Meet THCA, THC’s unprocessed cousin, with its own health-enhancing properties (Part One of Two):

THCA may be (among many other things) neuroprotective and a useful agent in preventing or mitigating dementia, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Huntington’s Disease and more.

“…there’s another cannabinoid floating around out there that is definitely deserving of more attention: THCA or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.

THCA is actually the non-psychoactive cannabinoid that later converts to THC when decarbed via smoking, vaporization or when cooked, and as it turns out, it’s pretty powerful in its own right.

…Published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, a Spanish study conducted in Cordoba, Spain on mice found that,

‘THCA shows potent neuroprotective activity, work consideration for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease and possibly other neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases.’

In fact, the positive impact that THCA had on such activity was greater than its decarboxylated counterparts. Protecting the brain from degenerative diseases by using THCA, could become a major medical advancement.

THCA has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, anti-emetic properties (for appetite-inducing benefits) and antiproliferative properties which protect against cancer. Also, the human metabolism is able to process large amounts of THCA without side effects.

Cannabis itself has tons of health benefits when consumed raw and there’s a growing movement of consumers juicing it, and sprinkling it inside meals (move over, oregano).”

More in the article… …and an area of growing interest in the medicinal cannabis community. As we’ll examine further in our next post….

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See full article – New Study Says Eating Raw Weed Protects Against Brain Diseases