Cannabis May Help With MS Symptoms
Cannabis may help with multiple sclerosis symptoms such as spinal cord injury, spasticity and pain. There is much evidence of its results, all you need to do is look at reports and the social media cannabis groups.
Clinical trials done on mice have shown that tetrahydrocannabinol gives huge relief from multiple sclerosis symptoms such as – pain, tremor and spasticity, including those with spinal cord injury.
The cannabis sativa plant consists of 500 various compounds. Of the 100, is cannabinoids. The cannabinoid we know of is called THC – this is the chemical that is responsible for the high we feel. This magical healer also contains a vital component called cannabidiol and cannabinoid that makes up large amounts of the resin extracted. This part of the plant doesn’t make us high.
In 1990, medical cannabis saw two massive breakthroughs. The first was the identification of cannabinoid receptors, specific proteins found on our human bodies’ cells and tissues. These results sparked the evolution of the effects of CBD on a cellular level.
Secondly, it was discovered that endogenous cannabinoids were synthesized as cannabinoid receptors in our bodies.
How does this help Multiple Sclerosis symptoms?
Multiple sclerosis is described as an attack on the nervous system. The front line of attack is by the immune cells in the blood going to the brain. Cannabinoids lessen the blow from this attack and block these cells from damaging nerve cells.
Cannabinoids positively affect cell function and organs of our immune and nervous systems responsible in MS progression. This is because the system that enables cannabinoid function are abundant on human cells and the nervous system.
Doctor will suggest you use medical cannabis as an oil or pill instead of smoking it.
The reason for not opting to smoke it is because it’s hard on the lungs. When used in oil or oil form, the dosage can be controlled and monitored.
Cannabis has been used for medical reasons for centuries since 2900 B.C in China. The western world took it on in the 19th century, where it was used for pain relief and an anti-inflammatory. It was only in the 1940s and 1970s that concerns came to the fore. In the 70s it was listed among other psychedelics such as LSD as a schedule 1 controlled substance and is still illegal in many countries.