Pain & Inflammation
How CBD works for pain
CBD inhibits glutamate release and other inflammatory agents, which makes it ‘neuroprotective’ and excellent at dulling the prickling, tingling and burning sensations that neuropathic pain is characterized for. CBD can be used as a supplement to help manage neuropathic pain.
Pain due to inflammation is not as easily characterized as other types of pain, mostly because its origins of pain vary and so does the experience. On the bright side, CBD is good at calming inflammation, no matter what the root cause.
The anti-inflammatory mechanism of cannabidiol is unique to cannabis. It doesn’t work like other anti-inflammatory drugs by inhibiting COX-1 and COX-2 receptors, which means you don’t run the risk of developing gastrointestinal ulcers or heart attacks, hooray! Some studies have shown that cannabinoids (CBD and THC) are up to twenty times more potent anti-inflammatory agents when compared to NSAIDs (eg. ibuprofen).
WHICH CBD PRODUCT IS BEST FOR ME?
CBD products affect everyone differently due to each product's unique cannabinoids and each individual’s distinct endocannabinoid system. Generally speaking, individuals who may only need occasional relief from aches and pains in specific areas may be satisfied with a CBD pain cream. For others looking for more long-term, consistent benefits, a CBD tincture incorporated into a regular wellness routine may do the trick.
To truly maximize your CBD benefits, however, it is often recommended to use these products in combination to promote synergy within your body through the entourage effect. Each CBD product brings its own unique benefits through its combination of cannabinoids and terpenes, and our bodies use these compounds in different ways. Utilizing a CBD tincture for daily use may help your body find a new equilibrium, and a CBD pain cream may be able to help with those occasional flare-ups of pain.
WHAT IS CBD PAIN CREAM?
Like familiar pain creams all over the health and wellness market, CBD pain cream is designed to be applied topically, or directly onto the skin to relieve pain. CBD pain creams are different from ordinary pain creams because of the added benefits associated with the cannabidiol, or CBD, that is included. Although more research is necessary, topical pain creams infused with CBD may provide targeted pain relief with more natural ingredients. Topical CBD pain creams are especially popular among older adults and other individuals suffering from chronic pain caused by conditions like arthritis.
WHAT IS A CBD TINCTURE?
Unlike a CBD pain cream, CBD tinctures are taken orally and can come with a graduated dropper or in a spray bottle to maximize bioavailability. CBD tinctures often work best when applied under the tongue or on the inside of the cheeks, as there are unique glands in these areas that help the CBD metabolize more easily. As with all CBD products, more research is needed to clearly understand exactly how CBD can benefit our bodies through our endocannabinoid systems, but individuals have reported reduced anxiety, improved pain relief, and overall wellness with CBD.
Just as there is no magical prescription that cures every ailment, there is no perfect CBD solution that will solve every health problem. However, many individuals have experienced enhanced health and wellness by incorporating CBD into their lives. Try a CBD product for yourself and see how your health changes.
Several Other Potential Benefits
CBD has been studied for its role in treating a number of health issues.
Though more studies are needed, CBD is thought to provide the following health benefits:
Antipsychotic effects: Studies suggest that CBD may help people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders by reducing psychotic symptoms.
Substance abuse treatment: CBD has been shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug addiction. In rats, CBD has been shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior.
Anti-tumor effects: In test-tube and animal studies, CBD has demonstrated anti-tumor effects. In animals, it has been shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon, and lung cancer.
Diabetes prevention: In diabetic mice, treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56% and significantly reduced inflammation.
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