Looks like we might need to get out some forks. Cannabis, while primarily being smoked around the world, has taken many different forms. It seems that eating marijuana has proven to have incredible non-psychoactive health benefits…
Marijuana is described as a new type of superfood! Containing over 400 chemical compounds with beneficial vitamins, essential oils, and more. Experts like Dr. William Courtney say that weed is a ‘dietary essential’ as Marijuana contains extremely high concentrations of cannabinoid acids which it has been discovered are essential for cell function.
The essential step of decarboxylation
One thing many people don’t In order to release the full potential of marijuana’s psychoactive effects, buds must first go through the cannabis alchemy called decarboxylation. Raw cannabis contains a lot of THCA which is not psychoactive (meaning it doesn’t get you high). However when you apply heat, such as a flame or vaporize, cannabis becomes ‘decarboxylated’ by the heat and at this point becomes psychoactive as the THCA is converted into THC.
Amino Acids and Cannabis
Cannabis contains a heaping amount of essential amino acids, like other essential fatty acids our bodies don’t produce essential amino acids of their own accord, so we need to introduce them through our diet. Amino acids are essential in that they help cells to function properly, to repair damaged tissue, to maintain structure and to transport nutrients around the body.
The role of Cannabinoid Acids
There are two main cannabinoid acids in studies, THCa and CBDa. If these acids are heated then they begin to change into different chemicals, they become degraded into the psychoactive THC and cannabinoid CBD.
- Irritable Bowl Syndrome
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Anti-diabetic properties
- Anti-ischemic properties (restricted blood flow in the body)
Mary Jane as a superfood?
Antioxidant powers of Cannabis
Dr. Courtney has suggested consuming raw via juicing or blending, making a marijuana smoothing with other vegetables such as parsley or cilantro.