When you’re injured, sick, or exposed to toxins, your body’s immune system sends out inflammatory cells to heal the damaged tissue, flush out the toxins, or attack the bacteria. This is a healthy and normal response. However, if your body continues to send out inflammatory cells when you’re not sick or injured, this is considered chronic inflammation and could be a sign of a more serious illness.
Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation
- Constant body aches and pain
- Joint pain
- Skin rashes
- Feeling lethargic and foggy
How Does Weed Help with Inflammation?
Studies have shown that using medical marijuana for chronic inflammation may help reduce symptoms. Cannabis has several components that have anti-inflammatory properties such as the cannabinoid, CBD, which attaches to the cannabinoid receptors in your bodily tissues and nerve endings. CBD also helps your endocannabinoid system fight inflammation in the body by delivering terpenes to your tissues and nerve endings.
Terpenes can be found in all plants and many terpenes are great for reducing inflammation. Eating leafy greens, tomatoes, and olives can also help reduce inflammation because they contain anti-inflammatory terpenes.
Smoking strains of weed that are high in CBD, and have terpenes like myrcene, limonene, linalool, and caryophyllene, can help with inflammation. CBD does not affect your brain the same way THC does, so strains high in CBD but low in THC won’t make you feel high or intoxicated. CBD provides more deep body relaxation, reduces pain, and helps you sleep better as well.
You can also ingest CBD in the form of tinctures, oils, and edibles. They even make CBD-infused creams and bath salts so you can apply them topically or soak in a hot bath with them to reduce pain and inflammation.
Ozark MMJ Cards Has Experts That Care
If you’re considering getting your medical marijuana card for fighting inflammation, the caring experts at Ozark MMJ Cards are here to help. We provide affordable medical marijuana certifications and can answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Book your certification appointment today!