According to information from the Statista Global Consumer Survey, the top three New Year’s resolutions for 2023 all pertain to leading a healthier lifestyle. The most popular resolutions survey respondents made were to exercise more, eat healthier, and lose weight. This is nothing new, as wellness-related resolutions tend to be among the most popular. While making a New Year’s resolution doesn’t always equate to keeping one for the entire year, January tends to be the month when those with weight loss resolutions hit the gym, change their diet, and give up unhealthy habits.
Believe it or not, cannabis may be able to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals. While THC is known to increase appetite, the lesser known cannabibinoid Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) has been shown to suppress appetite in research studies. THCV also boosts energy and focus. This cannabinoid is most commonly found in sativa-dominant marijuana strains. Below are a few strains that contain THCV and that could potentially aid in a weight loss journey in 2023.
Durban Poison is a potent pure sativa cannabis strain. It gets its name from its place of origin, which is the South African port city of Durban. This strain has a high THC content, with levels reportedly between 19-24%. Durban Poison is a great daytime strain, and users say the strain gives them a great boost in their energy. This is perfect if you need a little help with fatigue or feelings of tiredness to help get you started with a new exercise routine. Durban Poison tastes and smells sweet, with just a hint of pine. Some users report feeling dry mouth after consuming.
Pineapple Purps is a rare sativa-dominant strain. It’s also known as Purple Pineapple and is a cross between Purps and Pineapple Express. This strain is specifically known for its high THCV content, and users report feeling uplifted and energeized. The higher THCV content in Pineapple Purps also helps suppress appetite, which is helpful if you are looking to eat less and move more in the new year. Both the taste and aroma are a sweet pineapple, and some consumers say they taste a bit of berry wine when they exhale.
Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper, also known as JTR, is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is named for the serial killer that terrorized London in the fall of 1888. This strain is a fan favorite, and users report a very cerebral high with JTR. Jack the Ripper also provides a euphoric burst of energy, making it a great daytime strain. This is another strain that is great for overcoming fatigue or a lack of motivation when trying to tackle new health or wellness goals in 2023. The smell and taste of Jack the Ripper is a strong lemon with some earthy undertones.
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