Even though many medicinal substances are traditionally ingested orally, bypassing the digestive tract is in many cases a good idea. Any substances you swallow will be broken down by your liver as it travels through your body with only a fraction of the active components actually reaching the bloodstream. Smoking or vaping a substance allows it to sidestep this journey, making sure the majority of the active components reach your brain quickly and efficiently.
So, should you be smoking or vaping your medicinal herbs?
The main problem with smoking any substance, whether it’s man-made or coming from nature’s bounty, is that you inhale harmful byproducts that are the inevitable result of combustion. Vaping involves heating a substance without actually allowing it to combust, which is why vaping medicinal herbs is more healthy than smoking them. Also, the vapour produced by vaporizers is less hot and irritating which makes vaping easier on the lungs in the long run. Another interesting feature of vaporizers is that they also allow you to use liquid concentrates instead of herbs, which further reduces the intake of any lingering toxins.
Vaping herbs also significantly reduces the risk of destroying the active components of medicinal substances. Smoking a medicinal herb is highly inefficient because most of the herb literally goes up in smoke. Conversely, vaporizers produce just enough heat to extract the active components and to efficiently deliver them in gaseous form. It should come as no surprise then that vaping a medicinal herb will also save you a decent amount of money in the long run. Besides this, most vaporizers will allow you to set the exact temperature when vaping a herb, allowing you to regulate which active components are extracted and which ones remain solid.
Aside from health benefits, a boost in efficiency and the ability to customize the intake of active components, vapour from vaporizers generally smells and tastes just a whole lot better than smoke. Indoor vaping therefore becomes a real possibility as the vapour will not stick to your drapes or cushions and will have a similar staying power as the scent from an aroma diffuser.
Smoking or vaping - make up your mind!
Considering the multiple benefits of vaping, should you feel compelled to abandon your old habits entirely? Not really, nobody likes to be in an either/or situation and you should definitely smoke your medicinal herbs from time to time when you feel like it. Sometimes you are just not in the mood to set up your vaporizer or to tinker with temperature settings. Besides, the tactile sensation of preparing a herb to be smoked could be considered therapeutic as well. Generally speaking though, the arguments for switching to vaporizers are rock-solid and given the level of quality and reliability of vaporizers on the market right now, there is little reason for not giving them a try.
Which vaporizer is right for you?
VapoShop carries a number of vaporizer brands that will make the transition from smoking to vaping as smooth as humanly possible. TopBond stays ahead of the curve when it comes to quality and longevity and their vaporizers won’t break the bank either. The portable concentrate vaporizers supplied by Linx are as reliable as they are discreet. Some high-end on-demand vaporizers deliver vapour at a set temperature in the blink of an eye so you can switch between temperatures to your heart’s content. Other leading brands, such as DaVinci, offer a whole range of interesting accessories such as water cooling adapters for their portable vaporizers allowing for an even cooler vapour. DynaVap has developed a number of sleek, non-electric vaporizers with an ingenious mechanism that keeps your herbs from combusting. Browse our extensive range of quality vaporizers at VapoShop and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have on finding a vaporizer that’s just right for you.