CBD for pain relief: How can CBD Oil help with pain?

October 25, 2019

CBD for pain relief: How can CBD Oil help with pain?

CBD for pain management

Imagine next time you have a headache, instead of popping an aspirin you could take a natural substance? 

CBD oil (compound found in the marijuana plant) has been gaining praise as a natural pain reliever. Due to this it is touted as an alternative to pharmaceutical pain medication in the treatment of conditions such as arthritis and joint pain.

It’s very exciting to be part of the movement to bring CBD back out of the prohibition period. In a recent study, 62 percent of people who use CBD to treat a medical condition, most use it to manage chronic pain, arthritis (read more on arthritis here) and joint pain.

Kevin Boehnke, Ph.D., research investigator in the department of anesthesiology and the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan says:

"I think there's definitely a lot of excitement about [medical marijuana], It's always nice to have an extra tool in the toolbox, especially one that has been used for thousands of years and that people know to be relatively safe." 

People have used CBD for thousands of years to treat various types of pain. Good news is that the medical community have began to study its benefits again. CBD is especially promising due to lack of intoxicating effects and lower potential for side effects than pharmaceutical medications According to recent research most people who use CBD use it to manage chronic pain, arthritis and joint pain

Pain comes in different flavours, neuropathic pain caused by damage too or inflammation of the nerves. Then there is acute pain which occurs as a result of an injury or arthritis. Lastly there is centralised pain like fibromyalgia or migraines, for which there is no specific pathology that you can identify on an X-ray.

Why People Use CBD Oil

Not only can chronic pain drastically reduce the quality of life, it can have an impact at work.

The most common types of chronic pain include: 

  • Cancer pain
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Multiple sclerosis pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Temporomandibular disorder (often referred to as “TMJ”)

A report from NASEM (National Academics of Scientific Engineering and Medicine, published a report stating that there is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis derived products are effective in treating pain caused by various health conditions. 

There are also plenty of well known faces who use CBD for pain relief. These include:

  • Kristen Bell, who rubs it on post-workout to alleviate sore muscles.
  • Olivia Wilde has used it to relax her tight neck after being on Broadway for months.
  • Melissa McCarthy "slathered it on her toes" before the Oscars to prevent high heel pain

How to use CBD oil for pain?

The most common ways to take CBD is via drops, edibles, vapes or rubs. To find the right dosage will depend on various different factors including body weight, metabolism, the frequency of use, and strength of CBD. 

Like most supplements/medications, starting low and gradually building up is the most efficient way of finding your best dose which helps relieve your pain. Once you have found the optimum dosage, keep track of your path and tweak your dose if needed.

Click here to find out more on CBD dosages

If your pain is coming from muscle spasms, arthritis pain, or other localised areas of discomfort, we recommend using a cream or a balm which you can rub directly on your skin (check out our pain relief products).

DJ Chris Evans.. What?

Virgin Radio presenter, Chris Evans is the latest celebrity to be added to the list of celebrities praising CBD oil. Chris Evans explained to his listeners about the acute and chronic pain he has suffered which often kept him awake at nights and how CBD oil "surprised him" 

Just one day after the beginning of his CBD journey, he mentioned that taking CBD oil was highly effective and impactful in treating his painful shoulder. “This morning, nothing. Nothing at all. Nothing!” added the 53-year-old. He spoke about multiple noticeable changes in his overall well-being since taking the CBD Oils. 

The 53-year-old DJ and presenter has since gone on to explain that he has continued to use CBD Oil regularly while mentioning:

"It doesn’t have any of the psychogenic in it, and that’s the most important thing!"

"It’s part of this thing called micro-dosing. It may well be the future." 

Quality of product

One of the most important factors you need to keep in mind is that, like most supplements, there is bad quality CBD and good quality CBD. Here at Caneaze, we make sure the brands we sell have all been 100% lab tested, organically grown with no pesticides or metals. Many CBD first time users buy a cheaper version in their local health shop or high street chain, without knowing that these brands may well not lab test their products and add fillers into the oil. 

So before you buy your next CBD product, make sure you ask the right questions:

  • Where does the CBD come from?
  • Has it been lab tested? 
  • Is it organically grown and contains no pesticides or metals?

If you need any advice on what products may help you then feel free to email us on hello@caneaze.com

Check out our pain relief products by clicking here


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