As with all diseases that are difficult to cure, the best weed strains for multiple sclerosis treat both the disease itself and the symptoms of the disease. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable but always disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. MS disrupts the nervous system’s ability to send information between the body and the brain. And with the exception of an extreme treatment pioneered in 2016, there’s no cure.
The Best Weed Strains For Multiple Sclerosis Are Anti-Inflammatory
Importantly, cannabis can help treat multiple sclerosis directly, by protecting and regenerating the nervous system. Furthermore, cannabis can also help MS patients manage their debilitating symptoms.
In patients with MS, when immune cells activate, they release pro-inflammatory proteins called cytokines. These cytokines cause inflammation in the brain which results in the destruction of nerve cells and ultimately worsens the symptoms.
The active components in cannabis, THC and CBD, are anti-inflammatory. That’s because THC and CBD deactivate the immune system. And when the immune system is calmed down, it no longer attacks the central nervous system. Ultimately, this prevents the symptoms of MS from worsening. With that in mind, here are the best weed strains for multiple sclerosis.
10. Great White Shark (Sativa)
Even though it’s a sativa, Great White Shark is known for a potent body buzz that’s more like an indica.