One of the most common uses for CBD is the potential it has to treat and alleviate pain, inflammation and discomfort. It is no wonder that people who suffer from arthritis, Fibromyalgia and other illnesses are prescribed CBD most of the time, and we will dive deeper into exactly why that is and how to use CBD for pain.
While it may seem overwhelming at first, it is actually extremely simple. CBD is a cannabinoid found in cannabis which has incredible therapeutic and health benefits, and is NOT the same as THC which is the psycho-active in cannabis. CBD also comes in the form of multiple varieties, namely oils and topicals which are mainly used to treat pain.
It is usually recommended that you Start with just a few milligrams of CBD in sublingual form twice a day. If relief is inadequate after one week, increase the dose by that same amount. If needed, go up in small increments over several weeks. If you find relief, continue taking that dose twice daily to maintain a stable level of CBD in the blood. It won’t be felt immediately, and each person is different but you should start to notice alleviated symptoms and feel the benefits of CBD on your health and body.
Topical products, like lotions and balms, should be applied to the skin over a painful joint. Whether these products deliver CBD below the skin is unknown. Topical products may also include common over-the-counter ingredients such as menthol, capsaicin or camphor, making it difficult to determine if a positive effect is due to the CBD or another ingredient.
Several case studies have proven CBD incredible helpful in terms of pains, aches and illnesses like arthritis. We suggest you do more research but it is clear that there are benefits to using CBD.