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CBD Health & Wellness

CBD for Pain

Pain. A word that, despite having only 4 letters, can instantly make us sigh, twitch or remember something unpleasant when we hear it. Even though the body makes us feel pain to warn us about dangers, it’s one of the most annoying and scary feelings in the world. Children are scared of syringes, people of all ages have their entire days ruined by headaches, migraines and other types of pain. And let’s not forget about thousands of diseases that make us feel pain in areas all over our bodies: from throat and teeth, to ankles and internal organs.

Pain can come in various forms: short-term “acute pain” that comes and goes after some time and “chronic pain” that may last for weeks or months, usually along some serious disease like cancer or multiple sclerosis.

Cannabis and Pain

Studies about using cannabis to treat various diseases aren’t new, and have been known for a while. The plant has a complicated reputation – often related to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – a substance that gets people high and is illegal in many places across the US / world. Luckily, THC is not the only compound found within the famous plant. In fact there are tons of various cannabinoids, that sport very different effects when extracted and used. Among these CBD seems to be generating the biggest amount of buzz nowadays. Just look at what beauty stores or groceries have to offer. But can it do anything to relief pain?

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CBD for Pain Management – a Natural Approach to Pain Management

Since many substances used as painkillers can harm human body in one way or another, taking CBD for pain is getting more and more popular due to its natural origins. One of its most commonly mentioned qualities is the ability to lessen pain experienced by a patient.

Comparing to ibuprofen, which is known for damaging kidney when used constantly for longer periods of time, or aspirin which can cause strokes and other cardiovascular health issues, taking CBD for pain has only little side effects and doesn’t seem to cause damage to your internal organs. It’s also not addictive like opioids, which are also used to treat pain.

How CBD Treats Pain

First studies on topic of pain are promising, especially when it comes to the most exhausting form: the chronic pain. CBD can also work for more regular pain or pain related to traumas.

How does it exactly work? You might not be aware of this, but every human has a so-called endocannabinoid system in the body, along other systems like nervous and digestive ones. The function of the endocannabinoid system is to have neurotransmitters communicate with receptors, which can lead to making pain much smaller and bearable when CBD is absorbed, as it works as an antagonist. The system is also responsible for regulating  fertility, mood, sleep and appetite.

CBD after being absorbed by the endocannabinoid system can help with arthritis pain, cancer pain, headache and pretty much most types you can name. Patients can choose a way to take their preferred dose – from tincture, CBD gummies, special drinks or pills.

VERDLA doesn’t provide medical advice and our articles shouldn’t be treated as such. The content on VERDLA is created for informational purposes only. More about it here.

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