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Should You Be Using CBD Oil for Pain Relief?

You won’t need a prescription to take part in this natural form of pain relief.

Living with chronic pain can be a nightmare. Whatever ailment you’re suffering from, finding a way to manage your pain can make all the difference between a good day and a day when you can barely function. Doctors can throw all sorts of medication your way, but what if you’re looking for something more natural, and even cost-effective?

CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, is now believed to be so effective at managing pain that some doctors are recommending it instead of traditional painkillers. The cannabis plant contains over 80 cannabinoids, with THC being the primary one, followed by CBD. However, the hemp plant is a different strain of the cannabis sativa species in which CBD is the main ingredient. THC is barely present in this strain, so it is more widespread and can be used legally.

How Does CBD Oil Work?

CBD is a component of cannabis sativa that is not psychoactive. The main reason why CBD is so effective at supporting human health is thanks to the body’s own endogenous cannabinoid system.

Cannabinoids such as CBD work by attaching themselves to specialized receptors in the immune system and brain. One such receptor called a CB2 receptor is responsible for the management of inflammation and pain. CBD attaches itself to these particular receptors when it enters a person’s body. Another way that it works is by stimulating the body to produce natural cannabinoids that attach themselves to the CB2 receptors. The way these receptors respond the signals they are being sent is responsible for the reduction in pain and inflammation.

Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD Oil drops are easy to take and can bring fast relief. Simply placing a few drops under your tongue will allow the product to be absorbed by your system. This oil can bring relief from various painful conditions. It can also help ease the symptoms of depression and anxiety. People with cancer and other chronic pain sufferers have claimed that it helps them sleep.

Studies have shown that it has the potential to act as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antipsychotic agent. This makes it invaluable in the treatment of several physical and mental issues including epilepsy, neuroinflammation, nausea, and anxiety. These are some of the many benefits of using CBD oil.

  • Reduces inflammation and pain
  • Helps with nausea
  • Relieves the symptoms of various neurological disorders
  • Can help treat seizures
  • Has anti-psychotic effects
  • Helps to fight cancer
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Lowers incidence of diabetes
  • Improves cardiovascular health

CBD Oil in Skincare

With many states allowing the legalization of marijuana, the market for CBD oil is increasing, as well! This year at Indie Beauty Expo, we saw an influx of CBD oil-infused skincare and we were all for it.

Crave Skincare: Crave Oil Cleanser and War Paint Remover

Muscle Freeze by Mary’s Nutritionals

Hemp Salve by Cannabliss Organic

 

With the stigma of CBD oil disappearing as fast as CBD oil is arriving into the market, will you be using it for pain relief?

 

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