Introducing Juicing Cannabis
Pressed vegetable juice is growing in popularity worldwide, so it will come as no surprise that medical marijuana patients, caregivers and health professionals are now looking at the health benefits of juice making Hemp plant too.
Vegetables are usually defined as "an herbaceous plant grown for an edible part, usually eaten as part of a meal." This usually refers to the leaf, stem, flower or root of a plant. In 1967, the meaning of vegetables changed to "every plant grown for food, edible herb, or carrot." Some vegetables can be eaten raw, while others must be cooked to be edible. When certain fruits and vegetables are heated, they lose most of their beneficial enzymes and nutrients. Cannabis is almost the same. Apart from the fact that cannabis is technically a vegetable with many the same nutrients as other leafy vegetables (such as fiber, iron and calcium), it is packed with useful cannabinoids that are unique to the Hemp factory. Juiced cannabis is a nutritionally dense, very powerful medicinal substance, without the psychoactive components that are normally activated when the plant is heated.
The high concentration of raw cannabinoic acids in pressed cannabis, combined with the perfect balance of fatty acids, can help improve cell function and reduce free radical damage. Additional benefits of raw, pressed cannabis include reduced inflammation and facilitating two-way communication. Many cannabinoids also have anti-tumor properties that are easily available through the consumption of raw marijuana.
Juicing Health benefits
Although smoked or evaporated cannabis can in fact be used as a drug therapy, making juice from raw cannabis can help prevent health problems before they occur. By some the & # 39; most important vegetable on the planet & # 39; especially because it can help with the functioning of the immune system, offers anti-inflammatory benefits and improves bone metabolism and neural function. Research has even shown that medical marijuana can even help inhibit cancer cell growth.
Only when you decarboxylate THCA and turn it into THC does it cause psychoactive effects or & # 39; the high & # 39; most commonly associated with smoking cannabis.
According to Dr. William Courtney, a raw cannabis specialist in nutrition and a strong proponent of the healing power of plants, "you actually run away from 99% of the benefits that cannabis offers when you cook or smoke cannabis." , the cannabis plant contains both THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) and CBDA (Cannabidiolic acid), two cannabinoids known for their medicinal benefits; each of which must be heated to produce THC and CBD, respectively. Only when you decarboxylate THCA and turn it into THC does it cause psychoactive effects or & # 39; the high & # 39; most commonly associated with smoking cannabis. In addition, the body can tolerate larger doses of cannabinoids when cannabis is consumed in unprocessed form. This is because when you smoke cannabis, the THC actually acts as a CB1 receptor agonist and your body can only absorb ~ 10 mg at a time.
According to Dr. William Courtney: “If you don't heat marijuana, you can go up to five or six hundred milligrams and use the plant strictly as a dietary supplement by increasing the antioxidant and neuro-protective levels that come into play at hundreds of milligrams of CBDA and THCA. It is this dramatic dose increase from 10 mg psychoactive THC to 500 mg – 1,000 mg non-psychoactive THCA, CBDA and CBGA that forms the primary difference between traditional medical marijuana treatments and the use of cannabis as a dietary supplement. "
The FDA has actually approved an acceptable CBD dose of 600 mg / day as a new research drug. This makes the medical potential of drinking the 600 mg CBDA juice much greater than when you heat the cannabis. Given that CBD rates are usually lower than 1% in most types available in pharmacies across the country, it is almost impossible to smoke enough in one day to take a dose of 600 mg CBD take.
The science of making cannabis
Two-way communication with nerve cells
One-way traffic to nerves is the main cause of inflammation in the body. In this scenario, immune cells are constantly being attacked and nothing communicates with the nerves to tell them to calm down. However, studies show that when you add cannabinoids to the equation, two-way communication is made possible, resulting in reduced inflammation. The cannabinoids work to prevent and fight nervous symptoms with this two-way communication.
We all have cannabinoids in our body; these are known as endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids bind to various receptors in our body and are very effective in regulating immune functions, nerve functions and even bone functions. The endocannabinoid system acts as a modulator in tuning many of these systems. Supplementing an affected ECS with vegetable cannabinoids will bring it back to an optimal function, causing an improvement in all associated conditions.
How to compress raw cannabis
BE REALISTIC. You can't just get some dried flowers and throw the cannabis in a juicer, expecting it to be a magically healing drink. Juicing requires raw, freshly picked and well-grown cannabis, extra careful to avoid plant material that may have been exposed to pesticides or other microbiological contaminants. Here are a few important recommendations to consider when making raw cannabis:
- When it comes to juice, fresher is better (like most vegetables).
- Cannabis that has been dried and prepared for smoking not suitable for pressing.
- Don't be surprised if your local pharmacy does not have a fresh supply of raw cannabis. Many patients and caregivers have to grow their own medicine to gain access to high-quality starting material.
- Dr. William Courtney recommends that patients take 15 leaves and 2 large (2 to 4 inch long) raw buds per day.
- Raw buds are flowers that are harvested when the THC glands are clear (instead of amber).
- It is recommended to mix another vegetable juice to reduce the bitterness of the raw cannabis. A popular choice is carrot juice, and a ratio of 1 part cannabis juice to 10 parts carrot juice is a good rule of thumb.
- Split the juice drink into 3 parts and drink with each meal, or store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.