People suffering from chronic pain tend to have difficulty in finding long lasting relief. But now that CBD oil has reached the media and market. It is thought to be the best solutions especially when there is a very limited solution in dealing with chronic pain.
Pain medication may give temporary relief but finding the source of the pain and eliminating it can be very challenging. Often times, prescribed pharmaceuticals tend to carry very bad side effects that can either improve qualities life or degenerate.
As early as 400 A.D. CBD or cannabis has been used as a means of medication but only until recently media ignored the stigma of cannabis and tries to understand its benefits.
Defining CBD and Relation of THC
Both Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are chemical compounds that are derived from the cannabis plant. It is proven to give promising results as pain relievers. Since the legalization of cannabis has spread worldwide, many researchers have continued to study with ease about the plant’s therapeutic properties.
A great number of people have already decided to use CBD as a pain reliever but others are hesitating due to its relation with cannabis. As CBD has very low THC levels or purely CBD only, it does not cause any euphoric “high” tendencies or any psychoactive effects.
Relieving Pain with CBD Oil
Naturally, the body produces two types of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) that is responsible for maintaining the homeostasis of the body and some vital functions like pain. CB1 receptors are found mostly in the brain while CB2 receptors are located all over the body as part of the immune systems, regulating pain and inflammation.
When CBD interacts with CB2 receptors it immediately starts working and provides an indirect approach in the activation of non-cannabinoid receptors. Take for example Glycine receptors are inhibitory types that are found in the central nervous system. It plays an important role in perceiving pain. Researchers have observed that cannabinoids like CBD highly potentiates these receptors or increase the likelihood of their effects. Resulting in improving the wellness of the user and possible treatment for neuropathic pain.
In addition to that CBD is capable of reducing the inflammation by restricting the re-uptake of the neurotransmitter called adenosine. CBD acts this way by limiting equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1). By decreasing its activity of re-uptake, the level of adenosine in the brain increase, in return decreases the inflammation throughout the body.
CBD is used in various types of pain that are often connected with certain ailments like arthritis. Here are some types of pain which CBD can help with.
- Joint Pain
- Back Pain
- Muscle Pain and Spasms
- Chronic Pain
- Acute Pain
- Neuropathic Pain
- And many more.
When To Take CBD
Before adding CBD to your treatment regime, it is important to consult with the physician about using it. So far, data concerning CBD shows it is safe with fewer side effects. There are some people who seek pain relief who use other pharmaceuticals like antidepressants and antibiotics. Since information about the drug interaction of CBD to other drugs is limited. It can be dangerous with little information available even on the web.
Types of CBD
There are many ways to consume CBD oil, one of the easiest way is to take it sublingually or place a drop of the solution under the tongue for a minute. Depending on what type of pain you are experiencing and preference you can take CBD as edibles, salves, vape, transdermal patches, capsules, and even gummies.
For proper medication and dosage assessment, always ask a professional cannabis doctor and follow the instructions written on the product.