Whether you’re recovering from injury, managing chronic pain, or struggling with arthritis, inflammation can affect your quality of life on a daily basis. While research is ongoing, studies have repeatedly shown that CBD possesses potential anti-inflammatory properties, making it invaluable when it comes to managing your discomfort in a natural way.
So, how does CBD oil help with treating inflammation and what should you know before using it to help manage your condition.
Does CBD work?
While research is currently ongoing, many preliminary studies have provided positive results.
Some of these have shown that CBD products produce an anti-inflammatory response in the body. This is activated by the oil’s ability to stimulate the CB2 receptors in your brain which suppresses the body’s harmful and unnecessary response to your specific condition. Research from Harvard University further demonstrates a positive correlation between the use of CBD and managing inflammation and its effects. It states that “CBD may prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain”, demonstrating a need for further targeted analysis.
In the case of muscular discomfort, other studies have shown that CBD possesses useful properties when it comes to managing inflammation.
CBD “[has been shown] to protect the host from the pathogenesis through induction of multiple anti-inflammatory pathways” inhibiting harmful biological responses, it says.
Other research shows topical (skin-based) application of CBD products “has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviours and inflammation without evident side-effects”, allowing you to take a targeted approach to joint or location-specific pains.
While these do not give CBD the ‘all clear’ as a magical panacea, they demonstrate a clear positive pattern that show the potential it has for helping sufferers deal with painful inflammation and more.
What should you know about CBD?
While research is ongoing, CBD can be a helpful, safe and non-addictive way to complement your ongoing therapy. If you are undergoing treatment, it is important to consult with your doctor to ensure that your chosen product would not interfere with your current course of therapy.
CBD should never be used as a replacement for medical treatment and will always work well with additional research to help find the dosage and product that works best with your ailment.
If you want to learn more, please do not hesitate to check out our other blogs, we have plenty of information on everything to do with CBD.