Potential Health Concerns When Vaping CBD Oil
Of course, while there are a plethora of great effects of CBD oil and very few side effects, vaping may not be the best way to consume it. There are two reasons why:
1. Metal nanoparticles
As we discussed earlier, it’s possible for metal nanoparticles to come off the heating element and into your lungs as the coil oxidizes over repeated use. However, the amounts found are negligible.
One study from the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that “overall exposure to metals from electronic cigarette use is not expected to be of significant health concern for smokers switching to electronic cigarette use, but is an unnecessary source of exposure for never-smokers.” (2)
The takeaway here? Vape at your own risk. While it may not be a significant health concern, it can still negatively affect you. It’s up to you if you want to deal with that or not.
Of course, the nanoparticles were only found in pen-style vapes and not tank-style vapes. But tank-style vapes have their own concern:
2. Allergens in CBD e-juice
Another potential health risk is allergens found in the e-juice or e-liquid used in tank-style vapes. E-liquid has two main chemicals: propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, which some people are allergic to.
Anyone with sensitivities to either of these chemicals may notice sinus irritation, nausea or a headache upon use. People with more severe allergies may experience hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing.
Note that these two chemicals are so common that if you are allergic to them, you’d probably already know it before you start vaping. To avoid any reactions from other substances, make sure you’re working with a reliable provider of the best CBD vape oils and products available: purity matters!
Alternatives to Vaping CBD Oil
If you’d rather not deal with the health concerns of vaping CBD oil or CBD vape juice, there are plenty of other ways to take your CBD without a vape.
Specifically, you can try: