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What Cannabis Strains Help You Lose Weight?
Posted by :Elizabeth WebsterPosted date : February 3, 2017In HealthComments Off on What Cannabis Strains Help You Lose Weight?
As you may know, certain strains of cannabis have been proven to reduce weight in some users. The success that people find is often based on the strain that they decide to use. Research has found that Ketama Regular Seeds are able to help lower the BMI of an overweight person and therefore reduce obesity. Of the US states that have relaxed their laws with regards to medicinal and recreational marijuana, these states have seen a 2 to 6 per cent reduction in the levels of obesity, which is quite incredible.
Cannabis is able to help weight loss in a number of different ways. As an example, certain strains of cannabis contain special terpenes or cannabinoids that are proven to reduce appetite. One such cannabinoid that is well studied to produce this effect is THCV. There is a myth (now unfounded) which said that cannabis gives you the munchies, but strains high in THCV produce the opposite effect. Humulene is another component found in certain strains of cannabis which produces this useful appetite suppressing action.
Therefore, when choosing a strain at your local dispensary (use the dispensaries near me tool), make sure you ask for a strain with high concentrations of THCV and Humlene. You will tend to find THCV in sativa strains of cannabis. Example strains to consider include Pineapple Purps and Doug’s Varin. These strains tend to have high THCV concentrations and come highly recommended. Doug’s Varin is the stronger of the two, as there is a ratio of 1 to 1 of THC to THCV. Sure, not everyone will require such a strong strain as this, so maybe try a strain with a high concentration of Humulene such as Tahoe OG or even Master Kush. Looking for a hybrid? Why not try Cherry Pie which has high concentrations of both THCV and Humlene.
Many people think that people who wish to lose weight should avoid strains high in THC. But, these strains above all have THC in them. The rule of thumb people followed in the past was to avoid strains high in THC. But, this could be about to change as a study found that when given THC, some animals who were part of the study experienced reduced weight gain when they ingested a high fat diet. These are certainly interesting findings.
Another finding from this ground breaking study found that when you take cannabis orally, you are more likely to experience the positive effects of the weight loss properties that THC exhibits. From the study, the THC that obese mice ingested managed to convert the microbiota of the mice to microbiota that resembled lean mice. It was found that lean mice didn’t experience this effect when they ingested THC. As more research is completed into the field of weight loss for cannabis, we hope more strains will become available.