Are you suffering from chronic pain or pain due to any inflammations in your body? If yes, your doctor may advise you CBD-infused creams or sprays to be applied in the affected areas. They might also tell you that CBD is one of the best medicines for getting relief from pain, as it is a plant-based chemical compound without any serious side effects.
However, you are not alone if you are hesitant about using CBD or cannabidiol for yourself. Since it is extracted from the same source (Cannabis sativa plant species) that produces the intoxicating THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), not many people are comfortable using CBD. If you are one of them, you have no reason to feel scared.
Though it is obtained from the same source as THC, CBD is completely safe. It doesn’t make you feel high because it doesn’t have any psychoactive properties. It is filled with enough antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents to make you healthy internally & externally. It is one of the 108 plant-based compounds extracted from the Cannabis sativa species; yet, it is the most powerful when it comes to pain management.
Let’s see how you can use CBD oil for pain in the following sections:
CBD interacts with the neurotransmitters of the endocannabinoid system and helps your body to react to pain in a better way than before. You will feel complete relief from all types of pain such as the following:
- Chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis
- Pain from injuries due to accidents or sports-related incidents
- Pain from multiple sclerosis
- Pain from epilepsy conditions
- All other mild to severe cases of pain
Epilepsy patients, especially, experience a lot of pain when they get seizures. CBD is one of the best-known treatments for the same. CBD is so powerful that the FDA recently approved the first-ever CBD-infused drug, Epidiolex to treat seizures in certain rare epilepsy conditions such as Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome or Dravet Syndrome in kids. According to studies, this drug provides far better relief to kids than most of the other epilepsy medicines.
Which CBD is right for you?
To get immense relief from pain, you can choose any form of CBD that suits the best for you. Today, CBD is available in the form of edibles (pills, gummies, candies, shakes, powders and more), tinctures, topical applications and vaporizers. You can talk to your doctor to know the form through which CBD can be absorbed quickly into your body. Your doctor will recommend the quickest form of absorption based on the intensity of your pain.
What is the dosage you require?
Despite the many studies that have been conducted on CBD, there is still no fixed rule on the amount of dosage one should consume based on his/her age or gender or medical condition. You can talk to your doctor about the same. You can start with a minimum dosage of 15 to 20mg of CBD per day to know how your body reacts, before you increase your dosage gradually every week. Studies have proved that humans can tolerate up to 1500mg per day without experiencing any major side effects.
The best form of CBD for pain
Tinctures and topical applications are considered to be the best forms of CBD if you want to get relief from chronic and inflammation-related pain. Tinctures can be kept under your tongue for about 30 seconds for the effects to get absorbed into your body quickly. Similarly, topical applications that are in the form of balms, creams and pain-relief sprays can react with the neurotransmitters on your skin immediately and give you instant relief from pain.