We know, we know… The huge variety of CBD-infused options for you to choose from is a little overwhelming. There are tinctures, lotions, edibles, sprays, beauty products, and even protein powder!
Bioavailability is just what it sounds like: it is how much CBD your body can use.
The interesting thing is, there’s a really significant difference in the amount of CBD your body can use depending on whether you eat it, suck on it in your mouth, or inhale it into your lungs.
When you ingest (or eat) CBD, 6-15% of it is available to your body. This is because it has to pass through your stomach, liver, and kidneys before it enters your blood stream. So while eating CBD edibles is easy and convenient, it doesn’t quite give you the highest absorption rates available.2,3
Sublingual absorption is absorbing CBD in your mouth (under your tongue). This is usually how tinctures are taken. When you hold CBD oil under your tongue, it can pass directly through the thin membranes there and enter your bloodstream directly. This method is shown to give you 20-35% bioavailability of your CBD. Much better.2
The Clear Winner
When you inhale CBD vapor into your lungs, it passes directly through the thin membranes in your lungs and into your bloodstream just like it would sublingually, except for two important factors:
- Your lungs have MUCH more surface area to absorb CBD vapor than the underside of your tongue
- Because the CBD is vaporized, the tiny particles absorb quickly through your lungs into your body.
Rapid Absorption For Immediate Relief
If you can wait, and you’re not as interested in getting immediate effects, then CBD edibles will work just fine for you. The effects of the CBD edibles will usually begin to be felt about 2 hours after you first eat them.4
If you want more immediate but long-lasting effects, a tincture absorbed under your tongue will kick in after about 30 minutes and last a few hours.4
Vaping CBD is the perfect choice for people who suffer from anxiety-related disorders like panic attacks, who need to have immediate relief. The other side of the coin is that the effects are relatively short-lived, lasting only maybe an hour or two.
But just because the effects from one vaping session don’t last all day doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to enjoy all-day relief if you choose to vape your CBD. In fact, your days may be filled with MORE relief, and here’s why…
Discreet All-Day Custom Dosing
That means you can get a constant dose of CBD all-day long, whenever you want to — in public or in private — without having to worry about pulling a vial of tincture out of your pocket or anything that looks weird to other people.
The best part of having a vape pen with CBD is that you get to try custom dosing with CBD and experience the effects right away. So you can see if a higher or lower dosage works best for you and adjust your dosage up or down whenever you need to.
A Relaxing Experience, A Tasteful Sensation
Finally, there is a relaxation aspect to vaping CBD. It may not be for everyone, but there’s a luxuriousness of feeling the smooth, flavored vapor as you inhale it into your lungs and feeling it pass back out through your throat and mouth as you exhale.
It’s cool, and it’s sort of meditative, and it comes in tons of different flavors. Here’s a list of just the flavors we sell at Pure Hemp Shop:
While vaping is not for everyone, the people who choose to do it often become really big fans of it in short order. That’s because they enjoy the relaxation of vaping – and the social aspect that comes along with it. Overall, it is an enjoyable way to pass the time.
So Are You A Future CBD ‘Vaper’?
There’s nothing wrong with any method of getting your CBD. But with outstanding absorption rates, super-fast effect, increased social acceptability, and the relaxation benefits of vaping, CBD vaping is quickly becoming one of the most popular.