Hey everyone, first post, so getting right down to the nitty gritty.! Actually i just signed up here after being to several other forums along the way while researching, and to be honest this seems to be the most down to earth forum, with competent users online as well. Just the fact that SkunkPharm crew hangs here is enough for me!
My fist grow is coming to an end, and i'll be using it to make oil to treat pancreatic cancer (not mine, family members). Of all the info i have found it seems oils/edibles are doing just as fine a job as more concentrated extracts.. so, i was thinking of going the olive oil route.
As far as extraction is concerned, from my research it seems any fat will do the job, but nonetheless many prefer coconut oil, and even state that it is more potent. From what i understand any fat will do the job, that is, properly extract cannabinoids, give or take a very small difference. Also from what i understand, coconut oil probably isn't extracting any better than other oils/fats, but RATHER providing better uptake.
So, that brings me to my next thought.. first pass metabolism, or rather, avoiding it! It seems that bioavailability increases immensly if the oil is taken with and/or after a meal, which is what i was aiming for when administering my olive oil.
I'm pretty sure though that most people take their oils/edibles on an empty stomach. Which brings me to believe that THATS the reason they prefer coconut oil, which probably IS more effective on an empty stomach. And after all, the empty stomach will give quicker results which i'm sure most people are after.
Yes, my method of administering will take much longer to kick in, but with the aid of a meal in the end i should be getting full uptake regardless of which oil is being used.