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Sativa CBD vs. Indica CBD

Sativa CBD vs. Indica CBD

More and more countries are allowing for both the consumption of medicinal and leisure use of cannabis. As it becomes increasingly legal, people’s comfort levels with buying cannabis products is skyrocketing. Brands have incorporated the plant in more and more types of products, from coffees to skincare products.

As you may know, there are many benefits of consuming cannabinoids. People are consuming CBD to support optimal sleep, aid a healthier response to anxiety, and relieve temporary pain caused by exercise or a strenuous activity.

As CBD becomes more popular, it’s important to understand the effects it has on our bodies, and what types of CBD are available on the market. There are many varieties of cannabis, and the best known varieties are Cannabis sativa and Cannabis Indica.

These two are different from each other in terms of their chemical composition, physiological effects, and their use in medical products – all of which we’ll explain in this article!

Sativa CBD Strains

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CBD Disposable Vape Pen – MediHaze (Sativa)

Sativa strains are typically skinny and tall with light green leaves, and are grown in abundance in Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia.. Botanists use its physical appearance to differentiate it from Indica.

Consuming Sativa CBD strains is known for increasing energy levels and creativity, mainly because of the terpenes found in them. Pinene and limonene are two terpenes most commonly found in sativas. For example, pinene is a terpene that smells like evergreen trees, whose reported effects include alertness, memory retention, and general euphoria. Too much consumption of marijuana sativas containing high THC levels as well can lead to anxiety, so be careful of that!

THC, which is found in marijuana but not hemp (from which most CBD is extracted), is known to ease pain, asthma, and can increase appetite. Studies show that some sativa strains can have more THC than CBD. As a reminder, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol induces a psychoactive high to its users, whereas CBD does not. THC can also cause anxiety, and CBD offsets this negative effect of THC, which which is why many consumers choose strains with high CBD.

Indica CBD Strains

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The Remedy (Indica) CBD Vape Oil Cartridge – Full Gram

Cannabis of the Indica variety is typically identified as being shorter and bushier, with fatter leaves. It originated from and is grown heavily in the Middle East. Indica is famous for helping people wind down, getting sleep, or even causing couch lock – great for binging Netflix, not so great if you need to write a paper or work through a deadline. Indica is also known for helping to relieve pain.

If you are looking to relax and experience a calm night with your friends, indica strains are more suitable and typically don’t trigger anxiety – muscle relaxation is is one of the most commonly cited benefits of Indica strains.

If you feel stressed from work or your anxiety is acting up because of upcoming deadlines, Indica can help you slow down and relax. Just remember that it’s best to consume it when you can truly take the time to chill, since you might get drowsy, which will decrease your productivity.

Indica vs. Sativa

Indica plants are shorter than Sativa. Its leaves are broader, and it is suitable for colder temperatures. Over time, growers mixed the genetics of indica and sativa plants to create hybrids, which have characteristics of both, with an ideal harmony of relaxation and energy. Truthfully, there are very few PURE indicas or sativas anymore due to so much cross-breeding over time. One popular pure indica for example is the Northern Lights strain, but they are increasingly rare!

The legality of the plant still depends on the country you are living in. Some states allow medicinal and recreational use, but some countries are legalizing it.

As Sativa gives you energy, you should consume it during the day. Indica is best when taken during nighttime after a day’s work, and you want a good night’s sleep.

There are a lot of products available in the market that have CBD oil in them. If you are going to consume one, consider doing prior research to gain extensive knowledge about its type. Choose the type you will benefit from the most.

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