Vaping has been around for more than a decade now and is continuing to grow popularity. One of the newest trends impacting this growing vape culture is using CBD vapes. In fact, inhalable CBD is becoming increasingly popular in the industry, and is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years thanks to the benefits people are experiencing when exploring vaping as a quick, easy, and effective delivery system for CBD.

CBD & Bioavailability

In general, not all of the CBD you consume will directly affect your body: only a certain percentage will be able to enter your bloodstream and produce its active effects and benefits. This percentage is referred to in science as ‘bioavailability,’ and it strongly depends on the manner in which CBD is introduced to your system. For example, the oral bioavailability of CBD is roughly 15 percent. That means for every 100 milligrams of CBD that you eat, only 15 milligrams will actually reach your bloodstream.

There are two main reasons why this happens. First, CBD is hydrophobic, meaning that it is not very water-soluble. In the same way that oil does not like to mix with water, CBD does not like to stay in your bloodstream. Instead, it rapidly diffuses out of your blood and accumulates into your fatty tissues. This significantly reduces the amount of bioactive CBD that can enter your systemic circulation, allowing for less CBD to be carried throughout your body and thus lowering its overall bioavailability.

Second, when an organic compound like CBD enters your gut, it has to pass through the liver before it enters your circulation. During this transition, the liver will actively reduce the amount of CBD, either through absorption or through chemical breakdown by liver enzymes. This phenomenon is called the ‘first-pass effect,’ where passing through the liver reduces the concentration of bioactive compounds.

How to Maximize the Effects of CBD Through Vaping

The most practical solution to bypass the ‘first-pass effect’ of oral administration, and thus get the most out of your CBD, is through vaporization. Vaping is the fastest way to experience the positive effects of CBD, because inhalation delivers your preferred CBD dose to the bloodstream and brain much more rapidly than other methods.

During vaporization, CBD enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through your gut and liver. This avoids the first-pass effect altogether, allowing nearly four times as much CBD to enter your circulation for a maximum bioavailability of roughly 50 to 60 percent. Essentially, this means you can achieve the same beneficial effects

with a much smaller amount of CBD.

Not only that, but vaping will greatly decrease the amount of time it takes for the CBD in your body to become active, since you don’t have to wait for it to travel through your gut. By vaporizing CBD oil, you can feel the effects within seconds or minutes, instead of hours. This makes vaping CBD an extremely efficient delivery method.

Who Should Consider Vaping CBD?

Since inhaled CBD enters the bloodstream faster than other forms (in as quickly as 30 seconds), vaping CBD can be a highly effective remedy for many common conditions and ailments. The most commonly reported effects of vaping CBD are a sense of calm or relaxation, relief from pain and anxiety, and an overall improvement in mood.

For those who suffer from anxiety, CBD vapes can be a highly effective solution to ease feelings of stress and anxiety in a matter of seconds. Inhaled CBD can be particular effective for those who experience ‘situational anxiety.’

Situational anxiety is a form of anxiety that occurs in response to a specific situation. This type of anxiety is common and can be normal – after all, everyone has situations that tend to make them feel overly anxious, such as job interviews, giving presentations, public speaking, and first dates.

Some common symptoms of situational anxiety that vaping CBD can alleviate include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Lightheadedness
  • Increased heart rate and rapid breathing
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness or trembling
  • Sweating

To learn more about more about CBD vaping and Sensitiva CBD vape products, visit or call us in-store at:

Sensitiva Yorkville | 162 Cumberland St. (Unit 50) Toronto ON M5R 1A8 | 416-519-0671

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Warning: There may be health risks associated with vaping that are not fully known or understood. Please refer to Health Canada for more information on the risks of vaping.