It’s not uncommon to see people using vapes, also known as vaporizers, to enjoy smoking in a new way. These vapes can be used with various vape juices or concentrates, some of which contain substances like nicotine or CBD. People find vapes to be a faster, easier, and sometimes, safer, way to experience different things.
However, vaping Kratom is something that you should never do.
Why is vaping Kratom something that people are considering, and what is so dangerous about this activity?
Today, learn more about vaping, how vapes work, and why Kratom doesn’t work with that process. There are other alternatives to try instead; let’s talk about it.
Vapes, also known as vaporizers or electronic cigarettes, are an electronic way of heating up substances to inhale their vapors. These handheld machines have changed since they were first introduced a number of years ago. Understanding how vapes work is important to understand why Kratom should not be vaped.
How Does Vaping Work?
Though there are different types of vapes, they all work in a similar fashion:
- The battery is turned on; this battery controls the heating element.
- E-juice is added to the atomizer, which is a small chamber in the vape.
- The coil, powered by the battery, heats up the juice rapidly so that it vaporizes.
- The vapor is inhaled through a mouthpiece by the user.
There are different types of champers, batteries, coils, mouthpieces, and juices that can be used in the vape’s construction. Some vapes work better than others, and some are safer than others to use.
There are even vapes that allow you to control the temperature of the coil as well as the length of time it takes to heat up the juice. These more advanced features come at a price, but those who use vapes regularly often find them worth the investment.
The key thing to remember is that the heating element heats at a very high temperature to vaporize, rather than burn, the juice. The vapors are then inhaled, and this is what is then exhaled as smoke.
What Things Can Be Vaped?
Depending on the construction of the vape, there are different types of vape juice that can be used in a vape.
Vape juices are made mostly of either vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol as the suspension agent; this is what allows the other ingredients to be heated up into a vapor. Vape juice may contain water, food flavorings, nicotine, and other ingredients as well. The makeup of the juice depends on what you are planning to vape.
Beyond nicotine, there are also vape juices that contain CBD. While it is possible to vape cannabis concentrates and components, these need to be vaped with specialty vaporizers that can handle herb and other suspension materials like wax. Trying to use these in a liquid vape will not work out well, and it could be dangerous.
Kratom: Can It Be Vaped?
Now that you know more about vaping, let’s answer today’s pressing question: can Kratom be vaped?
As of now, no. Kratom cannot be safely vaped because there aren’t any vaporizers made specifically to vaporize it, and there also aren’t any vape juices that have Kratom’s active chemical components in them. Without having products specifically made to be vaped, vaping Kratom through homemade juices could be dangerous.
Why Hasn’t Anyone Made Kratom Vape Juice?
Kratom fans might wonder why no one has made any Kratom specific vape products yet. When it comes down to it, we, like most Kratom vendors are focused on creating safe and tested products that our customers already enjoy.
Making vape juice with Kratom would require finding a way to make sure that the alkaloids stay active even after they are heated up. Alkaloids often deactivate when heating, so this would be a very difficult part of making Kratom vape juice. There is currently no way to know if alkaloids would be effective through a vape.
Additionally, all of the tests that have been done about Kratom have been done on Kratom that is ingested. This means that any knowledge we have of how Kratom works is based on eating or consuming Kratom, not vaping it.
Kratom’s effects are most frequently studied when they enter the bloodstream through the digestive system, and vaping Kratom would not work the same way.
Tested and True Kratom
Since there is currently not a clear answer about whether or not vaping Kratom is safe, it’s best to stick to using it in ways that have been tried and true for the last decade (or more).
If you want to see more studies being done about Kratom and different ways to enjoy it, now is a great time to get involved in Kratom advocacy. Advocates around the country are working together to ensure that Kratom can be safely and legally used in the US for the foreseeable future.
Groups like the American Kratom Association work to ensure that Kratom consumers are properly protected, and they also work to ensure that the latest research opportunities for Kratom are being taken.
Shop Safe At Left Coast Kratom
While finding ways to enjoy Kratom safely, make sure that you are always getting your Kratom from a reliable vendor like us here at Left Coast Kratom. We take care to properly test our products while also regularly updating our catalog. From capsules to concentrates, we have a variety of Kratom products for sale today.