin.  Allergies to vegetable glycerin are very rare and are more likely caused by an allergy to the plant oil the vegetable glycerin was derived from. A third common ingredient is MCT or coconut oil, which is becoming really prevalent in many food supplements and as as a supplement in and of itself.

Getting Started

If you are new to the e-liquid(vape) world a great place to start would be our Select disposable e-liquid pen.  It is offered in three flavors…Lemon, Spearmint and Lavender and it allows you to try vaping without committing to purchasing and learning about all of the equipment necessary. It is simple and all you do is open the package and inhale!

Both are reasonable prices and easy to use but you will need to purchase e-liquid with the pen and the e-liquid will need to be added to the device.

Other Options include our Rubi e-liquid Pen and our All in One e-liquid Pen.


What is CBD E-Liquid? What is it and what does it do?

June 1st, 2017 by Brandy Palmer

what is cbd e-liquid

CBD e-liquid is the fluid used to vape by using vaporizer, e-cigarettes or vape pen. CBD e-liquid is also known by the terms e-juice or vape oil.

With e-cigarettes becoming very popular lately amongst cigarette smokers, the use of vaporizers & E Liquid has also branched out into our world of natural health and is considered the most convenient ways for taking CBD.

How E-Liquid works?

When CBD E-liquid is vaporized into your lungs, and diffuses directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through your gut and liver than if it were orally ingested. Essentially, this means you can achieve the same beneficial effects with a much smaller amount of CBD. Not only that, but vaping will greatly decrease the amount of time it takes for the CBD in your body to become active, since you don’t have to wait for it to travel through your gut. By vaporizing a CBD e-liquid or high-CBD concentrate, you could potentially feel its effects 30 to 60 minutes faster. This makes vaping CBD E Liquid an extremely efficient and fastest delivery method.

CBD e-liquid contains little to no traces of THC (this means it won’t get you High).

How to use E Liquid with vaporizer pen:

CBD e-Liquid is much easier to use. Fill up your vaporizer according to its specifications and get ready for a healthy and flavorful vaping experience like no other.

Below video will explain how to use e-liquid:

Hopefully, this CBD e-liquid article helped answer some of the questions you might have had on e liquids and vaporizing.


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