Breaking Trial on Controversial Plant’s Power to Zap Pain

Written by Alex Reid
Posted July 20, 2020

Hi y’all!

Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.

Every single week, I look through the latest research, studies, and trials…

Here at Longevity Insider HQ, we are committed to giving you the most powerful tools to keep your life on course.

Whether it’s weight loss tips, savvy bio technology, pain relief, or tips on how to beam with more energy…

There’s always some under-the-radar path to enrich your life.

That’s why, today, we’re zeroing in on something both controversial and simple:

Cannabis.

If you are of African, Latino, Mediterranean, or Middle Eastern heritage, you’ll want to hear about today’s clinical trial…

For years, doctors, politicians, and advocates have bumped heads on cannabis’ role in the medical world.

California was the first state to give medicinal marijuana the green light in 1996. Here in 2020, 47 of all 50 states have legalized medicinal marijuana in some form or fashion.

Medical marijuana is used to treat a number of different conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Appetite loss
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Mental health conditions like schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Wasting syndrome (cachexia)1

A recent study showed that cannabis could also be used for a blood disease that ails about 90,000 Americans.

Found most prevalently in the African-American community, this latest study shows that cannabis can mitigate the pain for those suffering with sickle cell anemia.

Sickle cell can be very painful…

In the image below, you can see what a normal red blood cell (RBC) is supposed to look like. You’ll notice they flow freely through blood vessels.

sickle-cell image
Source: www.practicalpainmanagement.com

Those with sickle cell anemia, on the other hand, have sickle-shaped red blood cells. It’s because of their shape that these sickle-shaped blood cells have a difficult time making their way through tiny blood vessels, often leading to a block in blood flow.

When this happens, especially for blood vessels that lead to your chest, abdomen, and joints, patients will often experience acute pain in these areas. Pain can also occur in your bones. 

The pain varies in intensity… and, depending on the person, the pain can last for a few hours to a few weeks.



Mother Nature’s Pain Management

Doctors primarily prescribe opioids to sickle cell patients for pain relief. The problem with that is… opioids are highly addictive… and have led to countless deaths throughout America.

With the opioid crisis on the rise, physicians have been looking for alternative pain-relief methods.

Just days ago, the University of California, Irvine released data suggesting cannabis may be the answer.

The university’s research team studied 23 patients who had sickle cell disease-related pain. During two five-day inpatient sessions, the patients inhaled vaporized cannabis and a vaporized placebo. The sessions were separated by at least 30 days, allowing the participants to act as their own control group.2

And the results were nothing short of astonishing.

To your health,

Alex Reid
President, Longevity Insider HQ


1. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/medical-marijuana-faq

2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200717133236.htm