Chronic pain goes beyond just the physical impact, it also affects your mental health and the relationships around you. The most popular inquiry we experience in our store is how CBD can help with pain. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce a euphoric "high" or intoxicating effects, but many are scrapping their pain meds and substituting it with a more natural approach to help manage their pain, that's right, we're talking about Cannabidiol (CBD).
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, appetite, mood, pain and other bodily functions.
CBD is becoming increasingly popular as a medicinal molecule, as well as a dietary and wellness supplement. The non-intoxcating cannabinoid has been studied in depth over recent years through pre-clinical and some human trials and is displaying some impressive results in regard to its anticonvulsant, neuroprotective, and antioxidant properties. The cannabinoid is also displaying efficacy in reducing inflammation, a factor of pain and discomfort present in many health conditions, and a contributing factor to various chronic diseases.
How Does CBD Help With Pain?
The recently discovered Endocannabinoid System (ECS) has been implicated in multiple regulatory functions both in health and disease, this is because the ECS is centrally and peripherally involved in the process of pain signals. Studies have shown that receptors activated by cannabinoids, release neurotransmitters controlling nociceptive, which means it is involved in the transmission and modulation of pain signaling throughout the body. CBD also activates Vanilloid (TRPV1) receptors, which is known to mediate pain perception, inflammation and body temperature.
Inflammation is the root of many chronic health conditions. It’s also related to autoimmunity diseases, in which the immunity system mistakenly targets the body’s own tissues, for example, in type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. CBD carries powerful anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, translating to anti-inflammatory effects. These effects provide relief from those suffering from conditions caused by inflammation.
Studies On CBD & Pain