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Apr 7, 2016 9:50 AM

Most Popular Sativa Strains for Weight Loss

Every pothead knows cannabis as the product responsible for piles of sandwiches, lazy weekends on the sofa, and late-night trips to McDrive. So, why do most marijuana consumers not suffer from obesity? Researchers found that certain weed strains are able to prevent weight gain.

It seems like we have discovered a new solution to obesity. A recent study suggests marijuana as one of the ingredients of a weight-loss medicine—a mixture of cannabis components and vitamin A. Researchers assert that vitamin A and particular compounds of weed can work together to reduce the deposit of lipids. It is refreshing to see cannabis-based medicine developed in the world overwhelmed with bad and sometimes flat-out weird diets and nutrition plans.

Another research showed that marijuana consumption was also associated with a better carbohydrate metabolism as cannabinoids interact with insulin. The association between cannabis use and lower risk of obesity remain strong even after including other factors that influence health and weight—gender, age, cigarette smoking, and so on.

The tricky thing is that although cannabis lovers consume nearly 600 more calories per day, they metabolize food better. Of course, it does not mean that marijuana consumers can eat more, move less, and remain skinny. Consuming extra calories without burning them off is not likely to promote weight loss, no matter how ardent a pothead you are.

We have prepared a list of best sativa strains known for their energetic effects that could become the key element of your diet.

Sour Diesel

Perhaps, the most popular strain of all time is Sour Diesel. It is not only a definite mood enhancer, depression destroyer, and pain killer but also a great supplement that may help the patient kick their metabolism into overdrive.

According to the researchers, regular cannabis consumers have lower levels of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar.

However, ensuring weight loss is not the only advantage of Sour Diesel. This invigorating sativa strain hits you fast and provides an uplifting, energetic high. Stress, depression, and pain will fade away with a long-lasting relief, and even the most sophisticated and demanding palate will be satisfied.

Lemon Haze

There are not a lot of weed strains better than this one. It has a great taste, potent medicinal properties, and mood-boosting, energizing effects.

Stemming from two sativa-dominant cannabis strains (Lemon Skunk and Silver Haze), Lemon Haze has long become classic for its strong lemon scent and ability to make consumers happy. Moreover, the cannabinoids in the strains help mitigate against some of the risk factors for diabetes and weight gain. So it seems like the number of Lemon Haze lovers may henceforth increase.

Lemon Haze has an amazing sweet and sour tang of citrus with a spicy aftertaste and provides powerful euphoric effects. You will be so high that you will forget about food!

Triple Diesel

Green Crack is a strong, pure sativa with a long history—so long that it has even become a legend.

The strain has a famously compact bud structure, unique orange hairs, and sweet-tasting smoke with the aftertaste of fresh lemons that make it popular among medical marijuana patients. Like most sativas, Triple Diesel provides extremely energetic, uplifting effects. That is why medicating with this strain before bed is not advised.

Losing weight is one of the most challenging things, and often the cause of obesity are neurological disorders. Triple Diesel can help you get in touch with yourself. Letting go of the psychological blocks, you let go of your weight.

Moby Dick

This Amsterdam-born cannabis strain is probably the strongest sativa ever. Due to its high THC levels, Moby Dick can be helpful for those suffering diabetes and obesity: tetrahydrocannabinol has been proven to regulate insulin levels and potentially lower body weight.

This heavy sativa strain also creates a strong euphoric and functional high. Many athletes think that sativa strains actually help them perform better at certain sports. Medical marijuana's benefits for relieving pain, decreasing nausea, and improving mood would appeal to endurance sportsmen who need to cope with high levels of stress and pain during grueling hour-long exercises.

The aroma of the Mody Dick strain is sweet and citrus, with a hint of vanilla and eucalyptus. The buzz is charged. The mood is boosted. What else do you need?
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