Ways That CBD Can Help Your Pain
When it comes to dealing with your pain, there are a lot of different things that you can try from medications to lifestyle changes. Because everyone’s bodies are so different, not all of them will work for you, but it’s good to know what all is out there so you can make the right decision for yourself.
Many of the newest products for pain management that have hit the market shelves include the same ingredient, though they use it very differently. That ingredient is CBD oil.
It is an oil made from cannabidiol, one of the main cannabinoids that you would find in marijuana and hemp. It is not psychotropic, so it’s technically legal to distill and sell. CBD works as a mild sedative, which is what makes it helpful for a lot of issues - including pain management. Many companies make a lot of claims, but how can CBD oil really help you deal with your pain? Keep reading and find out!
1. Reduce Inflammation
CBD has anti-inflammatory properties which can help a lot with joint pain like arthritis or muscular pain. Inflammation is the body’s way of protecting itself from further infection and injury, but it can be hard to work around when you have inflammation regularly. You can use CBD oil topically or ingest it to help you reduce it when you’re struggling.
2. Improve Sleep Quality
When you ingest CBD, whether that’s in an oil, through a vape, or infused in food, it often has a sleepy effect. It does this by triggering your production of natural melatonin which can help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
When you aren’t well rested, you can feel pain approximately 25 percent more strongly than you would if you had slept well. One of the best ways to look and feel your best is to sleep well, and CBD can help you do that.
3. Act as Pain Relief
If you struggle with other types of pain, CBD can help you to feel just a little bit better. You can use it topically to treat localized pain or take it like you would a pill to help with general wellness, depending on what you need to help yourself feel better. However, you’ll want to be careful with mixing your medicines to help you feel better, as CBD can change the way that the medicines affect you.
What to Watch Out For?
Allergic reactions and medical interactions are things you should always keep your eye on. If you already struggle with allergies to different types of grasses, you’ll want to test it out on your skin before you lather yourself up with lotion or ingest it as a pure oil.
If you take any sort of medicines for seizures or for sleep, you’ll want to double check with your doctor before using CBD internally. It can change the way medicines act in your body and make life either easier or harder, depending on the medication.
Thanks to our friends at the CBD Awareness Project for contributing this content.
The CBD Awareness Project is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and you should not rely on CBD Awareness Project as a substitute to medical advice from a licensed professional. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.