Herbal Vaporizers and Your Health
First we need to learn what exactly herbal vaporizers are is and how they work because information on health benefits of vaporizing wouldn’t do us much good without that knowledge.
Generally speaking, herbal vaporizers are something used to extract the key ingredients of your herb or tobacco while avoiding inhaling harmful tar or carcinogens from plants.
Herbal vaporizers use a core heating element that either forces, or passes hot air through dried herbal material. This process produces smooth, sweet, and clean vapor instead of harsh smoke.
Vaporizers come in a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes but the most popular models are those that inflate balloons and/or have digital displays.
Vaporizing effectively extracts the ingredients you want but leaves the toxins you don’t behind. Most vaporizers use temperatures between 285′F/141′C degrees and 390′F/199′C or higher. Now that you know what herbal vaporizers are let’s get into why you should already be using one.
Traditional Methods of Smoking
As if you don’t know already, tar and other harmful chemicals and toxins are the number one cause to lung cancer and other respiratory complications like trouble breathing, chest pain, sore throat, and bronchitis.
By inhaling smoke directly you are taking in 100% of these toxins and putting yourself at a MUCH greater risk of developing one or more of these possibly serious health complications. At the very worst vaporizing reduces the toxins inhaled and at best completely eliminates them.
Herbal Vaporizers Health Research and Studies
NORML and MAPS of California did extensive testing on vaporizers using a the Volcano Vaporizer, which is featured here on Vaporizer Sale and is considered by many to be the best herbal vaporizer on the market today. Results came back that lend support for a wider use of herbal vaporizers, from medical marijuana to smoking tobacco.
Also, in 2006 the Leiden University also did some studies with the Volcano vaporizer and had the following result:
Our results show that with the Volcano a safe and effective herbal delivery system available to patients. The final pulmonal uptake of active ingredients is comparable to the smoking of them, while avoiding the respiratory disadvantages of smoking.
In plain English: They are saying herbal vaporizers produce the same effects from your blend but without the terrible toxins that can lead to many different diseases. When herbal vaporizers were first released it was reported that there was actually more tar in vapor than smoke. This was true, at the time. They have made countless advancements in the vaporizing technology since then and as you can see by the previous two studies I mentioned that is no longer the case.
Here is another quote from previous studies conducted on herbal vaporizers and health:
Using CO as an indicator, there was virtually no exposure to harmful combustion products using the vaporizing device. Since it replicates smoking’s efficiency at producing the desired … effect using smaller amounts of the active ingredient as opposed to pill forms, this device has great potential for improving the therapeutic utility of …
Yet again they are basically saying that herbal vaporizers extract all the active ingredients you want from your blend and keep all the bad stuff out. Starting to get the idea? Good!
Need More Reasons to Vaporize?
Herbal vaporizers are always advancing in technology but surprisingly that hasn’t stopped some people from to shying away from vaporizing – usually because they don’t understand it, or simply think it is too expensive or complicated to be worth it. NONE of these things are true!
In fact, using herbal vaporizers is easy (if you can work a toaster oven you can operate a vaporizer), cost-effective, healthy and efficient. Plus, clean up is a breeze and a good vape will last you many years. But you ask: “How do I take a vapor break at work?“. Well, there are dozens of vaporizers with some being close to as small as a cigarette! Imagine, instead of having to quit smoking to save your health you can just do it in a different manner!
In conclusion, Vaporizing is now a tried and true alternative to smoking and herbal vaporizers are the smarter and healthier option.