The number of people using CBD as a natural treatment for pain management is increasing. Reports show that there are over 250,000 people in the UK are using or have used CBD already.
CBD works with Cannabidol being extracted from industrial hemp plants. This contains very little or no THC, which is found in cannabis. So CBD therefore provides the health benefits of hemp without the high.
The CBD or Cannabidol, targets different receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system which helps manage various parts of the immune system to help important bodily functions as well as sleep, anxiety, depression and pain. A study found that Cannabidol suppresses inflammatory and neuropathic pain. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
What Type of Pain can CBD help with?
Whilst more studies are still being carried out to identify the full benefits of CBD, people commonly use Cannabidol or CBD Oil to help with numerous forms of pain management, such as:
- Back pain
- Chronic pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
Types of CBD for Pain Management?
There are a number of different types of CBD to use to manage pain, such as:
- Edible: Consuming CBD orally, products such as CBD gummies and CBD oils to swallow.
- Paste: A thicker substance can be syringed under your tongue.
- Applications: CBD-infused lotions and balms have been known to treat skin irritation and inflammation. The CBD can also soothe inflamed and painful joints, relieving arthritis pain.
Is CBD Addictive?
CBD is not addictive like cannabis. Cannabis comes from the cannabis plant, whereas CBD comes from the hemp plant, which contains very little amounts of THC, which causes the high found with marijuana.
Can CBD be used with other medication?
CBD can be consumed in a number of ways, it is always best to check with your doctor if you are on medications on what the right starting dose would be to use CBD for pain management.