If you are at all familiar with marijuana, chances are you have heard of the chemical compound known as THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol – THC for short – is the compound in your weed that causes that sought-after euphoric high, and many people choose their cannabis depending on the THC content. But THC does so much more than giving you the munchies or producing that chilled-out vibe; it actually has tons of health benefits for a variety of ailments.
Are you one of those people who smokes or consumes marijuana for the medical benefits? If so, you have probably frequented medical cannabis shops, browsed online dispensary reviews and tested a variety of strains. But why purchase someone else’s pricey weed when you can grow your own? If you are smoking for medical purposes, you can easily obtain your ACMPR license within Canada, and the best part is you can grow strains of your choosing with high THC contents. If you still aren’t convinced about the perks of THC, check out the top benefits for your mind and body when it comes to this chemical compound found in your weed.
It acts as a pain reliever and muscle relaxant. One of the main reasons for being prescribed medical marijuana is that it acts as an amazing pain reliever, and is much better for you – as well as much less addictive – than the opioids that many doctors prescribe. FDA trials have been taking place for years studying the effects of THC on pain. These studies have found that THC in the right doses reduce pain intensity by a whopping 30 to 50% on average.
It promotes healthy brain function and can enhance the senses. There is something called the CB1 receptor within the human brain, and when it works at the optimal level our brains have an increased ability to learn and retain information for longer periods of time. THC activates this receptor, giving us higher brain functionality. In addition, scientific studies have shown that both THC and another compound within weed called CBD promote hippocampus growth, which is the part of the brain responsible for memory storage.
It is no secret that smoking weed or eating cannabis-infused edibles enhances the senses – this is the main reason for ingesting marijuana in the first place. Consuming too much can lead to psychoactive behaviors, but the right amount in smaller doses can have an amazing effect on our senses and even increase creativity and lead to personal insights.
It increases appetite and reduces nausea. No surprise here that smoking weed causes the munchies, and many people think this is a negative effect of the drug. But in actuality, the fact that it decreases nausea and increases appetite is an amazing benefit for so many people. This is especially true for patients undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy, who have a constant feeling of nausea and can’t keep any food down. There has even been a THC-pill in the medical world since the 1980’s helping patients with this problem.
It can help you get a restful night’s sleep. Another well-known benefit of weed, THC can help you sleep soundly at night. It not only helps you fall asleep faster, but gives you a better chance to sleep through the night without interruption.