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Breath is a powerful tool. Many find that the breath bridges the gap between the mind and the body, and the breath is frequently used as an anchor in various meditation practices. But, what about breathing in a deep breath full of cannabis smoke? Does holding in bong hits cause brain damage? There may be some surprising advantages to taking a nice slow inhalation. Here’s what you need to know before you hold in your hits.

Does holding in bong hits cause brain damage?

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To start, there is absolutely no need to hold your breath longer than three seconds after smoking cannabis. The active components of cannabis, called cannabinoids, absorb from the lungs into the blood stream in just a few seconds. Simple deep and slow inhalations and exhalations are more than enough to do the job.

If you inhale a bunch of smoke and hold it for longer than three to five seconds, your high will not increase. Rather, you may find yourself feeling a little dizzy or lightheaded (which can feel like being high) after temporarily depriving your brain of oxygen. However, simply holding in a hit will not cause brain damage.

Depriving your brain of oxygen can kill brain cells if you are unable to breathe for an extended period of time. However, holding your breath for just a few seconds is not enough to kill off neurons. The world record for the longest held breath was made in 2012 by a German freediver who stayed underwater for 22 minutes and 22 seconds. He survived.

Are there benefits to taking slow hits?

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There are many different yogic and meditative practices that work with conscious breath holding and what, to some, may seem like obscure breathing patterns. Techniques like the box breath, in which you inhale for five seconds, hold for five seconds, exhale for five seconds, and hold empty for five seconds, involve holding your breath for about the same amount of time most people would hold in a hit.

Techniques like the box breath, in which you inhale for five seconds, hold for five seconds, exhale for five seconds, and hold empty for five seconds, involve holding your breath for about the same amount of time most people would hold in a hit.

The box breath, like many other breathing techniques, is considered highly beneficial for mental health conditions like stress, anxiety, and may even help put your body into the proper physiological state for sleep. Breathing exercises are frequently used in psychotherapy as a way to help patients cope with overwhelming symptoms.

Though this experience is entirely subjective, it’s possible that the aromatherapy and deep breathing necessary for smoking cannabis can be calming to some people. While the herb itself causes feelings of positive wellbeing and ease, it’s not uncommon for consumers to take comfort in the ritual of hitting a bong or taking a drag of a joint.

Do large hits damage your lungs?

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A study published in 2012 found that regular cannabis consumption was associated with a modest increase in lung volume, which is considered a positive effect. The research was conducted over the course of 20 years, and data from 5,115 adults were included. The study found that cannabis consumers had an average

The research was conducted over the course of 20 years, and data from 5,115 adults were included. The study found that cannabis consumers had an average lung capacity 1.6 percent greater than non-smoking counterparts.

Researchers speculate that this increase may have something to do with the way cannabis is typically consumed, which involves a long, slow, deep breath. The study also found no correlation between cannabis smoking and significant, detrimental effects on the lungs.

Additional research has discovered that cannabis does cause some damage to the large airways of the lungs, but this damage is reversed when consumers stop smoking cannabis or switch to another consumption methods. This damage and irritation may cause chronic bronchitis symptoms, which also go away with abstinence. Thus far, there has been no conclusive evidence that cannabis causes long-term negative impacts to lung health.

This damage and irritation may cause chronic bronchitis symptoms, which also go away with abstinence. Thus far, there has been no conclusive evidence that cannabis causes long-term negative impacts to lung health.

To play it safe, vaporizers are considered the best smoking devices. Followed by bongs and other water pipes. Joints, blunts, and pipes are the most harmful ways to consume the herb.

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