top of page

The TOP health-related talking points on CANNABIS. 👀


Talking Cannabis:

The benefits of marijuana are many, and they're largely due to the active compounds in cannabis called cannabinoids.


These chemicals interact with your endocannabinoid system, which is a network throughout your body that helps regulate mood and pain response. This might explain why medical marijuana has been shown to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression — two common disorders that affect millions of Americans each year.


Relieves pain and inflammation

For those who suffer from chronic pain or inflammation, cannabis can be a godsend. Studies have shown that cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning that it can reduce swelling and ease pain. In fact, there are numerous studies showing that cannabinoids—the active compounds in cannabis—can be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease and psoriasis. Inflammation can also contribute to the development of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers so it's important for your overall health!


Fights cancer

A miracle plant. That’s what cannabis is to some people.


Cannabis can help with cancer treatment and prevention, as well as the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Marijuana has been shown to slow tumor growth in mice, as well as shrink tumors in humans. In 2014, researchers at California Pacific Medical Center even found that cannabis can help treat leukemia by killing cancer cells and increasing production of white blood cells.


Also helpful for people dealing with cancer are cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), which may be effective against glioma—a type of brain tumor—as well as breast tumors (which might be because of its ability to reduce inflammation).


Eases symptoms of depression

You've probably heard the news. It's been in the headlines, and cannabis is beginning to gain popularity as a natural alternative to traditional antidepressant medications. Why? Because there is evidence that cannabis can help with depression. As far back as 2008-2009, studies have shown that cannabinoids may be useful additions to an anti-depressant's regimen by helping relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients who don't respond well to conventional antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).



Cannabis contains over 100 different cannabinoids, but CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most well-known and studied cannabinoids out there. CBD isn't psychoactive like marijuana's other main chemical compound THC—so it won't get you high if you take it via edible products or inhale it through smoking or vaping methods. But what makes CBD so special? According to recent research published on Chronobiology International: "The anxiolytic effects of CBD appear to be mediated centrally through activation of 5HT1A receptors." In other words: CBD helps regulate our body clock so we're able to fall asleep easier at night and stay asleep longer through the night without waking up groggy in the morning!


Reduces anxiety

Cannabis is a great way to reduce anxiety. It can help you relax, and it can even help you sleep. Cannabis has been used as a healing herb for thousands of years, so it’s not surprising that many people use marijuana for its calming effects these days.


Slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease


The benefits of cannabis are undeniable, but they're especially significant when it comes to fighting Alzheimer's disease. According to one study on mice without brains and another that looked at human brains after death, cannabis can slow Alzheimer's disease progression by preventing brain damage from occurring in the first place. Unlike other drugs currently on the market for treating this devastating illness, cannabis does not cause side effects like gastrointestinal problems or skin rashes—


Once you've obtained your cannabis, try experimenting with different strains until you find what works best for alleviating your symptoms: if insomnia is causing trouble sleeping at night then try using indica-dominant strains or stains high in CBN, CBD, or D8THC before bedtime; if pain is keeping up with daily activities then try sativa-dominant strains or strains high in THCV or CBG during daytime hours instead.


Heals the brain after a stroke

And that's not all! Cannabis has also been shown to be highly effective in treating brain damage caused by strokes.


Studies have found that cannabis can help with memory loss, spasticity and pain associated with strokes, as well as fatigue.


Protects the nervous system during trauma or degenerative diseases

The brain is the most important organ in our body, and it needs to be protected. With cannabis, you can do just that.


Cannabis helps protect the brain after a stroke by reducing inflammation and preventing free radical damage. Cannabis also has neuroprotective effects on traumatic brain injury patients by reducing inflammation and protecting against oxidative stressors that can cause cell death and neural damage. And because of its anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis may even help prevent degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease from developing in some people at risk for them (though more research is needed).


Lowers intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma


You may not know this, but cannabis can help lower eye pressure that is caused by glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease that affects the optic nerve and causes blindness if left untreated. This condition can be prevented with the use of medical marijuana, which has been used to treat many different types of eye diseases including cataracts and macular degeneration.


Cannabis has shown to be effective in lowering intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma, which can lead to blindness if not treated properly. Cannabis also helps prevent blindness due to glaucoma as well as other eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration (AMD).


Helps control epileptic seizures and Dravet syndrome seizures

Marijuana can help control epileptic seizures and Dravet syndrome seizures.

It’s also important to note that cannabis is an effective treatment for epilepsy in general. This includes childhood epilepsy and adult-onset epilepsy, which are two of the most common forms of the disease.


Combats anxiety and PTSD symptoms

If you're suffering from anxiety, PTSD or another mental health issue, cannabis can help. That's because medical cannabis use has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide range of mood disorders including chronic stress, depression and anxiety.

It's not just that cannabis can help with sleep and pain—it also helps people feel happier and less stressed out in their day-to-day lives.


Although there are still many unanswered questions about how exactly cannabinoids affect our brains (and what types of cannabinoids may work best), we do know that they have a potent anti-anxiety effect which may be particularly beneficial for those dealing with PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks or nightmares.


Additional benefits of cannabis.

  • Cannabis has many uses. Besides being used for recreation and for medicine, it is also used for industrial purposes (such as hemp) and even food products (such as hemp seeds).

  • Cannabis is a natural medicine. It contains certain cannabinoids which have been shown to have health benefits such as reducing anxiety or relieving nausea or pain in chemotherapy patients.

The most famous cannabinoid in marijuana is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which you may have heard referred to by another name: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or simply "delta 9."


While there are 100's of additional 'minor' cannabinoids, only a handful have been extensively researched. Spyglass Wellness uses 12+ of these minor cannabinoids in their products. Cannabinoids are selected based on the latest available medical studies. Hard to find minor cannabinoids like THCV, CBT, THCP, and more are available here.


Summing it all up

As you can see, cannabis is a very beneficial and powerful plant. It has many different uses for people with different kinds of ailments. Cannabinoids can be used to treat pain and inflammation, but it also fights cancer cells and slows down the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The list goes on and on! At this point in time we watch as more studies help us find out exactly what these special cannabinoids do when they're inside our bodies.



Comments


bottom of page