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Sativa or Indica?

What is difference between indica and sativa high?

Hemp Strains are very important in your system. The two major types of Hemp Strains are Indica and Sativa. Each Hemp Strains has its own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits. Indica strains generally provide a sense of deep body relaxation. Sativa strains tend to provide a more energizing experience. Indica Typically, Indica plants are short, bushy plants with wide leaves. Indica plants typically grow faster and have a higher yield than the sativa variety. Medicine produced from Indica plants have higher CBD and lower THC counts. The major qualities of Indica medicinal strains include:

✅ increased mental relaxation

✅ muscle relaxation

✅ decreases nausea

✅ decreases acute pain

✅ increases appetite

✅ increases dopamine (a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers)

✅ for night time use Sativa Hemp Sativa plants are opposite of the Indica strains and grow tall and thin with narrow leaves. Sativa plants are also generally a lighter shade of green than their counterpart, the Indica strain. Sativa strains take longer to grow, mature, and require more light. Medicine produced from Hemp Sativa plants have lower CBD and higher THC counts. The major qualities of Sativa medicinal strains include:

✅ anti-anxiety

✅ anti-depressant

✅ treats chronic pain

✅ increases focus and creativity

✅ increases serotonin (a neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of learning, mood, sleep, anxiety and appetite)

✅ for day time use Hemp strains range from pure Sativa to pure Indica and hybrid strains consisting of both Indica and Sativa (30% Indica – 70% Sativa, 50% – 50% combinations, 80% Indica – 20% Sativa). What You Like?

 

 

 

When browsing Hemp Strains or purchasing Hemp at a shop, you may notice strains are commonly broken up into three distinct groups: indica, sativa, and hybrid. Most consumers have used these two hemp types as a touchstone for predicting effects:

  • Indica strains are believed to be physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed.
  • Sativas are said to provide invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects.
  • Hybrids are thought to fall somewhere in between, offering a balance of indica and sativa effects.

This belief that indicas, sativas, and hybrids deliver distinct effects is so deeply rooted in mainstream cannabis culture that budtenders typically begin their strain recommendations by asking you which of these three types you prefer.

But if you look at the chemical “ingredients” inside of indicas and sativas—that is, terpenes and cannabinoids (more on that below)—you’ll notice there aren’t clear patterns to explain why one type would be inherently sedating and the other uplifting. We know that indica and sativa hemp strains can look different and grow differently, but this distinction is primarily useful only to hemp growers.

 

Comments what you think!

 

Is there really a difference between Indica and Sativa?

The differences between indica and sativa plants are physical. Indicas are short and squat and supposedly come from the mountains of Pakistan. Sativas are tall and thin and supposedly come from the tropics. … “What we really should be homing in on is the chemical composition of the plant.”

Does indica vs sativa really matter?

Sativa strains are widely believed to have more energetic, uplifting, and cerebral effects, whereas Indica strains are commonly thought to have more calming, full-body, and sedative effects.

What are the benefits of Indica?

Indica gets you that body high that makes it all that much harder to get off of the couch and increases dopamine, which brings on a wave of true peace. The strain is also known to decrease nausea, help treat acute pain, reduce anxiety, help combat seizures, as well as aid in treating lupus and multiple sclerosis.

Is CBD Indica or Sativa?

Raise your hand if you've heard someone say, “Indica strains produce more CBD and sativas have more THC.” … In other words, that indica isn't sleepy because it has more CBD, and that sativa isn't more energizing because it produced more THC.

The Amazing Benefits of Sativa and Indica

Whether you’re looking to kick that bout of insomnia or are eager to boost your creative powers, it’s hard to find a problem that Hemp Strains can’t help with. And while there are countless factors that make the flower the wonderful item that is, we can look to two power players to say thanks to: sativa and indica.

Boost Your Creative Powers

By now you’re probably familiar with sativa and indica. Within the world of cannabinoids, terpenes, THC, and CBD, sativa and indica are two of the terms we’ve all come to know and love. Both hemp strains are on the THC side of the spectrum, which means they both induce that state of high while also working their magic touch with the countless benefits that make up their pedigree.

We love both strains equally, and today is our day to give some extra love to the two with a roundup of the wonderful benefits each strain may bring.

First up? Indica. Known for its relaxing effects, indica strains may or may not be our ideal nightcap before heading off to bed. While we totally embrace each person’s individual usage preferences, indica would be our first choice when it comes to anything low key. Movie nights, chill social gatherings, and any other couch-centric happenings.

The Health Benefits of Indica

As the relaxation and calming strain that it is, indica is perfect for both mental and muscle relaxation. Extra sore from your workout? Need to decompress from a stressful week? Indica has got your back. Indica gets you that body high that makes it all that much harder to get off of the couch and increases dopamine, which brings on a wave of true peace.

The strain is also known to decrease nausea, help treat acute pain, reduce anxiety, help combat seizures, as well as aid in treating lupus and multiple sclerosis. That’s quite a list of benefits, but are we surprised? Not at all. It’s indica.

And then there is sativa with all its energizing power. Here are a few words we like to use when describing the effects of sativa: uplifting, invigorating, and elating. While indica might get you ready to catch some shut eye, sativa is the major favorite in the world of energy.

Suffering from some writer’s block? Sativa revs up creativity and even sharpens focus, which makes it your not-so-secret weapon to help you get over that unseen hurdle. With sativa comes a boost in serotonin, which regulates learning, mood, sleep, anxiety, and appetite. It works to help combat chronic pain and can aid in easing and treating anxiety and depression. Some even enjoy a bit of sativa before physical activity—we love some pre-yoga sativa to get really into the om zone.

Whether it’s a few pieces of chocolate, a vape, or somewhere in between, the benefits of sativa and indica see no bounds. And with seemingly endless lists of wondrous effects, we’re just going to ask one more question: what are you waiting for?

Topicals

With all of the new exciting information about CBD, it can be easy to get distracted by the popular cannabinoid, and ignore the other ingredients in the CBD topicals.

Aside from personal allergies, it’s also important to understand how these ingredients can and have interacted with the other products you use daily. As with any other product, it’s important to do your research on how your body could respond to each ingredient. If your skin becomes irritated further once you begin using a product, stop using it immediately, and speak to your doctor. Whether you are looking to address a body issue or if you’re an athlete looking to help with bounce-back time, these additional ingredients are here to help.

MENTHOL

Menthol is often found in lotions and has a natural cooling effect. For itchy or irritated skin, menthol can act as an anti-inflammatory and provide relief to topical discomforts. Menthol can also help with joint and muscle pain.

However, menthol can irritate burns further and should not be applied to sunburns. You will also want to avoid putting lotions containing menthol near your eyes or nose as the cooling sensation menthol can irritate sensitive areas.

Green Roads is a CBD product manufacturer that creates a wide variety of CBD Topicals with added ingredients like menthol. Their products are made in the US and do not use animal testing. The FlorBiz Pain Cream contain full-spectrum CBD oil, vitamin E, and lavender together.

EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus can provide similar effects to menthol. However, eucalyptus can often be used on areas that normally may be too sensitive for menthol. Additionally, eucalyptus has antiseptic and decongestant properties. You may have even already used a eucalyptus rub when you had a cold or a stuffy nose. Ultimately you will want to consult the manufacturer’s directions for use before applying lotions.

FlorBiz selects hemp grown in the US, and only uses full-spectrum CBD in all of its topicals. The Pain Cream can contain up to 700mg of CBD and can include, eucalyptus, or lavender as a scent.

NATURAL MINERALS

Natural minerals can be beneficial to our wellness routines in a variety of ways. Face masks have been made from clay and mud from various parts of the world for hundreds of years.

WA Instant Purifying CBD Clay Face Mask was created with the thought that natural minerals have value for our skin. Combining the principles of traditional clay and mud face masks, the clay forms a vacuum over your pores which can remove blackheads and other impurities.

The mask uses French Green Clay which is sought after for its ability to help rid facial impurities. This mask also uses CBD isolate, which means it contains none of the plant matter or additional cannabinoids.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils have become increasingly popular over the past few years, largely due to their value and versatility. Many plants can be distilled into an oil that can be used in myriad ways; for example, lavender essential oils are thought to provide stress relief.

FlorBiz Pain Cream contains a spectrum of essential oils. As a roll-on topical, it can be applied to any non-sensitive part of the body.

FIND THE BEST CBD TOPICALS AT FLORBIZ

FlorBiz makes it easy to find the CBD products you are looking for at the lowest cost. FlorBiz offers $3 shipping on all and within the United States. Further, you can save more by signing up for our rewards program and spending your points on the products you love. With a huge assortment of brands and products, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with FlorBiz.

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