What makes you happier indica or sativa?

Indica varieties generally provide a feeling of deep body relaxation. Sativa strains tend to provide a more energizing experience.

What makes you happier indica or sativa?

Indica varieties generally provide a feeling of deep body relaxation. Sativa strains tend to provide a more energizing experience. It's said on the street that Sativa makes you happy. It is advertised as the working cannabis consumer strain.

It's the kind of weed you imagine comedy writers smoking when they're slowly writing an absurd script for next summer's awkward coming-of-age film. Indicas are generally thought to be relaxing, which can make you feel sleepy. Do Indicas give you a body high? When you experience a sedative effect of Indica or the mental clarity of Sativa, you notice the effect of cannabis compounds within that strain that react with your unique chemistry and body physiology. Physical tremors and tics associated with diseases such as Parkinson's are associated with the body's dopaminergic system, and the increase in dopamine that accompanies Indica has been tremendously successful in temporarily relieving these symptoms.

It's important not to say that everyone is different, as certain strains of Indica can have different effects from person to person. For example, if you have more Indica in your lineage, you could have effects more associated with those strains, but that's not always the case. Silver Therapeutics staff often recommend indicas rather than sativas for clients seeking pain relief support. Not all indica strains will put you “on the couch,” but nevertheless, many consumers associate indicas with bodily effects, such as heavy limbs or a tingling face.

Nowadays it is almost impossible to find a pure indica due to the high genetic variation of cannabis growers who cross plants. However, even today, the belief that indicas, sativas and hybrids produce distinct effects remains deeply rooted in mainstream cannabis culture. Indica is definitely more of a nighttime variety, but it's also great if you're just planning on having a relaxing time. If you had to place a Sativa and an Indica plant side by side, it would be obvious to the eye that the plants were different, even though they are both cannabis.

Indicas are often associated with whole-body effects, such as increasing deep relaxation and reducing insomnia. Most strains called “indica” or “sativa” are, in fact, hybrids, with genetics inherited from both types. Any cannabis plant with more than 0.30% THC is considered Sativa cannabis or Indica cannabis, and those designations are made based on the particular characteristics of the plant. Indica plants are short and robust with broad leaves, while Sativa plants tend to be taller and thinner with thin, pointed leaves.

If you use cannabis twice a day, a higher CBD and a lower THC Indica will make it easier for you to sleep than Sativa.

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