Undoubtedly you have heard about CBD at least once, or even hundreds of times, and after overhearing your friends’ conversations about the new trendy addition to their wellness routines, you may want to give it a try.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound in the hemp plant. Hemp belongs to the Cannabis Sativa plant family but is non-addictive, doesn’t get users high, or cause any impairment effects on consumers. Until 2018 all cannabis forms were in the same group as a Schedule I Drug banned in 1970 under the Controlled Substances Act. The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Schedule I Drug group, and according to federal law, hemp-derived CBD products are now legal in the U.S.
With CBD becoming an addition to millions of people’s health routines, you may want to acquire CBD related wellness products. Buying CBD for the first time is overwhelming and exciting and brings many questions to your mind. Which ones to choose, where to get one, or, more importantly, how to store the product properly once you acquire some? As the temperature may affect CBD molecules. It’s essential to know at what temperature CBD degrades or breaks down so you have the best experience with your products.
Storing CBD Products at the Right Temperature
After a long trip to the local supermarket, dispensary, or a well researched online shopping experience, you need to know how to store your new wellness products, as to make the most out of them. You have invested a lot of energy and time into finding the right product for your needs, and you wouldn’t want the compounds in it to degrade. For CBD oil to maintain its properties, you will need to keep it in a dark and cool place. The question is, what is precisely a dark and cool place? Maybe a refrigerator, or perhaps your cupboard would suffice? When it comes to CBD, a cool place usually refers to around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature range allows CBD to maintain its integrity, prevents degradation of the cannabinoids, and helps protect essential terpenes and cannabinoids. CBD oil doesn’t contain preservatives, which means warm temperatures can lead to mold and bacteria development.
However, CBD oil in a refrigerator may become too thick, and you won’t be able to dispense it accurately. It’s best to keep your products in a cupboard or a kitchen cabinet.
Some consumers may want to keep their products for an extended time, and freezing them may be an excellent way to do so. It won’t damage your CBD oil, but if you want to use it regularly, there is no need to freeze the product as it will be inconvenient to unfreeze it each time you want to use it. If you plan on freezing CBD oil, do it only when it’s in original packaging or sealed in the airtight container, not after opening the products. Freezing CBD in an opened package may cause the decomposition of CBD oil’s components.
How to Cook CBD Infused Food at the Right Temperature
There are many different types of products and methods to take CBD, and while some may choose to buy CBD tinctures to administer a few drops of cannabidiol oil under the tongue, others may want to try CBD edibles. Many local dispensaries and online stores offer edibles such as gummies, cookies, chocolates, hard candies, or even honey and offer the tastiest way to start with CBD. Even so, you may still want to take it to the kitchen for a cooking adventure, infusing your dishes or baked goods with CBD. When it comes to making food with CBD, it’s not merely about your cooking skills, as even an experienced chef may not properly cook CBD edibles. It’s not about your creative impulse either, but about understanding the temperature tolerances of CBD and how it interacts with flavor components in your food.
Once CBD heats up, it will start to evaporate, and compounds in the oil may begin to break down, causing the oil to lose its properties such as terpenes flavonoids and other cannabinoids.
The boiling point of CBD is between 320-356 degrees Fahrenheit. However, CBD can be baked or cooked and still retain most of its properties. CBD in Cookies baked at 350°F may still remain potent since the baked goods’ internal temperature is much less than when fully baked. Frying or sautéing, on the other hand, may cause CBD oil to lose its properties. So, while it might sound like a great idea to take your CBD to the kitchen, do not place the oil on direct heat. It can result in the loss of terpenes and other compounds in CBD oil. Usually, CBD infused foods are sweets or baked goods, as it is easy to keep CBD’s properties while baking, and sweets can overpower any bitterness.
Adding CBD to Your Regimen
Including CBD in your lifestyle may be exciting, but it can get overwhelming once you reach your shopping destination. Many factors determine if the CBD you buy is high quality and if it’s worth incorporating it in your regimen or taking it to your kitchen. As it’s crucial to know how to store or cook CBD for the compound to keep its properties, it’s essential to know which product to get to provide you with a premium quality experience. CBD derives from hemp, which absorbs terroir or a soil’s essence during its growing season. Hemp grown on a contaminated land will bring unwanted ingredients into your wellness products. Besides, some brands may place mislabeled products on the shelf, So, before you swipe your card, make sure to check the products for the third-party lab test results to ensure it’s quality.
Get Started with Premium-Quality Products Today
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