It seems like everyone these days is discussing the benefits of CBD Hemp Oil and looking for information about the best way to add this powerful supplement to their routines.
A common question people ask is in regards to the most efficient way to take CBD oil so that the cannabinoids in the oil have the easiest time interacting with the body. It is here that coconut oil and CBD oil’s relationship comes into focus.
Cannabinoids are fat soluble, meaning they break down and are stored in fat rather than water. Because of this trait, cannabinoids are most effective when consumed with fat, increasing their bioavailability. However, it appears that the type of fat matters.
Saturated fats are important carriers for cannabinoids to be absorbed into the body. Coconut oil contains saturated fat at levels close to 80%, giving cannabinoids the fat cells it needs to move through the body, encouraging faster processing and use by the endocannabinoid system.
Specifically, coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides or fatty acids. Using coconut oil or other products that contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oils) triggers a relatively rapid release of cannabinoids when compared to other oils because MCT oils are directly metabolized into energy by the liver. This means that your body can burn those fats and put them – and the cannabinoids they hold – to use right away.
First thing in the morning, I apply CBD Hemp Oil under my tongue. I hold the CBD Hemp Oil under my tongue, without swallowing for at least 30 seconds. Then I prepare my morning cup of hot coffee. However, my coffee is not a normal cup of coffee. I add 1 tablespoon of coconut MCT oil, 1 tablespoon of grass feed unsalted butter with just a little bit of coconut milk to the fresh brewed coffee, then stir it up until it is blended. I use an electric stir stick to blend all the ingredients together. Add any additional flavorings by sprinkling cinnamon, turmeric, or ginger on top. Then drink up… enjoy your delicious and healthy cup of coffee!
I call this my ‘CBD Bullet Proof Coffee’. I don’t add the CBD oil into the coffee because it is more effective if you add it directly under your tongue so that it absorbs faster through the mucous membrane, instead of being absorbed through your digestive system. So absorb the CBD Hemp Oil first, then follow that with the bullet proof coffee.
What a powerful way to start the day!
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman