I know, I know, you assumed that should read “CBD Health Benefits.” You know what they say about assumption. While CBD (rightfully) gets praised for its medicinal properties, there are many THC health benefits to explore.
And, while THC may be the life of the party to CBD’s designated driver, there’s still plenty of evidence out there that THC has plenty to offer to those suffering from various aches and ailments.
However, it’s always important to stress that Seedsman is not a professional health expert before we get any further. Mind you, if you get all of your medicinal information on internet blogs and not at the doctor, then there’s already not much we can do for you.
So, while this post relies on referencing scientific study, this is not us advising treating any illness or ailment with THC alone.
Right, now that that’s clear, here are 5 different THC health benefits,
THC Helps You Sleep
Ran out of sheep to count? Studies as far back as the 70s have found oral ingestion of the THC cannabinoid helps those who struggle to snooze soon sleeping sweetly.
Other studies have shown it can also help breathing, reducing interrupted sleep.
Insomnia is no laughing matter, so if you’re sick of looking at the inside of your eyelids every night, perhaps THC is an avenue to explore.
THC is Anti-Inflammatory
Research points to evidence that THC can decrease the production of both cytokine and chemokine in the body.
Or, in English, THC helps slow the production of two of the body’s compounds that trigger inflammation.
Depression has an inflammatory component. Arthritis as well. And, while CBD is well known for its inflammatory defeating goodness, THC has a part to play.
THC Steadies the Ship
Marinol is a drug used to help treat nausea and vomiting in patients going through chemotherapy since the 1980s. Marinol contains a synthetic and isolated delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The problem with Marinol is it doesn’t include the other beneficial components like varying cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, all of which work better together rather than separately.
While CBD does play a part in reducing nausea, these researchers concluded that THC does more of the heavy lifting when it comes to helping with nausea and vomiting.
Anyone who’s had a heavy night drinking knows how effective some cannabis can be the next morning in getting you up and feeling normal again. The effect is instantaneous, and it can be profound.
It takes only a small amount of THC to treat nausea, and if you’re just looking to feel better as opposed to feeling high, even small ingestion of edibles (5mg) or one or two hits from a strong THC strain can help.
If you’re a first-timer, try CBD on its own first, and then go slow with the THC. You’ll soon be back on solid ground. Physically, anyway.
THC Stimulates Your Appetite
People suffering from hepatitis, going through chemo, those with HIV, and even dementia all suffer appetite loss.
And not eating enough is incredibly dangerous. Particularly if you’re on other medications. Your body needs fuel to help treatment work.
THC is known for increasing your appetite, but it goes deeper than just ‘the munchies’.
THC is a natural appetite stimulant, and eating is something you need to do to feel better. It can even save lives.
Certain cannabinoids suppress hunger, which can bring its own health benefits.
THC as a Pain Killer
More than a billion people are living with chronic pain, many from neuropathic pain.
It’s a daily reality for many, and there are thousands of different drugs on the market to help alleviate this pain. But all drugs have side effects, and if the opioid epidemic has taught us anything, there are genuine and serious consequences of pain killer prescription.
This FDA-approved study confirmed THC’s excellent pain-relieving qualities.
In it, individuals with neuropathic or nerve-related pain were given low doses of THC through a vape. And the results were pretty conclusive.
“A low dose of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol provided statistically significant 30% reductions in pain intensity when compared to placebo.”
There needs to be a lot more research across the world on cannabis as a pain relief medicine, but due to various restrictions, this research is taking far longer than it should.
Growing your own Medicine
Seedsman has an entire medicinal section on our website, where we’ve sorted seeds according to medical conditions; you can view them here.
However, we’re currently running a 25% off High THC seeds promo that ends Monday the 16th of August.
Here are a few strains on promotion right now and the ailment they can help with:
A Cannabis Strain to Help you Sleep
Black Sugar is a cross between a powerful indica, a potent medical strain, and a modern classic (Black Domina x L.A OG x Critical).
From its Black Domina line, this strain maintains an incomparable relaxing effect and fast flowering traits. From its LA OG parent, Black Sugar offers potency and potential therapeutic benefits.
Black Sugar is incredibly good at relaxing the mind and soothing you after a long day, and you can grow your own right now with a 25% discount on Black Sugar seeds.
A Cannabis Strain to help with Anxiety
Peyote Zkittlez is an indica-dominant hybrid strain bred by pollinating Peyote WiFi with the sweet-tasting Zkittlez. Peyote WiFi is itself a cross of Peyote Purple and the US indica WiFi strain. Zkittlez is a 3-way cross of Grape Ape, Grapefruit, and a third, top-secret strain.
Zkittlez’s scent is delightful and entices ripe tropical fruits and candy, which also follow through in the taste. THC production is over 20%. The effect is very uplifting, especially for an indica strain. Therapeutically, it is used to combat stress, depression, anxiety, and those with ADHD.
Zkitttlez is another one on sale right now; add some to your basket here.
A Cannabis Strain to Stimulate your Appetite
Zkittlez Auto is one of the very sweetest-tasting auto strains available anywhere. It is a sativa-dominant strain bred from Zkittlez ( Grape x Grape Apple) crossed with a male Fruit Auto, a remarkable fruity strain bred from Fruit Cheese and Blueberry Auto. Growers can expect to harvest some large yields of high-THC level buds.
This strain’s scent is fruity with lemon and blueberry alongside petrol notes; the taste is like candied berries. Its high-THC effect is well-balanced, being very good for social situations and relaxing in front of the TV either alone or with company. It also has the added effect of helping to relieve chronic pain.
Zkittlez Auto is our final high THC strain on sale, and you’ve got less than 48 hours to claim your 25% discount!