As the best studied cannabinoid, THC has shown promise for its ability to provide a variety of benefits and therapeutic uses that can benefit our wellbeing. Countless people have used THC to help better manage health and improve quality of life. Research is continuing throughout the scientific community and there’s a lot to celebrate about the findings so far, spanning many areas of our wellbeing. Here are 10 promising wellness benefits of THC to have on your radar.
THC for Normal or Exercise-induced Inflammation
Inflammation management is one of the most talked about medical benefits of THC. Research indicates that cannabinoids like THC may be effective in helping to manage normal inflammation responses. Chronic inflammation is believed to trigger many different negative outcomes, and managing it is incredibly important to staying healthy. Managing inflammation that results from exercise can also help you achieve fitness goals and wellbeing. THC is a top-shelf ingredient in the wellness toolbox.
THC to Boost Appetite
Ever had some wicked munchies after enjoying cannabis? You can thank THC for that! THC has been found to stimulate appetite by triggering the release of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates hunger. It may even make food smell better. For people suffering from certain conditions that seriously impact their appetite and ability to eat, THC may be able to help.
THC to Alleviate Nausea
DId you know that there is an FDA-approved THC drug that’s been used to manage nausea for decades? Marinol has been providing people with relief from nausea since the ’80s. THC’s anti-nausea properties were first noted in the late ’70s in cancer patients suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy. Since then, it’s continued to be an effective treatment for that queasy, nauseating feeling that can make it hard to even get out of bed.
THC as a Sleep Aid
Many cannabis strains have gained a reputation for making people feel pleasantly sleepy. THC seems to have sleep-inducing properties of its own that can be supported by certain terpenes found in the studied strains. According to one study, just 15 mg of THC can be enough to make some people feel like sleeping.
THC as a Bronchodilator
THC is believed to help open airways in the lungs. Research dating back to the ’70s has found that the medical benefits of THC as a bronchodilator may aid in quicker respiratory distress recovery.
THC for Pain
Countless people worldwide struggle with chronic pain every day. Luckily, one of the benefits of THC is that it may be able to help alleviate certain kinds of discomfort, especially that of neuropathic origin. One study found that THC may even be able to alleviate treatment-resistant neuropathic issues.
THC as a Neuroprotectant
Despite what you may have heard about cannabis use allegedly killing brain cells, research indicates that THC may actually function as a neuroprotectant that guards our precious brain cells. One study found that a positive THC screen actually resulted in decreased mortality in adult patients suffering traumatic brain injuries.
THC for PTSD
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) can be a debilitating condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. From sleep loss to agitation, there are many different symptoms of PTSD, and THC may be able to help with many of them.
THC as an Antioxidant
THC is also an antioxidant that may also protect the body from oxidative stress. Research indicates that both THC and CBD, the two most abundant cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, may function as neuroprotective antioxidants.
THC for Muscle Relaxation
Ever get that heavy-body ‘couchlock’ sensation after enjoying some really good cannabis? That feeling may have wrapped you in a metaphorical warm blanket because that strain likely had certain terpenes known for their relaxing properties.10/7