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The 5 Incredible Benefits Of The Sativa Flower You Should Know

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There are seemingly countless benefits to consuming cannabis. It’s actually getting harder and harder to find a medical problem that cannabis can’t be used to treat! Not all marijuana is the same though.

There are two major strains of the cannabis plant (Sativa and Indica) which differ in geographic origin as well as in physiological effects associated with the consumption of each.

The Indica plant is shorter and bushier than its Sativa counterpart and is believed to originate somewhere around Central Asia (think the Himalayas). The Sativa plant, on the other hand, is taller, lankier, and is believed to originate in much more tropical climates like those near the equator.

The reasons for the differing effects of each strain are complicated, to say the least, as there are over a hundred cannabinoids and terpenes working together to produce a unique experience. For a more in-depth look at how these work together, check out this article on Veriheal.

What’s important to know is that one is known for relaxation (Indica), while the other is popular for its uplifting effects (Sativa). Today we’re going to take a closer look at some of the incredible and unique benefits of the Sativa flower.

1. Boosted creativity

As we just mentioned, the Sativa plant is widely popular because of its uplifting effects. Not everyone enjoys the brain-dead feeling that often comes with smoking an Indica-dominant cannabis strain. If you prefer to share intriguing conversations with friends and participate in more intellectually engaging activities, the Sativa flower might just become your favorite!

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Smoking Sativa flower will leave you feeling more curious and open to new ideas. While smoking just about any marijuana strain will help unlock new perspectives for you, the Sativa flower won’t leave you stuck in your head. Most Indicas will help you open up and be creative, but the physical body-high accompanying it will most often leave you stranded in bed or on the couch -which isn’t very conducive to creative work.

2. Sharpened focus

Smoking marijuana and having a sharpened sense of focus are two things that typically don’t go together. It’s commonly reported that smoking cannabis can negatively impact short-term memory, making it difficult to get anything accomplished while you’re high. These experiences are most likely associated with an Indica-dominant plant.

What you see in movies and on television (think Chechen & Chong or Dazed and Confused) is a depiction of only half of the marijuana world. While forgetting words mid-sentence or being unable to remember the last thing you said does actually happen, you needn’t worry when smoking Sativa flower. You might find that the Sativa flower actually has the opposite effect!

3. Improved mood

In general, the Sativa plant is known for producing buds with a much higher concentration of THC than their Indica counterparts. While THC isn’t the only factor that influences your overall experience when smoking, it’s a good indicator of what you can expect.

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THC is known to help boost the production of serotonin in your brain, so improved mood is a benefit that logically follows. That doesn’t mean you should only purchase products with the highest concentration of THC though. There are many factors that affect your overall experience, so make sure you get some advice from your budtender before purchasing something solely because of its THC content!

4. Get amped before physical activity

There’s no denying that a healthy lifestyle needs to include regular physical exercise, but sometimes it’s just difficult to find the motivation to get to the gym. You can help yourself out with a pre-workout supplement, or go the more natural route and smoke some weed!

If you’ve never smoked marijuana before a workout, you’re definitely missing out! The Sativa flower is best-suited for this sort of thing, as you’ll experience a boost of energy and positive feelings which you can then use to tackle your hardest workout.

5. Alleviate social anxiety

Cannabis is used to treat many forms of anxiety, depression, and even PTSD. The Sativa flower is known for its uplifting effects and is often specifically prescribed to treat depression and anxiety. If you normally find yourself lacking confidence and feeling awkward in social situations, you’d likely benefit from giving the Sativa flower a try.

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You’ll find that smoking a Sativa-dominant strain will allow you to feel more open to speaking and curious to listen. This alone can make social situations feel more rewarding than ever. You need to be careful though because too much of a good thing can quickly turn bad. There’s always a healthy balance when it comes to dosages, and smoking too much might actually have the opposite effect!

Conclusion

If you often find yourself lacking creativity, energy, or motivation to get out and accomplish your goals, there’s a good chance that smoking Sativa flower can help you out of that mental rut. As long as you’re mindful when it comes to dosage and comfortable in your environment, smoking Sativa flower can help open the door to your most productive day yet!

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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