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Cannabis and Obesity

Cannabis and Obesity
By #StickySaguaro | May 11, 2020 |

Cannabis and Obesity

Obesity is a medical term used to describe someone whose body fat significantly exceeds the healthy range, weighing more than ideal for age and height.  You can find BMI (body mass index) calculators online to help determine your body fat percentage.  If your BMI is 25-30 you are in the overweight range, while having a BMI over 30 is considered obese.

Obesity can be caused from lack of physical activity, genetics, binge, or stress eating and even some medications.

Being obese can cause many serious health complications, such as joint pain, fatigue, sleep apnea, hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and the inability to do certain physical activities.  Obesity can also significantly increase your chances of having a stroke, heart attack or heart disease.

Marijuana to Control Obesity

Marijuana could be a suitable alternative treatment for obesity, along with diet and exercise.  The chemical components, THCV and cannabidiol, found in marijuana can suppress appetite as well as impacting the level of fat and its response to insulin.

Even though cannabis is often used to stimulate your appetite (dude, Tacos!), marijuana can also lower your body fat percentage, BMI, and insulin resistance.

Cannabis also helps with the side effects obesity brings, like pain, fatigue, depression, and anxiety.

Studies show that cannabis users can eat more yet still weigh less.  Now do not get me wrong.  Marijuana is not the next miracle, cheat, or easy fix.  To see results, you will still have to put in the effort.  You still must exercise, eat healthy, break bad habits, resist temptations, and overcome setbacks.

The best strains for obesity are:

  • Cherry Pie
  • Northern Lights
  • Blue Dream
  • Durban Poison
  • Grapefruit
  • Harlequin
  • Cannatonic

 

Browse our menu to see if we have any of these strains in stock!

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