What is Lecithin?
Lecithin helps with absorption of cannabis oil into your intestinal walls and is used as an emulsifier making it a key ingredient for cannabis infused coconut oil. The small particles in your cannabis oil are absorbed more easily, making it more potent and effective.
I recommend using sunflower lecithin powder by Swanson’s because I’d rather avoid processed soy products and GMO’s. Another great alternative is Lekithos sunflower lecithin it is an allergen-free alternative to conventional soy lecithin powder. It is 100% pure and is made without the use of artificial preservatives, additives, flavors, colors and carriers.
Organic sunflower lecithin has a similar fatty acid composition to soy lecithin with added benefits of low odor and features increased functionality with a bland flavor. In addition, it is lactose-free, gluten-free, vegan, and can be used for kosher and halal products. It is also a a GMO-free, hypoallergenic alternative to traditional lecithin obtained from soybeans.
Benefits of Lecithin
- It improves memory, helping brain cells develop and aiding in the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain.
- It aids in the immune system by coating our red blood cells and providing protection against the invasion of viruses, bacteria, etc.
- It’s a solvent for cholesterol, triglycerides and gnarly fats. It prevents hardening of the arteries, stroke and other heart issues.
Since lecithin already plays a major role in the absorption of nutrients into the cells, it’s no wonder that adding lecithin would aid in the absorption of THC and other cannabinoids. Learn about the many more Benefits of Lecithin
Ratio of Lecithin to Cannabis Oil
1 Cup Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp. Sunflower Lecithin Granules or Liquid
7-14 Grams Cannabis trim or Dried Bud
In my previous blog, “How to Make Cannabis Coconut Oil in a Crock-Pot“, the question is asked If you don’t have lecithin now can you make the coconut oil now, and add it later? So if you’re chomping at the bit to make edibles but don’t have this ingredient on hand, make your oil now and then reheat it and stir in your lecithin.