There’s a Lower Prevalence of Obesity Among Cannabis Users

Obesity is the major cause of death and disability in the 21st century. Its prevalence is increasing globally, with a considerable number of the world’s population being overweight or obese. Obesity is caused by a poor diet and living a sedentary lifestyle where individuals don’t burn off the energy through exercise or physical activity. Interestingly enough, people who consume cannabis are less likely to become obese as compared to those who don’t. While cannabis has been reported to stimulate appetite, it seems that there’s a correlation between weight loss and increased cannabis use. Many researchers have decided to study this matter and get a better understanding of how cannabis impacts body weight.

Cannabis users seem to have reversed the impact of the modern diet

People who follow the modern diet, which is based on ultra-processed foods, gain a lot of weight. These foods are full of refined carbohydrates, added sugars, not to mention that they appeal to the human palate. The effects of unhealthy eating go way beyond obesity. Other effects include diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and so on. It looks like some people have succeeded in reversing the impact of the modern diet by consuming cannabis. It’s central to the health problems associated with ultra-processed foods. If you eat a healthy diet, CBD, the active compound in cannabis, supports the functions that promote weight loss.

People who consume cannabis are more conscious about their food intake because they can’t stop thinking about the munchies. Equally, cannabis itself impacts certain cells or receptors in the body that affect weight gain by interacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the lymphoid tissue and the brain. For the time being, we don’t know too much about the underlying mechanism. To be more precise, research is necessary to get more insight. What we know for certain is that cannabis consumption is beneficial, but it shouldn’t be the only way to maintain or lose weight. Cannabis alone isn’t enough to keep obesity at bay because the human body is a complex system.

What are the best cannabis strains for losing weight?

Anyone who wants to keep the weight off should take into account the possibility of including cannabis in their diet. According to the experts, there are numerous cannabis strains, pure or hybrid varieties. If you’re interested in leveraging the countless benefits of cannabis consumption, check out the different varieties available. Strains containing the cannabinoid THCV may suppress appetite. There are even strains like Willie Nelson that are known for not inducing the munchies, if you are worried about overeating. Some cannabis strains play a role in decreased BMI and, thus, decreased rates of obesity. Tangie is one of them. Tangie is a Sativa strain obtained from crossing California Orange and Skunk-1. It’s recommended for intermediate and advanced users.

It’s important to find a reliable source so that you can make informed decisions when acquiring cannabis. Some strains may not be immediately accessible. At any rate, start with low doses and gradually increase your intake. Don’t exaggerate.

William Stash Jones

William "Stash" Jones is a medical marijuana patient and medical cannabis advocate. He focuses on medical cannabis and its benefits, and believes that medical cannabis is the solution to many problems in medicine today.

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