If you are big on healthy eating, you may already be familiar with the word “rawbar”. The rawbar is a special kind of snack containing raw, unprocessed foods such as nuts, seeds, fruits, and natural ingredients. They are specially created to create a healthy, nutrient-loaded meal, free of sugar and preservatives, that you can consume on the go.
But what exactly is a THCA rawbar? This article aims to explain the THCA rawbar, its benefits, and how often to consume it.
What is a Rawbar?
A THCA rawbar is a type of rawbar that contains natural food ingredients alongside raw cannabis flowers. The raw cannabis flower provides the THCA cannabinoid, the non-psychoactive precursor to THC, which provides a wide range of health benefits that can alleviate many human health conditions. It is not psychoactive and does not provide a “high” because heat is not involved.
On the other hand, if you want to experience a psychoactive effect, you may want to opt for the THC rawbar. You can convert your THCA flower to THC by heating it before adding it to your natural food mix.
Benefits of Rawbar
Rawbars are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibers essential to optimal health. They are also easier to digest than processed food. Adding THC or THC to the mix makes it a superfood and further increases its health benefits.
Here are some benefits of THCA rawbars.
The anti-inflammatory benefits of THCA have been proven through numerous research and medical trials. A 2011 study revealed the effect of THCA on the endocannabinoid system reduces the production of prostaglandins, a hormone produced in response to inflammatory conditions. It inhibits the cyclooxygenase (COX) to alleviate pain and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel, and dermatitis.
THCA can help people suffering from neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. It protects the nervous system from damage or degeneration. Its neuroprotective properties have been proven to reduce brain inflammation and promote new neuron growth and development.
A notable example is the 2017 study that tested its effect on glutamate-induced toxicity. The study revealed that THCA caused reduced inflammation and oxidative stress in the neurons and prevented cell death.
THCA offers antiemetic benefits for people suffering from nausea and vomiting. This happens through the interaction between THCA and the CB1 receptors in the dorsal vagal complex. The antiemetic properties of THCA can be beneficial to people undergoing chemotherapy. THCA can also improve appetite, so the person eats more.
THCA can prevent or slow down the damage caused to cells by free oxygen radicals produced by the body during normal metabolic processes or exposure to toxins or radiation. This happens by modulating the activities of the enzymes involved in the production and removing the free radicals. It can protect neuronal cells from oxidative stress on the DNA, proteins, and other cellular structures.
Rawbars are nutrient-dense, containing carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that can provide energy. They are also easily digestible, ensuring the body gets a quick supply of level. THCA doesn’t have any direct energizing effect, unlike its psychoactive counterpart, THC. Adding THC to your rawbar mix can provide a feeling of euphoria and increased energy.
How Often to Take Rawbar
Although THCA rawbars benefit your health, you should consume them in moderation. They can be high in calories and sugar. We recommend THCA rawbars as a snack or supplement rather than a meal replacement to ensure a balanced diet.
Also, how often you take the rawbar depends on your goals and desired effects. If you want to add the therapeutic properties of THCA into your diet, we recommend consuming them once or twice a week. You should also choose rawbars that are low in sugars, high in fibers and protein, and free of added sugar, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives.
Regarding the type of cannabinoid, THCA rawbars can be consumed more freely because they are not psychoactive and do not produce a high. On the contrary, you should consume THC rawbars slowly and in moderation because of its psychoactive nature and potential for side effects.