At Spekr, our goal is to provide our customers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their health. As both the founder and an ingredients formulation scientist, I am dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest research related to health, genetics, biochemistry, and the ingredients used in our products. Through the Spekr Library, we provide our customers with access to this information, empowering them to make better choices for their well-being.
Through my years of research, I have discovered that the cannabis/hemp plant has a much more impressive body of scientific evidence supporting its potential health benefits than we are led to believe by mainstream thought. In fact, both THC and CBD, two of the most well-known cannabinoids found in the plant, each have more positive research supporting their health benefits than most other common health ingredients. That's not to mention the over 100 other cannabinoids discovered in cannabis so far.
This is exactly why I felt compelled to share my findings through this article. While my intuition hinted towards this truth for many years, reading through thousands of studies has undoubtedly confirmed it. We must recognize the substantial body of evidence supporting the potential health benefits of cannabis and its derivatives and start incorporating the potential health benefits of cannabis and its derivatives into our wellness routines.
The mainstream belief is that compounds found in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, lack sufficient research to support their health benefits. However, after examining thousands of studies ranging from a variety of scientific topics, I can confidently say that cannabis and its individual compounds has much more positive health research than many other popular mainstream ingredients, supplements, and even lifestyle practices. Not to mention the vast amount of research on the endocannabinoid system, the primary target for cannabis in the human body - a topic we won't delve into here.
Despite the wealth of positive research supporting the potential benefits of cannabis compounds, there is still a pervasive propaganda campaign that spreads false claims about the lack of research on this natural plant. This has resulted in stringent regulations on cannabis, which limits access to its potential benefits for many people. It's important to recognize that the true potential of cannabis can only be realized if we move beyond the misinformation and embrace the available evidence.
Even common natural ingredients that we use without much thought, such as coconut oil, turmeric, lavender oil, peppermint oil, MCT oil, arnica, and others, only have a small fraction of the research that cannabis/hemp does.
Although natural ingredients like arnica, shilajit, or turmeric have been used for centuries and are widely accepted, the number of legitimate scientific studies conducted on these ingredients is scarce when compared to the significant amount of research conducted on the cannabis plant. In fact, the difference in the amount of research is massive, with legitimate human clinical trials for mainstream natural or synthetic ingredients being rare to find.
On the other hand, it's easy to find positive research on cannabis and its individual constituents, despite the persistent belief that there isn't enough evidence to support their health benefits. It's time to recognize that cannabis compounds have a wealth of scientific research supporting their potential benefits, and to promote further research to fully unlock the potential of this natural plant.
Despite a century of strict prohibition, cannabis still has an overwhelming amount of positive research supporting its potential health benefits. Just imagine how much more research could be done if there were no prohibition at all.
To highlight the overwhelming abundance of research available on cannabis in comparison to other health-related ingredients and topics, let's take a quick look at the number of search results yielded by each term on PubMed.gov at the time of writing this (April 2023):
Cannabis: 31,502 results
Hemp: 32,510 results
THC: 13,513 results
CBD: 10,809 results
Cannabinoid: 33,894 results
Turmeric: 7,300 results
Coconut Oil: 2,484 results
MCT Oil: 231 results
Arnica: 519 results
Shilajit: 114 results
Lavender Oil: 510 results
Peppermint Oil: 597 results
Eucalyptus Oil: 877 results
Moringa Oil: 150 results
Magnesium L-Threonate: 30 results
Colloidal Silver: 653 results
Matcha: 172 results
Yoga: 7,512 results
Breathwork: 34 results
Ice Bath: 710 results
Sauna: 1,512 results
Meditation: 9,352 results
The abundance of research available on cannabis and its compounds is undeniable, as evidenced by the staggering number of search results on PubMed.gov. I bet you've never heard anyone say we need more research on any of the other search results I've presented here! And yet, false claims about the lack of research on this natural plant persist.
If health authorities applied the same logic used to scrutinize cannabis to every other plant and ingredient, it's likely that many popular natural ingredients on the market today would have more red tape around them than cannabis. It's frustrating to see false claims being made about the lack of scientific research on cannabis, when in reality, the positive research far outweighs that of many other commonly used health ingredients.
Cannabis has long been viewed as a threat to the status quo, challenging the dominant narratives and disrupting established industries. This is precisely why health authorities and regulatory bodies have made it so difficult for cannabis to be normalized and accepted as a legitimate form of medicine.
The negative propaganda surrounding cannabis is simply a means of maintaining the existing power structures and suppressing the potential benefits of this natural plant. By refusing to apply the same logic and standards to cannabis as they do to other plants and ingredients, health authorities and regulatory bodies are limiting our ability to access the full range of benefits that this plant can offer.
In my view, the only legitimate regulation for the cannabis/hemp plant is to treat it like any other crop. This means applying the same standards and regulations that are currently in place for crops like corn and tomatoes. While it's important to ensure the safety and quality of any product, excessive regulation of cannabis has only served to limit its potential benefits and perpetuate false propaganda.
By treating cannabis like any other crop, we can unlock its full potential and help people to access its natural benefits in a safe and effective manner. It's time to move beyond the stigma surrounding cannabis and embrace it as a valuable and legitimate part of our natural world.
While cannabis should be regulated like any other crop, it is important to recognize that it also possesses unique health benefits that are unmatched by any other plant.
Despite the common false propaganda surrounding cannabis and its potential benefits, the reality is that there is a significant amount of positive research supporting its use. As someone who has devoted years of my life to reading and analyzing scientific studies on a wide range of topics, I can confidently say that cannabis has more positive research than many other commonly used health ingredients.
Unfortunately, the resistance to change and the desire to maintain the status quo has made it difficult for cannabis to be normalized and accepted as a legitimate form of medicine. By refusing to apply the same logic and standards to cannabis as they do to other plants and ingredients, health authorities and regulatory bodies are limiting our access to the full range of benefits that this plant can offer. It's time to move beyond the false propaganda and embrace the truth about cannabis and its potential benefits for our health and wellness.