Generally, cannabis is composed of 120 components, also referred to as cannabinoids. The two most researched components are Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), with THC being responsible for feeling ‘high’ while CBD is a non-euphoric and non-intoxicating component.
THC has increasingly become popular for recreational and medicinal purposes and is undergoing reevaluation on a legal and cultural level after being considered illegal for decades. Several forms of cannabis, such as THC gummies, oils, and drinks, are all useful for medical purposes.
The most notable ways THC can be used to improve wellness are discussed below.
Relieving Pains and Aches
THC has a mild to moderate pain-relieving effect, but results may vary among people who use it as pain is a subjective experience. Cancer patients experiencing pain from migraines to severe neuropathic pain opt for THC because it’s a natural alternative compared to the chemical-laced prescription over-the-counter drugs.
If you are one of the many people suffering from chronic pain, cannabis could just be what your body needs. THC in marijuana acts as a pain reliever by altering the perception pathways of pain in the brain. Some of the chronic pains treated include:
Protect your Brain with THC
Cannabis’s role as a neuroprotector is one of the most thrilling findings yet. Not only can it influence the growth of new brain cells, but it also protects these cells and makes them fit for brain operations. Doctors can tap this power and treat people diagnosed with memory loss and individuals with neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s.
Cannabinoid Delta 9 THC gives the most promise to boost and improve brain health. Compared to delta 8 THC, delta 9 THC is more potent and commands greater influence on the brain in facilitating cell growth and generational operations.
Using THC for Anxiety
You can not only suffer from anxiety attacks during the day, but they can also become persistent and extend into the night, affecting your sleep schedule. Turns out THC is an effective remedy for insomnia and frequent anxiety attacks that do not go away even after taking medicinal drugs.
Using THC for anxiety is effective in treating social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, among others. In today’s world, people suffer mostly from depression and anxiety because of their lifestyle.
The use of prescription medication to curb these conditions have proved futile hence the shift in using THC gummies and taking advantage of the delta 8 THC component to restore order in the limbic system.
THC in marijuana helps to alleviate the vomiting and nausea associated with chemotherapy treatment, not forgetting the pain associated with cancer treatment. Furthermore, THC helps to reduce the signs of cancer and has shown an ability to reduce certain tumor types that affect the cells.
Often, patients suffering from this condition are advised to consider incorporating THC in their treatment process, which moderates the reproduction of cancer cells as well as reduces inflammation.
THC potentially induces cell death in the cell lines of those diagnosed with cervical cancer and fastens the healing process without going through strict medical procedures. Cancer patients can induce this to the body through THC gummies or through using THC pills.
THC for Stress Relief
At low doses, it is possible to use THC for stress relief and relieve the body and mind against tension from both internal and external forces. Taking THC in higher quantities to relieve stress might produce different results than the intended purpose. If you seek mental well-being without engaging with chemically-made drugs, giving THC a chance could be one of the best decisions you will have made.
It is also helpful for people suffering from alcohol and drug addiction as it reduces the craving levels, the anxiety experienced after long-term use of these substances, and the lack of impulse control.
Different Ways to Consume Cannabis
Cannabis users can induce it to the body through:
- Edibles – you can infuse it into oil or butter and cook it into chocolate bars, cookies, and ice cream.
- Vaporizers – this is achieved by extracting a small dried amount of cannabis and putting it into a vaporizer for inhaling.
- Cannabis patches – you can use a small marijuana patch to deliver it into the body, with a single patch serving you for up to eight hours.
- Inhaling smoke – this method is done by packing a small amount of dried cannabis into a rolling paper, lighting it on one end, and inhaling the smoke from the other unlit end.
A regular cannabis regime is a suitable way to maintain physical peak performance and live a healthy lifestyle. With extensive research, cannabis has been proven to have far more health benefits than health risks, as it was believed in ancient times.
However, it is safe to avoid treating a medical condition using marijuana on your own without consulting a medical practitioner. Overall, THC can improve your mood and boost energy levels responsible for normal functioning of the body.
While at it, be sure to use it in moderation and on safe levels to prevent dire health issues.