As the movement for medicinal cannabis gains momentum, people are eager to delve right into it and start on a path to a pain-free life. But where do you start? With a growing slew of strains of marijuana and methods of consumption, how do you know what is right for you without wasting valuable time and money? Savvy scientists now have an answer--use a DNA analysis kit to discover what type of cannabis will work best with and on you.
Not all DNA testing kits are meant to discover your genetics or your ancestry. There are DNA tests for wine drinkers, art collectors, and now a DNA testing kit for cannabis consumption. Like the others, this test uses your genetic markers to predict your reaction to different types of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemicals commonly found in cannabis. Through the DNA analysis kit, you will receive personalized recommendations for everything from the strain of marijuana that would work best with your DNA to the method of consumption.
“A lot of people have misconceptions of marijuana and the effects from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol),” says one of MelixGx’s co-founders and Chief Operations Officer, Stu Campbell. “So, we wanted to show them that you don't have to be scared to take it. We'll tell you which product you should actually take and how your body breaks down and metabolizes cannabis based on your genetic makeup.“
Just swab your cheek and send the swab back for testing. By looking at the genetic markers for cannabis metabolism and how they correlate with cannabis’s differing effects in individuals, MelixGx’s test can predict what options are likely to work best for you.
These predictions are then put into an easy-to-understand guide that explains the genetic testing results in layman’s terms and makes specific suggestions about what marijuana strains, ratios, methods, and dosing are ideal for you. The guide even includes an information sheet for your doctor, so they can learn about your specific genetic profile with cannabis and make better recommendations themselves.
“The education is just not there for the physician to give the proper guidance,” explains Anthony Pellegrino, MelixGx’s co-founder and chief marketing officer. “So, we want that first-time user or that existing user of medical cannabis to understand how their body reacts and what they should take.”
One thing to note: cannabis DNA testing kits are made for those who are new to marijuana and its components. Regular cannabis consumers have likely built up tolerances to the various cannabinoids and terpenes present in marijuana so the results would likely be null, void, or at the very least less accurate.
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