There is so much information available to study when making the decision to treat your Multiple Sclerosis symptoms with Cannaboids rather than pharmaceuticals. So I agreed to educate, investigate, and figure out how this works so I could understand what strains could treat pain, fatigue, depression, insomnia, spasticity, and avoid dizziness, hunger, dry mouth, intoxication, and anxiety. I studied Sativa vs. Indica, endocannabinoid receptor sites, CB1 & CB2, and terpenoids. I purchased products based on what I had learned would give me the highest probability of comfort only to find that the effect was different than my research said it should be.
I suffer from analysis perallysis and resorted to buying what the deadhead dispensary experts told me would work. They were no better at predicting the effects than my charts while I needed relief! Studying the specifics gives you no more of an advantage than trial and error.
Here is what we need to know:
1. We all have a unique physiological makeup. Our ECS receptor (endocannabinoid system) site locations and number of sites can vary from person to person. That’s why the same strain of cannabis can affect each of us differently.
2. Cannabidiol (CBD), marijuana’s non-psychoactive compound, is one of the great for treating chronic inflammation, neuropathy, and muscle spasms with multiple sclerosis.
3. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis that provides your wanted effects. THC’s effects are caused by binding to brain receptors, basically triggering your brain’s reward system causing euphoria.
4. Terpenes are found in nearly every plant or crop, including fruits and vegetables and are considered a secondary compound in the plant’s genetics. There are well over 100 terpenes known that affect how cannabinoids pass through your system and help sway how your body reacts in terms of mood upliftment and perceived feelings.
5. It is important for us to start low and go slow particularly if you are new to cannabis consumption.
What products have the best results for specific MS symptoms: