As the old adage goes, “Use what you have and what you need,” and that’s what this article is all about. We’re going to teach you how to use weed to lose weight and encourage you to give it a try. First up, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane.
While the practice of medicating patients with cannabis and other psychoactive compounds dates back centuries, modern science has only just begun to explore its therapeutic potential. In 1935, Israeli researchers conducted the first controlled clinical trial exploring the effects of cannabis. The study found that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis, could help to regulate appetite and induce weight loss. Over the next several decades, more clinical trials confirmed these findings and added additional therapeutic applications for THC, including the treatment of pain and nausea associated with chemotherapy, and the improvement of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Not only does cannabis offer significant weight loss benefits, but it also has the unique ability to influence all aspects of our endocannabinoid system (ECS). As we learned in the last lesson, the endocannabinoid system is a series of chemical communication pathways in our bodies that control many functions, including appetite, hunger, pain sensitivity, and mood. At this point, we know that THC and other cannabinoids can bind to both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, and activate them to a variable extent. When activated, these receptors have the ability to influence our bodies’ biochemical processes, resulting in a range of beneficial effects. Interestingly, the receptors are found not only in the brain, but also in peripheral tissues, such as the digestive tract, where they regulate the function of certain organs. When THC was first introduced as a medicine, scientists believed it was most effective when targeted directly to the brain. However, as more research evolved, it became clear that THC also had beneficial effects on the body when administered directly to the digestive system. Further studies have since demonstrated that cannabinoids can alter the function of organs throughout the body, including the skin, heart, liver, and kidneys. They can also improve bone health, decrease inflammation, reduce muscle spasms, and much more.
Based on this research, various pharmaceutical companies have pursued the development of cannabinoid-based medicines. To date, several such products are available for prescription use, and many more are in the works. One of the most well-known cannabinoid-based medicines is Sativex, which contains a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD, and is approved for the treatment of central pain, muscle spasms, and mobility issues associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Another widely available product is dronabinol, which is approved for the treatment of appetite loss and nausea caused by chemotherapy, and was originally derived from the seeds of the cannabis plant. If you’re interested in trying a THC-based drug for medical benefits, then you might want to consult with your physician first to determine if it’s right for you.
Cannabis comes in many different forms, including flowers, leaves, and, of course, the seeds. While the concentrated form used for cooking and vaping is mostly bred for its psychotropic effects, the seeds of the cannabis plant are commonly used for their medical capacities. The cannabis plant is grown around the world for its flower and its seeds, which are known to accumulate THC and other cannabinoids. Because the plant is relatively easy to grow, even people with little knowledge of botany can easily obtain seeds for planting.
When planted, the seeds will begin to sprout a root system, which, over the course of a few months, can grow to be as tall as the plant itself. This is when the real work begins, as you’ll have to keep up with weeding while also making sure not to disturb the roots as they grow. If you’re patient, you’ll be rewarded with plenty of harvest in the form of dry, fibrous stalks, which, when properly cured, can be used in a variety of ways.
In addition to offering nutritional and medicinal benefits, you can also use the stalks of the plant to make various tools and accessories such as rolling papers, strainers, and wands. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you can even make syrup or baking powder from the stalks. However, we’d advise against doing this if you’re not experienced, as too much heat can cause the THC to become damaged or unusable.
Benefits Of Weeding
Aside from being a great source of fiber and nutrients, weeds can also be very useful to gardeners and farmers. Weeds are often found to be less aggressive than many other forms of vegetation when it comes to competing for resources, such as sunlight and water. For this reason, you may encounter less damage to your crops or garden when you use weeds as a natural resource. Some have even argued that the practice of weeding is essential to sustainably grow food.
While weeding makes use of a form of vegetation that many people consider to be a noxious weed, it actually serves an important function by breaking up the soil. Through decomposition, the process of breaking down biomass back into its constituent parts, namely carbon and nutrients, weeds are responsible for fertilizing the soil. When you consider the fact that many crops, such as the potato, require a good deal of nitrogen to grow, then you may begin to understand why some people consider weeds to be a necessary part of their ecosystem.
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an avid gardener or farmer, you may still enjoy the benefits of weeding. Many weeds are known for their insecticidal properties, and some have even been shown to be effective against certain insects that can cause devastating damage to plants. When you pull them, you not only improve the air quality, but you’ll also remove some of the bugs that were feasting on your garden’s crops. In addition to benefiting the environment, you’re also providing yourself with fresh herbs and spices for your culinary delights!
Ready To Try Weed?
If you’re interested in trying weed for medical benefits, then there are several different strains available that are known to be effective for weight loss. In general, we’d advise against using strains high in CBD, since these have been known to be highly effective in treating anxiety and epilepsy. Instead, if you’re looking to lose weight, then you may want to try a strain with a high concentration of THC.
As we learned in the last lesson, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis, can reduce nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. One of the best known and most effective strains for this indication is Haze, which contains about 20% THC.
When used in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, Haze can be administered via oral, inhalation, or topical routes. The strain is also effective when used for analgesia, treating pain associated with arthritis, and reducing spasms in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
To learn more about the uses of various strains of cannabis, you may want to consult with a local cannabis-related business or wellness organization that can advise you on which products are right for your needs. Alternatively, you can always visit the Internet and type in the words “cannabis weight loss” or “cannabis for weight loss” into your search engine to find relevant information on the topic.
At this point, it’s important to remember that all medical benefits come with risks, and using weed is no exception. As we learned in the last lesson, THC and other cannabinoids can cause hallucinations, mood changes, impaired motor skills, and more. Additionally, since weed is a fairly new therapeutic application, we don’t know all of its long-term effects. However, based on available research, it’s clear that it can be very effective and safe when used for certain purposes, such as treating weight-related diseases and symptoms. If you’re thinking about trying a cannabis-based product for medical benefits, then it’s important to remember that they may not be right for you, and that you should consult with a physician first to determine if it’s safe for you to use.