Before Bayer aspirin, there was cannabis. Cannabis has a long and documented history of providing pain relief.
In 2016, a study from the University of Michigan found that cannabis reduced the negative side effects of medications, improved quality of life for patients, and decreased the use of opioids by 64%.
Another recent study also echoed these effects. Researchers from the University of California Berkeley and Kent State University survey participants asking them about their pain along with their opioid and cannabis usage.
The findings revealed that patients overwhelming preferred cannabis. In fact, 81% of participants reported that cannabis was more effective for treating their condition than opioids.
“Alzheimer’s Disease impacts over 46 million people worldwide. Unfortunately, these numbers on the rise.
Meanwhile, cannabis is shown to have life changing implications in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.
A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease revealed THC could be an effective treatment option due to cannabis’ neuroprotective and antioxidant properties.
But the benefits don’t end there.
In addition to being an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, research also suggests cannabis can also prevent the onset of the disease.”
“Are you coping with Crohn’s disease or other inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis?
A study from the University of Nottingham revealed both THC and CBD interact with cells that play an important role in immunity as well as gut functioning.
In fact, the findings indicated that cannabinoids produced by the body (endocannabinoids) increased the permeability of the intestines.
Why is this important?
When the permeability of the intestines is increased, more bacteria can enter. However, the cannabinoids in cannabis actually block these endocannabinoids produced by the body.
As a result, cannabinoids increase the barrier of the intestines, allowing fewer bacteria to enter, leading to a healthier and happier gut.”
“Cannabis is a powerful medicine. This is primarily due to the endocannabinoid system, or ECS.
Present in all life forms with a vertebrae, the ECS regulates almost every vital function in the human body.
The ECS is composed of cannabinoid receptors. These receptors bind to both endocannabinoids (cannabinoids produced by the body) and external cannabinoids like THC and CBD.
The primary role of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis. Why is this important? A lack of homeostasis is associated with the development of disease in the body. In other words, cannabis helps to keep our body running at its optimal level by maintaining homeostasis.”