Updated: Sep 17
Chronic pain goes beyond just the physical impact, it also affects your mental health and the relationships around you. CBD does not produce a euphoric "high" or intoxicating effects but has become increasingly more popular as an alternative remedy to reduce pain and inflammation.
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids like CBD. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, appetite, mood, pain, body temperature and other bodily functions.
CBD has been studied in depth over the past few decades with pre-clinical and some human trials and is 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 & Inflammation?
CBD stimulates your Vanilloid (TRPV1) receptors, which is known to mediate pain perception, inflammation and body temperature. CBD also has the ability to influence the Adenosine A2A receptors, which is another pathway that CBD exerts it anti-inflammatory properties.
Inflammation is the root of many chronic health conditions, it’s also related to autoimmunity diseases such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. CBD carries powerful anti-inflammatory and immuno-suppressive properties, these effects provide relief from those suffering from conditions caused by chronic inflammation and pain.
Studies On CBD & Pain