The combination of cannabis and coconut oil is able to help relieve pain, boost cognition, and reduce inflammation. It also helps to protect heart health. This oil can be used in a wide variety of recipes and can be used in the form of cannabinoid edibles and topicals, in places where cannabis has been legalized.
What Is Cannabis Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil has been increasingly embraced by the cannabis community in recent years due to its natural medicinal benefits and its superiority as marijuana transporter. This plant-based ingredient has the highest potency of saturated fats of any oil, making it the most effective medium to bind the fat-soluble THC.
For this reasons, cannabis coconut oil can produce a cleaner and longer lasting high than many other ingredients that are commonly used for cannabis infusion.Cannabis coconut oil is an extremely versatile product that can be used on its own as a medical and therapeutic topical cream, or it can be combined with other ingredients, such as when cooking edibles.Many cannabis experts are turning to canna-coconut oil over canna-butter and other fat sources because of the significantly outspoken support for this product, and the science that backs it up.
Cannabis has an unusual place in the medical world, because many of its healthy properties have been identified, and proven in medical studies. It is still considered illegal in many parts of the world, and is currently the subject of numerous legalization efforts around the world. However, in those places where it has been decriminalized or legalized entirely for medicinal or recreational purposes, it has already begun to prove its value.
To help give you an idea of the many benefits that this organic product offers, we have compiled a list of its uses, compared it to other popular infused oils, and even provided a step-by-step recipe so that you can try it for yourself.
What are the benefits and uses of it?
Because of the high concentration of saturated fats in coconut oil, it is one of the most powerful binding agents for the cannabinoids found in THC—allowing you to reap the maximum benefits and effects from your cannabis infusion.
In addition, unlike many other fats, coconut oil can remain solid at room temperature without melting.
Because of the consistency of cannabis coconut oil, it can be used for many different purposes. Below we have outlined some of the most popular uses of cannabis coconut oil, and the outstanding benefits it provides.
1. Cooking edibles
When it comes to cooking edibles, it is important that you choose a fat that will be able to absorb the THC cannabinoids from your cannabis and retain them throughout the cooking process.
Coconut oil is arguably the best medium for this purpose, as its high concentration of saturated fats can ensure that the cannabis does not get smoked out while cooking and loose its potency.
In fact, compared to olive oil—which only has about 20% saturated fats—coconut oil has over 80% saturated fats. Thus, cannabis coconut oil can give you a better and longer lasting high.
2. Pain Relief
One of the greatest advantages of coconut oil is that, unlike some other infusion mediums, it can be stored at room temperature without melting. Because of the solid consistency, cannabis coconut oil can be used as a topical medicinal cream and applied to the skin as a lotion.
Those who have used canna-coconut oil for pain relief commonly praise the product’s potency and ability to soak into the skin to reduce muscle aches and relieve pain.
This organic and all-natural formula can also be combined with other soothing ingredients like aloe vera gel, vitamin E, and vitamin C.
3. Add it to your coffee
What better way to start your morning than with a little boost of caffeine to pick you up and some THC to put you in a peaceful state of mind? Cannabis coconut oil can be added to your morning cup of coffee by blending it in to create a latte-like cannabis drink.
4. Medical massage
If you are looking for a truly relaxing medical massage, adding cannabis coconut oil to your routine is certain to give you that zen sensation you are looking for.
By combining the medical benefits of THC with the moisturizing coconut oil cream, the formula will be able to effectively soak into your pores. Many also use cannabis coconut oil as a daily moisturizer to hydrate and replenish their skin.
5. Eat it on its own or spread it over your favorite food
Finally, cannabis infused coconut oil can also be eaten on its own, or spread over your favorite food for fast and long lasting effects.
Cannabis Coconut Oil Capsules
Cannabis coconut oil capsules are very popular for people who want a way to ingest cannabis oil and benefit from the effect, by means other than smoking or eating an edible. After following the recipe for cannabis coconut oil, you need a few extra components, namely a syringe and fillable gel capsules. If you want to fill the capsules immediately after making the oil, then it is important to let the mixture cool enough to be handled and not melt the capsules. However, the syringe will only work if the oil is fully liquefied, and not beginning to harden.
Simply suck up a small amount of the oil and fill each of the gel capsules, ensuring that the seal is tight. At that point, simply place the capsules in the refrigerator or any other dark and cool place. The newly infused oil will harden in the capsules, providing you with a perfect dose of healthy cannabis-infused coconut oil!
Word of Caution
While you are using any CBD or hemp derived products, it is important to check your state’s laws and guidelines for the same. Hemp-derived CBD products are illegal in the US on a federal level, but still legal in many states. If you are travelling, then make sure you comply with that city/state’s laws regarding the consumption and use of CBD. Remember that most CBD products are not FDA-approved and therefore may be sold illegally or with wrong labeling. Be wary of the side effects of CBD before consuming – it can cause nausea, dizziness, and dry mouth among others. Also keep in mind that it can have serious drug interactions when taken along blood thinning medicines. Check with your doctor if you have a serious or chronic condition.