Fitness & Edibles

There is so much hype and stereotypical vibes when it comes to cannabis and the pros and cons of it. Especially when it comes to fitness and health. Many people wonder if they can partake and stay healthy. The answer to this is yes.

Cannabis can be found in many different forms, but we are going to talk about edibles for the sake of this article. Edibles are a form of food or drink containing CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). When eating edibles, you absorb THC in your bloodstream. This will give your body a relaxing feeling that can help you sleep and destress. Sounds great, right? It can be, but the question is, is this healthy, and what the pros and cons of eating or drinking edibles are?

CONS

The biggest con of edibles is that a person can consume too much if they are not careful. Just like food, the THC absorbs in your intestines, so the more food in your system, the longer it can take for you to notice the effect it has on your body. Sometimes it can take hours to notice the edible effect, and if you are not careful, you can overdose. The overdose effect is not the same or as harsh as it is with a serious drug, but it can make you physically sick if you ingest too much. Another problem is you won’t know that you have had too much until you are sick and your body is trying to rid itself of the cannabis. These feelings can be scary intense and cause you to panic. Don’t worry; there are many ways to avoid this. First off, make sure that your edible is coming from a trusted place and that you know what is in it. Such as how much THC is in a serving. If you want to keep it healthy, make sure there are no artificial flavors or sweeteners in it. Start by eating a small amount the first night and see how you feel hours later. If there was not much of an effect, you could try a little more the next time. Remember to consider how much food is already in your system, as that will cause the effect to take longer to notice. Also, make sure to have someone around who can keep an eye on you if you need help.


PROS

There are many pros to edibles. The first one is there is no smoke damage to your lungs, like when you smoke marijuana. You can find edibles in everything now, like granola bites, chocolate, protein powder, and butter. This makes it a healthy way to eat or drink it. As always, start with a small amount until you know what your body can handle. This is great to have at night, especially if you suffer from insomnia. Follow this with a short meditation and goodnight’s rest. Rest is essential for the brain and body to function as well as your weight loss. If you are a cannabis user and want to keep it inside your health and fitness routine, this is a great way to do it.

As always be safe and listen to your body. It really does know what it needs.

Amanda Jordan
Author/Weight Loss Coach

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Published by Amanda Jordan

Amanda Jordan is a writer, specializing in fitness for women, especially those just beginning their fitness journey. She combines life as a freelance writer with teaching effective meal planning and targeted exercise routines. Amanda has firsthand knowledge of what life is like being overweight and unhealthy. Through many means, she has personally lost over 80 pounds and become a healthy woman.

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