Just 20 or 30 years ago, cooking with cannabis was still considered both completely taboo, as a matter of fact, far as anyone was concerned, the only health benefits of marijuana were that it got you stoned and made you laugh.
Now you’re probably aware that there are a ton of benefits of cooking with
cannabis that have absolutely nothing to do with getting stoned.
The primary psychoactive chemical in cannabis is THC, a cannabinoid. However, when these leaves are left raw and are un-aged, the cannabinoid found in them is THCA, which isn’t psychoactive at all. THCA only becomes THC after it’s aged or, most effectively, exposed to heat. It’s a process called decarboxylation.
When looked at solely from the perspective of biochemical composition, raw cannabis leaves are excellent sources of certain vitamins, minerals and fiber. If that sounds surprising, keep in mind that even though they get you stoned, they are still green leafy plants. Raw cannabis is high in:
Vitamin K (Essential for blood clotting)
Vitamin C (Essential for immune systems)
Iron (Essential for blood oxygenation)
Calcium (Essential for bones)
Folate (Essential for DNA repair)
The key is to control the Munchies
Like any substance, when consumed irresponsibly, cannabis can negatively impact your body, just like coffee or alcohol. Moderate cannabis use, however, can provide significant benefits; whether you suffer with PTSD, stress or keeping your lifestyle healthy. Depending on how your body reacts to the herb, it could help you maintain your ideal weight or even give you the energy you need to kickstart your day.
A team of European neuroscientists at the University of Bordeaux found that cannabis influences the brain’s olfactory bulb, which increases sensitivity to smells and tastes. Subjects in the study showed an increased appetite after smoking cannabis, which can be troublesome for someone on a diet.
Ever since GW Pharmaceuticals addressed the appetite suppression capabilities of cannabis compound tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) people have been rushing to breed “skinny cannabis” plants that are rich in the compound.
One person who has recognized this problem and committed herself to a solution is Real Housewife of New York, Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl Wine. Since the start of Skinnygirl, Frankel has decided to expand her empire by creating a brand of cannabis that provides the same effects as any other strain—without the infamous munchies.
I’m sure you are now wondering what other properties do endocannabinoids and cannabis consumption can have in your daily life and in case you are going through any illness or if you know someone who is struggling with one.
Truth is that the cannabis plant has so many properties that can help you improve the lifestyle of those around you and yours as well, therefore we want to invite you to enroll to our courses where you will learn how your body reacts to each cannabinoid, among other subjects such as creating your own medicine! We have courses tailored for you!
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