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Benefits of THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been in the news a lot, as it is a very popular compound in Cannabis, and as you may know, is the compound that is responsible for the feeling of getting high when you take cannabis. We are well aware of the fact that over the years, the compound has attracted a lot of criticisms from different quarters; hence, it is difficult to convince people about the health benefits and medicinal values that come with the compound.

You know how science keeps looking for answers? Well, it will interest you to know that science has given us an answer about THC and its medicinal values, hence, we can gladly tell you that THC and some other cannabinoids are potent at dealing with different types of physical and mental ailments, and the truth is that a lot of people have begun to see THC in the right dosage, as an effective and efficient supplement to aid daily health. Here are some benefits of THC:

  • Pain Relief

This is one of the major benefits of THC, and it relieves people with chronic pain, by activating pathways in the CNS (Central Nervous System), and these, in turn, prevent pain signals from getting to the brain. A trial in 2013 was approved by the FDA, and the result was positive. When people with neuropathic pains were given THC in very low doses, there was a 30% reduction in the pains.

  • Nausea and Vomiting

Do you know that there is a THC pill that has been approved by the FDA for treating vomiting and nausea? It will interest you to know that this drug has been there since the ‘80s, however, the drug is a strained version of THC, and does not come with all the properties of the natural compound. Researches carried out on natural THC are indicative of the fact that they are much better at treating cases of nausea and vomiting, especially for patients who may be suffering nausea, as a result of chemotherapy.

  • Brain Cell Protection

There is a common myth that THC kills brain cells, and this myth began to make rounds after the reefer madness; however, it will interest you to know that this is a myth that has no iota of truth. There are no doubts about the fact that some drugs out there are neurotoxic and kill brain cells; however, THC is neuroprotective and thus protects the brain cells.

  • Aids Sleep

Is it difficult for you to sleep? Here is the good news, research has indicated that THC improves sleep conditions, and also enhances breathing, while also reducing interruptions in sleep patterns.

  • Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A lot of people suffer PTSD, as a result of past experiences, and the symptoms include severe anxiety, insomnia, depression, agitation, antisocial behavior, nightmares, etc. THC has the abilities to help people with PTSD get better, sleep better, and live better.

There are so many other amazing benefits of THC, and it is interesting to note that a lot of medical institutions are beginning to adopt the compound for medical use.

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