For many people experiencing chronic pain, CBD is steadily becoming more and more popular as a natural remedy for pain relief.
Research shows that of the 62% of people who use CBD for a medical condition, the majority are treating joint pain, chronic pain, arthritis, and anxiety.
If you're looking to avoid or reduce using over-the-counter or prescription pain medications, try CBD. You can avoid the side effects frequently associated with standard pain medications, such as damage to the liver and kidneys, or the risk of becoming dependent. It can even help you beat dependence on OTC pain meds because it has minimal side effects and a low-risk, zero-addiction profile. You can ingest it or use it topically.
CBD can provide our bodies with a myriad of health benefits and unlike THC, it's is non-intoxicating and does not induce psychoactive effects. Over the last 20 years, scientists have been testing CBD as a painkiller, with very promising results. Research is ongoing, but here is some of what we know so far about how we can use CBD oil for pain relief.
CBD’s Potential Benefits
- Improving Sleep and Mood
- Increasing Immune Response
- Reducing Pain Signals
- Reducing Inflammation
Given these benefits, CBD is thought to be helpful in easing the symptoms of the following conditions:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cancer and Alzheimer’s
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Choose a CBD Product that Fits Your Needs
Selecting a CBD product depends on:
- The pain you are experiencing
- The effect you are seeking, such as how quickly it will take effect after you use/apply the CBD, and how long that effect lasts
- Personal preference for administration
Here's what we recommend:
Oral + Topical
Take a tincture (under the tongue) to help with systemic pain and to get the overall body effect and benefit of CBD. While that goes to work in your body (may take around 30 minutes), use a topical for instant pain relief and an entourage effect, You can buy a starter bundle here.
How much CBD should I take?
We know it can be confusing to figure out the correct dose - partly it's because you need to think of CBD the way you would think of caffeine or alcohol. Not everyone is the same. Someone can have 1/2 a glass of wine and feel tipsy. while someone else can have 3 glasses and feel fine. Some folks can drink coffee right before bed and some won't sleep at night if they have it after 1pm. I know that is a frustrating answer but you have to experiment a bit with your dosing. Here is a free download to a suggested starting dose. We suggest you start low for a couple of days, see how you feel and up or lower the dose based on what you find.
Take the time to get to know your body! You're worth it.