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CBD and Pain Relief

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CBD and Pain Relief

A common reason that people use CBD Oil is to utilize its anti-inflammatory properties. Almost all of us suffer from pain in our lives, wether it is a chronic issue that has bothered you for as long as you can remember or a recent injury, CBD Oil has the potential to help you manage your pain.

CBD Oil has been shown to help your body naturally produce the chemicals responsible for battling inflammation and therefore pain. Topicals such as salves, lotions and creams are often most effective for treating pain and inflammation caused by sports, injuries or conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis.

Studies dating back to the 1980’s have shown significant evidence CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. Although many studies were conducted on animals, the results show a significant decrease in pain associated with arthritis.

CBD as an alternative to Pain Relief

Traditionally most people use non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) such as Ibuprofen or Advil. NSAID’s are effective at reducing inflammation and work by blocking the enzymes that are responsible for swelling, inflammation and pain. Unfortunately, these NSAID’s can be very hard on the gut causing a myriad of issues that result in having an unhealthy gut biome.

While there are several reasons that you might be seeking CBD Oil to help you with pain relief, we have chose a few of the most common issues to address:

Arthritis pain

CBD oil is been increasing in popularity for easing pain associated with arthritis. Nearly 40 million Americans suffer from arthritis. Worldwide, that numbers balloons up to 350 million! One study found that CBD Gel helped to treat Arthritis by reducing joint swelling, inflammation, and immune cell infiltration.

Another study in the European Journal of Pain sought to find if CBD Oil could help people with arthritis manage their pain. By applying a topical CBD gel to rats  with arthritis for 4 days, researchers were able to show a significant reduction in pain and inflammation. More importantly, there were no additional side effects.

Chronic pain

The same study was used to determine how CBD Oil could be helpful for general chronic pain. According to an article in Medical Daily, 11.2 percent of American adults (25.3 million people) have experienced some form of pain every day for the past three months.

The results of multiple tests spanning dozens of studies and trials were compiled and showed that there is substantial evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults. The researchers also found that subjects were not likely to build up a tolerance to the effects of CBD, so they would not need to increase their dose continually.

They noted that cannabinoids, such as CBD, could offer helpful new treatments for people with chronic pain.

separate study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine supports these results. This research suggests that using CBD can reduce pain and inflammation.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the entire body through the nerves and brain. A common symptom of MS is uncontrollable muscle spasms that cause constant pain and tension in some people.

One report found that using CBD Oil could reduces the frequency and intensity of pain that a person feels from these spastic muscle spasms.  Many people reported a reduction in symptoms, although the results aren’t overwhelming.

Summary of how CBD helps manage pain

CBD Oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help you manage sore muscles, sports injuries, and chronic issues such as arthritis. Try rubbing a CBD Oil infused cream onto troubled areas 2-4 times daily or as needed.

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