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A Buyer's Guide: How to Buy Medical Cannabis Oil in South Africa

Cannabis Oil Buyer’s Guide 2018

With the abundance of cannabis oils on offer on social media and the internet, those who want to self-medicate are often faced with the daunting task of separating the good from the bad, the mediocre from the exceptional.  So much information is available at the click of a button, but so much misinformation and outright … Read more

Strongest Workout with CBD Cannabis Oil

How Micro-Dosing On Cannabis Led To The Strongest Workouts Of My Life

January 21, 2018 — 10:25 AM Growing up as an elite-level mountain bike racer for 15 years then transitioning to ultra-running, I’ve had my fair share of pain with the long miles. I was so ignorant about cannabis even five years ago. Sure, I’d had it offered to me at parties growing up, and even … Read more

MCT Medium Chain Triglycerides CannaMedica

MCT Oil – A Review of Medium Chain Triglycerides

Interest in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) has grown rapidly over the last few years.  This is partly due to the widely-publicized benefits of coconut oil, a rich source of them.  Many advocates boast that medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) can aid in weight loss.  In addition, MCT oil has become a popular supplement among athletes and bodybuilders. Here … Read more

Treating Breast Cancer with Cannabis Oil

Treating Breast Cancer with Medical Cannabis

Breast cancer is a major and growing health issue among women. Invasive breast cancer is the most common type cancer affecting women worldwide, and the second-most-common type overall, according to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This year, an estimated 232,000 cases will be diagnosed just in the US. Early detection and successful treatment are crucial … Read more

The Difference Between THC and CBD

THC vs CBD – The Synergy of Cannabinoids

The first written proof of using marijuana as a medicine dates back to 2900 BC when the Chinese Emperor Fu Xi noted that “cannabis was a very popular medicine that possessed both yin and yang” As it seems, cannabis sativa has been used for both medicinal and recreational purposes for five millenniums now, if not … Read more

Ocular Disease and Eye Function – Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Nature has many ways of making it hard for people to see.  As we age, we notice subtle little signs that tell us that our vision is changing.  Perhaps you need glasses to see up close or you have trouble adjusting to glare or distinguishing some colours.  These changes are a normal part of ageing.  … Read more

Treatment Guideline for Depression/Depressive Disorders & Mood Disorders

Depression is a common and debilitating mood disorder.  More than just sadness in response to life’s struggles and setbacks, depression changes how you think, feel, and function in daily activities.  It can interfere with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep and enjoy life.  The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness can be intense and … Read more

Treatment Guideline: Treating Anxiety Disorders with Medical Cannabis

Anxiety Disorders Anxiety, worry and stress are all part of most people’s everyday lives.  But simply experiencing anxiety or stress in and of itself does not mean that you need to get professional help or that you have an anxiety disorder.  In fact, anxiety is an important and sometimes necessary warning signal of a dangerous … Read more

Treatment Guideline for Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative Disease Overview Neurodegenerative disease is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain.  Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord.  Neurons normally don’t reproduce or replace themselves, so when they become damaged or die, they cannot … Read more

Treating Children With Medical Cannabis

Children like Charlotte Figi and Novaleigh Barker (affectionately known as Supernova) have changed the way the world views cannabis, and in particular, the use of cannabis oil for children.  Many such stories exist throughout the world, and while legal cannabis oil is still unavailable to many, parents have gone to great lengths to ensure that their children are … Read more

Cannabis Can Help You Get Through Menopause

Mood swings, lack of sexual interest, bone density loss, anxiety, insomnia – cannabis is the one-stop medicine for all of these.   Jokes about the winding down of a woman’s reproductive life abound. Menopause. The Change of Life. The inner workings of the process are shrouded in mystery, rarely discussed, and the symptoms can be … Read more

Can Medical Cannabis Counter The Progression of Atherosclerosis?

In the past, atherosclerosis was largely defined in terms of the accumulation of plaque or bad cholesterol (LDL) within the arterial walls, leading to obstructions.  However, it is now understood to be more than a simple build-up of plaque.  This obstruction is actually a physical response to injuries in the arterial wall’s lining.  Causes of … Read more

Medical Cannabis For Inflammatory Diseases – Arthritis

Inflammatory Diseases In General Inflamed tissue is a natural and necessary response to the healing process.  Without inflammation, injuries would not heal.  Inflammation occurs in response to the invasion of an organism, exposure to a toxin, or the presence of impaired or injured cells.  The inflammatory response is a general intervention and not as specific … Read more

Man’s Best Friend – CBD for Dogs with Arthritis

CBD oil continues to prove itself as a remarkably effective way to treat a number of ailments your dog might be experiencing. Researchers at Cornell University recently concluded a study on the effects of CBD oil on dogs suffering from osteoarthritis. Over the course of six weeks in the double-blind study, dogs were given either … Read more

Growing Old Is Not For Sissies – Medical Cannabis For The Elderly

Cannabis has been used for centuries in pain relief and as a sleep aid, among its many other purposes.  Until recently, there has been little evidence in its safety and effectiveness, largely in part due to relatively recent restrictions on its use, which have hampered research efforts and resulted in doctors having little to no … Read more

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