We are always hunting for ways to make our lives healthier and happier. Consultations with a dietician, yoga classes, a session at soul cycle and whatnot. But, despite the many things we do, we are always looking around for new and interesting ways to improve our life. That’s why you are here reading this blog too. Or maybe you are just curious. Either way, I have a healthy solution for you. Here’s a hint- it is just a medical marijuana recommendation away. You guessed it right, cannabis can improve your life in many ways than you can imagine.
Not a lot of people are aware of how cannabis can be a healthy addition to the routine of not just medical patients but also regular people. When taken in the right amounts and after a consultation with a professional, you’ll see that cannabis can improve your level of health significantly. So without any delay, let’s take a look at the many ways in which cannabis can improve your daily life.
It’s a medical aid
In recent years, cannabis has evolved as a medical aid. Going by the scientific and anecdotal evidence, cannabis has been providing therapeutic benefits for people suffering from AIDS, cancer, seizures and even PTSD. So if you are a medical patient, you can consider using medical marijuana.
The state government of California recognizes the potential of cannabis as a medicine and legally allows people to buy and use cannabis for medical reasons. Every state has a list of conditions and symptoms that qualify for a medical card. You can find the information on the state government website and check if you qualify or not. Or just consult a medical marijuana doctor online or offline.
Help you get rid of everyday pain and aches
Cannabis is most commonly used as a pain reliever in healthcare. And this aspect can be helpful even in your daily life. With the modern lifestyle that never stops, it is very common for the body to feel tired, stiff and achy. But you don’t have to live with these everyday pains. With a little dose of cannabis, your body will relax and pain will go away as if it never existed.
Cannabis works by inhibiting pain signals. The cannabinoids (chemicals in cannabis) activate the CB receptors in the brain area which reduces the exchange of pain signals from the affected area to the brain. Another major cause of pain is inflammation and cannabis can help deal with it effectively. Inflammation is a response of the immune system to irritants and other contaminants in the body. But it is also the reason why redness and pain occur. Cannabis inhibits the response of the immune system and thus reduces pain by acting as an anti-inflammatory.
The modern lifestyle creates sleeping problems in many. You are either out of sleep because of stress or your sleep cycle is a mess. So instead of popping sleeping pills every day try cannabis. It can help you get back on track and not just sleep but have a deep sleep.
Cannabis is often used by patients of insomnia who find immediate relief. This is because cannabis has a sedative effect. The cannabinoids like THC and terpenes like myrcene and caryophyllene are very effective in helping you sleep. In addition to inducing sleep, cannabis also works by eliminating other factors that may be causing a hindrance in you achieving your good night’s rest. For example, muscle pain, stress and anxiety. So if you have trouble sleeping, help yourself with a dose of cannabis. Just remember to take a low amount or else the effects may be totally opposite of what you desire.
Improves your fitness regime
Are you a fitness freak? If yes, then cannabis can be your perfect partner.
A dose of cannabis before or after a workout can increase your productivity and recovery. Cannabis helps you focus and concentrate on your workout. So if you are lifting weights, a puff before a workout will put you in the zone and help your stay focused. It is also a great alternative to an energy booster. If you feel, skip your protein shake and use cannabis instead. Recovery is necessary after a workout. Cannabis can help relax the muscles, ease any body tension or pain and help you sleep better.
Along with workout, cannabis also helps maintain a healthy weight by checking your food intake. Whether you are looking to reduce your appetite or increase it, the right strains of cannabis can make it possible.
Balances the mental state
Stress, anxiety, depression and other negative feelings can severely affect daily life and routine. It can be very difficult to work with a disturbed mental state. And yet again, cannabis can rescue you from this situation.
Cannabis is psychoactive which means that it can affect your brain. And this manipulation of brain functions is how you receive all the therapeutic benefits. Your happy hormones like serotonin, endorphin and dopamine rise that induces positive and happy feelings. This is what cannabis consumers refer to as a ‘euphoric feeling’. With a small dose, you achieve a balanced mental state and all your negative emotions and feelings fade away.
It’s a storehouse of nutrition
There’s more to cannabis than cannabinoids and terpenes. It is a superfood with a number of nutrients that are essential for the body. It is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, protein and antioxidants. The best way to take advantage of these nutrients is to consume raw cannabis. You can do it by grinding the plant and eating it as a salad or add it into a smoothie or pressed juice. In addition to all the nutrients, raw cannabis will also give you the benefits of cannabinoid acid THCA and CBDA which have their own set of medicinal properties. These are the acidic forms of THC and CBD and are only found in raw cannabis.
Safer than alcohol
Cannabis is a safer alternative to alcohol. For starters, cannabis does not pose a risk of fatal overdose. Because by the time you reach a fatal dose, you will already be fast asleep. Secondly, alcohol consumption raises the risk of certain types of mouth and throat cancer. Cannabis, on the other hand, is used as a treatment for cancer as it is known to rescue the number of cancer-causing cells in the body. Regular use of alcohol is also damaging to the brain but cannabis in fact has neuroprotective properties.
So now you know that choosing cannabis is a step towards a healthy lifestyle. It can be a solution to a lot of problems in your life. Whether you are medically incapable or are a victim of the modern lifestyle, a small dose of cannabis can positively affect your life.