CBD and Vaping – What You Really Need to Know
After months of rapid growth a rash of bad news has descended upon the vaping industry. For example:
In November, Belgium's Health Minister linked the death of yet another teen to vaping.
According to Newshub, Raphael Pauwaert died from pneumonia early that month after receiving a vaping device from his parents and experimenting with vaping products containing cannabidiol (CBD).
Raphael is the next in a long line of teens around the globe whose deaths have been linked to vaping.
Currently, in the US regulatory and public health agencies are looking into three “public health crises” involving vaping and ecigarettes:
Theverge.com says there have been numerous instances of exploding ecigaretes shattering people’s jaws and even killing people.
In the US in September of 2019, there were more than 800 reported cases of illness and 12 people who tragically lost their lives due to vaping, according to Business Insider. And like with the new Belgium case, the numbers around the world are growing higher by the day.
In fact, America’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in the US it has already identified 2,172 probable cases linking vaping to lung injuries.
On Oct. 4, the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to use THC vapes. Plus, Theverge.com just reported that by November 13 the number of dead due to vaping injuries had risen to 42. Clearly the problem is getting worse not better.
For example, US newspaper the Chicago Tribune reported that 30 different kinds of CBD oil were tested in a recent study and more than a third contained synthetic marijuana or no CBD at all.
In other words, if you are vaping CBD you might be putting your health at risk … and not even receiving any CBD to benefit from.
The good news is that while health officials continue to sort out what exactly is going on with vaping there are other ways to get the CBD that can relax you, ease your pain and just make you feel better overall.
For example, Sarah’s Blessing, a well-respected provider of CBD products, offers three types of CBD oil that can be taken orally instead of vaped.
The company also offers CBD candy, CBD tea (3 flavors) and CBD cream.
Here are a few things to look for when making the switch from vaping CBD to using a different type of CBD product:
Sublingual Delivery System
If you are considering getting a CBD oil that you take orally be sure to look for one that has a sublingual delivery system as this has been shown to increase absorption of CBD.
For example, with Sarah’s Blessing’s CBD Oil, users are directed to place 1 to 3 drops under their tongue for 60 seconds to ensure increased absorption of CBD.
When compared to tablets, capsules and other typical dosage forms, sublingual absorption has been shown to be faster and more efficient.
Instead of CBD and other beneficial ingredients passing through your intestines undigested, with sublingual delivery, the nutrients are immediately absorbed.
In fact, studies show that blood levels of most products administered sublingually reach their peak within just 10 to 15 minutes of taking the supplement. Again, this is much faster than products that are ingested orally and then must be digested.
Cold Pressed & Unrefined
You should look for CBD oil that is “cold pressed and unrefined.”
These terms refer to how the oil is processed and the source of the oil – both are very important to the quality of CBD you receive.
Here’s how it works:
To get oil out of a plant like cannabis (marijuana and hemp) the plant has to be processed either mechanically (which is unrefined) or with chemicals and heat (which is refined).
Unrefined oils use minimal heat during the process and are not bleached or deodorized after extraction.
Cold pressed means the oil was removed mechanically in a controlled temperature setting.
The bottom line is using heat and processing oils with chemicals can damage the oil and reduce its purity and effectiveness.
By choosing CBD that is cold pressed and unrefined you are ensuring that you are getting the highest quality CBD instead of CBD that has been weakened or damaged.
Another area where many CBD companies run into trouble is in the extraction process. Using a process other than CO2 extraction can result in poorer quality CBD and smaller CBD amounts.
Be sure to look for a provider that uses CO2 extraction – this is a state of the art process that currently yields the best results for CBD providers.
Many CBD providers today are trying to cash in on CBD’s growing popularity and they are willing to try to maximize their profits by cutting corners during manufacturing and in the formula itself.
This is the same problem that is evident in the vaping industry – because there is no oversight, makers feel free to put in fillers and sub-par ingredients to cut costs and increase their profit margins.
Be sure to look for a company that gets CBD from hemp grown in an area known for producing high quality crops – such as Switzerland in Europe and the United States and Canada in the West.
One company that satisfies all these criteria and that has built a strong reputation for providing high quality CBD is the company we mentioned earlier in this article – Sarah’s Blessing.
Sarah’s Blessing offers CBD products that are 100% natural and organic. The hemp the CBD is taken from is grown in Switzerland with no pesticides or other chemicals.
Sarah’s Blessing currently offers three CBD Oils – a 3% solution for minor conditions, a 6% solution for moderate conditions and a 9% solution for chronic conditions.
Sarah’s Blessing also offers three flavors of CBD tea – lemon verbena and blackberry, fruit mixture and raspberry. The company also makes CBD candy and CBD cream.
To learn more about Sarah’s Blessing and its CBD products, please visit www.sarahsblessing.co.uk.
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