New year, new you….while we are moving to the later part of the first quarter of the new year, there is still time for healthy habits. Detoxification (detox) diets are more popular than ever. They claim to clean your blood and eliminate harmful toxins from your body. But science and data are still out on effectiveness.  But if you do it, here is why marijuana is good to use during a cleanse.

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Detoxing is a cleansing to purge yourself of “free radicals,” highly reactive molecules that cause oxidative stress on the body, which can weaken or even kill cells in such vital organs as the heart, lungs, and brain. Oxidative stress can impede the immune system and damage DNA. It may be responsible for some of the effects of aging and other illnesses. It is also reported to be part of weight loss.

This Is The Only Beverage That Can Detox Your Body
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Poor diet promotes oxidative stress, so does smoking, drinking alcohol, and exposure to other toxins—hence the case for the occasional detox.

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Where does cannabis fit in here? Free radicals are combated by antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, Beta-carotene—and, now apparently, THC, which a clinical study suggests could have some similar benefits as Vitamin C.  A cleanse is also supposed to help with inflammation.  Cannabis via CBD, CBG, and a CBD+THC combination exert a predominantly anti-inflammatory which is a big benefit. In addition, cannabis can be a more healthy alternative from alcohol.  The California sober trend continues to expand, especially among Gen Z.

“Although it’s not fun, and no one wants to hear it, the thing that we know that works to detox the body is regular exercise, eating healthy, being active, and limiting or avoiding alcohol.” shares Andrew Aronsohn, MD a liver specialist at the University of Chicago

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