Over recent years, scientists have been looking into CBD’s active role in treating pain or providing pain relief. While these studies are still active and no absolute evidence has been found to state it outright, it is clear that it can in fact have a role in it. The reason for this is because CBD is thought to activate serotonin receptors which play a role in pain perception and reducing inflammation.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder which causes symptoms like muscle pains, insomnia and tiredness. There is no cure for the disorder yet, which is why CBD is being tested as an incredible alleviation tool for these symptoms and the disease because of it’s assumed common pain relief benefits. The results have been mixed but studies are being conducted constantly to bring a solution to the disease that co-exists with the use of CBD.
A study conducted in 2011 was done with 56 participants with Fibromyalgia, where the groups were split evenly in two. One group used CBD that was regulated over a period of time while the other group had not. The group with the CBD users reported that after just two hours, they had felt pain relief and increased sleepiness – a combat for insomnia and pain in one.
This does not necessarily tell a definite story of pain relief, but it certainly gives some hope for the potential benefits of CBD for Fibromyalgia.