CBD products are gaining popularity now like never before; all thanks to the marketing strategies adopted by the manufacturers. Plus, the health benefits of CBD including its ability to treat a range of health conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety, cancer, inflammation, depression, etc., are commendable. Currently, CBD products are available in a number of forms such as CBD gummies, creams, oil, pills, vaporization devices like electronic cigarettes, coffee, alcoholic beverages, and even as honey and salad dressing. All these products are readily available in almost every pharmaceutical store, health food store, and even in restaurants and supermarkets.
However, users are likely to get confused when it comes to the way to consume it like is it better to eat or smoke it? Professionals claim that there are different ways of consuming CBD products and each option comes with its own pros and cons. So, to figure out the right option or method for you, it is better to try every method like a ‘trial and error’. One of the common methods to consume CBD is using vape pens. The health risks and benefits associated with this method are listed below.
Some people tend to consume CBD by smoking the flowering part of the cannabis plant just like smoking marijuana in a hand-rolled cigarette. Such people can try electronic cigarettes or vape pens that heats a tiny portion of concentrated CBD oil to release a jet of steam, which you can inhale. The pros and cons of using vape pens are listed below.
When using vape pens, the inhaled CBD oil is likely to enter your bloodstream faster when compared to other methods. In other words, it will be helpful to get immediate relief from pain, anxiety, depression, etc., since the CBD product tends to enter your body within seconds in this case. Furthermore, it is extremely easy to use pen-type vapors and it tends to produce less smoke. Hence, people rarely notice it offering you the privacy you require.
Pen vaporizers tend to use CBD cartridges in it that contains a solvent called propylene glycol. Note that this solvent tends to degrade into formaldehyde at high temperatures and this can irritate your eyes and nose and may eventually increase the risk of health issues such as cancer and asthma. The same solvent is present in electronic cigarettes as well that contain nicotine. Furthermore, it will be challenging for a person to control the amount of CBD he/she smokes in this case since it depends on how long and strongly you inhale it.