CBD in the form of oil is generally used by applying it directly under the tongue, in drops. But CBD oil can also be used for cooking if you follow a few formalities so as not to denature your CBD. We will tell you which ones in this article.
A craving for a relaxing meal?
In this period of confinement, using CBD is for some people the natural solution to be able to decompress and compensate for the lack of sunshine or social contact. Although we use CBD oil sublingually (by depositing it under our tongue, on the mucous membranes that allow a quick and complete absorption), we can quite naturally use it as a “cooking” oil: add healthy fats to your favorite dish, season your salad or simply brown your pan.
In this way, combine the useful with the pleasant: you will also enjoy the benefits of CBD while eating your meal. Moreover, as you can read by clicking here, we have already mentioned that a high-fat meal can increase the bioavailability of CBD. However, to preserve all the properties of Cannabidiol, there are a few rules to follow, so as not to damage the molecule during your cooking.
How to cook CBD oil?
There are 4 rules to follow that will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of your dose of Cannabidiol while enjoying a delicious meal:
Use a full-spectrum CBD oil
As you may have noticed, there are many different compositions of CBD oil:
- First, vegetable oil is used as fat in CBD to enhance its assimilation: olive oil, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, … To associate it with your dishes in the kitchen, it is best to focus on vegetable oils that you are used to using, and whose taste you know. Of course, it is better to use organic oils.
- Secondly, find out and ask for the precise composition of the selected CBD oil: only go for oils that use a full spectrum CBD extract. Reinforced by the presence of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, you will also benefit from their recognized virtues. To banish CBD oils composed of CBD crystal or synthetic CBD extract.
Start with low intakes of CBD
As we explain in our article on how to use and dose CBD, it is important to start with a low intake: some people may not tolerate CBD or may be very sensitive to it. So start with a dose of 10 mg of CBD per person, and then increase it as you eat, if the desired effects are not felt. Once you have found your daily requirement, stick to it.
Do not overheat the dish concerned
CBD is sensitive to heat and can decompose if exposed to too much temperature. Also, heat causes a change in the taste of the CBD oil. It is, therefore, preferable to deposit it as it is at the end of cooking, which also preserves the essential fatty acids. The recommended temperature not to be exceeded is 120°, but we advise you never to cook your oil above 50°.
Enjoy the taste of CBD oil
As you may have noticed, the oil with Cannabidiol has a special taste: you find a certain note of terpenes and grass in your favorite olive oil. The CBD oil has, therefore, a special taste, which is very much appreciated by everyone.