CBD and Inflammation
Cannabidiol (CBD) may be beneficial in treating pain and inflammation. CBD is a compound from the hemp plant and comes in both topical and edible forms. CBD may provide some benefits for those suffering from inflammation and pain. CBD has been found to have a calming effect on naturally occurring neurological pathways involved in regulating inflammation. CBD cream is made by extracting CBD from the hemp plant, CBD oil is made from CBD extract taken from plants or hemp-derived CBD products.
If you are considering using CBD it is important to know CBD is not a cure for inflammation. CBD may improve some of the symptoms but it should not be used as a substitute for medicine prescribed by your physician. CBD cream should be applied directly to the affected area and CBD oil can be ingested or placed in food/drink, however, CBD creams are easier to administer on an ongoing basis. CBD may interact with certain medications so it is important to consult your physician. CBD cream will not provide the same psychoactive effects as marijuana or CBD oil. CBD creams and lotions made for humans do not contain any THC (the cannabinoid that produces a 'high') so there's no risk of CBD cream being detected as a drug. CBD is not addictive and CBD may provide an alternative to prescription drugs for those suffering from chronic pain or inflammation. CBD should be used in conjunction with other treatments aimed at managing your symptoms. CBD appears to work best when used in addition to traditional treatments like physical therapy, stretching/exercise programs, etc.
CBD has been found to be safe with minimal side effects. CBD has also shown neuroprotective benefits helping to reduce the progression of some neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy in adults and kids, respectively. CBD cream may help you manage your symptoms but talk with your physician if CBD will interact with any prescribed medications or if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating. CBD cream can be found in health food stores as well as CBD oil and CBD products are also available on the internet and CBD patches may soon become an option for those seeking CBD delivery methods that avoid the need to administer CBD multiple times per day.
CBD oil and CBD cream can help to provide relief for those suffering from pain and inflammation. CBD may also be beneficial in treating other symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, cancer-related nausea, and chronic/severe pain. CBD comes in many different forms. Some people may find that edibles (such as gummies and oral oils) work better for them, while others may find topical CBD (such as creams and massage oils) easier to use.
People should try different forms and concentrations to understand what works best for them. There is a lot of conflicting information about whether CBD can be used with other medications. The best advice is always to speak with the prescribing physician or pharmacist before adding any new medications, including CBD. Everyone responds differently to CBD and everyone has a different endocannabinoid system (ECS). Some may find they need high doses while others only need small doses, so people should try different dosages to see what works best for them.
Improper dosing can result in anything from a lack of benefit to feeling very sick. It is possible that too much CBD may actually worsen the condition it is being used to treat. Generally speaking, trying more doesn't mean more relief. Brands may vary between manufacturers and quality of CBD oil.The quality is usually reflected in the price – cheaper oils might be less effective because they are diluted whereas more expensive oils have to meet certain criteria before being sold (basically, a manufacturer can't really profit from selling very cheap CBD so there has to be some added value).
There are 4 different types of cannabinoids: THC, CBD, CBC and CBG.The first 3 are well-known for their therapeutic properties whereas CBG is rarely discussed. CBD oil has a very high content of CBD but it may also have varying levels of the other cannabinoids mentioned above depending on how the hemp plant that it was made from was bred.CBD oils that contain THC usually range from about 1% to 6%. THC is not psychoactive but it still has a very powerful effect on the ECS and may be able to provide additional pain relief along with CBD. The higher the THC content the more likely it is for one to feel high, so beware of high-THC hemp CBD oil.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to be effective in pain relief, appetite stimulation, nausea reduction and has even shown neuroprotective properties. So far there is not yet enough evidence that THC alone may be an effective treatment for any of these conditions but it does appear that THC combined with CBD may be beneficial in reducing the severity of some conditions.
CBD oil can come from many different parts of the hemp plant such as the stalk and seeds but what is most commonly used for CBD oil is industrial hemp because it has a very low concentration of THC (less than 0.3%). Industrial hemp lacks much of the chemical diversity of the hemp plant (which is where all of the cannabinoids and terpenes are found) but it still provides many therapeutic benefits to those who wish to use industrial hemp-derived CBD oil.
CBD products have been getting more popular in recent years as more people learn about them and realize how helpful they can be. Many conditions that once seemed untreatable can show improvement with CBD oil.There is no reason to fear the use of something that has been used for thousands of years as a safe and effective medicine by many cultures around the world.