What is Vaporizing?
Throughout history people have used plants and other organic matter as medicinal agents, but modern medicine has almost completely abandoned the practice of using crude matter due to problems with administration, accurate dosage, and onset time. Interestingly, most modern medicines have been derived from molecules found in nature that exhibit a specific beneficial property, but they are often altered in order to provide a more effective or efficient cure. Often these synthetic molecules offer beneficial results to the patient, but they frequently have much stronger side effects than the natural molecules from which they were derived.
In the past these raw forms of medication have typically been administered through the processes of consumption, smoking, or absorption through the pores of the skin, but all of these methods have their downsides. Eating raw or extracted herbal mixtures is ineffiecient and slow to take effect because the medicine must first pass through part of the users digestive systems. Sometimes medicine can be absorbed through the pores, but this technique is inefficient in most situations. In many cases, smoking is the easiest and most efficient intake method, but recently the hazards associated with this activity have become scientifically documented and known by the general public. Prolonged smoking of tobacco has been linked to significant increases in the risk of developing certain forms of cancer, and poses health risks to the mouth, throat, lungs, and heart of the user.
When plant matter such as tobacco is smoked, the high temperature of a flame causes the material to progress through a series of chemical reactions. During these reactions, volatile compounds are extracted from the source material by the processes of distillation and sublimation, but many new molecules are formed as a result of combustion, pyrolysis, oxidation, hydrogenation, and cracking reactions. This process is also very ineffiecient because up to 95% of the active material which the user is trying to extract can be destroyed during the creation of these new substances. It is generally these newly created compounds that are associated with the health risks inflicted on the user by smoking.
In the recent time devices that offer a solution to many of the problems associated with smoking have been developed. These devices, known as vaporizers, allow the user to selectively extract volatile compounds from crude sources into a vaporized state which can be inhaled, and thus delivered to the users blood stream. These devices operate by heating a substrate to a temperature high enough for distillation and sublimation to occur, but too low for reactions which create unwanted substances to take place. If this temperature is above the boiling point of a compound present in the substrate, that compound can transition into a gaseous state, and become available for inhalation by the user.
These devices offer a means for accurate, rapid, and efficient delivery of medication directly into the arterial blood stream via the bronchial system. There have been several clinical studies done on vaporizing, and although the results have been extremely promising, they have varied drastically according to the particular type of vaporizer tested. This highlights the importance of using a sophisticated vaporization apparatus, like the A.P.E. Vape, if the user wishes to eliminate all negative health effects and fully exploit the extraction process.
Despite its clear advantages, vaporizing is still fairly unknown by the general public. People have been utilizing it for thousands of years, but only in the past decade have accurate systems become available to consumers. Depending on the substrate used, the air inhaled from a vaporizer is either invisible to the eye or appears as clear mist, which quickly dissipates after being exhaled. It has very little fragrance, and can be used indoors without the worry of bothering others, or leaving a strong residual odor. Also, unlike smoking, vaporizing is easy on the throat and lungs, and can even be soothing depending on the substance used.