For decades, CBD has been used to treat an array of ailments including anxiety, inflammation, sleeplessness and more. One of the most popular uses of CBD is for pain management, and there are tons of studies to back the use of CBD to treat and manage pain – whether it be from arthritis, injury, inflammation, fibromyalgia and more. CBD is so promising as a pain treatment solution because oftentimes people become reliant on medications such as opioids that can be habit-forming and cause long-term side effects. On the other hand, CBD provides users with an all-natural, non habit form of pain relief. Throughout this article, we’re going to discuss how CBD works to treat pain, the specific benefits CBD provides users who are treating or managing pain, and why our topical pain relief cream is changing the way our customers manage their pain.
Let’s dive in.
How CBD Treats Pain:
Most people are shocked to learn that cannabis and pain relief have been closely linked for centuries. In fact, doctors prescribed cannabis pain remedies for pain as far back as 2900 BCE in China and 2700 BCE in Egypt. More recently, studies of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) have shown that cannabinoids found in plants like hemp interact with pain receptors in the body to help alleviate pain in much the same way painkillers like Tylenol or Advil (ibuprofen) do.
CBD interacts with a component of the body’s endocannabinoid system — receptors in your brain and immune system. These receptors are proteins that attach to the surface of our cells, receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help cells respond to those signals. This response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management. In addition to pain relief, research has shown that CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
According to Healthline.com, “a 2018 review assessed how well CBD works to relieve chronic pain. The review looked at studies conducted between 1975 and March 2018. These studies examined various types of pain, including:
- cancer pain
- neuropathic pain
Based on these studies, researchers concluded that CBD was effective in overall pain management and didn’t cause negative side effects” (healthline.com)
The Benefits of CBD for Pain Management:
As mentioned above, studies have shown that CBD is beneficial in combatting chronic pain. However, in addition to this, it’s also been shown to help treat arthritis pain, offer cancer treatment relief, and reduce migraine pain.
Arthritis pain is one of the most common pain types people suffer from. It can make it hard to do daily activities, and even be debilitating for some. Studies have shown that CBD can reduce pain associated with arthritis by a significant amount (healthline.com).
Additionally, according to the Journal of Pain Research, CBD can help patients with rheumatoid arthritis manage pain. One issue with pain management for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis is that many pain medications are associated with negative side effects.
Cancer Pain and Treatment:
Cancer pain is pain caused as a result of cancer progression and treatment such as chemotherapy, that can leave patients feeling nauseous and uncomfortable. According to the Journal of Research, research on mice has shown that not only can CBD help treat pain associated with cancer treatment but that it can also “lead to the shrinking of cancerous tumors” (https://www.journalofsurgicalresearch.com/article/S0022-4804(18)30626-7/fulltext).
According to a 2017 study, researches found that CBD and THC can lead to less acute pain and less intense pain for people who suffer from migraines. Although migraine pain was found to be less drastic when CBD was also paired with THC, pure CBD was also shown to decrease pain associated with migraines.
Venterra Farms Pain Relief Roll On:
At Venterra Farms, we pride ourselves on offering only the highest quality products made from full spectrum hemp that we personally grow on our family farms. Our pain relief roll on stick is one of our most popular products, as it provides pain relief for users suffering from an array of ailments. It contains ingredients that are designed to enhance the effects of CBD and provide immediate relief. The ingredients include: Camphor Oil & Menthol, which relieves muscle pain by through reduction in skin irritation, acting as counterirritant to cool and warm the skin; Eucalyptus, which has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation; Lavender, that’s an effective analgesic and anti-inflammatory topical; Rosemary, another anti-inflammatory and pain relief ingredient; Ginger Root, which is helpful in relieving muscle pain resulting from an exercise-induced injury; Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, an antioxidant that softens and moisturizes skin; and of course, full spectrum hemp oil, a vitamin rich, natural resource for wellness, promoting ‘entourage effect’ of the other ingredients above.
At Venterra Farms, we’re dedicated to improving the lives of our customers by offering the highest quality, all natural ingredients and products. As we discussed throughout this article, CBD products can be a great alternative for people who have chronic pain but without the high and risks of addiction. It’s important to always consult your physician before you embark on a new pain treatment regimen or try any new products. If you’d like to learn more about our soothing pain stick roller, click HERE.