Going beyond recreation, cannabis has a number of unique applications in healthcare. Each day, new breakthroughs of the medical benefits of cannabis come to the public’s attention. Here are 5 uses of medical cannabis that are being developed to help a variety of health issues.
1. Chemotherapy Support
New research coming from the University of London indicates that THC and CBD make chemotherapy drugs more effective. According to the study, when THC and CBD are used alongside chemotherapy, the outcomes are better than using chemotherapy alone. As further research is done to confirm the findings, it would mean treatment with lower doses of chemotherapy as CBD and THC will play a key role in the treatment. This means fewer effects for the patients and may lower costs overall.
2. Slowing Alzheimer’s Disease
New studies from Salk Institute for Biological Studies have shown that THC molecules attack Alzheimer’s by removing amyloid from the brain and relieving inflammation. This would mean that using THC can stop the development of the disease as well as reverse its negative effects. More research is ongoing, but the potential outcomes are very encouraging.
3. Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain Support
Cannabis Science Inc. has developed a transdermal skin patch containing cannabis that is applied to the skin and gets absorbed into the bloodstream to treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The patch contains different ratios of THC and CBD which supply predictable cannabinoid amounts, without having to smoke or ingest cannabis.
4. Cannabis and Epilepsy
The UK-based Company GW Pharmaceuticals has discovered the benefit of cannabinoids for treating epilepsy and has created a drug called Epidiolex. Following the data the company made available, the drug was recommended for use by a US Food and Drug Administration and advisory committee. If approved, Epidiolex would be the first drug derived from plants to be used in the United States, paving the way for more approvals and better legislation.
5. Cannabis and Pets
It’s certainly no surprise that many pet owners are now turning to alternative therapy to treat their pets’ diseases such as cancer, anxiety, seizures, and arthritis. Cannabis is the most popular alternative treatment used, and comes in a variety of forms. Cannabis can be used as extracts, edibles created for animals, and even ointments to treat pets’ symptoms. Many supplements containing hemp are even utilized by horse owners. As the industry grows, more products are coming on the market to help extend the life of our pets and keep them more comfortable.
Medical research utilizing cannabinoids is a continually growing industry. Dependable quality and predictable products are requirements for anyone producing cannabis for research purposes. Quality starts from the grow and continues through the extraction process. Here at Eureka Oxygen, we are excited for the growth of the extraction industry, and carry many gases and supplies needed for extraction.