A recent discussion on social media platform FACEBOOK has inspired today’s post. Use of a NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) Topical solution for pain relief – Voltaren Emulgel® compared to a Cannabis Infused Topical Solution
Is Voltaren Emulgel® effective, I am sure that it is – Diclofenac, is one of the most widely used pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medicines and is the main medicinal ingredient. – this chemical drug is delivered to the source of pain by penetrating the skin.
The Gel ingredients are not defined.
Diclofenac works by blocking the effect of chemicals in your body, called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes. These enzymes help to make other chemicals in the body, called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are produced at sites of injury or damage, and cause pain and inflammation. By blocking the effect of COX enzymes, fewer prostaglandins are produced, which means pain and inflammation is eased.
“How Do Pain Relievers Work?” by George Zaidan really helps make this clear a quick four minute video
So what is the problem? Well, pretty much everything pharmaceutical companies have to offer for pain relief is a CHEMICAL that comes with a mile-long list of side effects.
A VERY EFFECTIVE & TOTALLY SAFE NATURAL alternative is Cannabis infused topical solutions.
As the understanding of pain pathophysiology and treatment increases, new routes of drug delivery are being discovered with the objective of attempting to block pain at peripheral sites, with maximum active drug and minimal systemic effects. Topical preparations are the result of such exploration.
Leafly’s Cannabis 101 series explains the benefits of cannabis topicals, how they are made, and the way our bodies process cannabinoids through transdermal absorption.
BOTTOM LINE – our bodies are already designed to work with weed. IT has beneficial effects far beyond those associated with the psychotropic properties.CANNABIS IS ONE OF MANY NATURAL SAFE ALTERNATIVES to the chemical shit storms the pharmacists offer. MARIJUANA SHOULD BE A PART OF OUR DAILY DIETS for a recovering health and wellness strategy.
References for today’s posts include:
- HEMPISTA offers a review article comparing the two
- and of course
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