Vaping CBD has become popular among athletes, as more discover the advantages of vaporizers and how CBD can naturally encourage peak performance.
Of all the ways athletes can choose from for delivering CBD to their systems
, vaping has quickly become a top choice. As an athlete, you’re rightfully conscious about the foods, beverages, and supplements you consume. Everything you put in your body can impact how your body and its functions perform. Many athletes
have found vaping CBD
aligns with their need to get CBD to their systems quickly and in a lung-friendly way. Are you thinking about incorporating CBD vaping
into your athletic training regimen? Here are things you should know before you do.
Benefits of Vaping CBD for Athletes
When you vape CBD, you inhale a CBD-infused vapor to allow the all-natural cannabinoid to be absorbed through the lungs. CBD
is an all-natural cannabinoid made in cannabis plants like hemp
. As a cannabinoid, CBD can interact with the body’s native endocannabinoid syste
m, a major regulatory network that keeps the body and a wide array of its functions in balance. Your metabolism, energy balance, sleep habits
, and immune response are just a few of the many functions that the endocannabinoid system works to keep in homeostasis. By interacting with cannabinoid receptors, CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system to encourage its efforts to keep the body balanced. Athletes have started to incorporate daily CBD into their routine as a supplement – some taking CBD before
or after training
— to keep their endocannabinoid system and body running at their best
. Many have reported better recovery with CBD and others have described CBD as helping them “find their flow” during competition.
Vaping CBD Won’t Get You High
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which means it won’t cause you to experience any euphoric effects
. This is a big deal for athletes who need to always be at the top of their mental and physical game. With daily practices, individual training sessions, film sessions, and meal planning, as an athlete you have many responsibilities on your plate. Athletes often appreciate that unlike some other cannabis products, CBD won’t impair your coordination, reaction time, sensory awareness, or perception of time. You don’t have to worry about getting slowed down with a high when you vape CBD.
Vaping CBD is Easy on the Lungs
For athletes, lung capacity and function is a key component to physical performance. The lungs are responsible for bringing in oxygen and transferring those molecules to the bloodstream where they can be delivered to working tissues. You know that smoking for anyone, let alone an athlete, causes lung damage and hinders function. The damaging respiratory irritants caused by smoking are eliminated with vaping. While smoking involves combustion, which produces harmful toxins, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and other irritants that can damage the lungs and impair their performance, vaporizers produce a clean, pure CBD-filled vapor that is gentler on your lungs. Vaporizers produce clouds of clean CBD vapor by heating CBD compounds to their vaporization point, a temperature cooler than the point of combustion. This means that vaping avoids the irritants and potentially dangerous toxins created when smoking and instead produces a lung-friendly vapor.
Vaping CBD Offers Quick Natural Effects
Vaping CBD is the ideal consumption methods for athletes looking to deliver CBD to their systems as quickly as possible
. When you ingest CBD, the compounds have to make their way through your digestive system before reaching your bloodstream. This process can take around 30 to 60 minutes. When you inhale CBD vapor from a vaporizer, the active compounds are nearly immediately absorbed through the alveoli in your lungs and sent to your bloodstream. That means that almost instantly the cannabinoids are in a position where they can interact with your endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid receptors. Some vaping consumers have described feeling the natural effects in an “instant to a few seconds,” while other have said effects take about five minutes. Keep in mind that everyone’s experience is different. How much you vape and the concentration of your CBD oil
will impact how quickly the compound’s natural balancing properties take effect.
Vaping CBD Helps Ensure More CBD Gets to Your Systems
Compared to other consumption methods, vaping CBD offers greater bioavailability. This means that a greater percentage of the CBD actually gets delivered to your bloodstream where the compounds can promote balance. Unlike when CBD supplements are taken orally and ingested, vaping CBD allows the cannabinoids to bypass the gut and liver where their structure can be altered through a process called first pass metabolism. Your lungs have high permeability, a large absorptive surface area, and a good blood supply for CBD to enter circulation. By avoiding the digestive system, vaping CBD allows for a greater concentration of the compounds to reach the bloodstream.
Vapable CBD Products
KNOCKOUT®offers two high-quality CBD products that are designed to be vaped.
Our KNOCKOUT® CBD Vape Cartridge is a slim, pre-filled cartridge containing vape oil with high-quality CBD distillate. Each 1 ml vape cartridge contains a total of 250 mg of CBD and is flavored with all-natural terpenes for a sweet citrus and pine taste. Designed to work with nearly every 510-threaded vaporizer battery, our KNOCKOUT®CBD Vape Cartridge is available.
CBD Isolate is an ideal CBD supplement for competitive athletes who need to avoid any and all THC. While full-spectrum CBD oil contains trace levels of THC
, the filtration process CBD Isolate undergoes removes all trace cannabinoids except for CBD. With a vaporization point of around 180-200°C (356-392°F), our CBD Isolate can be vaped using a special water bubbler or a vape pen. If you already have a favorite vape concentrate, you can add a bit of CBD Isolate to boost the concentrate’s CBD levels.