Anything if taken in moderation can offer some benefits. Smoking Marijuana too can be beneficial to our health if not overdone. Although overuse can lead to negative consequences, there are studies that show that smoking weed can actually be good for your health and below some of the benefits of using marijuana within limits.
7 Facts Why Marijuana is Good For Health
Treatment of eye diseases
Marijuana can be helpful in the treatment of a serious eye-disease called glaucoma. It reduces the Intraocular Pressure (IOP) on the eyeballs that causes glaucoma. This can prevent the disease in normal people and slow the progression of the disease in sufferers that may prevent blindness.
Improve lung health
Studies have shown that marijuana can improve lung health and reduce the damage caused by tobacco. The improvement may be attributed to the deep breaths taken while smoking Marijuana and not due to any particular chemical present in it.
Prevent epileptic seizures
When given in the form of marijuana extract to epileptic rats in a study conducted in 2013, it actually stopped seizures for about ten hours. This is due to ingredients like cannabinoids and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that control brain cells that cause excitement and inducing relaxation.
Prevent the spread of cancer
Smoking marijuana can prevent the growth of cancer cells by blocking a certain gene called Id-1 that is responsible for rapid spread of the disease. It is also believed that cannabinoid compounds present in marijuana can even kill cancer cells.
Reduce anxiety and depression
If smoked in moderation, Salvia divinorum can reduce levels of anxiety by inducing relaxation. Testing of the different types of salvia divinorum in a laboratory have shown to reduce depression, improves mood and produces a sedative effect in the smoker.
Slows Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease is caused by amyloid plaques that kill brain cells. The active ingredient in marijuana called THC slows the formation of amyloid plaque thus slowing the progression of the disease.
Pot smokers are generally slimmer with a healthier metabolism than non-smokers even though they may be consuming more calories in the form of munchies. They even have a healthier response to sugar.