Cannabis is perhaps one of the most versatile health supplements available to date. In fact, cannabis has been proven to relief everything from inflammation and chronic pain to anxiety and depression, even epilepsy! Plus, with legalization looming across Canada and the remainder of the United States, it has never been easier to access. You can even buy cannabis online!
Here are some additional health benefits of cannabis that you might not know about:
…THC has been linked with reducing weight gain, fat gain and energy intake.
Can Regulate Your Metabolism
Despite being notorious for causing the munchies, cannabis has a positive correlation with metabolism and weight management. Specifically the CBD component, which suppresses appetite versus increasing it.
Despite causing the munchies, THC has been linked with reducing weight gain, fat gain and energy intake in mice in a 2015 study. Additionally, a 2011 study found that the cannabinoid THCV improves insulin sensitivity, which correlated to marijuana users having a lower risk of obesity than non-users. Another study published in 2013 found that the use of marijuana resulted in 16% lower fasting insulin levels.
Some cannabis strains high in THCV are:
- Durban Poison
- Skunk No. 1
- Jack the Ripper
- Willie Nelson
- Dutch Treat
Some cannabis strains high in CBD are:
- Charlotte’s Web
- Sour Tsunami
Provide Relief From Asthma
This seems counter-intuitive since the main form of consumption for cannabis is smoking. However, with edible and oil alternatives, the possibilities for managing asthma are endless. The reason behind this profound discovery is that marijuana generates dilation of the bronchioles in the lungs in small to moderate doses.
Additionally, marijuana is well-known for its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties. This is also beneficial to asthma patients that may experienced inflammation due to irritation of the lungs or bronchial tubes. Lastly, asthma can be a result of bacterial or viral infections early on in life, which can leave the immune system weakened.
Help Regulate Blood Pressure
Much like asthma, smoking cannabis is not the best way to benefit in regards to blood pressure. However, when marijuana is ingested in the form of edibles or oil, it has been correlated with lower heart rate and blood pressure. Additionally, several studies have surmised that (in addition to a healthy lifestyle), cannabis can manage blood pressure levels. This is largely due to the effects of the cannabinoid THC to relax blood vessels and reduce inflammation, which allows blood to flow more freely thereby balancing blood pressure throughout the body.
Also, choosing a mail-order marijuana service, such as Fair Canna Care, instead of travelling downtown in rush hour will surely keep your life easy and your blood pressure low!
Benefits The Skin
Like cigarettes, smoking marijuana will produce haggard and aged effects on the skin but consuming the plant in other forms is beneficial. Again, this is due to the powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect cannabinoids have on the body – including the skin. In fact, in 1998 the National Academy of Sciences completed a study that found CBD to be a more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin E or C. These antioxidants can protect the skin from dangerous free radicals, which cause cell breakdown leading to aging and even cancer. See above for strains that are high in CBD or check out our online cannabis dispensary.
Additionally, cannabis comes in topical forms for application in cases with individuals who don’t want to partake in consumption. There are many powerful hemp creams and other topical applications that will still allow you to reap ageless benefits.
…calming cannabinoids in marijuana, particularly CBD, have the ability to regulate fear and anxiety.
Relief From PTSD
The calming effects created by cannabis consumption are powerful enough to assist patients with PTSD. The cannabinoids in marijuana, particularly CBD, can regulate fear and anxiety in both the body and the brain. One study even found that PTSD patients have lower levels of anandamide. This is a natural cannabinoid compound with receptors that are activated by THC.
With all that this miracle plant has to offer, it’s easy to see why it is one of the fastest growing industries. With more medical cannabis for sale online through sites like Fair Canna Care, there is nothing stopping you from reaping the benefits today. Browse our online cannabis dispensary shop or view our frequently asked questions to learn more!