More scientific research in Cannabis has resulted in the increasing acceptance of the drug due to its numerous benefits. Here are ten health benefits of Cannabis you probably didn’t know about.
1. Helps in Weight Loss
While marijuana is known for “munchies” after use that may cause weight gain, the chemical properties of Cannabis can help in weight-loss. Cannabidiol helps counteract the effects of THC and balances out the hunger sensation while THVC counteracts the increased appetite caused by THC. For this reason, cannabis strains with a high level of THVC can help you lose weight in the long run. Cannabis also helps to regulate insulin and manage caloric intake.
2. Fights Cancer
Cannabis and Cancer
One of the most significant health benefits associated with Cannabis is its role in fighting cancer. Cannabidiol can stop the spread of cancer cells by turning off a gene called ID-1, making cancer cells less aggressive. It can, therefore, help slow down the growth of brain tumors, breast cancer, and lung cancer
3. Prevents Alzheimer’s
Cognitive degeneration is usually responsible for the development of Alzheimer’s. Cannabinoids help in preventing Alzheimer’s by reducing inflammation in the brain. According to a recent study published by NCBI, Cannabis has been found to retard the progression of amyloid plaques, which kill brain cells leading to Alzheimer’s.
4. Relieves Pain
You can use Cannabis to relieve chronic pain, such as that caused by arthritis, cancer, and even multiple sclerosis. It is a safer option for opioids as it has less risk of overdose or addiction. For people with arthritis, Cannabis as a pain reliever also reduces inflammation. In addition to pain relief, it reduces nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. If you are experiencing the painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Cannabis can help by binding with receptors present in the nerves and muscles to lessen the pain.
5. Helps with Mental Disorders
People who have PTSD like soldiers, anxiety, and even depression can significantly benefit from Cannabis. For people suffering from PTSD due to trauma, it helps prevent fear from going into overdrive. With moderate use, it can also calm you down, thus alleviating anxiety. The endocannabinoids in Cannabis can treat depression as it stabilizes moods and therefore eases depression.
6. Accelerates Bone Healing
The effect of Cannabis on bones may not be a widely known fact, but CBD has been found to quicken healing for fractured bones. Cannabis works by strengthening cartilage that occurs when a bone fractures, accelerating the healing. Other than promoting healing, it strengthens bones to prevent future fractures. Cannabis also has the potential to treat Osteoporosis, a common condition associated with old age, which is characterized by brittle bones.
7. Improves Lung Capacity
While it is a common belief that smoking marijuana negatively affects the lungs, the contrary is also true. Unlike cigarettes, cannabis users draw long puffs and hold them in for as long as they can before exhaling the smoke. This activity expands lung capacity over time, helping marijuana users breathe better. The anti-inflammatory properties of Cannabis also help prevent lung irritation from advancing to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
8. Helps with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be treated with the help of Cannabis. Not only does Cannabis block inflammation-causing bacteria by reducing the permeability of the intestines, but it also enhances immune response by interacting with cells associated with gut function.
9. Regulates Seizures
Cannabis has the potential to be used in the treatment of epilepsy as it has been found to regulate seizures due to its anticonvulsive properties. The THC in Cannabis binds the cells responsible for the excitement, therefore, promoting relaxation. It has been reported to have therapeutic effects on users with epilepsy.
10. Promotes Sleep
If you are experiencing nightmares or you are unable to sleep, Cannabis can help you achieve quality sleep. THC reduces the time you send in REM, thus reducing dreaming and, ultimately, nightmares. The relaxing nature of marijuana also means you fall asleep easier, thus combating insomnia.
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