Well & Good: How Cannabis Can Keep You Healthy
Cannabis Wellness

Well & Good: How Cannabis Can Keep You Healthy

Why we use Cannabis

La Haute Staff Writer | March 14, 2019

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ― Haruki Murakami

As natural remedies go, you’d have a hard time finding anything that’s as all-around effective as cannabis. From a wellness perspective, it’s packed with healing properties. CBD and THC, the two main compounds in cannabis, work with the body’s own endocannabinoid system, which regulates many interconnected areas, from your nerves to your muscles and joints.

How Cannabis Can Help

Everyone has an individual reaction to cannabis, so start with a small dose to see how it affects you. Cannabis is most effective when you’re using it in consultation with a specialist, especially if you’re taking other medication.

The World of Cannabis Wellness

You don’t have to smoke or try edibles to enjoy the effects of cannabis. Just like you’d take vitamins, you can now take cannabis in the form of capsules and creams. There are new options coming out every day, from bath soaks to teas and shampoos. And there’s always the tried-and-true supplement, one of the simplest ways to stay healthy without much work.

Depending on what you want, you can choose CBD-only products (no high) or CBD/THC blends (a bit buzzed). CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that supports your muscles, bones, digestion, immune response, and nervous system—so you can get healthy but not high. THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol) gets you stoned in large amounts, but also has many of CBD’s healing and pain-relieving properties. One bonus of buying CBD-only products is that they’re legal across much of the United States, so you can have them shipped to you in most U.S. places.

Common Ratios (From High to Low THC)

 3:1 ― 3 parts THC to 1 part CBD   

1:1 ― equal parts THC /CBD

1:3 ― 1 part THC to 3 parts CBD·   

20:1 ― 20 parts CDB to 1 part THC

Animals also have an endocannabinoid system, and CBD can be used to treat their pain, inflammation, anxiety and more.

Pain Relief for Pets

When your best friend gets a little older and can’t run as fast to welcome you at the front door, cannabis can be an effective natural alternative to pain medication. Animals also have an endocannabinoid system, and CBD works in much the same way with them. CBD oils and tinctures are easy to measure, all natural, and won’t get your dog stoned. One of our favorite resources is VET CBD.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.