CBD for Pain Management

CBD for pain relief

Did you know that according to University of Michigan Health, one of the “first recorded uses of cannabis was for rheumatism”? Cannabis has been used for a long time to treat a variety of ailments, including pain. However, because of its status as an illegal substance for many years, the scientific research behind how the drug works and what it can effectively treat is lacking. There are few clinical trials to prove that CBD can be used for pain reduction, but research and surveys of those actively using CBD for pain management are now beginning to point towards CBD as an effective tool for pain management.

The Science

The  Arthritis Foundation cites studies that have been performed on animals which indicate CBD can have pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects. Unfortunately, there are no quality current studies on humans that can point to the same results. However, the The Arthritis Foundation points out that many people currently using CBD for arthritis pain have stated that they experienced pain relief, as well as improved sleep.

CBD-for-Arthritis Chronic pain can be at best exhausting and at worst devastating to your lifestyle. It has a range of causes including injury, arthritis and other chronic disease. It is often treated with NSAIDs (drugs like Ibuprofen), or more potent prescribed drugs that can be addictive or have harsh side side effects. CBD may be a viable alternative to long term drug use.

CBD is derived typically from the hemp plant. It is a natural oil that works with your body’s Endocannabinoid System. This system regulates many of your body’s functions, which is why CBD addresses such a vast collection of ailments. CBD may help reduce pain and inflammation, allowing you to live your life unhindered by chronic pain. Unlike THC, which is present in marijuana, CBD does not have a psychoactive effect, or “high”. This makes it more practical for everyday use. In addition, CBD is federally legal for sale and use as long as it contains less than .3% THC.

Quality CBD

To ensure you are using a quality product, look for CBD manufactured in the United States. Organic ingredients indicate that there will be no unwanted harsh chemicals in your CBD product. A third party test can guarantee that your CBD contains less than .3% THC. At Hemp of The Rockies we are proud to have all of our products third party certified. We use our own organically grown hemp and organic oils and ingredients in order to offer you the highest quality product.

If you have been struggling with pain management and can’t find the relief you want, try using CBD. Always talk to your doctor to let them know you are introducing CBD into your health care regimen. CBD has few known side effects, but may interact with other drugs to cause drowsiness. Our Joint Juice Balm can offer deliver CBD along with a combination of soothing essential oils directly to your painful joints. Our other lotions and body oils can refresh and rejuvenate your skin while delivering a soothing dose of CBD. Try using CBD to help manage your pain.