While most cannabis consumers report positive experiences, there is still a substantial percentage who do not.
The answer lies within your genes. Even if you’re able to enjoy parties without feeling too anxious or too sedated, when it comes to cannabis, your genetics play a significant role in determining how much THC can cross the blood-brain barrier. This means that your genes directly correlate with the way that your body can process and break down cannabinoids.
To truly understand how DNA can correlate with your cannabis use, you must have a basic understanding of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a marvel of evolution and biology. Its receptors and ligands play an essential role in how we experience the world around us and how we interact with each other. This complex network of receptors, enzymes, and ligands is affected by genetic factors that can produce variations in how people respond to cannabis.
Scientists and researchers have known for decades that cannabinoids are involved in the physiology of human beings. Now, with cannabis legalization, scientists have been able to study more in-depth what specific cannabinoids can do and how they can benefit one’s body. During their studies, scientists are finding that genetics play a major role in how your body reacts to cannabis. Thus, giving people the opportunity to use cannabis in a more pinpointed medical strategy.
Our two major genes that affect cannabis are CYP2C9 and CYP2C19 genes. These genes contain the code for the enzymes that break down THC and CBD. Variants on these genes can make the enzymes they create up to 30% less productive, meaning that consumers with those genetic variants would be less effective in breaking down THC and CBD. By understanding what specific DNA receptors you carry, you are able to pinpoint how your body will react and break down THC and CBD.
Club Nirvana has recently released the Discover You Personalized DNA Kit which tests for 90 Genetic Traits that can show you how to maximize your experience, promote cannabis health benefits, and avoid unwanted side effects. Take the guesswork out of dosing and pick the right product for you, the first time.
After our scientists analyze your results, we can determine the best CBD-to-THC ratio for different cannabis so you no longer have to worry about experimenting with strains that could potentially yield unpleasant results. The Discover You Personalized DNA Kit is available now through Club Nirvana.