- Posted by Options Medical Center
- On September 21, 2017
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As more states follow the lead of Colorado, legalizing cannabis products for both medical and recreational usage, it is important to learn about all the different products available and their benefits.
Cannabis essential oil has a variety of uses and important health benefits without the side effects associated with smoking marijuana. Cannabis essential oil is made by distilling the plant’s flower to create oil that can be used internally or externally.
Health Benefits of Cannabis:
Stress/Anxiety and Pain Relief
The natural components of cannabis oil help to stimulate the pleasure hormones in your body, inducing calm relaxation allowing relief from stress and anxiety.
Cannabis oil inhibits neural transmissions in the body’s pain pathways, providing relief from chronic pain and inflammation, without the side effects of opioid pain relievers. Relief from pain also contributes to stress and anxiety relief, resulting in a better overall sense of well-being.
We all know about the “munchies” associated with smoking marijuana. This can be beneficial to anyone who is trying to gain weight after an illness or injury. Cannabis oil can also encourage your digestive system to become more regular.
When used on the skin, cannabis oil promotes healthy, softer skin, prevents signs of aging, and protects against psoriasis and eczema. Taken internally, cannabis oil can also help stimulate your body to shed dead skin cells while growing new, healthy skin.
The benefits to the cardiovascular system can help prevent heart diseases by balancing negative oils in your system and lowering cholesterol levels. The healthier the heart, the healthier the body will be, so this is a very important benefit of cannabis oil.
Much like the benefits in relief from stress and anxiety, cannabis oil has been shown to improve coping abilities and reduce insomnia in veterans treated for PTSD.
Cannabis oils provide calming effects that can help fight restlessness and insomnia. A small dose shortly before bed can help lead to a good night’s sleep. As proper rest is essential for the body, this benefit contributes to better overall health as well as reducing stress and anxiety.
While research on the effects of cannabis is still in process, many studies show that cannabis oil can help treat some of the side effects of cancer, like weakness, nausea, pain, and appetite loss.
Cannabis has also been shown to prevent macular degeneration and treat glaucoma. One of cannabis’ earliest medical uses was for relief from glaucoma symptoms.
THC has been shown to help breathing for those who suffer from asthma. Using cannabis oil instead of smoking marijuana can boost this effect by removing the side effects from inhaling the smoke.
Options Medical Center
For more information, stop by our Options Medical Center store in Wheat Ridge and chat with our staff about the Craft, Concentrate Supply Co., and IndiGoPro cannabis oils we sell. On Wednesdays, we offer 20% off cartridges.
At Options Medical Center, we strongly believe that cannabis oil can be used effectively to treat multiple ailments and we work with each of our customers individually to help them achieve the relief they need.