For the past three weeks I have been using the Medipen.
Medipen aren’t allowed to make any medical claims about their product, but fortunately. nothing stops me from doing that!
So what is a Medipen?
A Medipen is a Cannabinoid delivery device that vaporises the Cannabinoids that are in coconut oil, I am and have always been a non smoker and I have no problem using the Medipen.
The vapour is very smooth and doesn’t make you cough and splutter.
The cartridges contain 1ml of Cannabinoids suspended in a pharmaceutical grade Coconut oil.
What are Cannabinoids?
The Cannabis plant is made up from 114 different compounds, the THC is the compound that gives the psychoactive or high sensation people get when smoking cannabis.
The Medipen cartridges contain CBD, CBDV & CBG which do not give those sensations but they have been proven to help people with a wide ranges of health conditions.
Inside our bodies we have cannabinoid receptors, they are part of the endocannabinoid system.
It is now believed that originally humans would have gathered wild growing cannabis to use as food and our bodies use it to help combat many ills and conditions.
Cannabis has now been bred to contain more and more THC to give people a high and that has led to Cannabis getting a bad reputation and becoming illegal.
I received the Medipen starter kit that comes in a tin and contains The base of the pen that contains the battery and the brains and also a rubber tip on the end that works with touch screen devices.
It also contains a USB charger and a Medipen cartridge containing the Cannabinoids.
It really is foolproof, you screw on the cartridge, place the tip in your mouth and suck and that’s it,no on or off button or settings, it is ready to go at any time.
The starter kit costs £49.97 from the Medipen website, but if you choose a flavoured cartridge it is an additional 99p which I think is very, very reasonable. The available flavours are;
Vanilla, Spearmint, Peppermint, banana, Strawberry, Peach, Mango, Passionfruit, Bubblegum, Coconut, Butterscotch, Mint Choc Chip, Cappucino, Cherry Cola, Grape Soda & Pink Lemonade.
The favours are very nice, they are subtle and I recommend using the flavoured cartridges. I have tried the Vanilla, Coconut and Bubblegum.
I have suffered from extreme anxiety since the late 80’s and I also am now a wheelchair user after an accident left me in chronic pain.
It is still not fully diagnosed but basically my nervous system has some error meaning that the pain in my legs is always switched on.
I had previously used a CBD oil in a standard vape, it helped me with the anxiety to a point where I no longer have panic attacks and I feel free. It also helped me deal with the pain better.
However a standard vape is bulky, it has to be kept upright and they produce massive amounts of vapour and so the liquid doesn’t last very long. Also using the Medipen whilst out is very discreet with very little vapour visible.
I used the Medipen quite frequently, I used it throughout the day and a cartridge lasted three weeks, I did this for the sake of writing this review but I think a cartridge would most likely last for four weeks with me.
Medipen use the highest quality cannabis plant matter, many companies offer CBD but they vary in quality and strength. A 1ml Medipen cartridge contains 150mg of Cannabinoids.
So how did I get on?
Having previously used CBD oil in a standard vape, I was unsure if the Medipen would be any different and would persuade me to change over to the Medipen.
In short the answer is yes!
I have felt so much better in myself, happier, relaxed and sleeping a lot better.
I decided to wait for three weeks before writing this, my pain levels are very up and down as are the other problems such as brain fog, fatigue etc.
So I needed to see how it helped over a longer period of time, I can have the odd good few days but no longer than that but the past three weeks have felt so good.
Now that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been in pain, I have and after some extra exertion (I think that’s the polite way of putting it), I knew a flare up would be coming and indeed the next morning I woke up in the early hours of the morning in a lot of pain and normally that’s me awake fully.
I reached out of the covers, it was damn cold and so I wasn’t brave enough to go any further. I grabbed the Medipen and had a few puffs and then after fifteen minutes, I managed to drift back off to sleep.
When I woke up, I did indeed have more pain but not as much as I would usually expect and so I had a few more puffs on the Medipen.
I used the Medipen more that day and the next but it got me through what should have been a lot worse. I was functioning more than I normally would after that activity and I was a lot happier than I would normally be.
So what condotions can this help with?
Like I said, the companies producing the Cannabinoid related products are not allowed to make any health related claims.
The first time I heard of CBD was a case of a very young child called Charlotte, she had/has Dravets Syndrome and was having massive amounts of seizures every day. She was given CBD oil, a CBD oil made for her and it reduced her seizures massively and that oil is now called Charlotte.
Cannabinoid products have helped people with, Anxiety, Pain, Seizures, Bowel conditions, it has anti-inflammatory properties, epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders, a post on British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology notes that CBD appears to help block cancer cells from spreading around the body & invading an area entirely, PTSD, OCD, Type 1 Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Tourette’s and Alzheimer’s.
Research is continuing into Cannabinoids and it is said that Cannabis could be the most important plant for helping us with a massive range of illnesses and disorders.
Don’t forget that many years ago every village would have had someone who cured illness with natural medicine. These same people were then killed for being witches by the Church, we lost the ability to cure with what nature gives us and instead turned to chemical pharmaceuticals that often have awful side effects. This is my view and not that of Medipen, that is the benefit of having a personal blog.
The Medipen is an easy to use and discreet way of using Cannabinoids, I have without doubt felt so much better whilst using the Medipen and I as I go onto testing the Cannassential capsules and drops, I do so knowing they will also help but also a little uneasy about having to put the Medipen away whilst I test them. I haven’t been pain free and I didn’t expect to be, I would say that the Medipen helps me to deal with the pain, almost like it puts the pain to the back of my mind. Being in constant pain is physically and mentally tiring and the Medipen took some of the pressure of life in pain away.
Whilst the Medipen is a very easy and trouble free method of using CBD, it is not cheap and the CBD in the 1ml cartridge is 150mg in strength.
These are currently sold at £24.97 for a single cartridge but if you order say 20 in one go, that is down to £19.97 and in comparison I am currently using a 250mg CBD oil from For The Ageless in 15ml for £22.99.