4 Ways to Use Cannabis For a Healthier 2017

January 20, 2017
If you’re like most people, you’ve thought about how you can make 2017 better than the last. Unfortunately, resolutions can burn out, but making small healthy choices every day can to lead a healthier life.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or just learning about ways you can incorporate cannabis into your life, here are four ways you can use cannabis to usher in a healthy new year:

Vitamins

Go beyond the multivitamin! While we all know getting a dose of vitamins and minerals in a daily multivitamin is beneficial, you could also add an 18:1 soft gel that would offer the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidepressant benefits of CBD (without the cerebral high of THC). Soft gels offer long-lasting relief, and are a great way to make sure you’re getting a precise dose.

Post-Workout

Starting a new workout routine can be tough on your body, but don’t let sore muscles stop you from continuing to working out. After strenuous exercise, you’re likely to experience some acute inflammation due to small muscle tears and increased blood flow. While proper form, not overexerting yourself in the first place, and a good stretch session helps, if you do find yourself with some aches and pains, CBD can offer immediate relief. The fastest method of absorption is to vape or use a sublingual spray, but you can also take a soft gel before your workout to reap the benefits after.

Control Your Weight

Part of living a healthier lifestyle can mean aiming to eat healthier foods and control binging on snacks and sweets. Trying to curb your cravings? You might be surprised to learn that certain strains can prevent you from snacking. Our bodies create cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids), among their many job responsibilities they regulate your metabolism and make you feel hunger and satisfied. THC in cannabis provokes certain endocannabinoid receptors, which makes your body release hormones that think it’s hungry. Basically, it’s why many cannabis users experience the munchies.

However, THCV has the exact opposite effect on our munchie receptors and can act as an appetite suppressant. If you find yourself binging a little too much after enjoying cannabis, you might want to reach for something high in THCV. While a little harder to find, it’s usually found in sativas with African lineage.

Snack Right

When you need a snack, reach for a smart option. Many companies are adding cannabis to healthier food options like granola and even protein bars. AbsoluteXtracts offers honey sticks you can mix in yogurt for a healthy snack. For food on the go, we’re loving Native Seed’s Lift Bar line, available in a bar or conveniently cut (and dosed) bites packed with plant protein, fiber, omega-3’s, and superfoods--it’s the perfect trail food. If you’re feeling like something a little sweeter, reach for Satori’s dark chocolate covered blueberries for an antioxidant-packed treat that offers easy microdosing with 3mg bites.

From medical breakthroughs to legalized recreational use in four new states, there’s no doubt that 2016 showed us that the stigma of cannabis is lessening in the public eye and definitely has a place in your 2017 healthy resolutions. Do you use cannabis in any of these healthy ways or ways we didn’t cover? Tweet us @CareByDesign and tell us about it!
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