When you get home from a grueling total body HIIT session or a long training run, you know what the next few hours hold: You’ll refuel, rehydrate, and slowly your muscles will start to stiffen and the aches will creep in (good ol’ delayed onset muscle soreness) as your muscles begin to repair and rebuild. Supplements like […]
A recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said there was definitive evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids (which are found in the marijuana plant) can be an effective treatment for chronic pain.
That same report said there’s equally strong evidence marijuana can help with muscle spasms related to multiple sclerosis. Other types of muscle spasms respond to marijuana as well. People use medical marijuana to treat diaphragm spasms that are untreatable by other, prescribed medications.
There’s a fair amount of evidence that marijuana does no harm to the lungs, unless you also smoke tobacco. One study published in Journal of the American Medical Association found that not only does marijuana not impair lung function, it may even increase lung capacity. Researchers looking for risk factors of heart disease tested the lung function […]