Even though Marijuana is illegal in most states, many are debating whether this plant offers health benefits and if they overweight the risk factors.
Though Marijuana also known as Cannabis, reefer or weed is been around for years, the THC strength has went up dramatically than what it used to be back in 1980′s.
Marijuana isn’t a gateway drug as some would say and definitely not near close as bad as cigarettes are.
We use cannabis for medicinal purposes such as treating anxiety, arthritis pain, insomnia, some forms of cancer, migraines eating disorders and many more.
Smoking cannabis has less benefits on your body than if you were to consume it by eating it, applying it as a lotion to your skin or taking it as a capsule (THC capsule).
Marijuana Benefits and Effects on Fitness
Marijuana can increase your heart rate, making any exercise more difficult than it already is and not only that, depending on the strain of cannabis you’re smoking also matters a lot.
There are three categories of cannabis and those are – Indica, Sativa and Hybrid with each having it’s own downer or upper effect in our body and mind.
Smoking or taking Indica marijuana will give you the “lock-couch” feeling and will definitely make you not wan’t to be active, instead it will make you wan’t to stay in bed, couch or any other comfortable spot while relieving stress and well-being. Indica is mostly used if you are planning on staying home watching movies with friends, family or a loved one.
Sativa cannabis is the opposite, an upper. Smoking sativa cannabis will give you an energized and creative high.
Some may say that they are having better workouts if they smoke a little bit before going to the gym but studies have shown that’s false information.
Smoking before working out will for sure slow you down and drain your energy levels down a bit no matter the type of cannabis that’s inhaled.
Cannabis AFTER Workout –
Smoking cannabis right after you’re done with a workout can help relieve muscle aches, pains, muscle soreness and muscle spasms while relaxing your body.
It’s not recommended to smoke Cannabis but if you must and you are a legal patient, it’s preferably beneficial to be smoked after workout to increase appetite while eating the right nutrients for your post workout.
Thousands of people around the world enjoy the wonderful benefits marijuana offers to their body and mind instead of using traditional medicine such as prescription pills and injections that can be harmful to our body on the long run. The positive health effects marijuana has on our body our so big that no other herb can come near close to it.