Juicing. It’s a health craze that has been sweeping the nation. In such a fast paced age, we seem to not have the time to sit down and enjoy a healthy meal full of the nutrients our bodies need daily. Grabbing a fist full of fruits and vegetables, blending them down into a lidded cup and running out the door is how we have managed to fit a healthy diet into a busy schedule.
Why Smoke It When You Can Drink It?
The benefits of juicing raw fruits and vegetables go undisputed. Finding the right juicer to get the consistency we desire and concocting the right formula of reds and greens to be palatable can be a challenge. But, one well worth the trouble. One ingredient we should always include with our choices is raw, unheated, cannabis leaves and buds. By juicing raw cannabis, you get the most medicinal effects without the “high,” or psychoactive effects; which is perfect for those on-the-go that cannot risk being impaired.
Juicing cannabis is the best method for receiving the most benefits as opposed to smoking it. Although smoking cannabis can still supply medicinal therapy, you will actually lose 99% of the benefits juicing cannabis provides (according to Dr. William L. Courtney, Physician and Preeminent Researcher in the emerging field of Dietary, non-psychoactive Cannabis, University of Michigan). In addition to assisting with the function of your immune system, anti-inflammatory support, and improving bone metabolism and neural function, by juicing cannabis you add preventative benefits to the list as well.
In its raw form, cannabis contains THC-A (Tetrahydrocannabinolic-acid) and CBD-A (Cannabidiolic-acid) which must be heated, or decarboxylated in order to turn into psychoactive forms THC and CBD. Also, larger doses of cannabinoids are more tolerable through juicing as opposed to smoking it. By not heating THC-A, you can increase your dosage five or six hundred milligrams instead of the alternative 10 mg of psychoactive THC.
The Recipe For Success
So, once you find the juicer that best pulverizes your green, leafy vegetables, don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t meet your expectations. Play with different mixtures by adding flavor enhancing beverages like V8 or carrot juice. Stay away from fruity flavored juices as these tend to make the taste worse. Just remember, the fresher the better. Raw buds are more clear in appearance than amber. Juicing 15 leaves and two large, raw buds per day is suggested by Dr. Courtney.
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Learn more about Dr. Courtney’s research in the video below