Staying Slim while Munching Away

Staying Slim while Munching Away

Staying Slim while Munching Away

If you are looking for a natural way to control your blood sugar and lose weight, you might be interested in the research on cannabis. Medical marijuana is a plant that contains compounds called cannabinoids, which interact with our body’s own endocannabinoid system (ECS). This organic system regulates many functions including appetite, metabolism, inflammation and pain.  Researchers concluded that cannabis may help in controlling blood sugar by influencing the activity of the ECS which plays a role in glucose metabolism and insulin secretion. They also suggested that cannabis may have anti-inflammatory effects that could benefit metabolic health.

What metabolic conditions could be improved with cannabinoids?

  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Hormone Regulation

According to a study led by Murray Mittleman, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, cannabis patients have lower levels of fasting insulin and insulin resistance, which are markers of diabetes risk. The study also found that medical marijuana patients have lower body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and obesity rates than non-users.  All while they are munching away and seemingly taking in far more calories than patients who don’t include medical marijuana in their health plan.

How Cannabis Can Help with Weight Loss

So, how is it possible to eat more and lose belly fat?  A likely explanation is that cannabis may help curb cravings for unhealthy foods, which are often high in sugar and fat.  Studies have shown that CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, reduced the appeal of high-calorie foods in obese rats.

While CBD may help curb cravings, there’s another reason why consuming medical marijuana could fight obesity and that’s tolerance. In an interview with Time magazine, Daniele Piomelli, a professor of pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine explains that repeated substance use may actually dull the CB1 receptors in the ECS over time.   “This has been shown to happen in people who smoke marijuana…The weakening of {these receptors] translates into a lower risk for obesity and diabetes because the inactive receptor would be unable to respond to our own cannabis-like molecules, which we know are important in keeping us chubby.”

For those who are not familiar with medical marijuana, the simple thought of the herb might conjure up thoughts of people who are dazed in a room full of smoke. Those images are simply outdated.  Medical marijuana patients consume cannabis to get the exact dose that works best by consuming the herb in modern ways.  Some patients like to make it a part of a healthy diet by including it in some recipes.

How can I get medical marijuana into a healthy diet plan? 

  • Golden Canna, an ancient Ayurveda elixir that offers a multitude of benefits including anti-inflammatory, blood sugar regulation and metabolism-boosting properties. Add a few drops of Golden Pineapple, Live Resin Tincture and you’re all set.
  • Roasted Cauliflower, Canna and Cumin Soup, Cumin is a common spice used in Ayurveda and it’s excellent for weight loss. Traditionally the seeds were used for their digestive benefits and to help cleanse the body during fasting.  Cauliflower is a delicious low-fat vegetable that is packed with nutrition as well as lots of fiber to help you feel full.  Try adding a few drops of this Live Resin Tincture to make it a healthy meal complete with cannabis.
  • Energy Shifter Shot, “When you want to wind down at the end of the day so you can recalibrate, rest, and retire for the night.” Since this is a great way to end the day, you might want to add a few drops of Granddaddy Purple, Live Resin Tincture to add the benefits of medical marijuana.

Live Resin Tinctures offer the entourage effect, meaning that you get all of the benefits of this powerful medicinal herb in each drop.  They are loaded with the terpenes and cannabinoids that help to balance the ECS and stay healthy.

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