There is still so much we don’t know about cannabis and the potential benefits it can offer us for a whole host of medical conditions. It is thought cannabis can have a positive effect on everything from stress, to arthritis to cancer. But, is it able to help promote hair growth?
Recent anecdotal evidence seems to point to this fact, according to Cannabis.net. From the bank of evidence we have examined online, it seems to suggest that the hair of cannabis users grows faster if cannabis used from three to five times a week. Can the cannabis be directly attributed to the growth?
The Effect on Testosterone and Estrogen
It is generally agreed that when a patient uses cannabis on a regular basis, that the levels of testosterone reduces and Estrogen subsequently increases. Of course, this is not always the case, but for the vast majority of people, this is what is commonly seen. High Estrogen levels are known to result in increased hair growth, but this does come at a cost. This is because high levels of Estrogen can result in bad period and cramps. Men don’t escape these problems, as high Estrogen levels can in some cases trigger baldness. While Estrogen could increase hair growth in the short term, it shouldn’t be considered as a long-term solution because of this baldness side effect.
Why Maintaining a Healthy Metabolism is Important?
If you are looking for other ways to promote hair growth, you may wish to consider looking at your own body’s metabolism. If you use cannabis, you will notice that there is an increase in your metabolic rate. This in turn triggers fast digestion and the body works at a faster rate overall. To guard against the negative impacts of this quicker metabolism, we would recommend that you take in antioxidants, such as Schizandra.
If you suffer from a lot of stress on a day to day basis, this could result in hair loss if it is prolonged. Cannabis is known to help with mental illnesses such as depression and reduces stress that people may experience.
Because of the advantages and disadvantages of cannabis as a treatment for hair loss, more research is required. For more information, check out https://cannabis.net/blog/opinion/the-benefits-of-hemp-for-your-hair-and-skin.