by Ricky Hussey
A vaporizer is a tool, also a modular system of vaporization tools which are assembled in many cases that is used for delivering and extracting through inhalation of the active components of the herbs or plant material such as tobacco, cannabis or any other blend or herb.
Vaporization is a process which is used as the substitute to the smoking. Instead of burning the herb as in the case of smoking which results in toxic, carcinogenic by-product and irritation, it heats the herb or plant material in the partial vacuum using vaporizers. This boils off the active components present in the plant to the vapors. Since in vaporization, no combustion takes place so, there is no release of any smoke. The vapors that are released do not contain any tar or particulate matter. Also, it contains considerably lower concentrations of harmful gases like carbon monoxide.
The vapors are extracted through various different forms of extraction chamber like sequential venture or venture, straight bore, and are made from several diverse materials like glass and metal. The vapors thus extracted are then inhaled through the pipe or hose directly with the vaporization water tools for maximum activity. They can also be stored in the container like jar or bag for following inhalations. The harm caused by the smoke produced is totally eliminated or reduced to a great extend by the cooler temperatures, and fewer amount of material that is used for achieving the specified level of effect. This reduces the harmful or irritating effects of smoke by using the vaporizer.
When compared to various other methods for delivering drugs like ingestion, vaporization has advantages of direct delivery to the bloodstream, fast onset of pharmacological effect. Also, it offers you the more precise titration so as to achieve the desired level without exceeding it to enable appropriate and consistent dosage. An electric heating element is used as an element of the vaporizer to offer the temperature control feature. Depending on the way they use to heat the substance, vaporizers are classified as:
• By thermal radiation
• By convection
• By thermal conduction
If we consider the conduction method of heating, the substance in this method is placed over a metal plate for heating it to result release of active ingredients. With the help of vaporization, the active and stimulating ingredients are enhances rather than getting degrade since moisture is added. Whereas in smoking, the moisture is eliminated or decreased.