How CBD Oil Helps With Pain Relief
Today, NSAIDs are known causes for increased risk of heart failure, stroke, and other complications. In seniors, 40% of which who regularly fill prescriptions for NSAIDs, the risks are even greater. Even while understanding the issues associated with long-term NSAID use, many adults feel they have no other choice for treating chronic pain. But surmounting research is beginning to reveal another and perhaps more compelling option.
CBD, an acronym referring to cannabidiol, is growing in viability as a treatment for everything from migraines to anxiety. As a compound derived from hemp or marijuana plants, CBD’s origins may have earned at least a few raised eyebrows. However, CBD is not to be confused with THC, the compound within marijuana that makes a user feel high. Instead, CBD is separated from the intoxicating effects of THC and leaves us with remarkable and natural healing effects that treat chronic pain from within. Its unique interactions with the body’s own endocannabinoid system results in the triggering of receptors that manage pain and inflammation. New research has gone to suggest that an endocannabinoid deficiency within the body could be responsible for IBS, migraines, and fibromyalgia making CBD a powerful option for not only alleviating the pain associated with these conditions, but also working as a treatment itself.
Today, one in five Americans live with some form of chronic pain. Many of these people rely on over-the-counter medicines on top of their prescription pharmaceuticals, but how well are traditional drugs really working for us? Take a look at this infographic for more detail on the world of CBD, how it stacks up against pharmaceutical pain relief drugs, and what that could mean for the future of our health and wellness.