Everybody Wants CBD But it’s a THC Blend That They Need
Most of our inquiries come from people looking for cannabis (CBD) oil for their medical cannabis needs – Constance Pure Botanical Extracts was among the first in the world to grow CBD-rich cannabis, as well as the first in northern California and perhaps the world to make CBD oil. The reality however is that once we learn about the nature of their condition, we usually discuss with their physician the use of an extract that is primarily THC oil – with some CBD oil.
There is quite a bit of misunderstanding about CBD’s place in the world of cannabis therapeutics. Heightened media coverage and state legislators responding to demand with CBD-only laws have given rise to a few pervasive myths. One of these equates the sole medical value of cannabis with CBD. But cannabis is a complex plant containing several cannabidoils and compounds, including THC which is known to give the user a high.You can read more about what is myth and what is fact when it comes to CBD in our Knowledge Center article, “CBD Fact and Fiction”.
Who Benefits from CBD?
We know from our experience working with various physicians that there are certain types of patients who can benefit greatly from a CBD oil treatment as an add-on to their medical routine : epileptics; those suffering severe auto immune disorders; multiple sclerosis patients; some Parkinson’s patients; those with bi-polar disorder; and ADD.
Cannabis Oil (CBD) is particularly well suited as an anti-spasmodic and anti-anxiety remedy. It can also work in fighting pain and inflammation, though we find THC more consistently effective in this regard. Interestingly, THC and CBD utilize complementary and different pathways to fight inflammation. In general, CBD would be recommended for patients who cannot tolerate too much THC and respond sufficiently to CBD for their medical condition.
THC & CBD Synergy in Cancer Treatment
Many inquiries come from cancer patients who think that CBD is the active cancer-fighting component in cannabis – another myth. THC has been the go-to compound for helping cancer patients for many years. However, more recent research is showing that THC doesn’t act alone. CBD, while having anti-cancer properties in its own right and working on different pathways than THC, boosts THC’s effectiveness by mitigating its undesirable effects, thus allowing for higher doses of THC to be administered for greater clinical efficacy and safety.
Can I Buy Cannabis Oil Online?
Currently, it is not possible to legally buy cannabis oil online in South Africa. Some manufacturers circumvent that by offering what they claim to be CBD oil made from industrial hemp, which is legal in some countries. Hemp is low in THC and it is debatable whether it has any significant amount of CBD as well. Additionally, a recent report has come out about consumers becoming seriously ill as a result of contaminated hemp oil products, a risk that runs high in commercial hemp production. We strongly caution against buying CBD oil online as it is potentially unsafe and of inferior quality.
Our extracts are lab-tested for purity and potency and are unmatched in quality and effectiveness. Used as an add-on to your medical regimen, they are also tailor made to meet your specific medical needs and adapted to the way you respond to treatment. We provide ongoing guidance for our patient-members and their physicians throughout the use of our products. Read further about what makes our oils different from others on the market.