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Cannabis Assists Stroke Recovery

The Facts of a Stroke

Strokes are the nation’s 5th largest killer and affect approximately 800,000 people each year.  A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is disrupted. Upon disruption, brain cells that are deprived of vital oxygen and/or glucose can die. This interruption can cause permanent brain damage and in some cases, death.

There are two types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke accounts for about 87% of all strokes and occurs due to clotting in the brain’s blood vessels, ceasing blood from reaching the brain. Ischemic strokes can be brought on by high blood pressure. The second type of stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke. This type of stroke is less common and makes up about 13% of all strokes. However, hemorrhagic strokes are responsible for about 40% of all stroke deaths. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel within the brain ruptures. The blood then spills into or around the brain, creating pressure and damaging cells. High blood pressure is an important risk factor for increasing your chances of having a stroke, but atrial fibrillation may increase the risk of a stroke by 5x. Therefore, strokes do not discriminate against age, and in fact, nearly a quarter of strokes occur in persons under the age of 65.  The surviving effects can result in paralyzation, degraded motor and memory skills, and more if not treated properly.

Cannabis Helps to Repair and Prevent Further Brain Injury Caused By Strokes

Various research and studies are continuing to expand as more and more tests yield positive results for cannabis as an effective neuroprotectant against brain and stroke trauma. And scholarly papers dating back as early as 1998 suggested that cannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), protect equally well against neurotoxicity mediated by certain receptors. Neurotoxicity occurs when excess toxins accumulate in neurological tissue throughout the body, causing the brain and nervous system to function improperly. Symptoms mimic a number of other conditions, including, but not limited to, chronic fatigue syndrome, ADD/ADHD, recurrent sinus troubles, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and others. Neurotoxicity is triggered in a stroke due to the lack of oxygen attributed to the buildup of metabolites in blood vessels that service the brain.

Studies show that the aforementioned receptors are calcium-dependent.During an ischemic stroke, large quantities of glutamate neurotransmitters are released, causing an overstimulation of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDAr), 2-amino-3- (4-butyl-3-hydroxy isoxazole-5-yl) propionic acid (AMPA) and kainate-type receptors. This results in metabolic stress, causing an accumulation of intracellular calcium that becomes toxic to the body’s cells. Studies have demonstrated how neurotoxicity can be reduced by antioxidants or antagonists to NMDAr and AMPA/kainate receptors. That’s where cannabis comes into play. These studies, therefore, serve as one of many examples of why routine detox is not only healthy but may help add years to a patient’s or consumer’s life.

Cannabinoids have been shown to prevent glutamate neurotoxicity by turning on cannabinoid receptors, thereby reducing the calcium influx. Particularly, cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the marijuana plant Cannabis sativa, does not turn on cannabinoid receptors and thereby doesn't produce psychoactive effects seen in THC. Cannabidiol doesn’t activate the cannabinoid receptor but DOES protect neurons from death by glutamate neurotoxicity. Additionally, although butylhydroxytoluene (BHT), used in stroke medications, are linked to promoting tumors, cannabidiol has no such link. Studies have also shown that cannabidiol is not toxic, making it a great potential treatment for strokes. CBD is most promising for treating stroke victims due to its neutrality on cannabinoid receptors, which alleviates undesired psychotropic feelings of experiencing the often noted cannabis “high.”

Cannabis and its Powerful Antioxidant Compounds for the Human Body

CBD, THC, and accompanying phytocannabinoids have been proven to protect neurons from glutamate-induced cell death. Cannabis not only serves as a powerful antioxidant to assist with cancer relief, but many researchers and medical professionals have noted the power of cannabis to optimize cellular communication throughout the body as an effective neurogenerative and neuroprotectant. This means that cannabis can help repair, build, and protect neurons. While the War On Drugs attempted to falsely claim that cannabis kills brain cells, science has proven the opposite time and time again. Combined with the fact that CBD does not produce a psychotropic experience, this makes cannabis a powerfully effective holistic aid in stroke recovery for the 75% of senior patients (65+) that are affected by stroke.

How You Can Use Cannabis to Prevent Stroke

It’s important to note that diet and nutrition in addition to responsible cannabinoid consumption may reduce the risk of stroke. The right fruits and vegetables combined with physical exercise help to maintain healthy brain oxygen levels and blood flow. Stroke discussions are very serious and there are a number of other considerations that should be discussed with your healthcare provider should you exhibiting symptoms or fear certain risk factors. And for those who wish to utilize the natural healing properties of cannabis, there are various methods to responsibly consume cannabis of which include juicing raw/decarboxylated cannabis flower in smoothies, smoking or vaping, eating edibles, applying topicals, and more. It’s just a matter of choosing a responsible method of consumption with proper dosing that fits you or your loved ones’ needs. Many patients and consumers have safe and convenient access to the benefits of responsible cannabinoid consumption. And our supporting medical professionals and physicians at James Henry SF advocate for independent patient research to discover the therapeutic power of cannabis, which incorporates optimizing your health through a therapeutic lifestyle.

James Henry SF Products Overview

The James Henry SF team takes pride in possessing the most potent, uncut disposable cannabis products in the marketplace. Our products are carefully curated from seed-to-sale, with pesticide-free flower sources that undergo various checkpoints during the CO2 extraction and distillation processes. All of our disposable products possess natural, cannabis-extracted compounds and terpenes. Our products contain no additives, no fillers, and no carrier oils. They’re possibly the most beautiful oil in a disposable vape pen EVER!

During development, we carefully identified CBD and THC  ratios to enhance your lifestyle at any time of the day and saving you that trip to the dispensary. CBD balances the negative impacts of THC consumption (i.e. orientation, eye trafficking, heart rate), and various ratios of CBD and THC provide different experiences and benefits.

Daytime: Focus

Start Your Day Off Right

Formulated to de-stress the worries of the workday, our Daytime: Focus formula helps to calm anxiety and maintain concentration for tasks at hand. Inspired by the synthetic pharmaceutical drug Adderall, which is commonly used to treat ADHD, this 5:1 CBD-dominant formulation is great for slowing racing thoughts, smoothing anxious edges, and providing a fully functional experience to help optimize your busy day. This tranquil calm is one that only you will recognize, as this formulation has not been designed to cause low-eyes or other negative symptoms when used properly. Parents and professionals are raving about these benefits.

Our formulation has also been shown to be great for helping ease irritability and anxiety disorder, which has been shown to affect over 40 million adults in the US.  And for those who are still experiencing rattled nerves after a long day in the office, this ratio of THC has been proven to help balance and deescalate those unwanted feelings of anxiety. As it encourages focus, this formula simultaneously aids in relieving ADHD, a chronic condition producing attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.

Evening: Social

Be Your True Self

Kinda shy? We are too. But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying happy hours with friends and colleagues. Inspired by Prozac, which is used to treat depression, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, we formulated an ideal mix of CBD and THC in our Social product. Our Evening: Social formula is a 10:1 THC-dominant formulation that will take away those feelings of awkward bar conversations, while allowing you to be comfortable with your witty quirks and social ninja skills. By combating the negative effects of THC with the added benefits of CBD, we’ve perfected what you will need in those awkward social situations. This formulation contains the right balance of sativa properties that provide an excellent experience, which is pleasantly apparent to the temple and relieves pressure from behind the eyes.

This ratio has been shown to be effective for inspiring creativity and social engagement. Therefore it simultaneously combats depression, a disorder that affects approximately 14.8 million American adults in a given year. In addition, this 10:1 THC-dominant formulation helps to relieve ache and pain. Thereby it serves as a muscle relaxant with antispasmodic effects, as well as a powerful neuroprotectant and antioxidant. In fact, it has 20 times the anti-inflammatory power of aspirin and twice that of hydrocortisone.

Weekend: Retreat

Relax & Unwind

TGIF! Or not. Weekend: Retreat is great for escaping weekdays and clocking out for weekends alike. The benefits of this THC dominant product are best felt during periods of rest, relaxation, and recovery at home. This formulation will enhance your favorite music album, increase laughter towards your favorite movie, and allow you to rest easier at night. Inspired by the synthetic pharmaceutical drug  Xanax, which acts on the brain to produce a calming effect, and formulated with the experienced consumers in mind, this ratio of indica properties produces an amazing body experience that enables deep relaxation and stimulates recovery of sore muscles from those long gym sessions.

Weekend:Retreat is recommended for relaxation, musical appreciation and sound therapy. Since this formula is dominated by THC, the THC is able to bind with cannabinoid receptors in the brain and central nervous system to stimulate relaxation. Because of this, this product line also helps with insomnia and chronic pain. In addition, Weekend:Retreat helps stimulate the appetite. As THC binds to receptors, they trigger the brain to induce neurons to stimulate the production of ghrelin - the 'hunger hormone'.

How To Use

For your simplicity of use, our disposable vape pen is equipped with hardware that requires no charging or screwing, no buttons and no attaching or detaching. To use, simply open our gorgeous pack and begin enjoying a simple, easy, and relaxing James Henry SF experience.

For maximum benefit, you should take 2-3 second inhalations, by simply putting the atomizer to your lips and inhaling, until desired relief and/or experience is achieved. We suggest inhaling through the CCell Atomizer slowly, almost sipping, for the best experience. Try to avoid holding the vapor within your lungs, as THC has been shown to be absorbed into your system within seconds of inhaling. Feel free to wait a minute or so until the next inhalation.

Our Approach

We recommend using CBD in the morning to assist with focus, a CBD:THC ratio in the afternoon or evening to help enjoy a happy hour or social situation, and a THC solution at night and/or on the weekends for therapeutic assistance and muscle recovery.  We’ve got you covered during every part of the day: we created the optimal daytime product, Focus, to harness CBD’s benefits in order for our users to start their day off right. We formulated Social to allow users to be more comfortable in those awkward social situations. And we crafted Retreat with an optimal THC percentage to provide an ideal user experience for rest and relaxation, all while encouraging responsible consumption. Our products allow consumers to experience all of the great benefits of cannabis throughout the day as a productive and alert individual when consumed properly.