CBD oil for chronic pain relief

CBD oil for pain relief

CBD for chronic pain relief

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid, naturally found in cannabis ( hemp and marijuana) plants. It does not make you “high” and is completely safe. The psychoactive effects of cannabis are caused by other cannabinoid called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Many people use CBD oil to manage chronic pain. As it may help with inflammation, pain, overall physical discomfort.

Researchers think that CBD interacts with endocannabinoid receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors receive signals from various stimuli and help your cells respond to it.

It is thought that this response creates pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory effects that help people manage pain.

“The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM, 2017) has evaluated more than 10,000 scientific abstracts and established that there is “conclusive or substantial evidence” for the use of cannabis in treating chronic pain” as cited in Front.Pharmacol.

“Also, there is “moderate evidence” that cannabinoids are effective in improving short-term sleep outcomes in patients with chronic pain” (NASEM, 2017).

At the same time, the PDQ Integrative Alternative and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board (2018) states that pain relief is one of the potential benefits of cannabinoids for people living with cancer.

A 2015 study performed a systematic review of the benefits and adverse events of orally administered cannabinoids and inhaled cannabis for a variety of indications (chronic pain was assessed in 28 studies, there were 2454 participants, the follow-up period lasted up to 15 weeks), and provided moderate-quality evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain.

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While more scientific studies are needed, researchers agree that CBD products have a lot of potential in treating pain.

CBD might offer pain relieving effects for people who struggle with chronic pain without causing harsh side effects, dependence or intoxication.

If you are interested how to use CBD oil, you can read our CBD guide. For our product selection, visit Sativum CBD shop.

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