Cooking with Cannabis Derived CBD
You’re already cooking dinner. Why not make it healthier and add a little CBD?
CBD is sourced from cannabis plants. It won’t get you high, but it might help you battle inflammation, pain, and other illnesses. Some patients are even ingesting CBD oil instead of their antidepressants. Fresh evidence demonstrating the cannabinoid’s effectiveness continues to pour into the medical community.
Adding CBD oil to your food is a delicious way to take your medicine. Make sure you use a quality source. The CBD market is an unregulated Wild West. You don’t want to consume a dodgy product because there’s no guarantee it contains a drop of CBD.
Any recipe can be infused. Steamed, fried, smoked, it doesn’t matter how the food is prepared, you can incorporate CBD oil.
CBD and Appetite
Think about the stereotypical “stoner.” Is she munching on Cheetos and hot dogs or making a fresh a salad? Consume cannabis and you might be hit with an irresistible urge to eat junk food.
CBD is different. Cannabis plants are loaded with CBD and THC, two distinct cannabinoids. THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects. If you consume CBD by itself, you won’t lose control of your faculties. There’s no chance you’ll become intoxicated.
You also won’t feel much of an appetite spike. Unlike THC, CBD doesn’t bind to your CB1 receptors. Increased CB1 receptor activity stimulates your appetite.
CBD might increase your appetite indirectly. It’s hard to eat if you’re riddled with anxiety or suffering from extreme inflammation.
Sweet or Savory?
You may as well use your entire cooking arsenal. If you know how to prepare a dish, add CBD oil. It doesn’t matter if you’re making a dessert or a main course.
For instance, if you’re making brownies you can whisk a few drops of the oil into the batter. Or you can use the oil to coat your pan before frying. If you can’t think of anything of else, drizzling it on top of your prepared food also works. You shouldn’t be able to taste the oil, especially if it’s refined.
Inexperienced CBD cooks sometimes use too much. When you start manipulating recipes, use a small amount of CBD oil. You can add more if you need to.
Too much cannabidiol shouldn’t make you sick but it’s wasteful. The medical community views CBD as medicine but no insurer will reimburse its costs. There’s only one CBD-based drug on the market in the U.S., and it’s intended to treat patients suffering from a rare form of epilepsy. Eating cannabis-derived CBD edibles instead of a bong will save your lungs from irritants and harmful chemicals produced from burning plant matter.
Avoid high heat when cooking with CBD. Most oils are infused with terpenes, delicate compounds that increase CBD’s medical efficacy.
Remember to give yourself time to experience the effects. CBD is subtle.