The potential health benefits of “all things Cannabis.”
Admit it, you’ve wondered. You’ve heard about the benefits of cannabis, perhaps even read about them. Maybe a friend shared a story about how cannabis helped curb their cravings, alleviated symptoms of a chronic illness or even just helped reduce their anxiety. You’re nervous however and you’d like to know more. Viv&Oak can help. We’ve invested a great deal of time, energy and research into our line of cannabis infused beverages but the most important thing we’d like to share with you today is that research. We can help you make an informed decision about whether cannabis might be right for you. Is it safe? Is it approved for use where you live? Should you give it a try? Let’s talk about the potential health benefits of “all things cannabis.”
Whether you’ve come from a generation that considered cannabis as something “one didn’t do” or you feel a little more “liberal” in your approach to the topic (and plant!) here’s some important information about the possible uses of cannabis and its benefits for you or a family member. It’s time to take the taboo out of cannabis!
Long Acknowledged Heath Benefits of Cannabis include treatment of PTSD and Anxiety
Cannabis has long been acknowledged by some health care professionals as having a calming effect on persons suffering from the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In some cases, it has even eliminated symptoms. Additionally, for some, cannabis helps to reduce both stress and anxiety and many of their associated symptoms. It’s likely you’ve already read about how cannabis is often used by cancer patients as a method for relieving nausea during chemotherapy treatments. In certain forms, medical marijuana is a useful tool in the battle against chronic pain and may help to reduce the potential for any substance abuse or addiction issues sometimes associated with the use of prescription medications. There are even some who suggest cannabis may act to help reduce alcohol dependency.
Other Heath Benefits of Cannabis include treatment of Insomnia
The benefits don’t just include those already mentioned although we think this is a pretty good list with some pretty big benefits! In fact, there are a number of other ways in which cannabis can support individuals – including something Viv&Oak would be willing to bet everyone suffers from at some point in their life – insomnia! If you have chronic insomnia or other sleep disorders, cannabis can help to improve your quality of sleep and we already know how important the restorative power of sleep can be! How many of us long for a good night’s sleep so we can feel more productive and perhaps even more creative in the morning? Well, cannabis has been shown to both ignite and improve one’s creativity too. Also known as a mood enhancer, the use of cannabis might enable you not only to become more creative but also to truly enjoy what you’re creating. It helps fuel your passion – for whatever passion “fuels” you. In a related way, if you’re feeling good, cannabis can also improve libido in both men and women, something else that might contribute to your overall “enhanced” mood!
Finally, folks suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) have reported finding some relief through the use of cannabis and it has also been shown to alleviate arthritic pain, the tremors associated with certain diseases like Parkinson’s or epilepsy (by acting as a muscle relaxant) and has even been used by persons living with debilitating IBD illness like Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. In short, the uses for cannabis are many and varied.
There has been a great deal of research on the benefits of cannabis and no doubt, moving forward, more will be done. It’s likely that you have already heard about some of the benefits we talked about in this blog. You might even know a cancer survivor who is continuing to use cannabis as an appetite stimulant for weight gain or an individual who has experienced anorexia and is using cannabis for the same reason. We believe that new and innovative healing powers, and the ongoing benefits of cannabis, will continue to be discovered. We’re confident as well, that more and more people will become familiar with its use medicinally. If there are any “fears” or misunderstandings based on old-school “taboos” about cannabis, we know that ongoing research, blogs like this one and the products featured by Viv&Oak on our website can help. In their own way, each will each contribute to eliminating those fears and to an increased understanding of all the potential health benefits of cannabis.