There are poisons that blind you, and poisons that open your eyes. Poisons also help in rare but don’t mean it is healthier in the case to have. Marijuana has so many bad outcomes. In the study, it has been discovered that a complex intersection between cannabis use and physical activity. A new study says consumers reported that the use the drug before and after exercise increases enjoyment enhances recovery and heightens motivation.
Cannabis is called Bhaṇgā in Sanskrit, which literally means, “that which makes insanity”. The initial use of Cannabis in Āyurveda is described to be 900 BC., but it may be even much earlier even though it is not specified in either the Caraka or Suśruta Saṁhitās. Āyurveda has always counted Cannabis to be addictive and only propitious for short-term use. The widespread use of Cannabis is mainly for digestive difficulties and it is possibly the highest-grade herb to improve appetite. It is immeasurable to reduce nausea and colic pain. The extra primary use of Cannabis in Āyurveda is on the nervous system. It is used to treat migraines and body pain caused by Vāta dosha. Ayurdeva is amazing! right?
“There is a stereotype that cannabis use leads people to be lazy and couch-locked and not physically active, but these data suggest that this is not the case,” said senior author Angela Bryan. However, we no way of suggesting using cannabis as an adjunct to exercise.
“The evidence is not there yet. But I am also not convinced it is harmful,” she added. Yet, little is known about how rising acceptance could impact public health measures like physical activity and obesity.
Any have hypothesized that increased use could worsen the obesity epidemic by fueling a sedentary lifestyle. On the other side, the author prevents cannabis use in sporting contests due to its potential to improve performance. “There are a lot of interesting data points and hypotheses out there but not a lot of them have been tested,” said Bryan.
Researchers surveyed 600 adult marijuana users in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, asking questions, if they ever used cannabis within one hour before or four hours after exercise. Eighty-two percent said ‘yes.’ “We were stunned it was that high,” Bryan reported. A follow-up question of 345 “co-users” (people who use cannabis with exercise) found they were more likely to use it after than before. But 67% said they did both.
Between those who co-used, 70 percent said it increased the enjoyment of exercise, 78 percent said it boosted recovery and 52 percent said it heightened motivation. “Given that these are all recognized barriers to exercise, it is possible that cannabis might actually serve as a benefit to exercise engagement,” the authors wrote in the study. Only 38 percent said it boosted performance, and in fact, some small previous studies have suggested it may harm it.
Prominently, those who co-used also got about 43 minutes more exercise per week than those who didn’t. How might cannabis, physiologically, impact physical activity? “There is evidence to suggest that certain cannabinoids dampen pain perception, and we also know that the receptors cannabis binds to in the brain are very similar to the receptors that are activated naturally during the runners high. Theoretically, you could imagine that if it could dampen pain and induce an artificial ‘runner’s high,’ it could keep people motivated,” said co-author Arielle Gillman.
Cannabis is also anti-inflammatory, which could aid recovery. The study did not look at which kind of cannabis (edibles, smoked flower, etc.) people use alongside exercise. “As we get older, exercise starts to hurt and that is one reason older adults don’t exercise as much. If cannabis could ease pain and inflammation, helping older adults to be more active that could be another benefit,” Bryan said.
Cannabis is a very strong antispasmodic for which the tincture can be used. Occasional use has aphrodisiac effects and can be used for impotence and premature ejaculation. However, regular use causes a loss of sexual function, impotence, and desire. Cannabis is strongly dulling to the mind and should only be used occasionally for specific treatments. The seeds are non-toxic and have been used for thousands of years as a safe and effective medicine for the elderly.
“The teacher in the school I went to would smoke three or four joints a day. He got lots of students to start smoking, I included. His dealer then pushed me to start using heroin, which I did without resisting. By that time, it was as if my conscience was already dead.” said Veronique.