By Cannafeels Team
With the event of Cannabis legalization in Canada and the slow roll out of other countries to follow suit, it has allowed for more studies and research to be conducted. This access to implement these new studies gives us more amazing information on this truly unique plant. Here are just a few examples of that cannabis has been shown to help patients with:
Chronic Gut Pain Relief:
Recent studies undergone on Cannabis have shown to help patients living with chronic gut problems and pain such as Chrons and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disorder). Although it seems that the main benefit that some of these patients are receiving from cannabis use is not actually the relief of pain. Rather the main benefit now seen in studies is the anti-inflammatory effect it has. This helpful effect that cannabis brings to the table for those tortured by pain in the gut is tremendous, as one of the root causes for this chronic pain in these regions is a sensitivity due to inflammation.
Sleep and Recovery:
Athletes have been some of the first to report benefits of cannabis. Although cannabis is not considered a performance enhancing drug by sports commissions it has shown benefits that draw athletes to experiment usage of the wide array of cannabis products and strains. Long distance running and extreme cardio athletes speak well of the plant’s effects on reducing pain, which is a constant when pushing your body to the limits of the body performance and allowing for quicker periods of recovery between workouts. Faster recovery resulting from cannabis use can be partially attributed to the plant’s effects of helping some patients get to sleep better. Long and high intensity workouts are especially taxing on the body, good rest and recuperation is essential to continuing on with hard workout schedules and constant pressure on the body.
Helps with Addiction:
Although still in very early stages of study, Cannabis has shown some promise in helping those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Although this is not an entirely risk free avenue for addicts to take, it has brought some interesting and good results. When tested on ats with opium addiction, Cannabis was shown to help the specimens recover without the severe withdrawals seen in opiate addicts. Some experimental treatment for alcoholics is underway as well, helping protect neural cells from dying during the initial process of stopping drinking which can be extremely dangerous and can result in death if not done properly. Cannabis as a treatment for addiction is still being researched and new information on the plant comes out every day.
These are just a couple amazing qualities of this diverse and useful plant. It is incredible what we have learned post legalization, with more studies coming out we can’t wait to share more important and ground-breaking news in developments of understanding of the Cannabis plant. Download the Cannafeels app to find the strains that are the right fit for you!