See separate article for AIDS & HIV.
Viruses are very tiny germs or “microbes” that exist on the very edge of what can be considered life. Technically, they are actually just genetic materials (either RNA or DNA) that become active, microscopic parasites once they hijack host cells.
Once picked up by a host, they are termed “virions”, consisting of the genetic material inside a protein coating, which are now able replicate or reproduce. These hijackers spread through the body and make a person sick by killing, damaging or changing cells. Different viruses are coded to attack certain body cells, such as those of the liver, respiratory system or blood.
A person does not always get sick from catching a virus. The immune system may be able to fight it off with little to no symptoms. Familiar viral infections include the common cold, flu and warts. However, they also cause severe infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, smallpox and Ebola. Of course, the now all-too-familiar COVID-19 global pandemic was caused by a Coronavirus.
For most viral infections, treatments can only help with symptoms while waiting for the immune system to fight it off. Antibiotics do not work against viruses and antivirals come with challenging side-effects. Cannabis oils may be able to help combat certain viruses and their resulting inflammation.
Please contact us to begin your medical cannabis journey with specific dosing advice. As each person’s biochemistry, tolerance level and condition at hand are entirely unique, any advice that we give needs to be considerate and appropriate.
Our clients have consistently chosen MCDSA-endorsed cannabis oil over conventional medicines that have let them down. We only advocate highly-concentrated medical-grade products, derived from marijuana plant flowers, which are far superior to over-the-counter, hemp-derived supplements.
Visit our Product Guide for more information about each recommended product and further insight into the various cannabinoids that we recommend for treatment. Cannabis Oil explains everything you need to know about sourcing a high-quality product in South Africa.
Our Knowledge Centre provides a world of information and is a fantastic starting point for educating yourself on all things medical cannabis.
Always speak to your doctor when considering cannabis as a treatment aid. Take great care to safely store products and not expose children or pets unintentionally.
THC products are psychoactive, causing one to become “high”. These are to be used with special caution in children, pets and persons prone to anxiety or stress. Depending on the unique situation, it may be appropriate to substitute THC with non-psychoactive THCA. CBN and 1:1 oils may also cause mild psychoactive effects.
However, if products are used correctly, it may be possible to avoid the psychoactive effect entirely. Should you feel uncomfortable or have any questions at any time, our trained team of staff are on standby to attend to your concerns.
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