The ABCs of Cannabinoids
Infinite CBD • August 13, 2021
Edibles are as common as ever in the cannabis industry! A true staple. As cannabis has become more and more legal throughout the country, dispensaries have popped up left and right with variations of nearly everything available. Anyone can go to the store and get edibles with ease – that is, if you live in one of the states that have legalized cannabis and the sale of products.
You have probably seen hundreds of different edibles each time you’ve been to the dispensary. Chocolate, gummies, candy, soda and anything else they have managed to cram cannabis into. Truth is, there is no single edible that works better than the other. The only thing that really differentiates one edible from another is the quality of the cannabis extract that goes into it. If your favorite edible utilizes a lesser grade extract, you may find that paying a bit more for your edibles leads to more intense effects.
However, there are some basics that people don’t know about when it comes to edibles. One, for example, is the fact that you need to eat before you take any kind of edible product. Eating an edible on an empty stomach opens the possibility that you won’t get the most out of your edible. We all know that some edibles are more expensive than others. So, let’s make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. There are ways to make the most of your cannabidiol!
Ever heard of lipophiles? Strange word with an important meaning.
Let’s keep this as simple as possible. Your morning vitamins, such as B complex or vitamin C, are water soluble. This means that they are processed through your kidneys and dissolve easily into water – not latching onto any fats in the process. Easy enough, right?
Lipophiles are different in totality. They need some sort of fatty substance to grab onto so that they become bioavailable to our body. That’s why we utilize MCT oil to bind all of our cannabinoids in our products! Fatty and healthy. When it comes to the compounds in any cannabis plant, hemp and marijuna alike, the vast majority of them are lipophiles.
For a longer explanation of this process, HelloMD has an awesome article that goes over how our bodies process this absorption in good
Fat. Fat matters when it comes to the food that you eat before your edibles – chocolates and gummies alike. Some say that something as simple as their salad with ranch dressing provided enough fat for them to get the full effects of their edible. Others claim the fat in the edible itself is enough to get the edible working. Fat matters.
We are not talking calories or carbs – this is strictly about the amount of fat enough specific food. There’s no need to completely ignore personal health when preparing your body to metabolize an edible correctly. When cannabis enters your body and is met with ample amounts of fat, the cannabinoid is able to come to full effect, leaving you as stoned as possible. This also applies to every other cannabinoid, psychoactive or not. So, if you have a hemp product of your own, know that you can also get the most out of your experience.
So now the question is “which foods have the most fat?“ Easy. Check out this list below for a decent guide on the fattiest of fat foods.
When it comes to choosing a fat, it doesn’t matter much which you choose to eat before your edible. However, for those who are interested in creating their own edibles, it is important to keep in mind that saturated fats will work better with cannabinoids. The most potent saturated fats are found in animal products. However, coconut oil is the easy plant-based option with the most saturated fat availability.
When you’re spending money on edibles, make sure you get your worth. There are steps you can take to make the most of your edible experience. Take the extra minute to grab a quick snack before diving into your favorite cannabinoid products!