Taking Control of Anxiety with Medical Cannabis

 

Worrying, apprehension, nervousness are only some of the disorders better known as Anxiety. When confronting challenges like an exam, interview, etc.people can often experience a state of worry or fear.  When a person’s symptoms interfere with ability to sleep, it can also be due to Anxiety and this can have an impact on quality of life.

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses and the distress they can cause can keep you from carrying on with your life normally. In some cases, anxiety becomes excessive and can cause sufferers to dread everyday situations.  This is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Other anxiety related disorders include panic attacks in other words severe episodes of anxiety which happen in response to specific triggers, obsessive compulsive disorder which is marked by persistent intrusive thoughts or compulsions to carry out specific behaviors. Anxiety frequently co-occurs with drpession that the two are thoght to be wtin faces of one disorder.

 

Exaggerated worries and expectations of negative outcomes in unknown situations that typify anxiety are often accompanied by physical symptoms.  These include muscle tension, headaches, stomach cramps.

 

Cannabis oil that is high in THC, is not recommended for people diagnosed with Anxiety,  it is safer to use THCa.

For pain related symptoms, it is better to combine THCa and CBD

 

 

 

                                                                                            Dianne McCormick, Psychologist

 

 

 

WARNING

People that suffer from depression, anxiety and stress (DAS) should NOT take oils with a high THC content. The high THCoils may have the opposite desired affect and cause you to be more anxious and paranoia.

STORAGE OF CANNABIS OILS

Cannabis oils are best kept in the fridge when not being used. If this is not possible, store in a cool dry dark cupboard. The oils have a shelf life of many years.

DIRECTION FOR USE

For dosing using a tincture, do not dilute in water or juice. It’s easiest to accurately dispense the drops from a tincture into a teaspoon and then consume. Otherwise drop directly into your mouth.

CBD is bitter and if you are “uncomfortable” with, dislikes, the taste then you can take with a little honey to sweeten it.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) refers to cannabis oil with a high content ratio of CBD which promotes general good health and well-being, benefits neurological disorders, and treats various ailments. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and effectively treats the pain associated with inflammation. CBD is not psychoactive, doesn’t get you ‘high’, but unlike the nutrient supplement Hemp CBD products sold at health shops, it has THC in it in order to render it effective. Without THC it is useless – also called the entourage effect.

The medical cannabis CBD strain used in the CBD products MCR endorses is a 20:1 strain (CBD to THC).

Dosage: Start on 5 drops 3x a day. It’s always best to keep CBD in your system. If one is unable to dose 3x a day, twice will have to do.

Recommended treatment:

We recommend using a tincture, with starting dosage of:

  • CBD: 5-10 drops – 3 times a day.

Tinctures (1:10) are 1000mg of cannabinoid extract in 10ml MCT, 500+ drops per bottle (dropper top bottle). Each drop is 2mg.

MCR is unable to comment on “other” cannabis oils whose origins are unbeknown to us. We recommend reading about cannabis oil in South Africa  and CBD oil before making any decisions.

WHAT DETERMINES THE QUALITY OF CANNABIS OIL

MCR endorsed cannabis oils are all made from medical grade organic cannabis (flowers) only. The oils are processed in laboratory conditions using the latest technology similar, if not the same, equipment used in the legal states of America. Co2 based extraction cannabis oil is the latest, cleanest, toxin (solvent) free and most expensive extraction technique requiring specialised machinery. The entire process from soil to oil is controlled after all what you put in is what you get out. The oils are not lab tested.

Disclaimer

The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only.  You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  Nothing contained herein is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.