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Easy Breathing for Asthma Sufferers with Cannabis Oil

This treatment guideline is to be used for products, cannabis oils, that are only endorsed by Medical Cannabis Dispensary. The guide is to be used for treating Asthma.

Most of the people we treat choose the cannabis oils we endorse over conventional western medicines that have let them down. No one likes to get high! If the oils are used correctly this can be avoided altogether.

STORAGE OF CANNABIS OILS

Cannabis oils are best kept in the fridge when not being used. If this is not possible, store in a cool dry dark cupboard. The oils have a shelf life of many years.

DIRECTION FOR USE

For dosing using a tincture, do not dilute in water or juice. It’s easiest to accurately dispense the drops from a tincture into a teaspoon and then consume. Alternatively drop directly into your mouth.

CBD is bitter and if you are “uncomfortable” with, dislikes, the taste then you can take with a little honey to sweeten it.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) refers to Cannabis oil with a high content ratio of CBD which promotes general good health and well-being, benefits neurological disorders, and treats various ailments. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and effectively treats the pain associated with inflammation. CBD is not psychoactive, doesn’t get you ‘high’, but unlike the nutrient supplement Hemp CBD products sold at health shops, it has THC in it in order to render it effective. Without THC it is useless – also called the entourage effect.

Added Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD cannabis oil, taken alone, effectively treats the following conditions;

  • General Health Wellbeing
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Remission
  • Heart Disease

The medical cannabis CBD strain used in the CBD products MCD endorses is a 20:1 strain (CBD to THC).

Dosage: Start on 5 drops 3x a day. It’s always best to keep CBD in your system. If one is unable to dose 3x a day, twice will have to do.

THC Oil (Delta 9)

To treat Asthma you need THC and unfortunately THC can make you ‘high’. However, if you micro-dose using a tincture in drops, it will allow you to build up a tolerance over a short period of time (days). There is no one-size-fits-all approach with THC cannabis oil dosing – it’s different for everyone. Most, if not all people we help, have to get on with day-to-day life and can’t afford to be high.

The medical cannabis THC strain used in the THC products MCD endorses is a 12:1 strain (THC to CBD).

Dosage: Start on lowest recommended dosage, 2 drops twice daily, to be safe, and increase as you feel comfortable until the desire effect is reached. If you feel “high” or abnormal, decrease dosage and remain on same dosage for 72 hours before increasing it again. Dosing twice a day, morning and later afternoon, is normally sufficient. If you have trouble sleeping and you’re not using CBN as a sleep aid, then a third dosage before bed is advisable.

Recommended treatment:

We recommend using a tincture, with starting dosage of:

  • CBD: 5-10 drops – 3 times a day.
  • THC: 3 drops – 2-3 times day. (Start on 2 drops 2-3x a day. Increase every 48-72 hours by 1 drop per dosing. You can carry on increasing as need be. This way one avoids getting high.)

Tinctures (1:10) are 1000mg of cannabinoid extract in 10ml MCT, 500+ drops per bottle (dropper top bottle). Each drop is 2mg.

MCD is unable to comment on “other” cannabis oils whose origins are unbeknown to us. We recommend reading about cannabis oil in South Africa before making any decisions.

WHAT DETERMINES THE QUALITY OF CANNABIS OIL

MCD endorsed cannabis oils are all made from medical grade organic cannabis (flowers) only. The oils are processed in laboratory conditions using the latest technology similar, if not the same, equipment used in the legal states of America. Co2 based extraction cannabis oil is the latest, cleanest, toxin (solvent) free and most expensive extraction technique requiring specialised machinery. The entire process from soil to oil is controlled, after all what you put in is what you get out. The oils are not lab tested.

Side Effects

Everyone’s tolerance varies, rather be safe than sorry. Start low and increase dosages until desired dosage is reach. This way one avoids getting high altogether. If too much THC, THCA and or CBN oil is consumed too quickly a “high” or “stoned” feeling could be experienced, a general change in perception, euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. In the event of getting high it’s best to take a nap and sleep it off. The “feeling” will pass.

Disclaimer

The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained herein is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Easy breathing for Asthma sufferers, a treatment guide for Asthma using cannabis oil products endorsed by Medical Cannabis Dispensary (MCD), South Africa.

CBD oil and asthma

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Contents

  1. Research overview
  2. The studies
  3. Patient perspectives
  4. What the experts say
  5. Bottom line

If you or someone you love has asthma then you know how debilitating the symptoms can be. Wheezing, coughing, and labored breathing are just a few of the disruptive effects of this chronic lung disease that affects 25 million Americans. Smoking cannabis might not be the best idea for someone with lung disease, but what about using CBD oil to treat asthma?

Wheezing, coughing, and labored breathing are just a few of the disruptive effects of asthma. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Research overview

As there is no cure for asthma, researchers are seeking treatments that manage the symptoms with the fewest possible side effects. According to some recent research conducted on animal models, cannabidiol (CBD) oil could be one potential therapeutic option.

The studies

The results of a 2015 study published in “Mediators of Inflammation” showed that CBD was able to stop the oversensitive inflammatory response in rats induced with asthma. The study’s authors said CBD is a potential new asthma treatment.

A 2015 study showed that CBD could be a potential new asthma treatment. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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A subsequent 2019 study published in the “European Journal of Pharmacology” found that CBD reduces airway inflammation and fibrosis in mice with allergic asthma. Further, the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis may be useful in treating asthma. Researchers who had previously shown that CBD administered to mice prior to a lung injury reduced inflammation also examined the effect of CBD given after the injury. They found that CBD had “a potent anti-inflammatory effect” and improved lung function.

Finally, there may be some therapeutic value in full-spectrum oil, which does contain the intoxicating cannabinoid THC as well as CBD. A 2016 literature review published in the “Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology” found that THC may help suppress the immune system. In some types of asthma, the immune system overreacts to an environmental trigger, resulting in bothersome symptoms. The findings of this study could be especially beneficial for those who suffer from allergic asthma. Researchers in this study also noted that the cannabinoid system plays an important role in balancing immunity.

Patient perspectives

Asthma is a condition that most sufferers learn to manage over time, through lifestyle and environmental changes as well as prescription maintenance medication and rescue inhalers for asthma attacks. Nick Foster is an author and blogger who writes about methods for controlling asthma. On his blog Treating Asthma at Home, Foster writes that his asthma was mostly controlled by diet and exercise, but he still felt symptoms and discomfort occasionally so he decided to try CBD. After taking 20 milligrams a day sublingually or orally, he blogged about the results. “I’ve been taking CBD for about a year now, and I still haven’t had to sit through any discomfort or other asthmatic symptoms, let alone use my rescue inhaler,” Foster said.

Since he was a child, Salvatore Miceli has kept an inhaler in his pocket, ready to treat his near daily asthma attacks. In 2018, Miceli tried CBD oil for the first time and has observed a greater clarity in his breathing. He shared with Weedmaps in a phone interview, “Not only does the CBD oil help me breathe better but it also makes me calmer. Asthma attacks can be stressful and scary, so it’s great to have a treatment that addresses that as well.”

Miceli’s experience with CBD oil has been so positive that he has considered canceling his upcoming surgery to repair a deviated septum. He said, “If the results continue like this, then I would love to skip the surgery.”

Is Miceli’s success with CBD oil to treat asthma surprising to medical professionals? That depends on who you ask.

What the experts say

The lowered levels of anxiety Miceli credits to CBD oil do not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the benefits of medical marijuana. In fact, cannabis has been emerging as an alternative to anxiety medications and some top physicians are recognizing the potential.

Dr. Bonni Goldstein, medical director of Canna-Centers Wellness & Education in California and medical adviser to Weedmaps, has observed exceptional long-term results with hundreds of anxiety patients who have been treated with cannabis medicine.

“Cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, and CBG can be utilized to help anxiety sufferers reduce symptoms and improve the quality of their lives,” Goldstein said.

But what about the direct breathing issues related to asthma? Organizations such as the Lung Institute are quick to dismiss the idea of asthma patients smoking cannabis as dangerous, but some experts believe that using alternative measures such as CBD oil may yield a better outcome. In 2017, Bronchiectasis News reported that vaporized or edible forms of cannabis may offer temporary relief to some individuals with lung disease.

Vaporized or edible forms of cannabis may offer temporary relief to some individuals with lung disease. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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With a fundamental lack of research into how CBD oil affects people with asthma, many medical experts remain on the fence about the treatment’s benefits and drawbacks.

Bottom line

CBD oil may be able to offer anti-inflammatory relief to some asthma patients when administered under a physician’s care.

CBD oil and asthma Copy article link to clipboard. Link copied to clipboard. Contents Research overview The studies Patient perspectives What the experts say