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iGreen Swiss is a sustainable pharmaceutical company specialized in medical cannabis, that raises the standard of care for patients with unmet needs. Our intention is to make it easy for patients and healthcare professionals to understand how to optimize the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis.
We need your help to advance research
The FOPH has finally given the green light to proceed with the prescription of treatments based on pharmaceutical cannabis. However, scientific research on the actual benefits and potential risks associated with cannabinoids is not sufficient to prove their beneficial effects on health. We need participants to take part in studies and surveys in order to evaluate and above all prove which consequences the intake of cannabis-based medicines may have on different disorders.
If you are taking medical cannabis to cure the symptoms of a disease of any type or are envisaging doing so, and you want to know the best product for you and your specific needs while at the same time making a contribution to a worthy cause, start your registration here and fill in the form. The information you provide will remain anonymous and only be used for medical purposes.
Guide for Patients
Cannabis has been used for several years to treat patients for various ailments or symptoms. If you are looking into using medical cannabis, here is some useful information that may help you.
How cannabis works in your body
- Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found mostly in cannabis, and mainly used for therapeutic purposes to relieve symptoms such as anxiety, pain, nausea and inflammation. Although over 100 cannabinoids have been discovered, THC and CBD are the two main compounds used to treat patients. The levels of THC, CBD or a combination of both may vary depending on your needs.
- THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis. THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. Recent studies show that THC helps alleviate symptoms like pain, nausea, spasms and lack of appetite.
- CBD or Cannabidiol is the other cannabinoid found in cannabis; it does not cause the euphoric effects that THC may trigger. Moreover, CBD combined with THC reduces some of the possible side effects of THC, such as anxiety.
- Indica and Sativa are the two main types of cannabis. The differences between Sativa and Indica are in their morphology and distinct smell, also known as ‘’terpene profile’’, which are also used to identify the range of possible effects of a variety of cannabis. Although these strains can produce similar effects, Sativa is often recommended for a daytime use, because Sativa in general has a more cerebral or energizing effect. Indica, on the other hand, produces a sedating effect, in general delivering a more relaxing and full-bodied outcome with lighter cerebral effects.
- Using medical cannabis for the first time may bring out some tense or angst related feelings if you experience euphoria, which is why knowing your Cannabinoid Ratio is very important. Start with a low THC variety with high CBD, as it is known that CBD, combined together with THC, reduces the potential anxiety some patients may feel from THC.
The Endocannabinoid System
- The human body naturally produces cannabinoids called endocannabinoids. These are responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body. Homeostasis is a self-regulating process by which biological systems maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival.
- This process is essential because it interacts with receptors throughout the body, located on the surface of cells in the brain, organs, tissues, and glands. These receptors are embedded in cell membranes and produce varying reactions when stimulated by cannabinoids.
- By understanding how the endocannabinoid system works and how it interacts with different cell receptors, you can become more aware of its physiological functions, such as pain, emotions, digestion, memory, sleep, inflammation, neuroprotection and immune functions.