As you may already know, cannabutter and canna oil are used in edible recipes to make you get high from those edibles. But did you know that there are multiple ways to make cannabutters and canna oils? If you did not know about this, then click here.
Instead of making regular canna oil, though, some people prefer to make coconut canna oil. Click on the link above and scroll to the bottom of that post to see the recipe on making coconut canna oil. A big factor in determining whether to use coconut oil for edibles is which type of edible you are making. So, depending on how you like your edibles, read this post to see if coconut canna oil is right for you!
Let’s jump into the reasons of why you would want to use coconut oil for your edibles. There are many reasons, actually, to why some people prefer to use coconut oil. Some even go as far as only using coconut canna oil, and no other type of canna oil. Then there are those who do not like coconut oil and only use other cooking oils. Each one works, just find what is best for you.
It Extracts THC Better
Coconut oil has been deemed a “near perfect medium for cannabis” edibles since it is the best cooking oil for extracting THC (which is what gets you high in weed). This is due to the fact that coconut oil has the highest concentration of fatty acids (saturated fats). More fatty acids means that more cannabinoids can bind to those fatty acids. The most common cannabinoid found in marijuana is THC. So, this all means that the larger amount of fatty acids in coconut oil allows for more THC to stick to the oil.
Why does that matter? Well, if more THC is sticking to the coconut oil, then that means you will get a bigger high. In a simpler version of this rant, more THC means the more high you will get from your edibles. Isn’t that what we are looking to get from an edible?
As mentioned above, coconut oil has the most fatty acids out of all cooking oils. For example, olive oil has about 20% fatty acids, while coconut oil has about 80% fatty acids. This means that coconut oil can bind far more cannabinoids than olive oil can, making an edible made with coconut oil stronger than an edible made with olive oil.
Just because coconut oil has the highest concentration of fatty acids, that does not mean it is the unhealthiest option (fatty acids don’t necessarily make you fat). Actually, there are many health benefits when it comes to using coconut oil. For this reason, many people strictly stick to using this type of oil.
If you are making edibles for medical purposes, I suggest using coconut oil. This is because it is one of the healthiest options and will benefit you more than any other type of cooking oil. For medical marijuana patients, stick to coconut canna oil!
An example of a health benefit given off from coconut oil is that it contains something called lauric acid. This acid acts as an antimicrobial when digested. This is one type of fatty acid found in coconut oil, and there is a large amount of it in there.
Is coconut oil really better than any other cooking oil? Well, when you are looking at health benefits, it is definitely better to use than canola oil. Coconut oil is healthier than canola oil, and will offer more benefits. But that does not mean throw away your canola oil, it still has it’s uses. Coconut oil may be better than canola oil for health purposes, but not for everything. Find what you need in the right cooking oil and stick to that.
Also, coconut oil is much healthier than butter. So instead of making cannabutter for an edible, try making coconut canna oil for a healthier alternative. However, not all edibles can be made with canna oil, so cannabutter still has uses within some edibles.
For the recipe on making coconut canna oil, click here (and scroll to the bottom of the post).
So what do you think, is coconut oil better than other cooking oils when it comes to making edibles? Honestly, it is in some ways, but not all ways. Again, just find what is right for you and your edibles and stick to it. Different edibles may be better made with different types of cooking oils. Try some different ones out. And if you have any questions or comments about coconut oil, then drop a comment below!