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How Cannabis Can Help Promote Body Positivity

Stacey Wellington

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Cannabis To Promote Body Positivity

For years, many people are experiencing problems in creating a positive body image for themselves. A major source of this is the society’s pressure to conform with socially-imposed and -constructed standards of beauty what with beauty pageants parading thin and tall individuals. Because of this, many individuals who do not fit into this very narrow and shallow box struggle to build self-confidence and suffer from anxiety stemming from lack of body positivity.

In light of this issue, the legalization of marijuana opens up a great topic when it comes to discussing body positivity. If you are wondering how the plant can help further this conversation, check out the potential contributions of cannabis

Cannabis Products and Body Positivity

  • Cannabis can help Boosts Self-Esteem

When talking about self-image and body positivity, we cannot leave out the topic of self-esteem. Individuals affected by the unreasonable expectations of society are likely struggling with self-esteem issues. Cannabis strains and products that are rich in CBD are known to reduce anxious feelings and stress, giving it great potential in boosting self-esteem.

Not struggling with issues about your body? You can contribute to the conversation by not making comments about people’s weights. As much as you have good intentions in doing so, it is only reinforcing the negative self-image of the person. Besides, don’t you think the other person is very much aware of their body?

  • Cannabis Aids in Treating Mental Health Matters

People who struggle with poor self-perception are likely to suffer from mental health issues. In fact, one study concerning students show that there is a connection between low self-esteem and anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation in students.

Mental Health and Cannabis

One research comes closer to our topic at hand. According to this study, out of 4,505 UK adults, 54% of 18- to 24-year-old respondents felt anxious because of their body perception. In addition, 30% of respondents who are 45 to 54 years old suffer the same feeling, while 20% of respondents over 55 have the same issue.

With studies showing a relationship between deteriorating mental health and lack of body positivity that comes from internal and external factors, there is an urgent need to address both matters. Individuals who struggle with both self-image and mental health can use CBD as an aid in treating mental health disorders and issues.

  • Cannabis Aids in Eating Disorder Treatments

If you check out the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, you will notice that anorexia nervosa is listed as a medical condition that make patients eligible for this therapeutic option. Aside from anorexia, this plant and its cannabinoids also show potential in treating other disorders such as compulsive overeating.

This is because cannabis products have potentials addressing some roots and symptoms of this problem including anxiety, depression and lack/excess of appetite. Cannabis has shown potential in increasing the appetite of individuals, which is valuable in treating anorexia.

What many people do not know about cannabis is that it has a regulating attribute. This means that if the plant has cannabinoids that can increase your appetite, it also has terpenes and cannabinoids that can decrease your appetite. The terpene Humulene and cannabinoid THC-V are both known to lessen appetite. This is why medical marijuana can be used to treat eating disorders that cause excessive weight loss and those that cause excessive weight gain.

Terpenes, Cannabinoids, and Body Positivity

With the potentials offered by cannabis, its terpenes and its cannabinoids, this plant can definitely aid in promoting body positivity and positive weight. While it will take generations before we can truly expect to change social standards, individuals can take steps to address such matters by checking their attitude toward their own and other people’s bodies.

 

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The Oral Health Benefits of CBD [VIDEO]

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Oral Health Benefits of CBD

Suffering from toothache and gum problems? CBD may be the answer. Known for its potent pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can provide great relief for gum and tooth diseases as it reduces irritation and promotes faster healing. Watch this video to know more.

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Does CBD oil work for Gout? | Gout Pain Relief | CBD oil for Gout [VIDEO]

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CBD for Gout

People suffering from gout can find great relief in using CBD. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints and is known to be extremely painful. CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties not only relieves the symptom of gout, but it may also work to prevent its occurrence in the first place.

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Can Kratom Boost My Energy Levels?

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Kratom

Everyone has their daily list of tasks that they need to complete by the time the day is over. But when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep prior, it makes waking up and getting all the things you need to do done very hard to do. Coffee and caffeine can only do so much. You may be wondering, is there another alternative? If you find yourself desperate for a solution then you came to the right place! Today we’re going to be talking about a plant called Kratom, what it is and how it affects your energy. We’ll also be discussing other potential benefits this herb may possess.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree that is a part of the coffee family. It is native throughout Southeast Asia, and it is commonly found in countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. Kratom is known for its euphoric like effects and the health benefits it possesses. Although Kratom is legal in the United States and sold in many alternative medicine stores, it is illegal in numerous parts of Southeast Asia due to a lack of testing and knowledge about this plant.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has not yet approved Kratom for medical use because there have been few clinical trials to fully understand the herb. People take Kratom for a variety of reasons. Some use it for purely recreational purposes, whereas other people use it for pain relief or try to substitute it for opioids or to treat withdrawal symptoms. Kratom is a highly controversial substance that hasn’t been researched enough to know the long term effects.

Kratom For Energy

There are three main strains of Kratom. These strains include red, green, and white variations. The best strain for energy or motivation is white Kratom. Some people state that when taken in small doses, white Kratom makes them feel energized, focused, and sociable when they otherwise won’t be. But when taken in higher doses, people have reported feeling calmness, euphoria, and even sedation, which isn’t good when you are trying to be focused and energized. It is advised if you do plan on taking Kratom of energy, motivation, and focus, that you choose white Bali Kratom. It is one of the milder types of Kratom but will give you the boost that you need. There is also white Maeng Da Kratom or white Borneo which are more potent but they are also good for boosting your energy if taken in small doses.

Other Benefits Of Kratom

Along with Kratom having great energizing properties, it also some other benefits. First of all, many people say that Kratom is a great relief for chronic muscle pain because it works like a sedative in relaxing your muscles. Another thing that people use Kratom for is treatment for anxiety and depression as it can energize you and make you crave more social interaction. Of course, none of these are scientifically proven, but people that actively use Kratom have stated these benefits.

In conclusion, although the Kratom plant is quite a controversial herb, it can have amazing benefits and qualities and may be a useful source for chronic pain, anxiety, depression, treatment for drug addicts, and an energizer. Many people in today’s age are opting for natural path options instead of modern-day medicine, and this could be the new up and coming natural medication. With further research and clinical trials, this plant may one day be approved by the FDA and become as common as THC and CBD are becoming.

The effects are said to usually start within 10 minutes after ingesting the plant and can last up to one and half hour.

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