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Cannabis For Muscles: How The Plant Can Help Gain Strength

The secret doesn't lay in the flowers (or leaves).

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There seems to be a correlation between professional athletes and marijuana. More specifically, countless bodybuilders and athletes are proud cannabis enthusiasts merely due to the plant’s benefits in terms of easing symptoms of MD, recovering from an event, and maximizing focus. But this raises the question, how does cannabis help us grow stronger?

After a hard and strenuous workout, you often expect the pain to kick in the day after or even two days after exercising. This is known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). Surprisingly, the medical benefits of marijuana carry pain-relieving properties more often than not. This allows the athlete to feel less pain and stiffness for a shorter period of time while helping them recover faster to get back on the grind.

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Countless studies compare alcohol to marijuana regarding how they affect the body and, more specifically, our muscles. It’s said that alcohol consumption can reduce muscle protein synthesis (a process that helps muscle growth), while cannabis doesn’t affect this process at all. This lets the athlete use the plant without worrying about whether it will impact their muscle growth or not.

What do all athletes and bodybuilders love more than anything? Protein! Hemp is high in protein and is often added to vegan and vegetarian diets to help boost protein intake. The same goes for professional athletes; hemp hearts are a great way to add lots of protein to your meal without cooking up a full dinner. You can also add hemp hearts to your protein shakes for an extra crunch.

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There are still many stigmas involving cannabis and how it’s ultimately not good for us, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. One of these misconceptions is that the munchies caused by weed are only satisfied by greasy, sweet, or oily foods, which is also far from the truth.

Have you ever bitten into a savory and flavorful salad when high? We’re all aware that cannabis makes you hungry, but studies show that using cannabis also makes food taste better, so those vegetables you push to the side of your plate can now go down with ease.

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Many cannabis strains also offer anti-inflammatory properties. Much of the soreness and pain caused by working out is because of the inflammation in your muscles. Using cannabis strains that carry medicinal benefits for reducing inflammation can be incredibly helpful for gym rats. Not only will it help their muscles relax and recoup, but it will get them back in the gym faster than they can say protein.

October 22, 2021
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