CBD for Chronic Pain
Can CBD Oil Help Relieve Chronic Pain?
People that are looking for a natural pain reliever without side effects are turning to cannabis-derived CBD products.
CBD or Cannabidiol, is surging in popularity as the new health supplement with a promise to treat a number of health conditions such as anxiety, arthritis, insomnia, pain relief and stress and others.
CBD comes in many different forms such as CBD oils, pain creams, edibles, gummies and drinks.
Does CBD Oil work?
CBD is one of the compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, better known as hemp. Unlike the marijuana plant, Cannabis indica that contains tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, CBD doesn’t cause the being “high” effect. CBD interacts with the body’s natural endocannabinoid "ECS" system, which plays a very important role.
Hemp or Cannabis Sativa has been used as a medicinal plant for thousands of years. Cannabis were frequently used as a medicine in the USA for the past 300 years, and were listed in the Pharmacist Encyclopedia "The Pharmacopoeia" as a medicinal substance before it was classified as an illegal substance under the Marijuana Tax Act in 1930s.
There were a number of clinical studies performed on animals and have demonstrated that CBD does reduce pain and inflammation. Studies of CBD in humans also showed that it reduced inflammation and pain with very few negative side effects.
People are now starting to use CBD as an alternative pain reliever, mainly because of side effects caused by prescription drugs. People with medical issues such as anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation or stress should talk to their primary physician about adding CBD to their current treatment plan.
Before you buy CBD
- Always buy from reputable store. Like any health supplements, CBD products are not approved by FDA to treat disease.
- Always look for CBD products that are tested by an independent third party laboratory.
How to use CBD
The most effective way to take CBD as a sublingual oral tincture for faster effect or taken as an edible in capsule or gummies form for slow extended release.
How much CBD should you take
At the beginning always take a small dose. You can slowly increase your dosage until you get desired relief.
Watch how your body responds to CBD to see whether it is beneficial and helpful for you.