Medical Cannabis Offers Hope for Patients with Lupus

What Is Lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease because it’s a problem of the immune system. According to a study, lupus shares many symptoms with other illnesses — including thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, or other autoimmune disorders, making it hard for patients to receive a proper diagnosis of lupus. Today, lupus is treated with conventional medications — including immunosuppressant drugs and anti-inflammatory medications.

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The Benefits of Medical Cannabis for ADHD

ADHD is not really a disease. ADHD is people, and whether it be a male or a female, it’s really the way your brain chemistry works — and some of it is personality traits. ADHD and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are neurological and behavior-related conditions that cause difficulty in concentrating, impulsiveness and excessive energy. Individuals with ADHD not only have

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The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

In short, the Entourage Effect is the theory that the Cannabis plant as a whole works together to create a desired therapeutic effect. This includes not only the cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, but also includes plant type (Sativa, Indica, Hybrid) as well as terpenes and other compounds and how they react when used together. Raphael Mechoulam is a scientist

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Feeling Down and Out

Depression is a dark place that no one wants to be. It can be so debilitating that it can become difficult to get out of bed, go to work, and even interact with loved ones. In certain cases, depression can become so severe that patients sometimes even think about or resort to suicide. There is no one cause of depression.

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It’s Not All About Getting High

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the primary ingredient in medical cannabis, cannabis oil, responsible for the high. THC also has a wide range of medical benefits, and is reported to relieve pain, nausea, and depression, among many other things. 7 Facts about THC THC was discovered in 1964. THC was first isolated and synthesized from the cannabis plant by a scientist in

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Treating the Symptoms of Eczema with Cannabis Topical

What Is Eczema Eczema is not one specific condition, but rather a collective term for a group of related skin disorders that cause symptoms like inflammation, redness, dryness and scaling. A diagnoses of eczema can be used to describe any type of dermatitis or “itchy rash.” Eczema is an itchy, red rash that can appear all over the body. It occurs

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Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

What is THC THC is one of a host of chemicals called cannabinoids within the cannabis plant that can influence how we feel pain, how we perceive our surroundings, and how our bodies cope with inflammation. In the human brain, THC works by binding with cannabinoid receptors on the brain’s neurons. These receptors affect how neurotransmitters (the chemicals responsible to

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Medical Cannabis and its Inpact on COPD

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? This respiratory disease is characterised by an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs and restricted airflow, which both result in difficulty doing the most vital thing in life —breathing. COPD is actually an umbrella term that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and, in some cases, asthma. The No. 1 reason someone gets COPD in developed countries is smoking tobacco, so the

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7 Fascinating Facts About The Endocannabiniod System

Did you know you have an endocannabinoid system? A year ago, I didn’t either. That’s because unless you’re a research scientist or work in the field of medical cannabis, it’s unlikely you’ll ever have heard of it. And yet, the endocannabinoid system has been hailed as “the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.” Why do

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MCDSA Endorses Icharos Cannabis Oil Products in South Africa

MCDSA endorses only the very best medical grade cannabis oil products in South Africa. Icharos products are exactly that; medical grade cannabis oil concentrates made from organic buds/flowers only using the latest technology’s. Icharos Tinctures Cannabis oil concentrate is mixed with a carrier liquid (MCT) to increase absorption. Tinctures are 1000mg (1:10) 500 drops per bottle, and are available in

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