THC – Not Just for Getting High

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Cannabis has over 400 chemical compounds that will affect your body, but of them all, THC is most associated with altering the mind. However, you may be surprised that there are many other medical benefits to this compound as it works with the body to provide relief for a variety of medical ailments and issues.

How THC works as medicine

There are two known cannabinoid receptors in the body, and they’re referred to as CB-1 and CB-2. Out of the hundreds of chemical compounds, THC is the most abundant and binds with CB-1 receptors, which are mostly connected to the nervous system and the brain. However, THC also binds with CB-2 receptors that work with the immune and gastrointestinal areas. In this way, THC can also reduce inflammation and fight disease.

Therapeutic benefits of cannabis

Medical CannabisTHC – especially when used as it naturally occurs in the cannabis plant – has been used to treat a variety of ailments since ancient times and shows promising results for patients today as well— more is being understood about it every day.

  • Cancer treatment
  • Crohn’s
  • Sleep apnea
  • Glaucoma
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Anorexia
  • Nerve disorders
  • Migraines
  • PTSD
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Bipolar
  • Fatigue
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Heart health and much more

Why the whole plant offers the most benefit

While THC does provide benefits when it is isolated by extraction and used in medicine, there’s growing evidence that it offers the most benefit when it’s left work in the plant’s natural state.

According to a study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, patients suffering from MS (multiple sclerosis) who tried the synthetic derivative Nabilone (synthetic THC) for neurogenic pain actually preferred treatment with the entire cannabis herb.

They reported that when they were treated with the herb in its natural form, they not only felt pain relief, but also felt relief for the accompanying depression and anxiety — that’s a huge benefit from just one source!

For those who understand marijuana’s medicinal properties, that doesn’t come as a surprise. Cannabinoids tend to work with other aspects of the plant to complement and increase overall benefits. Nature truly knows best.

Finding cannabis that’s right for you…

There are a few variables that are going to affect how you respond to medical marijuana during treatment. Not everyone responds to the same cannabis plant the same way, and depending on the strain you’re using, your response will also be different.

Tracking how you respond to treatment

The CannaDx™ sensor with the MyDx Analyzer will allow you to test a sample and detect the compounds present in cannabis and gives you a Total Canna Profile (TCP).

The best for you won’t be the same as the best for someone else, but as you track your response to specific strains of cannabis, this device may help you pinpoint exactly what’s going to improve your symptoms and make you feel better.

Learn more about the Total Canna Profile at cdx life: 


Live Science
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The Journal of the American Medical Association
Medical Jane

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