Cooking with CBD

 Cooking with CBD oil can be a little intimidating when you first start. Keep in mind that CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. It doesn’t matter how much CBD you ingest, you will not get the “head-in-the-clouds” feeling. 

The first thing you need to remember is to pick the best product for you. Make sure you are getting the right dosage. If you are a first time user, you don’t want to start with a super potent product. Start low and work your way up to the higher dosages if needed. 

Remember not to overuse it, as well. As with any new natural compound, use a small amount to start with until you get comfortable. 

Cannabinoids bind well with fat. Using oil-based products like ghee, butter or coconut oil will have better infusion results. You need to watch the heat level when you are cooking with CBD as excessive heat can cause the oil to evaporate and lose its potency. 

This is why so many people use the infused oil as finishing touches on their food. Try drizzling it on avocado toast, eggs or even mixing it into pesto. You will often find lower-quality CBD oil in sweet treats or chocolate because it’s easier to mask the bitter taste of the oil with sugar. A high-quality CBD oil is perfect to use in savory dishes. Try using it in things like pasta sauces, soups or salad dressings. 

Cooking with CBD is beneficial due to supplying long-lasting benefits (up to four hours) and it’s easy to cook with. Keep in mind how you store your CBD. The oil is sensitive to light and heat and does best when it is stored in a cool, dark place. If you need to store your food, make sure you keep leftovers in an air-tight container, in a spot that won’t get much light or heat. Try starting your day with a CBD loaded smoothie and begin your day on a relaxing note. 

It will come in handy on those pesky Monday’s.