SATIVA STRAINS, Commonly associated effects of use: Sativa often produces a “mind high,” or an energizing, anxiety-reducing effect. If you use Sativa-dominant strains, you may feel productive and creative, not relaxed and lethargic.
With Sativa comes a boost in serotonin, which regulates learning, mood, sleep, anxiety, and appetite. It works to help combat chronic pain and can aid in easing and treating anxiety and depression. Some even enjoy a bit of Sativa before physical activity—we love some pre-yoga Sativa to get really into the om zone
Sativa has been found to reduce the brain’s reuptake of serotonin. … By boosting the amount of serotonin that’s present in your brain, the right dose of Sativa has anti-depressant effects. Regulating your serotonin levels also makes it easier for you to concentrate, eat, and sleep.