Is there an easy way to lose weight? To achieve your weight loss goals, it is important, of course, to stick to a healthy diet with optimal nutrition. Superfoods and high quality products can help you to do this, but would it surprise you to know that cannabis can help? Cannabis is known to give one an increased appetite, the “munchies” as it’s known, so the fact that it can help you lose weight would appear to be a contradiction. Read on to see how specific cannabis strains can actually help you to lose excess fat.
Research shows that cannabis can lower the odds of metabolic syndrome in overweight or even morbidly obese people. States with medical cannabis laws are reporting a reduction in obesity rates, despite the fact that cannabis is supposed to increase one’s appetite.
Losing weight takes a lot of time, effort and determination and keeping the weight off means making lifestyle changes. Overweight and obese individuals need all the help they can get.
How certain cannabis strains work to help you lose weight
Some types of cannabis have cannabinoids that are known to suppress appetite. THCV is a cannabinoid that can actually supress appetite, versus give you the munchies.
One cannabis strain that is very high in THCV is Doug’s Varin, described as being exceptionally robust in its energetic properties, and also highly appetite suppressive.
Pineapple Purps is a sativa dominant strain high in THCV cannbinoids that is said to block panic attacks, reduce Parkinson’s tremors and suppress the appetite.
Durban Poison, which originated in South Africa, is a strain that is a great option for losing weight, but also helps counter depression.
Cherry Pie is a strain known to be great for appetite suppression and also pain relief and stress management. It’s a strong Indica-dominant hybrid.
Even cannabis strains high in the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, are known to lower obesity rates of users. THC is the cannabinoid known to induce appetite, but it also comes with its own weight loss properties. The incidence of obesity is lower in frequent cannabis users compared to non-users, according to a recent study.