Cannabidiol abbreviated as CBD is gaining popularity as the best supplement with a significant positive outcome thus promising to treat various conditions such as anxiety, pain, and insomnia just to mention a few. There are various forms of CBD available such as lotions, drinks and CBD infused food.
How Does CBD Work as Pain Reliever?
CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant that is commonly known as marijuana. The difference between the common cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD has no negative mental effects of feeling “high”. Particularly CBD acts on the natural body’s end cannabinoid system which influences various body processes such as memory, appetite, and pain. It is also recommended to purchase your CBD from a reputable source since just like most supplements; CBD is not under a regulated market neither approved by the FDA as a disease treatment drug. It means that there are unregulated sellers so as a buyer is very keen to avoid buying products containing a high level of THC or those contaminated with heavy metals.
The scientific evidence-based research around cannabis applications has however been limited by the bad politics around the uses of CBD. Cannabis is classified as Schedule 1 drug for a long period of time and this has greatly hindered the much-needed research to discover more therapeutically benefits in the anesthesiology department among others. Note CBD has been in use for many years as a medicinal plant and recorded first in the treatment of rheumatism commonly known as arthritis. Various research literatures support the use of CBD in the treatment of early childhood epilepsy and the breakthrough being in 2018 when Epidiolex as the childhood drug for epileptic conditions. Note Epidiolex is designed as a Schedule V drug that has fewer restrictions and has shown less potential for abuse.
Although there are no published clinical trials in the use of CBD in pain treatment, the current clinical studies with animals have indicated that CBD reduces inflammation and pain. Similar studies with humans have also indicated the CBD is well tolerated and has overall negligible side effects. There are also various observational researches that try to explain why people love using CBD and if the outcomes are really that positive. For instance, people who have been reported to use CBD for treatment of pain, anxiety, and sleep tend to improve such conditions within a short period of time.
Note the 2018 Farm Bill passage led to the removal of hemp-derived CBD with less than 0.3 % of THC from the restricted substances in US and many people since then have been using it. Many people have turned to use CBD as an alternative pain reliever especially in cases of chronic pain and fatigue conditions. More than 29% of arthritis patients use CBD to relieve pain and treatment. However, it is important to continue using the prescribed medications in addition to using CBD. Ensure you don’t smoke anything as it wound otherwise harm your lungs.