The Cannabis sativa L species of the plant consists of dried flowers, seeds, stems, and leaves. They are sometimes referred to as marijuana or weed. Many people use it for pleasure or as a remedy for chronic health conditions. Smoking, vaping, and eating cannabis are among the most popular ways of consuming it.
Nevertheless, some wonder if ingesting cannabis-containing products is as safe as smoking or vaping.
- It’s Rich in Antioxidants
The antioxidants in your body help fight diseases such as blood vessel disease and cancer and protect you against stress and other damage. Additionally, free radicals are the only thing in body can do to prevent toxins that cause havoc in bodies over time.
Raw or cooked, cannabis is loaded with antioxidants. If you’re making a weed brownie or juice, you’ll be able to get the stuff you need.
- Don’t Get Stoned From It
Using cannabis in the kitchen does not always equate to getting stoned. Cannabis contains a cannabinoid called THC, which is the most psychoactive chemical. If they have been left raw and un-aged, the cannabinoid in them is THCA, which is not psychoactive at all. Only when it’s aged or heated does THCA become THC – what gets you high. It’s called decarboxylation.
It is one of the reasons many people incorporate raw hemp and marijuana into their diets. These plants offer a host of legitimate health benefits without making them high.
- Cannabis Leaves Contain Vitamins, Minerals & Fiber
Raw cannabis leaves are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber when considered solely from their biochemical composition. Even though they stone you, they are still a plant with green leaves. Cannabis in its raw form is rich in:
-Blood clotting vitamin (vitamin K)
-Immune systems need vitamin C (vitamin)
-Blood oxygenation is dependent on iron (Iron).
-Mineral calcium (essential for bones)
-Folate (necessary for DNA repair)
-Cannabis is especially high in fiber. You could use it to improve your diet if it is lacking.
- A cancer-fighting agent
Cannabis has the potential to not only eliminate the symptoms of cancer, such as nausea, loss of appetite, severe pain, and discomfort, but it may also combat the disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, its website was updated a couple of years ago. It isn’t a joke. THC can be used to isolate and eliminate cancer cells in clinical studies on living animals.
- Smoking Alternative – It’s Healthy
It’s a sad truth that people love to smoke weed, but smoking anything isn’t good. Smokers’ respiratory systems are irritated by hot smoke, and it has been shown that marijuana smokers produce four times more tar than cigarettes smokers due to their deep inhalations.
While marijuana is illegal to smoke, it is entirely safe for use in food and presents no health risks. Smoking marijuana indeed produces a completely different mental effect in your body as opposed to consuming cooked marijuana. Ingestion of marijuana first passes through your liver, transforming it into a different type of THC than smoking it. A higher concentration of 11-OH-THC is found than normal THC (Delta-9THC), resulting in a more intense and longer-lasting high.