While you can cook with CBD, you may not be getting all the benefits you’re seeking.
CBD is a relatively stable compound, but it does lose potency over time, as it degrades.
“the most likely cause of CBD degradation is oxidation, which occurs upon exposure to oxygen or air, especially at elevated temperatures, but even at room temperature over long periods.”
Says Dr Glen Miller, an organic chemist at the University of New Hampshire.
He continues, “the most likely cause of CBD degradation is oxidation, which occurs upon exposure to oxygen or air, especially at elevated temperatures,”
As CBD heats up, it will begin to evaporate, and that can cause the compounds in the oil to break down. Using more won’t necessarily help either. The effect happens exponentially.
While there is no risk linked to cooking with CBD, it might come with the sacrifice of some, if not all of its benefits. If you would like to experiment with associating the product to your meal once prepared and using it as a seasoning.
This article was originally found on myrecipes.com.