Facts about CBD oil as a homeopathic pain reliever
Several studies have found a link between taking CBD oil and relieving pain. CBD is a cannabinoid that is extracted from the cannabis plant, unlike THC cannabinoids, CBD has no euphoric/psychoactive effect.
CBD oil is anti-inflammatory, helps to relax muscles and has a positive effect on chronic pain
CBD oil as a homeopathic pain reliever
CBD oil has a special effect on the body because CBD is a cannabinoid and one of the best known of the cannabis plant. CBD can be absorbed very well by our body because our body has its own cannabinoid system and produces cannabinoids itself. This system is called ECS and runs through the whole body, it consists of some chemical signal substances and 2 receptors: CB1 and CB2.
The CBD can penetrate the cannabinoid produced by the body and then ignite its effects.
The extraction of CBD from the cannabis plant is quite complicated because it is supposed to ensure high quality and the THC content should be as low as possible since the CBD oil is illegal if the amount of THC overwrites 0.2 mg per gram.
If CBD oil has sparked your interest, read on.
CBD oil for chronic pain
The Egyptians already used cannabis oil for pain, modern research has now made it possible to extract the CBD from the plant. CBD oil can give great improvement for people suffering from chronic pain but it may not work for everyone.
Since the 1980s there have been many studies that have confirmed CBD’s pain-relieving effects, and often it has the added benefit of having a positive effect on sleep problems.
CBD oil can help with these following pain conditions:
CBD oil as a remedy for rheumatism/gout
Rheumatism/gout is the most common chronic illness in Denmark, approximately 700 thousand Danes, which corresponds to every 8th suffer from it. Most of them have chronic joint, muscle or back pain. These chronic diseases may not be completely cured by CBD oil, but symptoms can be minimized and sometimes even inhibit the development of the disease.
In 2016, a study showed the pain-relieving effect of CBD in main pain points, in addition, CBD probably also has an anti-inflammatory effect and all without any significant side effects.
CBD oil as a remedy for fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a rheumatological disease that affects women more than men.
1-3% of all adults suffer from it. Fibromyalgia can be recognized by the fact that they suffer from fatigue, muscle pain and a reduced level of energy.
It is often observed that people with a low pain threshold are affected by fibromyalgia and thus become even more sensitive. In addition, fibromyalgia is often accompanied by migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome and IBS.
The interesting thing is that CBD oil can help in areas where fibromyalgia occurs because the ECS-SYSTEM in the body responds exactly to these places. In theory, CBD oil could alleviate the pain of fibromyalgia sufferers, CBD oil could be the homeopathic media that doctors have been looking for for a long time.
CBD oil could, therefore, improve the quality of life of fibromyalgia sufferers.
CBD oil against fibromyalgia
Anti-inflammatory drugs such as opioid analgesics are used to treat fibromyalgia. A 2011 study focused on CBD treatment for fibromyalgia showed promising results for future use during the
Treatment of fibromyalgia
Half of the 56 participants used CBD supplements, while the other half used traditional methods to treat the disease. Those who used the cannabis product experienced a marked reduction in their symptoms and pain, while those who used traditional methods did not show any improvement.
CBD oil as a remedy for sclerosis pain
More than 10,000 people in Denmark suffer from sclerosis, some of them have periodic or even daily cramps, pain, sclerosis fatigue and sleep poorly at night.
Some people cannot even relieve the pain with prescription medication.
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Dosage of CBD oil against pain
There are no precise indications of how to find the correct dosage for yourself, but starting with a low dose and increasing it until you get the desired effect it considered the best way.
CBD oil remains in the bloodstream for 6-10 hours, so in order to distribute the effect optimally throughout the day and keep the CBD content in the blood constant, it is recommended to take CBD oil 3 times a day.
Do not worry about overdosing, because the THC content in CBD oil is so low that the psychotropic effect cannot be achieved. Instead, it is important to pay attention to the quality of the product and inform yourself about the manufacturer in advance. As long as it does not contain more than 0.2 mg THC per gram of CBD oil, it is a quality product and is legal in most countries.
What are these people’s options?
CBD oil could be a homeopathic remedy, with which patients who cannot alleviate their sclerosis pain with the conventional medication can alleviate it so that the CBD can achieve a completely different effect with the ECS-SYSTEM.
Researchers from Israel tested CBD oil on sclerotic mice and found that sclerotic muscle pain was significantly reduced. They also came to the conclusion that CBD oil is anti-inflammatory and did not harm the nerve cells of the mice.
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