Give your poor lungs a break people!
It’s no secret that herbal smoke contains a ton of nasty hazardous toxins and carcinogens that we really shouldn’t be inhaling, such as carbon monoxide, tar and other pollutants. These toxins are widely considered to be the leading cause of cigarette related cancers. The toxins are released when burning the herb at high temperatures, 1200+ degrees!
Most herbs only contain a couple ingredients we want to inhale, which vaporize around 180-200 degrees. Vaporizing your herb is great because the vapor is 95% pure. They gently heat up your herb until the active ingredients turn into a vapor and are released, not burning the plant.
A recent study by California NORML found that vaporizers are an optimal way to use herbs, effectively reducing (or eliminating) toxins while delivering the active ingredients we want. More info on this study right here (new window opens).
Another study in 2006 by Leiden University researchers was conducted on the high-end Volcano vaporizer, finding some important information.
“Our results show that with the Volcano a safe and effective herbal delivery system seems to be available to patients. The final pulmonal uptake of active ingredients is comparable to the smoking of them, while avoiding the respiratory disadvantages of smoking.”
The results and benefits of vaporizing your herbs is clear. Trouble is, most people don’t know what a vaporizer is. Before you consider buying a vaporizer, have a look at the growing vaporizer reviews page.