(N.Morgan) Were you aware that marijuana is a vegetable? Believe it – it’s true.The leaves and buds of the marijuana plant are actually loaded with numerous antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer compounds.
These compounds are collectively known as cannabidiols (CBD), and they make marijuana, cannabis, or whatever nickname you like to use into a superfood of superfoods.
Don’t Get Dazed and Confused
When marijuana is heated, all of that nutritious and beneficial superfood goodness evaporates – it literally goes up in smoke, completely blown away. Instead of blowing away all of the awesome nutritional benefits, take the time to juice it and feel the wonderful health benefits that juiced raw marijuana has to offer.
When heat is applied to marijuana, the psychoactive compound – tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – is released from the plant. Most people don’t want to get high from their medication however. Our bodies were made to receive and process the marijuana cannabidiols, and the raw plant leaves and buds should not be heated when someone is seeking to obtain healing properties of this superfood.
We come equipped with cannabinoid receptors built-in to our bodies. Getting CBD into your body can normalize functional systems like cell communication and immune functions.
This means that the systems which make up your body, from cells to organs, will communicate better with each other, resulting in a better understanding of what’s going on, and together will help to clean things up and get these important systems back to top working order.
Whole Lotta Love
This kind of great communication is like a good relationship – both people should talk to each other and work with each other to keep the house clean. Having the already built in cannabinoid receptors in our brains and basically no other way to get cannabidiol, one of at least 85 active cannabinoids, marijuana seems to be the perfect medicine to ensure our bodies are working at their peak performance.
CBDs bridge the gap of neurotransmission in the central nervous system by providing a two-way system of communication that completes a positive “feedback loop” says Dr. William Courtney, a medical marijuana expert and founder of Cannabis International. This is instead of a one-way transmission which promotes chronic inflammation.
CBDs imitate the body’s natural two-way communications system.
Stairway To Heaven
“The endogenous cannabinoid system acts as a modulator in fine-tuning for many of these systems, and if something is deranged biochemically in a person’s body, it may well be that a cannabinoid system can bring things back into balance.” – Dr. Ethan Russo, a Seattle area physician, Senior Advisor to GW Pharmaceuticals.
Juicing raw marijuana ensures you’ll get the healing benefits of the plant without the high. No smoking, no high, and you can ingest higher doses of the plant, which will inevitably have your system running more smoothly and you feeling better quickly. Juicing the plant also offers versatility: you can add other fruits and veggies to make delicious juices and incorporate cannabis into your diet.
Also, those who suffer from IBD’s (Irritable Bowel Disease) or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can get the extra vitamins, minerals, and nutrients when they are on a fast. Sometimes patients with these diseases cannot eat solid foods, and consuming a liquid diet is their only option. Raw marijuana juice would be an excellent addition to any liquid diet.
Research has determined smoking of marijuana can promote inflammation which often leads to infection and potential dysfunction or to communication breakdowns in your body. While several doctors suggest using the vaporizing method over smoking, the majority promote edibles over vaporizing. However, heat is still required when using marijuana in the creation of edibles. That’s why, medically speaking, juicing the plant works best and provides the highest benefits.
4 Health Benefits To Juicing Marijuana
Dr. Courtney and other doctors and nutritionists are working together. They are focused on towards the national legalization of marijuana, wanting to see the plant added into mainstream diets. They have found that using cannabis as a food (instead of a smokeable) can help prevent, diminish, and fix:
Please talk to a doctor – not a dealer – when researching the drug for use as a juice or other edible. Currently in the United States, marijuana is currently only legal in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon, but marijuana has been allowed for medical use in 23 other states.