Is taking care of your lungs important to you? You know their importance to a long healthy life. Lord Vaper USA is an advocate for the health benefits of cannabinoids (most commonly THC and CBD), however we are also aware that still the most popular form of cannabis consumption is through combustion (i.e., smoking a joint or using a bong). We care about your lungs, so we thought people should know the consequences of using a vaporizer vs smoking weed for better health. Inhaling smoke of any kind can cause major respiratory problems, especially for those already suffering from some sort of respiratory condition such as asthma. Is vaporizing healthier than smoking? Of course it is.
At Lord Vaper USA, we are not only advocates for the benefits of medical marijuana/cannabis and CBD, but believe the general public can experience marijuana health benefits as well if they consume it safely. Microdosing cannabinoids with a temperature controlled vaporizer vs smoking weed is a healthy way to consume cannabis. After all, if a consumer trades in the health benefits of cannabis consumption for the health problems associated with smoking, then there may be offsetting benefits depending on your medical condition. Let’s first review just how natural cannabinoid production works in the human body and therefore why the health benefits of cannabinoids are real.
Endocannabiod System – Your Internal Regulator of Homeostatis
Everyone has an internal system referred to as the endocannabinoid system. Our bodies produce endocannabinoids that bind to receptors (CB1 and CB2, for example) in our endocannabinoid system to help regulate things like inflammation, pain and anxiety. As opposed to our opioid system, which has receptors in parts of our brain connected to breathing (that many prescription and illicit drugs like heroin bind to), receptors for the endocannabinoid system are not found in life critical sections of our brain. For this reason, no one has ever died of an overdose on marijuana.
While our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids (most common are anandamide and 2AG), plants like echinacea and marijuana produce cannabinoids that can connect to our endocannabinoid system as well. In other words, the human body has systems that have been evolving with the natural world around us to help regulate our bodies. The evolved design of our internal systems is not only for our bodies to produce endocannabinoids and other internally produced compounds, but also that we would introduce these compounds externally through consumption. It is all a very natural process.
Now that we have established how natural cannabinoid consumption is, the real concern is about consuming cannabis in the healthiest ways possible. Using a vaporizer can be a very healthy way to consume marijuana. Vaping has a much quicker effect than consuming edibles and is often much more convenient. Consumers need to understand how to vape weed correctly though.
Vaporizing is not combusting
Understanding the difference between vaping weed versus smoking is essential. At the heart of the issue is combustion. Consumers want to avoid inhaling smoke created from combustion. The most common consequence to inhaling combusted smoke is chronic bronchitis. Many smokers have been contending with chronic bronchitis for a long time and ignore the symptoms. Of course, the worst consequence of inhaling combusted smoke is the introduction of carcinogens and other toxins to the body. Combustion starts at 451°F and when something is on fire, temperatures can reach over 2,000°F. These high temperatures break down substances to their smallest compounds including carcinogens and other toxins. The key on how to vape weed correctly and safely is to keep temperatures below 451°F.
Cannabinoids are released from marijuana starting at 285°F. CBD or cannabidiol, the medicinal cannabinoid found in marijuana, is released just below 320°F. A good vaporizer with a good battery will have different temperature settings so that the consumer can customize their vaping experience to extract the specific cannabinoids they are looking for. Good vaporizers will also use either ceramic or titanium heating coils which control temperatures much better than the fiber-wick alternatives. A cheap vaporizer may also have glue and metals in them that get off-gassed and inhaled while vaping. Consumers should want to know clearly exactly what they are inhaling.
Using Proper Form When Vaporizing
Another tip to vape weed correctly is not to hold the vapor in your lungs. It is a misconception that holding vapor or smoke in your lungs really increases the amount of cannabinoids absorbed into the body. Studies have shown that holding in vapor or smoke only allows more toxins to enter in your body, not cannabinoids. 95% of cannabinoids found in the marijuana vapor are absorbed into the system in just a couple of seconds. Take small brief pulls on the vape pen.
There are many reasons why using a vaporizer vs smoking weed for better health makes more sense. It should even save you money because you will burn through marijuana much faster than you will vape through it. As far as we here at Lord Vaper USA are concerned, the health benefits of cannabinoids are very real. It is just that consumers need to know how to consume and vape cannabis and CBD correctly to take full advantage of the benefits without endangering other aspects of their health. Take care of your lungs and know that Lord Vaper USA will continue to offer the best vaporizer products on the market.