Since the federal legalization of CBD (Cannabidiol) in the USA with the 2014 Farm Bill an increasing number of people are rejecting big pharma solutions like addictive opiods and instead looking to alleviate chronic pain and inflammation with CBD.
What is CBD
We have a full guide here to tell you everything you need to know about what CBD is.
CBD Health Benefits
There are a wide range of health benefits associated with CBD so we wrote a much deeper blog here about this fascinating subject. In particular CBD is used widely to help with stress and anxiety, to support ADHD and to help people focus and achieve ‘Deep Work‘ states.
CBD to Treat Chronic Pain and Inflammation
Usually people manage pain through prescription and over-the-counter drugs. There are an increasing number of people and supporting science research to suggest that CBD can act as a more natural alternative to pain management for some people.
An in-depth study looked at a wide range of research papers and concluded
‘the future for cannabinoid therapeutics appears very bright, indeed’
This recent paper also discussed the importance of using isolated CBD and how it was more effective than when used with cannabis as a whole. There is also research to suggest that CBD has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Is CBD Legal in My State
We have written a full guide for every state for the law and CBD here.
What Dose of CBD Should I Take for Chronic Pain Relief?
With a number of different products out there for CBD, if you do decide to start taking it we advise that you consult with your doctor to get advice that makes sure that the dose you try is suitable for your circumstances. We have worked hard to use genuine research to find the optimum dosage for a wide range of people without any risk that the amounts being used would come anywhere near a level that would be considered a problem.
A review from 2017 looked at various doses and explained that there is no universal dose that works for everyone. It showed that depending on the person, and the reason for taking CBD, a dose somewhere between 20 and 1500 milligrams per day was effective without significant side effects. The range of factors that makes us all different include the following:
- your body weight
- the condition you’re treating
- your individual body chemistry
- the concentration of CBD in each pill, capsule or liquid.
After speaking with your doctor it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount by 5 mg. Continue this until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.
Is CBD Safe ?
There may be some side effects of CBD including nausea, fatigue and irritability. CBD can increase the levels in your blood of the blood thinner coumadin, and it can raise levels of certain other medications in your blood by the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does.
So that’s our summary on everything you might need to know for now about CBD to treat pain. You can see we have linked all the scientific research to support the claims being made. Although there are clearly a wide range of positive reasons to use CBD now that it is legal in the USA, we would always advise you to speak to your physician before trying CBD for the first time.
Where Can I Buy CBD Online?
You can find out ore about our range of CBD products here.