Marijuana Provides These Ten Top Health Benefits

Joy Home Remedies Brings You:
Top 10 Marijuana Health Benefits You Probably
Didn’t Know
Pot.
Weed.
Mary Jane.
Sticky-icky…
Nicknames aside, much of the world calls the
psychotropic plant, Marijuana, or by its scientific
name, Cannabis.
Weed has a long pop culture presence — and
an even longer record of use.
As you may already know, for the vast majority
of people, smoking a blunt induces a sense
of euphoria and calm as it activates neurotransmitters
in our brain which helps us among other things,
feel happy.
It turns out though, that cannabis provides
a variety of health benefits to those who
are healthy, as well as folks struggling with
various illnesses.
Here are some of the most important and sometimes
surprising health benefits of marijuana you
probably didn’t know!
Number 1 – Regulate Metabolism and Weight
Loss
Contrary to popular belief, smoking weed can
actually help you lose weight!
Recreational marijuana use is notoriously
associated with the munchies, or junk food
cravings, but long-term ingestion of marijuana
is now associated with a 56% lower likelihood
of obesity.
This is just one of the many studies that
ties lower rates of obesity to cannabis users
who have a smaller waist on average than non-cannabis
users.
Weed is believed to help regulate your metabolism,
also making it a factor in lowering the risk
of diabetes.
In addition, for many people, smoking weed
makes them more active.
In fact, there are people who claim that it
increases athletic ability, in particular
for long distance runners as well as for swimmers.
Many athletes claim that it improves focus
and the ability to push past previous limitations.
Number 2 – Alleviate Depression
Depression is one of the most common medical
conditions in the world.
According to studies, cannabis can be used
to supplement endocannabinoids lacking within
our system, helping the body return to homeostasis
and in turn reducing depression levels.
Marijuana also aids in relieving stress, which
is one of the biggest risk factors for depression.
Number 3 – Relieve Arthritis
Arthritis is one of the leading causes of
physical disability in the world and it is
one of the most common kinds of chronic pain.
The first recorded use of cannabis to help
heal arthritis was in China nearly 4,000 years
ago.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has pain relieving
and anti-inflammatory properties.
While Cannabidiol (CBD), which is a non-psychoactive
cannabinoid, helps regulate auto-immune conditions
like arthritis as well.
Number 4 – Slow the Development of Alzheimer’s
Studies have found that THC in most strains
of marijuana, could be a potential therapeutic
treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease
through multiple functions and pathways.
This is believed to be due to the neuroprotective
and antioxidant qualities of cannabis.
Number 5 – Treat Chronic Pain
One of the most common reasons people miss
work and have a decreased quality of life
is due to various types of chronic pain.
From PMS cramps to headaches to back pain,
many people feel pain on a daily basis.
The anti-inflammatory properties of marijuana
can help reduce pain whether it’s applied
in the form of a topical, or consumed orally.
Cannabis consumption can also help greatly
decrease the need for addictive opioids.
Number 6 – Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can lead to cardiovascular
disease, and even to stroke or heart attack.
Tobacco is one of the most common causes of
high blood pressure, along with a poor diet
and lack of exercise.
There’s a wide range of scientific and anecdotal
studies to support how cannabis decreases
blood pressure.
Some researchers also believe that the health
benefits of cannabinoids may include a protective
role within the body, which also helps decrease
blood pressure.
Number 7 – Aid in Recovery from Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are becoming an increasingly
large problem across the world as many young
people are exposed to constant media pressure
to be unattainably beautiful and thin.
Cannabis can help regulate eating patterns,
aiding with recovery from conditions like
bulimia, and other binging disorders.
Marijuana can also help stimulate appetite
to aid people with anorexia.
Cannabis also helps to reduce anxiety, both
social and food related that leads many people
down the path of eating disorders.
Number 8 – Reduce PTSD Symptoms
Veterans have become some of the most vocal
supporters of marijuana legalization due to
the incredible relief cannabis can provide
to folks with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD).
Smoking weed can help reduce the stress and
anxiety PTSD sufferers struggle with every
day.
It also reduces the need for opioids and other
pharmaceuticals that come with their own list
of dangerous side effects.
Number 9 – Reduce Nausea
Many people experience nausea on a regular
basis, whether it’s caused by digestive
problems or certain foods.
Cannabis can help decrease stomach pain and
regulate your body’s digestive processes.
Marijuana also reacts with brain receptors
to help regulate the feelings that are often
associated with nausea.
Weed can also help stimulate appetite when
people may find themselves avoiding food due
to stomach discomfort.
Number 10 – Reduces Frequency of Seizures
CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found
in marijuana, can greatly reduce the frequency
and severity of seizures.
A study has found that there was an average
of a 51% decrease in the amount of seizures
people experienced while using medical cannabis,
as well as a 63% decrease in seizures for
patients who had Dravet syndrome.
A specific marijuana strain, Charlotte’s
Web, was created particularly for a young
girl who experienced extreme seizures.
The strain is still widely used due to its
effectiveness and lack of psychoactive side
effects.
Whether a person uses marijuana for its therapeutic,
or euphoric properties, at times it can produce
a variety of physical and psychological side
effects.
Not everybody experiences the same effects,
and reactions can vary depending on the type
of cannabis and the way it’s consumed.
So it’s best to consult with your doctor
before trying to treat any of these ailments
with weed!
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