The world is on its heels when it comes to CBD and there is no time like now for the herbal alternative. People have gotten on the hype train and are pleasantly surprised when the lifesaving drug does exactly as it is advertised, and that is working wonders! Of all the information that is available regarding the famed hemp extract, there are still many trivia and facts that have gone under the table.
We will be taking a look at the few facts regarding CBD that you may not have ever heard before. Read on…
CBD Can Be Used As Low-Heat Cooking Oil
CBD for cooking? You must be thinking we are crazy, right? But believe it or not, you can use CBD oil as cooking oil, but only for low-heat cooking or for dressing purposes. Don’t think about making omelets in it! The smoke point of CBD oil is a lowly 3320F. This means that you must be careful when using it over direct heat or for sautéing foods. Under low heat, the properties of CBD accentuate even further in a process called de-carboxylation, which causes the properties of CBD to achieve a ‘boost-up’. But keep in mind that the heat must be low.
You can use it for dressing salads and also for elevating the entire flavor profile of a dish, especially non-boiled liquid like coffee and soups.
CBD Blocks THC
THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, as some of you may know is the same substance in marijuana that causes the intoxicating effect. It is a psychoactive substance that brings about feelings of delusions and euphoria, and makes you ‘high’. CBD on the other hand is the polar opposite and is strictly non-psychoactive.
What may come as a surprise to many is that CBD actually helps counteract the effects of being ‘high’. It helps in binding and blocking certain target sites and receptors that the THC interacts with. The same receptors that create a sense of euphoria when THC interacts with them. It is one of the more unique properties of CBD which enable it to curb the effects of another ‘fellow’ cannabinoid.
However, the user will still be impaired and intoxicated nevertheless. It is just that the intensity will be somewhat dumbed down with the help of CBD.
CBD Is Not The Only Active Ingredient In CBD Extracts
Full spectrum CBD extracts have close to 113 active compounds like terpenes, chromenes, CBGA, CBGV, flavonoids and many more. Each of these cannabinoids brings a different positive effect to the table and when in the same mix, their overall benefits skyrocket as a result of the entourage effect.