Maximizing the Benefits of Cannabis
Access to cannabis for its medicinal value is growing across the country. More studies are being conducted around the world, confirming how valuable cannabinoid medicine is for conditions such as chronic pain, insomnia, neurodegenerative diseases (ie. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, etc.), stress, anxiety, depression, joint and bone degenerative diseases (ie. arthritis, osteoporosis, etc.), and even cancer.
My goal is to show you the potential that cannabinoid medicine has to offer when it comes to improving our quality of life. I want to show others an alternative to pain management or mental health support. I want to show you that there is another option, regardless of what you are facing. More importantly, I want to show you how to use something natural that still offers the same relief but comes without the many side effects that typically come with pharmaceuticals. While I do think there is a time and place to use pharmaceuticals, understanding how to limit their dependence will vastly improve our overall health in the long run.
Many pharmaceuticals interrupt normal physiological processes within the body, altering the body’s ability to function the way it needs to. In one of my previous blogs, I mentioned how long-term dependence on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (what is prescribed for OCD and depression) can cause a folate (B-9) deficiency. This means the longer we use SSRIs, the worse our health becomes. Replacing SSRIs with a healthier option like cannabis for OCD or depression will save you many trips to the doctor later down the road because if we are interrupting the body from using certain nutrients, more side effects WILL appear. It is not an IF, but WHEN. Modern medicine teaches us that another side effect surfacing requires another medication, but that approach is faulty. Let’s try and fix the root cause of our issues, in this case limiting long term dependence on SSRIs. This is how we truly get better without going down the rabbit hole of chasing symptoms. I want to show you how to improve our quality of life using something that doesn’t cause more harm, let’s rely on something more health promoting!
The truth is cannabis has shown to improve over 200 different chronic conditions and that number is growing rapidly. What a lot of states are doing is making cannabis access medically legal, which requires patients to jump through lots of legal hoops. While I don’t agree with charging patients’ extra money to use this amazing plant, I do recommend using it under supervision from a professional.
We want to maximize the benefits that cannabinoids like CBD and THC have to offer and limit the negative effects. Negative effects include consuming too much THC that may cause negative psychotropic effects. We see this when someone consumes too much THC than they are comfortable with. We want to find the CBD to THC ratio that best suits you. I may benefit from 25mg of CBD and 5mg of THC whereas you may benefit from slightly higher THC or vice versa.
While there is no denying the therapeutic potential of cannabinoid therapy, finding the product and delivery route that fits you best is key. We are all unique and we all process cannabinoids differently. The dose that works for me, may not be the dose that works best for you.
Whether high CBD, high THC, or no THC, we have an option for you. Reach out anytime, I would love to help offer guidance on what product may be best for you so we can maximize the benefits that this wonderful plant has to offer.