Cannabis Showdown: Pennywise vs Cannatonic for treating Arthritis
One may better suit your lifestyle.
The hindering effects of arthritis aren’t just painful, they’re mentally tiring. Prescribed pain killers can be addictive or cause hazy side-effects, increasing chances of depression. A medical revolution has already begun as more and more patients are finding cannabis is a better, all-natural medicine to turn to for pain.
As this discovery continues to grow and becomes accepted in the medical community, a jumble of strains have begun to pop up “claiming” they tackle arthritis better. Among these are Pennywise and Cannatonic, two strains that are both high in CBD content (the main cannabinoid that tackles pain but isn’t psychoactive). Although both will help joints function better by relieving pain, they do produce differing effects where one may be better utilized for your lifestyle.
This strain produces a short high, one that’s barely psychoactive (usually less than 6% THC) as it relieves arthritis pain. It will cause both muscles and joints to relax, while reducing anxiety (especially related to arthritis) and even curing migraines. It’s renowned in the medical world for its ability to reduce inflammation, pain, and even lower stress. Cannatonic can also help gain sleep. Unfortunately it will cause dry mouth & eyes, with dizziness or anxiousness as negative side-effects when consuming higher doses than one’s tolerance levels.
Those who have tried Cannatonic claim that this isn’t a recreational strain at all. It will do its job in relieving pain, while keeping the mind functional so daily tasks as well as work aren’t avoided or delayed. Computer programmers have given this strain thumbs up, as well as people suffering from cerebral palsy. If acquainted with PTSD or anxiety, cannatonic has also been shown to help reduce symptoms from these as well.
Choose Cannatonic if…
You need to medicate during the day and want to remain fully functional, both mentally and physically, or if you simply wish not to experience a head high.
The CBD/THC ratio in Pennywise is usually 1:1, so higher CBD levels will mean higher THC levels. You’ll experience both a psychoactive and body high, which is its main difference from Cannatonic. However, the psychoactive experience from Pennywise is mild, relaxing anxiety and stress as its CBD relaxes joints and muscles with a tingling buzz. It’s been known to cause sleepiness, as opposed to Cannatonic, so consuming on a lazy day or in the evenings is best.
Many have claimed that inflammation is reduced while using Pennywise, having effects that last far longer than normal (some claiming they smoked Pennywise at night and woke up pain-free). However, there are more reviews that claim Pennywise is best used for treating anxiety and depression, as the combination of THC and CBD create a mellow mindset along with pain relief.
Choose Pennywise if…
You need to medicate in the evenings or at night, and prefer a slight head high accompanied with a body high that leads to sleepiness and sedation. This is also a better choice if attempting to eliminate a bad mood (be is stress, anxiety, PTSD, etc.) along with arthritis pain.