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Building Blocks: Cannabis and a Healthy Lifestyle



A Healthy Lifestyle ​Over recent years, scientists have highlighted the nutritional benefits of cannabis and its positive influence on healthy living. In the medicinal world, cannabis is considered an important herb for the treatment of epilepsy, seizures, diabetes, anxiety, inflammation, and other health maladies. Implementing cannabis or CBD into one’s daily lifestyle could change you for the better. Even, for those who are vegan, the raw cannabis plant is highly beneficial. It has rich source of antioxidants, proteins, and good fats.

Listed below are several ways how you can take advantage of or change your cannabis habits by including these into your daily activities.

Smoking Vs Ingesting Cannabis

Which is better? While smoking cannabis may provide some medical benefits, ingesting cannabis or CBD based products remains intact when ingested as compared to when smoked. Thus, it retains its therapeutic activity longer.

Cannabis and Hunger Mechanisms of the Body

You may have heard that cannabis boosts hunger and gives you the munchies, well it is true. However, there is no correlation to obesity in the long run. In fact, there are some strong scientific evidence that proves cannabis can be a healthier option for coping with obesity or weight management. With our natural endocannabinoid system in our bodies. There are several receptors, such as CB1, CB2, etc. Scientists suggest that CB1 receptors are generally increase in obese individuals indicating the relation between obesity and the endocannabinoid system. CBD activates many cannabinoid receptors and some serotonergic receptors as well. Activation of these receptors are linked to weight loss particularly due to metabolic processes involved.

CBD and Weight Loss

The use of CBD and weight management involves various factors.

1.CBD Reduces Stiffness CBD is widely linked to reducing stress and muscle spasticity. This phenomenon of reduced stiffness helps people with mobility problems and encourages them to participate in physical activities, hence, burning extra calories.

2.Cannabis Alters Fat Distribution CBD is considered to convert white fat (undesirable) which surrounds the belly, hips, and waist into brown fat (good fat), which is found in various location of the body. Interestingly, brown fat, when formed gets activated and generates heat. Thus, burning more calories and reducing the fat content of the body leading to trimmer waistlines.

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