Pain Relief and CBD
Published on 24th November 2020
The main question everyone wants the answer to is does CBD help?
Studies show that it could.
A 2017 study found CBD was effective for chronic neuropathy pain. It may have a role in reducing inflammation as well.
This is very interesting and something we should all think about. Many people don’t want to take pain killers for the rest of their lives and that is completely understandable. These people are searching for a more natural and effective way to ease their pain and this search has led a lot of people to look into the benefits of CBD, because CBD has no Psychoactive properties (the THC has been removed) and is non addictive, people are starting to favour it over traditional pharmaceutical products.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) that we have spoken about before and resides in all living mammals is being studied more and more. It has been found during these studies that the ECS is responsible for many functions throughout our bodies, including the regulation of our pain receptors. A deficiency within this system could contribute towards the pain we feel from ailments such as arthritis pain, muscle pain, pain caused from endometriosis, pulled muscles, sore muscles from work outs, inflammation, menopausal aches and even period pain etc. By topping this back up with CBD we can help it produce what it needs to aid in the relief of certain aches and pains and aid in helping manage the pain efficiently.
Ingesting the oils or capsules or using topical treatments has been seen to help with pain in the joints such as knee pain, hand and finger joint pain and elbow pain.
The problem as with most things is education about the product. There are unfortunately still a lot of people who believe that because CBD comes from the cannabis plant that it is illegal or a drug that you can become addicted to, even though in reality this could not be further from the truth, the THC (the part of cannabis that gets you high) has been removed either completely from the CBD products or is in a very very low percentage and therefore it gives no psychoactive effects, but it could potentially give many benefitting effects.
Due to this reason there are a lot of people who could really be benefiting from the effects of CBD but are missing out because they are not familiar with its true strengths and benefits and/or are frightened to give it a go due to the stigma attached to cannabis as a whole rather than the CBD which is extracted to produce the products on sale today. This is a real shame because if there is something out there that has even a small chance of relieving some of the pain that people live with on a daily basis then surely this can only be a good thing?
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