Many of us are not strangers to feeling tired and rundown. Fatigue is also a core symptom of many illnesses and conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). While cannabis may not be what first comes to mind when one thinks about trying to battle tiredness and fatigue, new research suggests that cannabis may be an effective treatment for this condition. The common misconception is that cannabis causes a decrease in energy and can make users lethargic, but many available strains give consumers and patients a boost in energy and motivation. Here are three strains that commonly help boost energy.
Chemdog is the “official” name for a hybrid cannabis strain that has been more commonly known as “Chemdawg” for years. Chemdog is known to be quite potent, but its specific genetics are unknown. According to users, the effects of Chemdog are very cerebral. Patients and consumers say that this strain makes them feel creative and euphoric, making it a great choice for battling tiredness or fatigue. The THC levels of Chemdog are reportedly around 19%. The aroma and taste are as potent as its effects. Chemdog smells and tastes strongly of earth and diesel, with a sour aftertaste.
Super Silver Haze
Super Silver Haze, also known as SSH, is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain. It was created crossing Haze, Northern Lights, and Skunk. SSH is also an award-winning strain; it won the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1997, 1998, and 1999. Super Silver Haze is known for producing feelings of uplifted energy for users. Many who suffer from chronic pain turn to this strain for relief from their symptoms. The THC levels for SSH are anywhere from 18-23%. The flavor is interesting, and users say it has a skunky, earthy flavor with hints of citrus. The aroma is also very skunky and spicy.
XJ-13 is a popular and potent hybrid cannabis strain that was created by crossing Jack Herer and G13 Haze. THC levels in XJ-13 are usually around 20% but can be as high as 22%. The effects are almost immediate and provide users with a stimulating and motivating sense of creativity and happiness. Many consumers choose XJ-13 as their daytime strain of choice because of its heady and energetic effects. The flavor and smell of this strain are said to be pine and citrus.
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