Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is severe), fever, and weight loss. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Cannabis not … Continued
Topicals are primarily chosen for localized pain relief, muscle soreness, tension, and inflammation. There are a variety of different cannabis infused topicals available depending on the way they were processed. Such as lotions, oils, balms, and sprays. Additional ingredients such as aloe, peppermint and menthol are commonly added for an enhanced soothing sensation.
Tinctures are meant to be taken sublingually, by administrating the drops or spray under the tongue. This delivery method is rapidly absorbed then dispersed into the arterial system and transported to the brain and body. This makes it ideal for treating acute symptoms that require immediate attention. The major advantage of this administration is that the medicine is immediately absorbed through the sublingual artery, (your body’s main blood supply to the tongue) which in turn, helps the medicine to quickly reach the brain. The effects can be felt within a minute or two in some cases and can last for up to two or three hours. Tinctures are used to treat a wide range of conditions and disorders, including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cancer, PTSD, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, Parkinson’s disease, pain, depression, cardiovascular disease and many others.
A vape cartridge is a product that contains cannabis extracted oil. Vaporizing provides easy and safe consumption of cannabinoids and terpenes from our favorite strains. Wildly popular today, cartridges are without a doubt one of the best, discreet ways to medicate with cannabis. Offering an ash-less, flame-less alternative to smoking. Ranging anywhere from around 60% to some in the mid 90% in terms of THC . The effects can be felt almost immediately and last for up to 1-2 hours. An ideal portable solution for treating several different ailments including pain relief, anti-depressant properties, and insomnia.
Edibles are a popular choice of delivery method for people who suffer from pain, nausea, insomnia, or lack of appetite. Cannabis consumed orally enters the blood stream after being broken down in the stomach and absorbed in the intestines. The effects takes longer to feel then inhalation, but often last twice as long. The amount of time varies, depending on the individual’s metabolism. People with faster metabolisms may feel medicated quicker. When purchasing infused products, look for edibles that are lab tested, use quality ingredients, and have proper labels on the product’s packaging (including recommended dosage).
Cannabis flower is the part of the cannabis plant that’s highly desired for the abundant chemicals naturally occurring during there growth. Chemicals such as THCA, CBD, CBG, CBC, THCV, CBDV are used for a wide range of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Cannabis divides into three main groups: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid. These different cannabis flower types produce a wide range of effects. Since everyone has a unique makeup, the effects will differ between individuals.
HIV or human immunodeficiency virus, spreads through body fluids and specifically attacks the immune systems CD4 cells (also known as “T Cells”) gradually destroying them, making the body less effective at combating disease and infections.
AIDS patients that have tried cannabis have stated that inhaling just a small amount of the flower relieves a number of symptoms. Mainly insomnia and lack of appetite. Because HIV attacks the immune system, it wreaks havoc throughout the body. Besides providing a foothold for opportunistic infection and cancer, the virus also triggers a potentially lethal wasting syndrome, painful nerve damage, and dementia. In addition to the physical discomforts inflicted by HIV, many people with AIDS also struggle with depression and anxiety. Cannabis, some patients say, eases all of these problems and more.
Arthritis is a general term for more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions, which include joint pain, inflammation and cartilage and degeneration.
There are two main types of arthritis: rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Both affect the joints, causing pain and swelling, and limit movement.
Cannabis has been shown to alleviate these symptoms with its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, one of the earliest records of medical use of cannabis, a Chinese text dating from ca. 2000 BC, notes that cannabis “undoes rheumatism,” suggesting its anti-inflammatory and immune modulating effects were known even then.
There are many medical conditions that can lead to insomnia such as; restless leg syndrome, Asthma and Arthritis.
There are also several adults that experience insomnia due to tension, excessive worrying and feeling overwhelmed.
Cannabis and cannabis extract products such as Tinctures and Edibles are very effective at combating Insomnia. CBD has effects on the body such as sleepiness and relaxation. Indica strains of cannabis are primarily used for their calming effects and have a higher concentration of CBD. By ingesting cannabinoids, their relaxation and pain reduction effects allow sleep to come.
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illness affecting children and adults. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders.
THC produces psychoactive effects that some may find helpful for anxiety, but for others it may exacerbate existing worries. CBD is the leading cannabinoid in treating anxiety, known to act on serotonin receptors. It may help regenerate brain cells that are lost or damaged as a result of chronic anxiety and depression. New or infrequent users should give attention to their dosing, tolerance/sensitivity and environment when discovering what work best for them.
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, progressive disease involving damage to the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Symptoms may include: numbness, inflammation, nausea, chronic pain, and stiff muscles/spasms.
Cannabis benefits MS in several ways. It is one of the primary conditions treated with a variation of medical cannabis in many different countries. It can work directly to reduce immune response and reduce inflammation. A review published in 2007 indicated THC was more effective at managing pain associated with MS then CBD alone.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event.
Symptoms that cannabis can alleviate- Insomnia, anxiety, fear, lack of appetite, nightmares and depression.
Studies have shown cannabis to be therapeutically beneficial for PTSD, depression and anxiety. Cannabidiol (CBD), has shown to have antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects in both human and animal trials. Cannabis has also shown to block the continuous retrieval of a traumatic event and subsequently reduce the stress and anxiety that commonly plagues those suffering from PTSD.
Epilepsy is characterized by recurring seizures of variable intensity and effect.
These seizures are usually caused by disturbances in specific regions of the brain that create storms of extra electrical activity. A seizure involves muscle spasms (convulsions) which may last seconds or minutes.
CBD oil is the most popular method of treatment. Studies have shown that CBD reduces their seizures by an average of 54%. There are a lot of testimonials that conclude that CBD is an important part of the mix, but not the only part. There is a theory of how the cannabinoids in cannabis work synergistically to produce an overall greater effect.
Alzheimer’s disease is an illness of the brain. it causes large numbers of nerve cells in the brain to die. this affects the ability to remember things and think clearly.
THC can slow the production of Beta-amyloid proteins, a key contributor to the progression of Alzheimer’s. THC can also directly affect nerve cell function, reducing chronic brain inflammation and cellular dysfunction- all the while promoting stability of the human body’s internal environment. THC helps with the symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease like disorientation, mood swings and loss of motivation.