Pain management is something most people deal with at some point in their lives. However, over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and spend over $600 billions dollars per year on alleviating it.
Pain takes two forms: acute and chronic. Acute pain comes on suddenly and is caused by something specific; whereas chronic pain is pain that persists for 12 or more weeks that can be the result of a disease or injury, or have an unknown cause.
Inflammation, the new buzzword in all things health, is another common ailment many experience. Inflammation is how the body reacts to foreign agents like bacteria and viruses.
However, some diseases like arthritis cause the body’s immune system to trigger an inflammatory response when there are no foreign agents trying to invade the body which then damages healthy tissues. These diseases are classified at auto-immune diseases and over 50 million Americans are diagnosed with one of the 120-plus autoimmune diseases that have been identified.
With so many people in pain and the high risks pharmaceutical drugs pose like degeneration and addiction, more patients and doctors are using CBD oil for relief. CBD oil works directly with the endocannabinoid system, which is a series of receptors designed to accept only cannabinoids derived from cannabis plants, chiefly THC and CBD. CB2 receptors of the brain are especially tuned-in to CBD for anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and immunity bolstering benefits.
CBD hemp oil may help humans with pain and inflammation, but it is also recommended for our four-legged friends. Learn more about our CBD Hemp Oil for Pets here.
When using CBD oil for pain and inflammation many people take it orally by tincture or pill, many vaporize CBD, and others use balms and salves directly on areas they experience pain and inflammation.
|May reduce pain|
|May reduce inflammation|
|May protect healthy cells|
|May increase lipid production, reducing dry skin and acne|
If you are taking CBD oil for the first time, follow this dosing regimen formula for 14 days:
A person’s starting dose is 0.5 mL’s taken twice daily 12 hours apart and at least an hour and a half before or after any pharmaceuticals.
If no change occurs within 14 days, double the starting dose, then hold that dose for 3 weeks. Make note of any changes/relief.
If within this three week period change/relief is felt, continue with the same dose for the full three weeks before increasing. Then, adjust the dose based on what you feel is appropriate.
For more immediate relief, we recommend vaping CBD hemp oil as it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream for fastest results. There is no exact dosing that we recommend. Instead, use your CBD vape as often as needed. Many experience relief after vaping within 30-60 seconds.
CBD topicals can be applied directly to the skin where the pain occurs. Some research suggests that heat application after applying helps with circulation and increases effectiveness. CBD may also be applied for conditions like arthritis, psoriasis, and other inflammatory issues.
For daily and long term wellness many find it beneficial to adhere to a regular daily dosage of CBD oil and then vaporize CBD Vape Oil additionally for more immediate relief from sudden pain and/or inflammation.
A 2012 study found that CBD, as evidenced by a study on mice, was able to suppress chronic pain. In a 2007 study, rats were given CBD orally to treat inflammation and neuropathic pain. They showed a reduction in pain hormones and enzymes, and results indicated that CBD oil would be useful therapeutically for chronic painful states. Antinociceptive behaviors in relation to pain were attributed solely to CBD in a 2008 studying neuropathic pain in rats. It was found that CBD was the only component able to bind to the TRPV1 receptor which reacts to painful stimuli. Scientists continue to study the many analgesic properties of CBD.
A 2011 study on mice showed CBD to be especially helpful in managing bowel inflammation. CBD counteracted the inflammatory environment in both LPS-induced mice with intestinal inflammation and colonic cultures from patients with ulcerative colitis, giving doctors a new therapeutic strategy for treating inflammatory bowel disease. A 1998 study showed that CBD was successful in reducing inflammation via cooperation with a peripheral CB1 receptor in the brain, known to be especially friendly with CBD. Marc Feldman at Imperial College, London conducted a study on mice who suffered from arthritis. He found that at the correct dosage, the mice’s inflammation reduced by 50%. There continue to be more clinical studies to corroborate CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory prowess.
“No question the release I get from the pain beats anything else. Pain pills and muscle relaxers do almost nothing, they really just make me tired. CBD is a wonderful alternative. I vape it.”
“CBD could be used for treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, diabetes, nausea, bowel disorders, and many other hard-to-control side effects.”
Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
“I’ve had my nursing degree for 30 years & have been exposed to a lot of new products and many false claims. Because of this, I researched CBD oil thoroughly before trying it. There are many uses for the oil, but I am mainly interested in the preventive measures it provides.”