CBD: an Alternative for reducing inflammation

Inflammation plagues many people with a variety of symptoms. Inflammation can be good for your body, but too much can cause pain and other symptoms that are difficult to endure. CBD may be able to help!

What is Inflammation?

CBD: The Number 1 Alternative to Reduce Inflammation To understand how CBD can help with reducing inflammation it is important to understand what inflammation is. According to Essential Health, inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury, germs, free radicals, and other toxins. Your body releases white blood cells that will engulf the area with what it hopes is toxic to the unwelcome visitor. Inflammation can be acute, which means short term, such as when you injure your knee or get a cold. Or, it can be chronic. Chronic inflammation means your body mistakes healthy tissue for sick tissue and continues to attack it with the immune system regardless of whether or not there is a real threat to your body. Chronic inflammation can often cause chronic pain and other symptoms.

How CBD Can Relieve Inflammation

CBD can help relieve symptoms of both chronic and acute inflammation. CBD works with your body’s endocannabinoid system. This is a system of receptors throughout the body that help trigger a variety of chemical responses. While science is working to discover exactly how CBD works with these receptors, there is evidence that CBD can work to help regulate the immune response system. Essential Health suggests that CBD can both regulate the production and activity of white blood cells that cause inflammation, and inhibit pain receptors.

NSAID Alternative

CBD: The Number 1 Alternative to Reduce Inflammation Many people turn to SAIDs (nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen, to reduce pain and inflammation. Unfortunately, long term use of NSAIDs can have serious consequences, especially for seniors. Healthline indicates that long term usage of NSAIDs is associated with ulcers, kidney problems, and increased risk of stroke and heart attack. CBD may be a viable alternative for helping to relieve pain associated with inflammation, such as arthritis, or sports injuries.

This is great news for athletes who often need pain relief to help manage injuries and inflammation. CBD can help athletes address inflammation without the negative side effects of using NSAIDs. CBD is legal to use in athletic competition so it can be a viable option for most athletes.

CBD can also be helpful for adults suffering from chronic inflammation that causes pain.  If you are dealing with pain on a regular basis, you may want to talk with your doctor about incorporating CBD into your regular health regimen.

CBD is generally considered not to have side effects, but it may interact with other medications. If you are taking medication, or managing a chronic illness you should talk to your doctor about using CBD.

Try a High Quality Product

If you would like to try CBD, you should look for a quality product that is third party tested. Hemp of the Rockies is happy say that all of CBD products are made with high quality essential oils, organic ingredients, and third party tested, full spectrum CBD. Try our balms or lotions to calm your inflammation and sooth pain so that you can enjoy all of the activities you love.