How CBD oil helps pain
Pain is one of the top reasons people use CBD oil. From chronic pain sufferers to athletes who need faster recovery after a workout, CBD users are passionate about turning to CBD to relieve their aches and pains. So how does CBD actually work in the body to relieve pain?
Anecdotal and scientific research supports CBD’s pain potential
Anecdotally, CBD is known to help relieve pain and inflammation from a number of conditions. And research backs up these results. From neuropathy pain and MS to the pain related to chemotherapy and arthritis pain, study after study supports CBD’s power for potential pain management.
More research is needed – But here’s what we know so far
As of now, science is not exactly sure how CBD works to relieve pain. The general idea is that CBD interacts with the human body’s endocannabinoid system to help the body maintain a state of homeostasis.
The endocannabinoid system consists of a system of cannabinoid receptors scattered throughout the body. When the endocannabinoid system absorbs cannabinoids from CBD oil you ingest, the theory is that it helps the body fight inflammation and balance internal systems that keep our bodies healthy and functioning normally.
What we do know - CBD is well tolerated
CBD seems to be well tolerated by most people, with few adverse side effects reported. Some people might experience fatigue, diarrhea, or changes in appetite, but these side effects tend to be rare and mild.
There is a possibility that CBD could interact with any medications you are currently taking. Check with your doctor before adding CBD or any other supplement to your daily routine.
If you want to try CBD for pain
Though we don’t know exactly how CBD fights pain, there are many, many studies on its promising effects, as well as anecdotal evidence from happy patients. You can find many scientific studies about CBD and inflammation/pain at Project CBD, as well as many helpful articles on our website.
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