What is a vaporizer? A vaporizer, or vape, as they are commonly known, are electronic devices engineered to apply the exact amount of heat needed to release the active and therapeutic compounds of your desired plat material or extracts. Vaporizers are used to heat your dry herb or concentrate just below the heat of combustion. The result is a vapor that consists of only the active ingredients with no smoke, no combustion.
There are two main types of vaporizers. They can be classified by their function. It is rare that a vaporizer is capable of vaporizing both dry herb and combustion. The Pax III is the only product that we carry that is capable of vaporizing both. Dry herb vapes tend to attempt to pass hot air through the dry herb. Where concentrate vaporizers attempt to heat the oil to a boiling point rather than combusting the oil.
Since nothing is being burned, no potential carcinogens are being consumed by the person vaporizing. Two studies found that vaporizers are a safer way to consume cannabinoids than smoking. A 2007 study at the University of California, San Francisco found that “there was virtually no exposure to harmful combustion products using the vaporizing device”, also… a 2006 study at the Leiden University found that vaporizers were “safe and effective cannabinoid delivery system”. Researchers found that the same number of cannabinoids were consumed by vaporizing as consumed by smoking. This is good news since vaporizing is a much more flavorful, less harsh, and more of an enjoyable experience than smoking is.
Smoking comprises the combustion of the herb to make the smoke. Essentially the process of smoking is inhaling the fumes made in the process of making carbon. Truth is there are benefits to smoking and it is fine if you choose to smoke over vaporize. But if you do not want to smoke, but want the benefits of smoking, you can vaporize!
Vaporizers can also be classified by their portability. Desktop units are powerful devices, that provide the perfect vaporizing experience, but they are stationary. Certain portable vaporizers can achieve the vapor quality of desktop vaporizers.
Desktop – Dry Herb Vaporizers where the first vaporizers that were mass produced and accepted by the mainstream. Israel allows their hospitals to utilize vaporizers as medical devices.
Portable vaporizers have definitely grown in popularity over the past few years. Vapes are a discreet and safe way to consume your herbs in public. They become more sleek, stylish, and accurate over the years.