CBD for Pain
One of the most common reasons our customers are curious about CBD is because of its pain-relieving potential. From persistent chronic pain to temporary aches caused by an injury or illness, research has shown that cannabidiol can have a significant impact on managing pain-related symptoms.
Due to the fact that CBD mimics your body’s natural processes with no known side effects, it’s easy to add into your supplement routine and help with systemic pain relief. Still, whether you’re looking into CBD for chronic pain management or just as a regular wellness supplement, it’s important to talk to your doctor before trying anything new, especially if you’re on medication.
How the Endocannabinoid System Responds to Pain
In order to understand how CBD helps relieve pain, it’s important to understand your endocannabinoid and how it works. This system is located in the central and peripheral nervous system, sending receptors all over the body to regulate inflammatory responses, your mood, your appetite, and even your ability to sleep. Needless to say, it’s a vital part of your quality of life, and cannabis compounds work directly with this system to boost its effects.
When cannabidiol is consumed, it mimics CB2 receptors, which travel all across the body to sit on immune cells and help them perform their duties. CBD also helps to stall the release of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase, which slows down CB2 receptors and reduces their beneficial effects. This gives them more time to do their job and help your body reach homeostasis.
The cannabis plant contains more than 100 different types of cannabinoids, each of which have a different effect on the endocannabinoid system. Our CBD products are broad-spectrum, which means they contain all of the plant’s naturally occurring cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and fatty acids, with the exception of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive cannabinoid.
The benefit of broad-spectrum CBD products is that all of these ingredients have beneficial effects that work together synergistically. This process is called the entourage effect, which allows for more a more effective result than if you were to take an isolated CBD product.
Although more research and clinical trials are needed before CBD becomes a regular part of pain management in the medical world, small studies have shown all sorts of potential for reducing neuropathic as well as inflammatory types of pain.
specific types of pain
Neuropathic pain is a type of pain created by the glutamenergic system, which releases neurotransmitters that activate neurons. This is not always a bad thing, except for when it’s caused by illness or injury and leads to symptoms like uncomfortable burning or tingling pain. Studies have shown CBD to have strong neuroprotective abilities, which inhibits the release of glutamate, the neurotransmitter responsible for these sensations. When CBD is added to your supplement routine, it can potentially help reduce neuropathic pain.
How to Treat Pain With CBD
Different types of pain can call for different types of CBD consumption. If you’re hoping to add CBD to your daily supplement routine in hopes of managing pain, it will take some trial and error to find your perfect serving. Because of this, we recommend starting with something like CBD gummies, which are absorbed by delicate blood vessels in the mouth as well as the GI tract. With 10mg of phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil per gummy, it’s easy to add 1-2 gummies to your daily routine. If you’re concerned about CBD making you tired, take them before bed each night and add another gummy if you need a larger serving.
For a more customizable approach to CBD, tinctures are an excellent choice. Simply drop your desired amount under your tongue and let it sit for a few seconds before swallowing, or add it to your favorite foods or beverages.
To target muscle and joint pain right at the source, give our topical CBD salve a try. This powerful and potent formula delivers CBD right to the source, so you don’t have to wait for the CBD you ingested to kick in.
We hope this helps you better understand CBD’s role in reducing pain. We welcome you to browse our selection of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp products and discover the vast healing power of cannabinoids.
CBD Softgels with Curcumin
Prima Terra Organics’ Softgels provide repeatable and reliable performance in an easy-to-swallow format. We maximize these Softgels’ effects by adding curcumin which has additional health, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Our broad-spectrum formula delivers the entourage effect for maximum outcome. Our nanoemulsion process provides 200% greater bioavailability than competitor products.
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