One of the main benefits of vaping CBD is that it is an incredibly efficient way to consume cannabinoids.
Studies tell us that vaping CBD can deliver an impressive bioavailability of 70% (14). 70% bioavailability is far higher than smoking, typically around 30% and only 6-20% if CBD is orally consumed (15, 16).
Bioavailability refers to the proportion of a substance consumed that is able to enter your bloodstream, essentially the amount you are actually receiving. Any medication administered intravenously has 100% bioavailability, for example.
Vaping CBD is an effective way to feel the results of CBD, fast.
What are the benefits of Vaping CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp plants. This active compound has been found to induce some significant health effects and so has gained a reputation as a therapeutic treatment.
While CBD is one of the main active compounds in cannabis, you don’t have to worry about getting high. CBD doesn’t induce an intoxicating effect, and instead, another cannabinoid called THC is responsible for the infamous high of cannabis.
With its lack of intoxicating effects but impressive therapeutic potential, CBD is especially popular amongst those who just want to treat their symptoms.
The potential health benefits of CBD include: reduction of pain, anxiety and depression and it may also help with smoking cessation.
Depression & Anxiety
Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression can be debilitating and hard to manage. The good news for sufferers of anxiety and depression is that another benefit of vaping CBD is the anti-depressive and anxiety-anxiety like effects of CBD.
Studies have shown that CBD has the ability to reduce anxiety levels in humans (5, 6), and CBD may even cause antidepressant effects that are on par with conventional medication. One mouse model trial found that mice treated with CBD saw antidepressant results comparable to the prescribed antidepressant imipramine (7).
CBD’s antidepressant and anxiolytic benefits likely lie in CBD’s ability to target (by either increasing or decreasing) serotonin and cortisol levels (8, 9). Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that significantly impacts mood and is even used to treat conditions like anxiety and depression, while cortisol is a stress hormone that is often found in higher levels in patients with mood disorders (10, 11).
One of the benefits of vaping CBD is that it may help you to quit smoking. Research tells us that CBD may give you a helping hand if you’re trying to give up tobacco.
A 2013 study found that CBD inhalation helped reduce cigarette consumption by around 40% (12). Another study published in 2018 also found that CBD treatment reduced the pleasant feeling associated with cigarettes, helping smokers quit more easily (13).
One of the benefits of vaping CBD is CBD’s ability to reduce pain.
We know that CBD is able to activate serotonin receptors, which then leads to an increase in the neurotransmitter serotonin that can induce feelings of happiness and a reduction in pain sensation (1).
It seems that people are starting to believe in CBD’s pain-relieving potential. A 2018 review investigated studies involving CBD and pain. The review found that patients treated with cannabinoids (including CBD) experienced a 30% reduction in their pain levels (2). While this study did involve cannabinoids other than CBD, it certainly highlights the pain-relieving potential of CBD.