Surprising Health Benefits of Cannabis You May Not Have Known
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Let’s try an experiment. By show of hands, how many of you know someone who is totally opposed to the use of cannabis for recreational or even medicinal purposes? Ok; raising your hand probably wasn’t necessary since we can’t actually see you, but if we could, we’d be willing to bet your hand is in the air.
Like it or not, cannabis hasn’t been legal in Canada long enough to have shed stigma attached to it. That’s why we’ve decided to focus on changing the narrative and (hopefully) eliminate some misconceptions about cannabis use. The entire Mountain View Cannabis team is dedicated to educating people on all the different benefits that coincide with cannabis use. As cliché as it may sound, knowledge is power, so we want to give you all the information possible to help you silence the cannabis haters in your life for good.
It took us some time, but we were able to compile this impressive list of the eight most surprising health benefits of cannabis use, guaranteed to surprise even the most cannabis savvy people in your life.
Some of the benefits
- It can be used as a remedy for bug bites
Certain strains of cannabis can actually be used to alleviate symptoms brought on by bug bites, skin irritations, scratches and cuts. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties found in specific cannabis-infused topical products are a great way to reduce swelling or treat localized pain. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking all cannabis works the same. Applying the wrong type of cannabis could have the opposite effect on your symptoms.
- It enhances sexual experiences
Cannabis has been used as part of tantric sex practices for thousands of year, so this really shouldn’t come as a surprise to us. Men and women have reported heightened sexual pleasure by introducing cannabis-infused oil or lubricants in the bedroom. Cannabis is a natural aphrodisiac and, when applied topically, leads to heighted arousal without the high you would get from edibles or smoking.
- It’s slows the signs of aging
Forget about Botox. Cannabis creams and oils are chock-full of antioxidants and studies have proven higher potency in Cannabidol than Vitamin E and C. By introducing these miracle creams to your daily beauty routine you’ll keep your skin healthy and prevent it from aging. Sounds like the fountain of youth, if you ask us.
- It can help with weight management
Depending on the strain, cannabis can be used as a tool to help people gain or lose weight. THC can be used to regulate hunger, which makes it a great tool for people who want (or need to gain weight). On the medical side of things, it’s been used to help cancer patients regain their appetite after radiation or chemotherapy treatments. To the opposite effect, other strains can act as an appetite suppressant and help people better manage their caloric intake over time.
- It can help prevent diabetes
Cannabis use aids your body in the productions and regulation of insulin, which helps you manage calories and allows you to digest sugar more efficiently. Plus, with the unique ability to stabilize blood sugar levels, cannabis can significantly reduce the chances of developing cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
- It can help with managing autism
There is an impressive correlation between cannabis use and mood-stabilization. The calming effect of certain cannabis compounds can help users manage symptoms, such as uncontrollable anger and extreme mood swings, brought on by autism.
- It can help improve lung capacity
When it comes to your lungs, smoking cannabis has the opposite effect of smoking tobacco. Studies have shown that, over time, smoking cannabis helps to expand lung capacity and extend their lifespan, while the harmful chemicals in cigarettes damage and deplete healthy lung tissue.
- It makes bones stronger
Looks like milk won’t be on the grocery list anymore. According to research published by the Bone Research Laboratory (yes, that’s a real thing), cannabinoids provide nourishment that strengthen and expedites the healing process of broken bones in the human body.
Seems like a pretty solid list of positive health benefits, but if you think of any cool benefits we may have missed, just drop us a line and let us know.