A Close Look at the Variety of Methods to Ingest CBD Buds.
The development of CBD buds is coming in hot. People who have been using hemp to help their health issues are now finding the benefit of using CBD buds. Hemp flower enables users to ingest CBD buds and receive the benefits without enduring the psychoactive high that comes from THC. THC is imperative to the chemical compounds that enable and boost the full effects of CBD. We are finding that scientists in the agriculture community can generate and modify these high THC percentages. These modified cannabinoid percentages help to minimize the effects on the mind’s productivity and stability. We must examine the differences and the benefits of using any consumption method to successfully utilize Cannabinoids and Terpenes.
Most people would assume that inhaling vapor is healthier than inhaling smoke carcinogens. Over the years we have numerous studies aimed at proving the negative side effects of smoking tobacco. It is important to make the distinction and realize that smoking is not equal. The reaction to tobacco smoke is not the same as our body’s reaction to hemp smoke.
In general, inhaling vapor is often less harmful than inhaling smoke. Other obstacles arise when making the switch to vaporizers. When you inhale CBD vapor from lower-quality CBD products there are possible additives and thinners. These additives are used when producing the extracts in most Vape cartridges. Using organic CBD buds cut down on these unhealthy additions. These higher qualities might prove to add costs to the already pricey vaporizers. The vaporizer allows one to control the temperature. But temperature manipulation might take away from the full entourage effect one receives from burning.
Blunt or Rolled Joint
There are additional benefits when controlling the temperatures with efficient vaporizer. Smoking hemp is the most effective method to receive the “entourage effect.” Blunts and Joints are traditional hemp cigarettes.
Blunts are rolled up tobacco leaves, much like one would imagine a hemp cigar; with the ground up hemp filling the center content that slows the burning. People who use blunts to smoke, often prefer the taste and the slow burn experience, especially in social environments. Joints offer a similar experience, but without the tobacco sensation. One can find a myriad of rolling paper options, but the traditional paper is dyed white. The downside to these smoking methods is the obvious additional materials that end up as ash in the lungs.
Pipe or Bong
This method will probably be the most healthy way of consuming hemp smoke. There are fewer additives and no combustible materials in addition to the hemp. Without the paper or tobacco smoke, one is getting clear and pure hemp to inhale from a pipe. Glass smoking enhances the earth tones inherent in the taste of the plant.
Using a water pipe or a bong allows the hemp smoke to filter through water. “Baung” is a Thai term that originated from people building filter pipes out of bamboo. It isn’t clear if bongs are healthier for the smoke, however, the experience is smoother, cooler and even creamier. The percolation removes some of the dry heat smoke that one might receive from a joint or regular pipe. The water adds an additional filter but does not make that big of a difference beyond the experience itself.
Food/ Oil Extract
If you cannot stomach the smoke or vapor, it is easier to ingest the hemp orally. To make use of the hemp food, the compounds must combust through direct heat. This process extracts oil to cook or bake as you would with any vegetable oil or butter.
More than any method, this variety is very dependent on the individual body and how one digests. There are some who will not feel anything regardless of how much they eat. Some users will feel the effects for multiple days after consumption. It behooves one to try several oil extraction methods and recipes that might work best for the individual. This method of ingestion only allows for a 4-20% bioavailability as opposed to 25-60% bioavailability through smoking or vaping.
Where the sun don’t shine
Regardless of your ingestion preference, the percentage of bioavailable absorption near doubles when you take CBD rectally. While this might seem impractical or painful, it might be beneficial to smoke out of your ass. There are studies that show users will not feel the psychoactive effects of THC when ingested rectally. It is worth mentioning this approach to provide an intensive look at the successful methods of consumption and absorption.
Be your own scientist, but not your own pharmacist
It is important to ask yourself what are the important benefits one is looking to extract from the natural remedy? Depending on what you look for, will help determine the method one should use. Like most experiments, it is important to log and keep track of what works for your individual body. Nothing will prove to be as relevant and reliable as the tests one performs independently. It is clear that CBD buds are an important element when considering hemp as a holistic remedy to treat ailments. In its floral form, hemp is the most inclusive and advantageous when looking to experience the full effects.