Green smoothies and cold-pressed juices are lauded for their ability to give the body a boost without taxing the digestive system as much as eating does. The nutrients found in raw fruits, vegetables and herbs are preserved when they are not heated or cooked and can provide enzymes and vitamins which can improve our immune system or just make our skin glow a little more. Just like with fruits or vegetables, you can juice raw cannabis leaves or buds to make juice and enjoy the benefits without getting high.
THCA and CBDA are the raw, unheated versions of THC and CBD that are found in live cannabis. Most people have heard of THC (the cannabinoid that’s responsible for the high feeling) and CBD (the cannabinoid with therapeutic properties that won’t get you high) but are unaware that they are activated by heat through a process called decarboxylation. The process makes the compounds bioavailable to the body and allows them to affect everything from mood and appetite to your ability to manage pain.
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