According to Joints for Joints, marijuana is effective at managing rheumatoid arthritis.
This disorder occurs when your immune system sends out enzymes to attack and destroy your joint capsules.
Rheumatoid arthritis not only causes complications in the joints but it also affects other body parts like lungs and kidney.
It’s not known precisely what causes this disorder, but researchers agree it might have to do with hormonal changes, infections, and genetics.
Although the disorder can affect anyone, some factors would significantly increase the risk e.g. smoking, obesity, advanced age, and family history.
Early diagnosis allows for easy (and cheaper) treatment but allowing the condition to progress puts you at risk of physical disability.
When you have this condition, you not only experience pain in your joints, but you also get overly tired and have trouble falling (and staying) asleep.
Many people with rheumatoid arthritis use marijuana to slow its progression and eliminate pain.
Top Marijuana Strains for Rheumatoid Arthritis
The following hybrid marijuana strains are particularly useful in managing rheumatoid arthritis:
1. Gelato #33
This California-native strain is descended from Thin Mint GSC and Sunset Sherbet. Upon hitting maturity, the buds can range from dark green to lilac, with orange-flame pistils. With a citrusy aroma and an herbal aftertaste, this strain supercharges your brain and eliminates pain, enabling you to carry on with work for extended lengths of time.
2. Jet Fuel
Created by the Colorado-based breeders, 303 seeds, Jet Fuel is derived from a number of diesel strains. It emits a strong scent, and a cloud of smoke, and its effects deliver a solid punch. This strain will get you so high you will think you are riding a jet, but the initial strong effects subside quickly and a feeling of calm and relaxation takes over your mind. Arthritis patients use this strain to improve their moods and relax.
This strain was developed by Alien Labs, one of the largest breeders in California. The parents of Zookies are Original Glue and Animals Cookies. With a complex terpene profile, Zookies has a sweet aroma, a fruity taste, and delivers calming effects. Rheumatoid arthritis can have you struggling with bouts of anxiety, especially when symptoms become pronounced, but patients use this strain to calm down.
4. Cereal milk
This strain was created by breeding Cherry Pie with Snowman. With a milky taste and a hint of ice cream, it attracts a huge following. The buds are average in size, dark green, with a film of feathery trichomes that imply high THC concentration. The cereal milk has strong effects, enabling you to experience a euphoric feeling, and overcome your sore joints. Cereal milk has won a couple of awards.
5. Mac 1
This strain was created by breeding Miracle 15 with Alien Cookies F2. On hitting the flowering stage, the buds have a white hue, overflowing milky trichomes, and colorful trichomes, making it a sight to behold. The effects might not be particularly strong but they tend to last long. It also has a unique terpene profile and sends up a complex aroma balancing out sweet and zesty. Another sold characteristic of Mac 1 is that it easily fights off mold and disease.
6. Orange cookies
Created by Canadian breeders, Franchise Genetics, Orange Cookies is a cross between GSC and Orange Juice. With a sweet aroma and a tangerine flavor, the strain produces a cerebral high that elevates your happiness. It has a peppery aftertaste and its effects hang on for a while before letting up. The strain hits the flowering stage pretty quickly, and the buds are massive, with a high density of trichomes. The buds range from a dark-green to purple color, and the hairs are colorful.