30 Apr CBD & CB2
Pains, Aches & CBD
Chances are, either you or someone you love faces the oft-invisible challenge of chronic pain. When someone experiences pain, they’re likely to reach for the Aspirin or Ibuprofen. However, more people are beginning to turn to CBD for an all-natural remedy. At Purest Purpose Organics, we realize the daily and nightly struggle that many people have with pain, and we encourage them to try CBD oil for potential relief. Although CBD is more well-known for treating anxiety, many also note its beneficial effects on bodily aches.
Much of the physical pain experienced in America is caused by arthritis, which affects over 50 million Americans. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that involves the immune system causing inflammation in the joints. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects joint cartilage and bones. Those who suffer from one or the other form of arthritis deal with chronic pain that often interferes with quality of life. Lupus is another disease that, like Rheumatoid Arthritis, impacts the immune system and leads to joint pain. CBD is a possible therapeutic option to alleviate the discomfort caused by these illnesses.
As we’ve covered in other posts, CBD is a cannabinoid that interacts with CB2 receptors in the brain and immune system. CB2 receptors help regulate the immune system, thus regulating pain and inflammation. CBD is thought to bind with these receptors, although it also appears to interact with noncannabinoid receptors like glycine–altering one’s perception of pain.
CBD has been most vastly tested on rodents in studies. A 2016 study found that “topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side-effects.” A 2017 study presents data that showed “that local administration of CBD blocked OA (Osteoarthritis) pain. Prophylactic CBD treatment prevented the later development of pain and nerve damage in these OA joints. These findings suggest that CBD may be a safe, useful therapeutic for treating OA joint neuropathic pain.”
While more research needs to be done about the impact of CBD on pain, many people do report finding relief. You can take it in many forms, including capsule form, vape, and tinctures. However, it is definitely recommended to try applying CBD salve directly to the afflicted joint or muscle. Whichever form you choose, we hope you find a piece to your puzzle in managing chronic pain.