As the cannabis industry in Nevada and the rest of the country develops, customers at Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries are continually getting access to safer, cleaner, and cheaper cannabis remedies. While you may know about eating cannabis edibles, do you know why you should consider adding raw cannabis to your diet?
As you know, cannabis is comprised of hundreds of chemical compounds and fragrance oils; of these, more than 100 chemicals called cannabinoids are unique to the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD are the most well-known, but an expanding body of research has found therapeutic applications for other cannabinoids.
Because the cannabis plant does not naturally produce THC but rather THCa, it is only through heating and oxidation that THCa transitions to THC. This process is called decarboxylation, and it is what creates everything from your favorite concentrate to your go-to cannabis edible.
You may have heard of the medical benefits of edibles, but did you know that eating raw cannabis could be good for you, too? While you won’t get high eating raw cannabis, particularly raw cannabinoids like THCa and CBDa can offer a wide variety of health benefits.
One of the reasons scientists have pushed so strongly for the ability to research cannabis is because preclinical research suggests THCa has antispasmodic and antiproliferative properties. The cannabinoid has also killed cancer cells in vitro and been found to trigger a cell receptor that aids in pain regulation and the ability of your nervous system to fight inflammation.
While CBD has gained a tremendous amount of notoriety due to its dynamism and efficacy as a therapy for a host of symptoms, its raw form, CBDa, is beneficial as well. In fact, early research on CBDa has found that the acid interacts with the same cell receptors as many anti-pain and inflammation drugs in addition to the same TRPA1 receptor that THCa interacts with to provide pain relief. Both CBDa and THCa are also antioxidants, which means they help protect your body from the negative effects of stress.
While most people stick to eating cannabis edibles, the benefits of opting for a weed smoothie or adding hemp leaves to a salad is an easy way to get your vitamins in. Not only is cannabis high in fiber, marijuana fan leaves also deliver a host of essential vitamins and minerals.
At Las Vegas ReLeaf, our commitment to providing patients with high-quality cannabis edibles, flower, and dozens of other products means that the ReLeaf your body needs is literally just around the corner; we’ll see you soon.