Medicinal Cannabis Strains to Help With Muscle Spasms

The reason that cannabis can help to reduce muscle spasms is due to the way its cannabinoids and some of its terpenes work on the cannabinoid receptors (CB-1 and CB-2) in the brain as well as their muscle relaxing effect. Especially THC, CBD and CBG seem to act on the CB-1 and CB-2 receptors that reside in the area of the brain (Motor Cortex or M1) which controls the body’s motor functions. Even though the exact workings of this mechanism are not yet clear, research has shown that THC has the ability to reduce muscle spasms in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and spinal cord injury. The terpene Myrcene helps THC in this action through the Entourage Effect. Likewise, CBD and CBG have shown to be helpful to relax muscles as well as being effective against MS and epileptic spasms.

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