You’ve probably heard this buzz word all over the news lately. But it doesn’t always come along with the most positive conversation. There’s plenty of talk about the health risks involved with vaping, like the harmful effect it can have on your lungs and potential for addiction, depending on what is included. It also may increase the risk of moving on to smoking traditional cigarettes. Despite the health risks and the "unknowns", vaping is one of the quickest ways to feel the effects of CBD.
But where did vaping come from? Vaping may seem like a modern trend, but believe it or not, vaping dates back to ancient Egypt! Yup, you read that right. Ancient Egyptians used hot stones to vape herbs...wild, right?
But the more modern history of vaping dates to the 1920s, when Joseph Robinson came up with the e-cigarette. Later on in the 60s, Herbert A. Gilbert gets credit for creating the first vaping device. Modern trend...or not?
Now that we’ve spent some time in history class, we’re here to provide some key alternatives for getting your CBD without the use of a vape pen.
Tinctures - Drop it Like it’s Hot
With tinctures, you simply place liquid drops under your tongue (known as sublingually), and wait 30 seconds to a minute before swallowing. Unlike vaping, this option is discreet and can be done anywhere, even in public. You don’t need any other accessories or tools to use it, either, besides the dropper bottle. The tincture method is easy to take with long-lasting effects, but controlling the amount of CBD can be tough. Aside from droppers, you can also find sprays on the market. Both tinctures and sprays are taken orally but can also be added to food and drink. Problem is, tinctures can be messy and oily.
An even easier alternative to tinctures is edibles. You can find edibles in the form of gummies, chocolates, or even mints. Umm, yum! They look nearly identical to regular candy, have a sweetened taste, and come in a variety of flavors and dosages. Like the tincture method, gummies are convenient and can be taken anywhere. Gummies eliminate the stigma that may come along with vaping as well. Make sure to keep any edibles in a cooler, dry location to eliminate any degradation. The problem with edibles, apart from degradation, is that CBD can be less effective when it moves through your digestion system.
CBD topicals are applied directly to the skin on sore muscles and joints. They come in a variety of products like lotions, salves, balms, and creams. Those who have specific pains or aches (such as back or neck aches) may opt for the topical application option. They are meant to provide relief to a specific area. Depending on the dosage, you may feel the effects of these balms almost immediately, while others may feel effects later in the day. Keep in mind the bioavailibility of these products. Their formula can radically change how CBD is absorbed by your skin. It’s all so interesting, isn’t it?
On-the go Options, Heck yeah.
Our Coromega CBD Squeeze Shot is one of the most convenient and effective alternatives to vaping CBD. With each pre-measured squeeze shot, you know you’re getting 10 mg of CBD without doing a math problem to calculate how much you are getting. All the effects, no mess, no lung impact, no stigma. Not only that, but Coromega CBD Squeeze Shots come in delicious flavors - lemon, chocolate and citrus. We offer two unique formulas - one formula for everyday use (where the CBD is emulsified together with MCT) and another formula for relief (where the CBD is emulsified together with omega-3 fish oil) for all the benefit and better response. Each product supports your CBD needs differently depending on how CBD fits into your lifestyle. Carry them in your purse or store a squeeze shot in your backpack as a great, on-the-go alternative.
As you can see, you don’t need to carry around a vape pen to get your CBD. With all the current hype around the negative effects of vaping, we agree that an alternative is needed. It’s not just something you can do anywhere, whereas the alternatives above are much more convenient. The above options should provide you with something that works for you!