Yo, what’s up, it’s your boy Dan, and today we’re talking about vaping CBD. Now, let me tell you, vaping can be a real good way to get your dose of CBD, but you gotta be careful out there. Not all products are created equal, and some of them can be straight-up dangerous for your health.
One thing that a lot of people don’t know about is cuticle wax. This is basically the outer layer of lipids that cover weed plants, including hemp. When you smoke a bowl or a joint, that wax layer burns away and you don’t gotta worry about it. But when you vape, the lower temperatures don’t burn away the wax, which means it can collect in your lungs over time and cause some serious health problems down the road.
Experts at Steep Hill Labs even said that vaping CBD oil could potentially cause these waxes to collect in the lungs and form solidified granulomas. Now, there haven’t been any clinical studies to prove this yet, but it’s still cause for concern.
So what can you do to avoid cuticle wax in your CBD vape juice? Look for products that have undergone winterization. This process removes the waxes and fatty acids from the oil so you don’t gotta worry about them building up in your lungs. If you’re not sure if a product has been winterized or not, call up the company and ask. And if they can’t give you a straight answer, find another brand.
Another thing to watch out for when vaping CBD is thinning agents. Raw cannabis oil is too thick to use in vape pens with electric heater coils, so manufacturers gotta thin it out before you can use it. But some companies use dangerous chemicals as thinning agents to save on costs.
Two of the most common chemicals used are propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol. And get this: these chemicals can break down into cancer-causing compounds like formaldehyde and acetaldehyde when they’re heated up in high-temp vape pen cartridges. And inhaling propylene glycol can even cause asthma and other respiratory complications.
That’s why it’s important to invest in a high-quality vape pen that uses safe technology to heat up your CBD vape juice. Cheap products made by inexperienced manufacturers are doing their safety testing on the public, and that’s not cool.
Now, some research suggests that vaping actually increases the bioavailability of CBD compared to other methods like oral or topical use. That means you can get more of the good stuff into your system with less waste. Plus, there are so many different flavors and vaporization systems out there that make vaping a real enjoyable experience.
But at the end of the day, you gotta be careful. Make sure you know what’s in your CBD vape juice, how it was made, and who you’re buying from. And if you start experiencing symptoms like constant coughing, shortness of breath, or discomfort while breathing, stop vaping immediately and go see a healthcare provider.
So there you have it, folks. Vaping CBD can be safe as long as you know what you’re doing and you’re using high-quality products. Stay educated and stay safe out there.