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Soy lecithin as a potentiator.

Discussion in 'Cooking with Cannabis' started by Qbit, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Breathemetal

    Breathemetal Well-Known Member

    The Mitten
    I dont have gelcaps, so i ill just take a spoonful of granules when i eat a cookie next
  2. Asieffert

    Asieffert Member

    Interesting. I have Chrons Disease and Graves Disease/hyperthyroidism which causes a very fast metabolism and a hard time absorbing nutrients. I live in Colorado and have had 300mg edibles that barely do anything. I've had over 1000mg in a few hours with mild effect that lasted a few hours...

    I have been making various batches of coconut oil capsules trying different things using an ounce of sugar leaf indica trim each time. As actual edibles were hard to control dosages and had to many variables. The results with lecithin were astounding to me having seen my past purchased edible history. I have also seen that when taken with milk the effects hit sooner and harder but don't last as long. I am not sure if this is my lactose intolerance or the aid of animal fat for cannabanoids. ones Decarbing method also changes results tremendously...

    I will try an egg sandwich with a glass of milk soon as I will be running more tests tomorrow!
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  3. vaype

    vaype New Member

    I can also tell from experience that soy lecithin works very well.
    Made some brownies for a vacation with a few friends once. First time I made 'em, did lots of research first and I read about the soy lecithin and I decided it couldn't hurt much. I actually had put quite a lot of work into it. Water cured it, used coconut oil, froze it 8 hours each time I heated it, all the good stuff.

    I think it was about 0.15g of cheap outdoor bud per brownie and they got us blazing for half a day every time again.

    That stuff got me a lot higher than that time when I downed about 0.25g of dank with coconut oil (and did not use soy lecithin). So I'd say it works really well.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2014
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  4. Pickz

    Pickz VXNails have landed!!!

    I'm going to have to give this thread a read through as I've not had any luck with my ABV. It's been a long time since I've tried though. I have a peanut butter jar full and I'm ready to buy some lecithin soon and hopefully get some results. I have a lot of reading to do...
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  5. Bezerkben

    Bezerkben Member

    can anyone tell me the ratio of abv-coconut oil? I'm thinking of using this exact method but I'm sure the potency will be different with abv. i was thinking 10ml for every gram of abv? let me know what you think
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  6. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

    Lecithin is just supposed to increase absorption? So the recipes work ok without it?

    I found this brand: http://www.nowfoods.com/Lecithin-Granules-Non-GMO-1-Lb.htm
    Naturally occurring phospholipids (example) (per serving) (1 1/2 tablespoons)*:
    Phosphatidyl Choline 2.3 g (2,300 mg)
    Phosphatidyl Inositol 1.4 g (1,400 mg)

    Searched for "Naturally Occurring Phosphatidyl Choline" and found this on wikipedia:
    Possible health risks
    A report in 2011 has linked the microbial catabolites of phosphatidylcholine with increased atherosclerosis in mice through the production of choline, trimethylamine oxide, and betaine.[18]

    And this for "lecithin":
    Possible link to heart disease
    A growing body of evidence indicates lecithin is converted by gut bacteria into trimethylamine-N-oxide(TMAO), which is released into circulation, and may with time contribute to atherosclerosis and heart attacks.[21][22][23]
  7. Egzoset

    Egzoset 1SipAToke Vaporist (v3.0)

    Shawinigan/Qc, Canada
    Salutations JoeKickass,

    Good find, i vaguely remember i once wanted to read articles addressing matters like those.


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