Which Cannabis Strain is Best for Me? Your DNA knows

Bob Chien
Bob Chien June 24, 2019

The Human Genome Project was an amazing accomplishment of humanity, declared complete in April of 2003. Since then, this road map has allowed us to unravel the mysteries of what makes us who we are. Our genes make us tall/short, skinny/robust, happy/sad, clever/dull, social/introverted, and every other possible variation that defines us as human.

Our utterly unique biochemistry determines who we are, what will affect us (allergies or resistance to disease), our life expectancy, what sort of kids we might leave behind to contribute to the gene pool, even down to our mental activity, capability, or mood.

Doctors will tell you that pharmacology is not an absolute science. We know what certain chemical combinations do for many people, but as you well know, doctors frequently change prescriptions for patients because they are not getting the desired effect. It is often a guessing game to find out which one will get the desired results.

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Welcome to the Future

If everyone had their genome analyzed and on record, we’d be able to prescribe the right drug the first time. This is because we would know that, for this particular DNA, this is the drug that will work, and have the fewest side-effects.

Cannabis is a collection of chemical compounds, too. These are known as cannabinoids [can-ab-in-oids] and terpenes [tir-peens], and though some have no discernible effect discovered yet, the area needs much more study because combinations of the different cannabinoids and terpenes create a synergistic effect greater than any component individually.

What we do know is that each genetic profile responds differently to the effects of cannabidiol [can-ah-bid-I-all] (CBD) in significantly different ratios to CBD’s counterpart, tetrahydrocannabinol [tet-rah-hy-dro-can-ah-bin-ol], or THC. There are over 140 different constituents in cannabis. Some other cannabinoids with noteworthy effects that have been identified include:

  • Cannabichromene [can-na-bi-chrome-een] (CBC) has sedative, antidepressant, and pain-relieving effects up to 10 times higher than CBD alone. It also moderates paranoia and memory loss stemming from high THC levels.
  • Cannabigerol [can-na-bigger-all] (CBG) has been shown to be anti-insomniac, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, a moderator of intraocular pressure, and possesses anti-microbial and antibiotic effects.
  • Cannabinol [can-ab-in-all] (CBN) is simply old THC that has degraded, which helps with sleep, mild pain, and relieves or diminishes seizures and convulsions, but it is particularly useful for healing bone fractures. It does this by recruiting mesenchymal stem cells from the bone marrow, with which new bone can be built.

The Takeaway

What you should learn from all this is that, as a unique individual, the distinct chemistry of various strains will have a highly personalized effect. Finding the best match for your desired goals would involve trying more than 1,400 strains, including both the auto-flowering and feminized versions. At one strain per day, that would still take about 4 years to complete.

At Marigen we want to shorten your journey to finding the right cannabis for your unique DNA biochemistry. Using the latest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, we examine one of the largest, most comprehensive marijuana strain databases in the world to find your match.

Sampling all of those strains would cost a large fortune (if you could even obtain some of them), and would consume mountains of time that might otherwise be used to rebalance your chemistry and get your life back on track.

Wouldn’t it be better to know what would bring you the greatest benefit in the shortest period of time? By aligning your genetic markers and your personal objectives, we can identify the ideal strains to meet your goals. Order one of our testing kits today, and have your results in just a few short weeks. Stop guessing and let Science work for you!

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