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Have you wondered what the top 10 marijuana strains to reduce obesity are? If you occasionally enjoy your random marijuana treat, you may have noticed that munchies more often than not accompany this indulgence. Though it is not proven that an eating spree induced by marijuana intake necessarily leads to obesity, it is of great importance to know which varieties actually might have the effect of reducing ones girth.
What Is Obesity?
Overweight and obesity are increasingly common conditions worldwide. They are caused by the increase in the size and the amount of fat cells in the body. Doctors measure body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference to screen and diagnose this condition. In adults, obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30.0 or more.
When you eat more calories than you can burn you are likely to become overweight or obese. Obesity may cause complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, and sleep disorders.
Other causes of weight gain and obesity are; genetics, which can affect how your body processes food into energy and how fat is stored, age, lack of sleep, imbalance of hormones in women, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis and other health conditions.
Detriments Of Being Overweight
Being overweight or obese can lead to; reduced quality of life, greater risk of poor health conditions, mental health disorders, Sleep apnea, pain due to added strain on back, joints, and muscles and Sexual dysfunction caused by health conditions related to obesity or a lack of confidence stemming from the extra weight.
The Relationship Between Marijuana And Weight Gain
A regular user of a high CBD strain would notice that it doesn’t bring on the munchies like the THC dense varieties do. In one study that was conducted by Yale University researchers found that THC stimulates the area of the brain that regulates hunger and arousal. CBD on the other hand counteracts the effects of THC on appetite and may have a positive role to play in the treatment of obesity.
Unverified evidence suggests that high-CBD, low-THC strains are best for a “munchie-less” experience. Additionally, a cannabis strain with equal parts CBD and THC can also induce less hunger with the perk of mild euphoria.
Other marijuana strains have been shown to help curb appetite due to the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). THCV is a CB1 and CB2 receptor antagonist, meaning it blocks THC. This action might prevent some THC actions like getting a head high and extreme appetite. Though, like THC it is psychoactive, it seems to take effect quicker, with a high that is much shorter lived.
Marijuana Strains That Could Aid In Weight Loss
1. Durban Poison (Sativa)
This strain is from South Africa and it has a very distinct blend of sweet and spicy smell. You’ll totally appreciate Durban poison if you want to lose weight and not gain any anymore as it helps a lot with this. It also has a high level of THC (about 24%) and the highest THCV strain there is. It stimulates creativity, sociability and overall mood, migraine relief and it also has anti-nausea properties. Just get it through the right channel, maybe thorough a dispensary. However, with this strain of Marijuana, you have to pay attention to the dosage as it can increase your susceptibility to a high level of anxiety.
2. Blue Dream
Another popular strain is a Sativa-dominant hybrid, Blue Dream. This cross between Haze Sativa and Blueberry Indica is known for giving relief in a luxurious way that also staves off appetite. It is known for keeping one motivated and focused and providing a boost of energy that can be a bit overwhelming. It’s the perfect energizer strain and will definitely keep your mind off any food.
3. Grapefruit (Sativa)
This strain offers a citrus scent that makes ones mouth water, it also has a tangy, zesty, sugary sour taste. Grapefruit has fluffy calyxes and buds shaped like cones, it has a light green color leaves with peach colored pistils and on rare occasions a hint of purple. It is not very common but is known as an energetic and happy stress reliever it had a THC level of about 20% and 0.2% CBD. It is an indica dominant hybrid which normally should have a 30:70 sativa indica ratio. This strain doesn’t give you munchies and definitely doesn’t increase your appetite. It is used to treat migraine and chronic pain and the side effects include sedation and dizziness.
4. Northern Lights
As we discussed earlier in this article, one of the major causes of obesity is the lack of sleep. Northern Lights is one of those marijuana strains that will give a good night’s sleep. For some patients, it provides a relaxed and sleepy feeling and is guaranteed to fight any sleep problems. While taking this strain, it’s important to take the right amount to have the desired effect. The sleep it induces however is like no other.
5. Cherry Pie
This is one marijuana strain that tastes as good as it sounds. If you are looking for a delicious strain that will relieve pain and curb appetite, look no further. Cherry pie is an Indica dominant hybrid that contains 16%-24% THC and 1% CBD. This strain is often used by people who suffer from PTSD, anxiety, and migraines. It is however also used in many weight loss programs that combine medical cannabis.
Harle-Tsu is a hybrid cross between two high-CBD parents, Harlequin and Sour Tsunami, which is also a strain that does not excessively stimulate appetite. This strain typically expresses a high CBD profile with very little THC, making it an ideal choice for anyone who wants the relaxing and therapeutic effects of marijuana minus the euphoria or paranoia.
Cannatonic is a high-CBD strain that relaxes the body while leaving the mind free to focus. It is very like the widely coveted ACDC hybrid. On average, Cannatonic has a 2:1 ratio of CBD: THC, which implies you probably won’t feel much in the way of a high or hunger.
8. Jack the Ripper
The Jack the Ripper strain that carries a tantalizing lemon scent will definitely not send you to the munchies. This invigorating variety is sure to summon a talkative mood long before a talkative tum.
9. Power Plant
This strain descends from the African landrace sativas. It is spicy and peppery and its aroma perks up the senses, leaving you with inspiration and positivity instead of a demanding stomach.
This is a strain that will give you a lot of energy and clarity. It does not stimulate the munchies due to its equal levels of THC and CBD. Compared to high-THC, low-CBD strains, MediHaze is much better for keeping the appetite in check.
Now being familiar with the 10 Marijuana strains to reduce obesity, it is still important to remember that the consumption of marijuana is the sole responsibility of the user and discretion should be taken.
Fred Hernandez is a highly accomplished and versatile writer, boasting an extensive background in the cannabis industry. With an in-depth understanding of various sectors including cultivators, processors, retailers, and brands, Fred's expertise spans across the entire cannabis landscape. As a prominent contributor to CTU, he consistently delivers insightful articles exploring the latest developments, news, and regulations shaping the cannabis industry. Whether it's delving into the intricacies of cannabis products, cannabis strain reviews, or providing comprehensive analyses of cannabis laws, or sharing expert insights on cannabis cultivation techniques, Fred's wealth of knowledge positions him as an invaluable writer and educator for all cannabis-related subjects.