D is for Depression

Depression is a mood disorder in other words feelings of sadness, loss or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities.  People experience depression in different ways and may interfere with daily tasks resulting in lost time and lower productivity. Can also have an influence on relationships and some chronic health conditions.  

 Conditions that can deteriorate due to depression are:

 Arthritis, Asthma, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity.  Part of life is feeling down at times as everybody can be sad and distressful, however when feeling miserable and hopeless on a constant basis it is not normal.  Depression should be treated as a serious medical condition.  When this condition is left untreated it may last for years and can worsen over a period of time.

 

                                       

This treatment guideline is to be used for products, cannabis oils, that are only endorsed by MedicalCannabis.Review The guide is to be used for treating depression.

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. Alternatively 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.

Added Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD cannabis oil, taken alone, effectively treats the following conditions;

  • General Health Wellbeing
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Remission
  • Heart Disease

The medical cannabis CBD strain used in the CBD products MCD 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.

THCa Oil

THCa is found in fresh, undried cannabis. THCa is best for treating depression. Most people that suffer from depression require something that is uplifting and find CBD to be too subtle. THCa is relatively non-psychoactive and is more uplifting than CBD oil.

Dosage: Start on lowest recommended dosage, 3 drops three times daily, to be safe, and increase as you feel comfortable until the desire effect is reached. If you feel “high” or abnormal, decrease dosage and remain on same dosage for 72 hours before increasing it again.

Recommended treatment:

We recommend using a tincture, with starting dosage of:

  • CBD: 5-10 drops – 3 times a day.
  • THCA: 3-5 drops – 2-3 times a day. (Although THCA is relatively non psychoactive, to be safe, start on 2 drops 2-3x a day. Increase every 48-72 hours by 1 drop per dosing. You can carry on increasing as need be. This way one avoids getting high.)

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 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.

Side Effects

Everyone’s tolerance varies, rather be safe than sorry. Start low and increase dosages until desired dosage is reach. This way one avoids getting high altogether. If too much THC, THCA and or CBN oil is consumed too quickly a “high” or “stoned” feeling could be experienced, a general change in perception, euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. In the event of getting high it’s best to take a nap and sleep it off. The “feeling” will pass.

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.