Our bodies are very unique and complex. Believe it or not, cannabis can help that human body – and there are countless ways, but we’ve got to start somewhere. Here are 6 ways cannabis is effectively your very own private Fountain of Youth, keeping users young, healthy, happy and hungry.
1. Keeps Skin Youthful and Glowing
Some skin conditions can be chronic, unsightly and sometimes painful for those that suffer from them. Cannabis is full of antioxidants and its ability to reduce inflammation has some serious anti-aging properties. Topically applied, cannabis salves can also assist users with skin irritations such as eczema or rosacea. With skin that is well taken care of, no one will be able to guess your age.
2. Acts as a Sleep Aid
Getting good sleep in invaluable. While we sleep our bodies repair and recover, improve its immune function, solidify memories and more. Without good sleep, a person could function at a lower level then they are capable of – and will have dark circles or bags under their eyes to boot. Cannabis is an ancient and natural way to lull your body into a restful sleep. Cannabis indica specifically can produce a feeling which many refer to as “couchlock,” meaning you don’t really want to go anywhere once you’ve sat down on the couch. Sounds restful to us, especially when trying to get your beauty rest.
3. Is Used to Relieve Arthritis Pain
Reduces inflammation. Anyone with arthritis pain will tell you it is one of the worst sensations you can have. It makes simple things like picking up your keys or opening a door more difficult than it should be. Cannabis reduces inflammation in joints and has proven itself as an effective medicine, both orally and topically, for arthritic pain sufferers. In order to be active and youthful, a person must be able to move freely without pain.
4. Builds Strong Bones
From the age of 35 and on, bones in the human body start to decrease in density. This decrease in density (called osteoporosis) leads to frail and fragile bones, which ultimately weakens the entire skeleton. While the research thus far has not yet been done on humans, scientists have found that cannabidol, or CBD, has been shown to help heal bones faster and protect against osteoporosis. Don’t break a hip, stay young with strong bones.
5. Boost Creativity and Spirit
Cannabis increases frontal lobe activity. Need proof that consuming marijuana helps you get those creative juices flowing? Creating helps give the creator a sense of purpose. As we age, as our children age and move our, friends move away, we retire – we need a continued sense of purpose. Creative hobbies can be a saving grace for keeping a mind active, far into old age. Though, no one will no how old (or young) you are if you’re keeping your mind that active!
6. Helps to Maintain Brain Function
Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease of the brain that disrupts memory, thinking and behavior. The disease is usually diagnosed in those aged 65 or older. It Pot is now being considered a potential Alzheimer’s treatment and has been shown to slow dementia. Alzheimers.Net reports:
“A preclinical study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that very small doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a chemical found in marijuana, can slow the production of beta-amyloid proteins, thought to be a hallmark characteristic and key contributor to the progression of Alzheimer’s.”
This post was originally published on June 17, 2018, it was updated on June 19, 2018.