Scientists have shown that cannabis is a super-plant that is able to treat numerous pains and aches, from IBS to fibromyalgia.
The newest solution to reap the benefits of this plant is a marijuana-infused chewing gum. The active ingredient in marijuana, CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, provides the qualities of the CBD without making you “high”.
Cannabinoids block chronic and acute peripheral nerve pain and thus leave you pain-free.
The newest invention by Axim Biotechnologies, a chewing gum containing CBD known as MedChewRx and is currently being tested, and is planned to be released in 2018. It is expected to be the first official medical cannabis chewing gum, approved by the FDA.
Research has shown that marijuana relieves pain due to irritable bowel syndrome, as well as symptoms like bloating, constipation, chronic cramping, and abdominal pain, so these findings can be life-changing.
This gum is meant to treat chronic pain, specifically fibromyalgia. It contains both, CBD and THC (the active components of marijuana), delivering 5mg of each. Being digested in the mouth instead of inhaled, the gum provides faster relief.
It also provides the following benefits:
- Relieves stress
- Has strong neuroprotective and neurostimulatory effects on the mind
- Stimulates the cardiovascular system
- Improves age-related cognitive decline
Yet, professor John Zajicek, who runs trials for the company testing of the Fibromyalgia pain relief gum, warns that this is not quite a home-run just yet, as there are some reports on its side-effects, which are not clear so far.
Therefore, there is a need for further research on this effective method for pain relief, in order to ensure that we have a safe and simple way to relieve pain due to these conditions.
Yet, these are currently your possible options to use marijuana to alleviate pain:
- CBD Oil
CBD hemp oil is made from high-CBD, low-THC hemp, and you can buy it in the form of capsules, tinctures diluted in alcohol or a natural oil base, as a pure CBD-hemp oil, and as CBD topicals. The oil is not psychoactive and won’t make you ‘high’.
Marijuana-infused edibles include drinks, snacks, spreads, cookies, brownies, candy, and chocolate bars. They differ in strength, but since you ingest the marijuana, make sure you do not get much of it, as it delivers a potent high.
If you suffer from chronic nerve pain due to an illness, surgery, or an injury, 3 puffs a day of marijuana will help you heal faster and sleep better.
Yet, make sure you consult your doctor for a suitable cannabis strain. Aging decreases the amount of Glucosamine in the body, so you might also get relief and strengthen your joints from the use of Glucosamine supplements.