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July 20, 2017

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System South Africa

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System South Africa The Endocannabinoid System You may of heard about the circulatory, nervous and digestive systems. Your body also has what is termed an endocannabinoid system. This system was discovered relatively recently, the endocannabinoid system is a type of communication system that exists within our brains and body that affect key elements within our systems. Key Functions that are known to be affected by the endocannabinoid system: Appetite and Digestion Cardiovascular function Energy Immune function Inflammation Organ function Psychiatric disease Memory Metabolism Sleep Stress Diseases, conditions and symptoms known to be managed by the Endocannabinoid system: Arthritis Anxiety Cancer or cancer treatment symptoms Chronic pain Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis Glaucoma HIV or AIDS symptoms Multiple sclerosis Muscle spasms or pain Nausea Nerve pain Sleep disorders   Cannabinoids Cannabinoids are molecule compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors and can be found both naturally within the body and also within a variety of plants. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids created by the body to help regulate and balance the various systems. Cannabinoids activate the endocannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 located within different parts of the body. Different types of cannabinoids are known to […]
July 20, 2017

Why is Medical Grade Cannabis Oil in South Africa so Expensive?

Why is Medical Grade Cannabis Oil in South Africa so Expensive? Our team at Medical Cannabis oil is often asked why the product is so expensive? We decided to put this short article together to highlight some of the reasons why a medical grade product is priced the way it is. The point of departure is that the input product (IE. The Cannabis that is used in the oil) has to be specially produced for medical application. Medical grade cannabis is not cheap, it typically take on average 10 grams of medical grade cannabis to make 1 gram of oil concentrate. If the cannabis is not specifically medical grade, then you will not achieve the desired Medical grade Cannabis oil is expensive because the ‘material’ used to make the oils, i.e. medical grade cannabis, is not cheap. At best it takes 10 grams of medical grade cannabis to make 1 gram (1000mg) of oil. The cannabis won’t yield that percentage if it’s not medical grade. How much does a gram of medical grade cannabis cost these days?  These days you can expect to pay upwards of R150 per a gram for high quality medical grade cannabis. If you purchase in bulk, […]
July 20, 2017

Confirmed SAPS Use Cancer Causing Herbicide On Rural Dagga

Confirmed SAPS Use Cancer Causing Herbicide On Rural Dagga Our team at Medical Cannabis Oil feels strongly that the South African people need to know the lengths the South African Police Service (SAPS) is willing to go to keep the amazing herb off SA streets. Its common knowledge that the police have been fighting a loosing battle with rural cannabis growing operations in rural parts of South Africa. Recent reports have confirmed that the police are now flying over cannabis plantations and spraying a herbicide called Glyphosate on the crop. The Cancer Association has come out to state that there is potential that this herbicide could actually cause cancer. International studies have shown that Glyphosate exposure can be linked to the following conditions: Endocrine disruption Increasing the risk of breast and other cancers, including non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cytotoxic changes (toxic changes to living cells) Genotoxic changes (ability to cause damage to the genetic information within a cell causing mutations, which may lead to cancer) Teratogenic changes (ability to disturb the development of an embryo or foetus) Tumorigenic changes (capable of forming or tending to form tumours) Pulmonary oedema (excess fluid in the lungs) in exposed individuals” The concern is that with the […]
July 20, 2017

Medical Grade Cannabis Oil is Available in South Africa

Medical Grade Cannabis Oil is Available in South Africa Our team at Medical Cannabis Oils is excited to let South Africans know that finally medical grade cannabis oil is finally available here in SA. Cannabis oil is a trending topic globally, within South Africa we are seeing an upsurge in South Africans taking more interest in leading healthier and more holistic lifestyles. With this move towards a more healthy way of living, many people are looking for natural alternatives to conventional pharmaceutical drugs. With the seemingly endless array of healing properties found within medical grade cannabis oil, its not surprising that South Africans are looking for this amazing product and most people really do not know where to start finding a reputable supplier. Medical Cannabis Oils only works with the best medical grade cannabis, all of our oils and oil based products are manufactured to European pharmaceutical standards, thereby ensuring that the product is safe for human consumption. With the sudden craze surrounding medical cannabis oil, we have seen a lot of fly by night companies trying to sell low grade oil to unsuspecting patients. When buying oil, do not settle for anything less than pure medical grade oil. We […]