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Does CBD help with pain?
Cannabis: PROVENeffective in treating pain and inflammation.
How? By using the body’s endocannabinoid system which controls pain and inflammation.
Naturally occuring active components of cannabis are called cannabinoids, which are found alongside active chemicals called terpenoids or terpenesand flavonoids. These chemical components work together to provide a wide variety of therapeutic benefits to the human body.
Endocannabinoids are produced in the human body to help control the physiological process of newborn suckling, memory, appetite reward, thermoregulation, inflammation regulation, pain modulation, and immune The cannabinoids found in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), are effective at lowering pain levels associated with some cancer, neuropathy, spasticity, headache, migraines, and other acute pain and chronic pain conditions (Jensen, Chen, Furnish & Wallace, 2015) (Baron, 2015).
THC and CBD are able to help in the management of pain because they activate the two main cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, of the endocannabinoid system. These receptors regulate the release of neurotransmitter and central nervous system immune cells to manage pain levels.(Woodhams, Sagar, Burston & Chapman, 2015).
Studies have also indicated that using cannabis for the management of painis safe. After a year of regular use, patients with chronic pain were found to be at no greater risk of serious adverse effects than non-cannabis users (Ware, et al., 2015).
Does CBD help with pain? CBD rich cannabis provides potent therapeutic benefits without the euphoria or lethargy of THC.
Cannabidiol is now considered alternative to strong analgesics when it comes to chronic pain management. It is a non-steroidal, non opioid, anti-inflammatory natural remedy, a simple analgesic. CBD solutions are less powerful than opioid-based analgesics, but are generally considered to have far fewer side effects than these strong painkillers.
CBD also offers pain relief for acute pain. It’s synergistic effects against inflammation may mean that cannabidiol will actually be more efficient against inflammatory pain than conventional analgesics.