As the demand for CBD based products are rising day by day, there are many different ways to get the daily dose. You can either consume it through sublingual sprays, vaping CBD oils, or smoking like good old-fashioned joints.
However, many people are not aware that the way you ingest cbd vape oil will drastically alter its dosage too.
Generally, all CBD that you may consume will directly influence your body but only some portion will be entering your systemic circulation to produce its desired effects. Scientifically this portion will be referred as “bioavailability”. It will strongly depend on the manner by which CBD has been introduced into your system.
As an example, oral bioavailability of CBD is approximately 15 percent which imply that for every 100 mg of CBD that you will take, only 15 mg will actually reach your bloodstream.
Basically, there are 2 main reasons for this:
- CBD is hydrophobic, which means it is not too water-soluble. As oil does not mix with vinegar, similarly CBD will not like to remain in your bloodstream. Rather it will rapidly diffuse out from your blood and will accumulate in the fatty tissues.
- As an organic compound CBD enters into your gut, it needs to pass through your liver before it will enter your circulation. While your liver will end up actively reducing the CBD amount, either by absorption or by chemical breakdown by the liver enzymes.
How to compensate CBD loss by vaping?
You can offset the CBD losses in few different ways.
One way can be by reducing the CBD amount that dissolves out from the bloodstream by putting CBD into certain form which is more hydrophilic that is water-soluble. However, this can be achieved only by complicated chemical ways like by using the cyclodextrins or liposomes.
However, a more practical way will be to bypass first-pass effect of the oral administration entirely with vaporization.
CBD will enter during vaporization into your lungs and diffuse directly into the bloodstream instead of passing through your liver and gut.
This will avoid totally the first-pass effect, allowing almost 4 times of CBD entering your circulation for maximum bioavailability of approximately 50 – 60 percent.
This means essentially, you can achieve almost the same benefits with much smaller quantity of CBD.
Not only that, vaping will also greatly reduce the time it normally takes for CBD in the body to become really active, since you do not have to wait any more for it in order to travel through the gut.
With the help of vaporizing CBD e-liquid or a high-CBD concentrate, you may potentially feel the effects almost 30 – 60 minutes faster. Thus, it will make vaping CBD a very efficient delivery method.
Surely, if you are leaning towards vaping, make sure that you have done all your research on the concentrate you want to consume.
Without enough regulatory oversight in emerging vape as well as cannabis industries, some companies have produced a homogenous and clear CBD solution, so the mg amount in CBD item is often inconsistent and not the same as claimed on its label.
So, make sure that you ask for third-party and in-house test results from the chosen source for ensuring that you are getting quality product.