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Cannabis for Weight Loss — Does It Work?

Written by Nancy

If you were to believe pop culture you’d think that smoking cannabis will instantly increase your appetite. A case of “the munchies” is fine for people who aren’t struggling with their weight but what about those who want to shed pounds? Will smoking cannabis make them gain weight?

Smoking some strains of cannabis can make you gain weight but there are also others that can help you lose weight. In fact, there is scientific evidence that suggests that people whom have worked certain types of cannabis strains into their daily regimen have slimmer waists than those who don’t.

Let’s take a look at how regular intake of cannabis can help achieve your weight loss goals:

1. Different Strains of Medical Cannabis

If you’re familiar with cannabis and all that is has to offer, you’ll know that it’s made up of several hundred strains — 779 to be exact! Each cannabis strain has varying portions of components that have different effects on the body.

There are strains of medical marijuana that help you sleep, while others can alleviate chronic fatigue and help you feel more aware. The same way, there are some strains that can promote appetite and others that reduce it.

Indica strains usually cause cravings due to its high content of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Strains that suppress appetite have low levels of THC and much higher contents of CBD instead.

Using marijuana strains containing high levels of CBD will help you lose weight over time.

2. Control Blood Sugar

THC and CBD may be the most known cannabinoids but there are plenty of others that also have useful benefits.

Some studies have found that tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) helps control blood sugar, which has a direct impact on how hungry we feel.

When blood sugar levels are low, we’re ready to eat anything that’s in front of us; we’re more likely to make bad nutritional decisions. You’ll easily pick a piece of cake over fruit when your blood sugar levels are low.

3. De-stress

Perhaps the best way CBD helps you with weight loss is by alleviating stress. Time and again, studies have shown a direct relationship between stress and weight gain.

Most cannabis strains are great de-stressors. Depending on their preferences, users can choose from strains with higher levels of THC, which has psychoactive properties, or those with more CBD, which offers all the benefits of THC but isn’t hallucinogenic.

When it comes to medical cannabis, strains with high levels of CBD and low THC are a much better option for those who’re looking to go about their daily lives without compromising their ability to think clearly.

Look for CBD stores that specialize in and sell high-quality CBD products to reap the benefits of nature’s best medicine!

Entourage FX is a CBD shop and Medical Marijuana evaluation clinic based in Lake Park, Florida. The Wellness Center offers customers a range of top-quality CBD products including CBD oil tinctures, topical creams, CBD capsules and much more. Customers can visit the store directly or order online through the website. Buy CBD products today or call the CBD experts at 561-328-8384 for more details.

About the author



I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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