If you feel some form of pain on a regular basis you’re not alone. According to a 2018 report from the CDC, 50 million U.S. adults in 2016 suffered from chronic pain. It is at the top of the list of reasons why most adults go to the doctor. Furthermore, chronic pain affects people 65 or older more pervasively.
Chronic pain can lead to restriction of daily life, dependence on opioids, depression and anxiety, poor health, reduced quality of life, and secondary diseases, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
The NIH suggests that understanding what causes your chronic pain and applying a variety of self-care steps can help undo chronic pain. High-quality CBD is an all-natural way that could help manage your chronic pain and bring back your quality of life.
Not All Pain is Alike
Chronic pain occurs when pain signals keep firing on the nervous system for a long period of time. It could be because of an initial injury (back, knee, neck, etc.) or an infection that became severe. Some people’s pain persists because of an ongoing cause, like arthritis, cancer, or MS. For some, pain continues to plague them with no evidence of damage to their bodies.
Chronic pain shows up in many ways, including:
- Arthritis pain
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Cancer pain
- Neurogenic (pain from nerve or central nervous system damage)
- Psychogenic (pain due to nothing physical)
People may also, especially as they get older, have recurring and more severe pain during and after they work out, after a physical task, or after being on their feet for long periods of time.
Cannabinoids for Relieving and Managing Pain
Managing pain becomes a part of life for people who suffer from constant pain. It can become unbearable if not managed in a healthy way. A high-quality CBD product can help treat different types of pain. Here’s how.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds derived from cannabis that work with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is through this system that they exert their effects on the human body. The ECS is present in all mammals (pets included!) and is involved in the regulation of a number of body functions, including nervous system responses. By regulating these functions, it helps to maintain the body’s homeostasis.
CBD has an inhibitory effect on the COX enzyme that plays a key role in mediating inflammation and pain. COX- 2 particularly encourages inflammation in the body. It is the target for many anti-inflammatory drugs including NSAIDs. When the receptor for COX is occupied, the inflammatory cascade is blocked and inflammation does not take place.
Some drugs work by preventing inflammation in particular systems. They are selective and therefore sometimes more effective when the cause of inflammation is known. However, when the cause is difficult to pinpoint or when there are multiple causes, one needs a substance such as CBD.
In one 2016 study, CBD reduced pain and inflammation behavior in rats with arthritis. Another report has found that short-term use of CBD improves spasticity in MS patients. This 2008 review takes a look at several scientific studies, which together reveal that CBD shows “great promise” in the management of pain.
Different CBD Forms for Different Types of Pain
CBD comes in many forms. For instance, if you’re seeking relief from arthritis or lower back pain, we recommend Ananda Hemp gels over tinctures, because they’re longer lasting. This full spectrum product is loaded with additional beneficial cannabinoids and plant nutrients.
The Puffin Hemp Liposomal Carrier and Ananda Hemp tincture are powerful and fast-acting options, which is why The Hemp Haus recommends them for immediate relief from acute or breakthrough pain.
Ananda Hemp’s tincture comes in several strengths: 200 mg, 300 mg, 600 mg, and a whopping 2000 mg, and is also full spectrum.
Puffin Hemp Liposomal Carrier comes in three strengths—350 mg, 700 mg, or 1000 mg—so you can really tailor it to your needs. Not only is it water soluble and broad spectrum (meaning it contains a range of cannabinoid and cannabis plant nutrients), but it is also the fastest acting, highest absorbing CBD product available.
For muscle pain, Ananda Hemp salve is also a great option on its own or in addition to the Ananda Hemp softgels, tincture, or Puffin Hemp.
For keeping pain at bay during sleep, the Ananda Hemp gels are perfect, while Puffin Hemp is better for taking the edge off pain in order to fall asleep.
Be Sure You’re Getting High-Quality CBD
Both of these brands are fantastic at relieving pain. And because they are made from high-quality hemp, they are safe and non-intoxicating.
The Hemp Haus recommends Ananda Hemp and Puffin Hemp because they are third-party tested, transparent brands with good manufacturing practices that Zach, Eric, Caitlin, and Megan have seen with their own eyes.
Check out this first ever CBD safety study of its kind using Puffin Hemp Liposomal, in which it revealed the added benefit that Puffin Hemp can normalize blood glucose levels, and also take a look at Ananda Hemp’s study that demonstrated how CBD can help reduce opioid use. Both of these studies are published in peer-reviewed science journals.
The Nature’s Breakthrough educational resource is just one of the ways The Hemp Haus practices its sincere commitment to and passion for educating people about CBD and helping them find the right, high-quality product based on their needs.