July 31, 2020
Trying to lose weight? Science suggests that cannabis can help. Here’s how THC promotes weight loss and which strains to try.
Cannabis consumers reportedly have lower body mass indexes (BMI) and smaller waistlines than nonconsumers. This is true even though additional research suggests that herb lovers eat an average of 600 more calories per day.
Rodent research published in PLoS One back in 2015 may have an answer. The study found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) treatment reduced weight gain, fat gain, and energy intake in obese mice. THC is the chemical compound that causes the famous cannabis “high.” The rodents had become obese after being given foods that caused them to gain weight.
1. Charlotte’s Web
4. Black Beauty
5. Doug’s Varin
6. Durban Poison
7. CC OG
Of course, simply smoking cannabis is not the only factor that may contribute to weight loss. Physical exercise, a balanced diet, adequate sleep, stress reduction, and pleasurable social activities all promote good health and lend a hand in weight management.