Top 5 Cannabis Strains for Gout
Gout is a painful type of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid in the body. When too much uric acid forms, this leads to excruciating crystal deposits in the joints. Oftentimes, the pain is too much to bear, and since gout usually affects the feet, toes, and ankles, the patient usually can’t walk until the gout has completely healed.
Oftentimes the pain from gout is too painful that even something as light as a bed sheet can cause extremely sharp pain. Gout can affect anyone; in fact even people in their 20’s can be diagnosed with gout. A complete change of lifestyle is required to treat gout; patients are forbidden to eat food including alcohol, coffee, liver, kidney, seafood, beans, and certain meats. However, cannabis can help make living with gout more bearable.
If you have gout and you would like to start medicating with cannabis, here are some strains to try:
- Cannatonic is a legendary strain known for its high CBD and low THC content, making it ideal for medical patients suffering from a number of conditions including gout. Although this is a hybrid, Cannatonic delivers more indica-like effects, making it ideal for late afternoon or evening medication. Some Cannatonic strains have a CBD content of as much as 17%, which makes it perfect for patients experiencing severe pain as it will deliver almost immediate relief. However, Cannatonis is also known for its short-lived high, so you may have to medicate several times in a day especially if you’re right in the middle of a gout flare. Despite this, Cannatonic has valuable medicinal properties for any kind of patient.
- Charlotte’s Web is a well-known strain among medical users for its extremely efficient medicinal properties. It only contains an average of 0.3% THC, so there’s barely any psychoactive effects for patients who don’t want to get high. The potent CBD content makes Charlotte’s Web a popular choice for patients with gout as well as those suffering from epilepsy and seizures, anxiety, and pain. Medicating with Charlotte’s Web may be a hit or miss for patients because while it’s known for treating pain, some users don’t experience any relief at all as it depends largely on one’s body chemistry.
- Harlequin is a very rare strain and it has a low THC content. Some strains have an equal ratio of CBD and THC, and if you can get your hands on it, this balance is recommended for those suffering from gout and other inflammation-related conditions. Patients enjoy medicating with THC because it helps them feel more creative and focused at work, enabling them to still get more done throughout the day. Harlequin won’t get you high and is extremely effective in treating pain as well as fatigue, depression, and stress.
- Mango Kush not only tastes like the delicious tropical fruit but it also valuable for its painkilling properties. Gout patients who also suffer from mood disorders and depression will love Mango Kush because it can induce fits of giggling and will make you feel good, all around. Mango Kush delivers a tranquilizing effect that also makes you feel uplifted, light, happy….. so much so that you might even forget why you are medicating in the first place. This strain has a potent hit and is ideal for medicating at night, suitable for gout patients who encounter difficulty sleeping because of severe pain. Mango Kush is also widely used to treat headaches, insomnia, stress, and depression.
- Ghost Train Haze is an exceptional sativa, thanks to its equally exceptional lineage. Ghost Train Haze is the love child of Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck, two legendary sativa strains. Patients love medicating with this strain for daytime use, and in fact many report experiencing surges of creativity so if you enjoy artistic activities this is the strain for you. Ghost Train haze delivers a high dose of THC that is surely effective in treating pain like no other, although those who tend to suffer from anxiety may do well in avoiding this strain. Ghost Train Haze is also recommended for patients suffering from fatigue, lack of appetite, stress, and depression.
What strains are your favorite for the treatment of gout?