As you’re reading this, you might be experiencing the aches and pains of your daily life. Tight shoulders and neck from stress? Stiff back from being in front of a computer? Or maybe it’s sore knees and muscles from a recent workout? Before you resort to over-the-counter medicines, you should consider the range of CBD products that’s a more natural solution to pain relief and ailments.
What is CBD and is it legal?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a natural compound found in hemp, which is part of the Cannabis Sativa family. Hemp-derived CBD products are non-psychoactive and contain very little to no amounts of THC. This means that these products won’t get you “high” but you still get to benefit from the wellness aspect of cannabis to treat pain, anxiety and even insomnia.
Hemp-derived CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC are completely legal in all 50 states in the US. In December 2018, hemp was removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and was legalized by the Agriculture Improvement Act — more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill.
How does CBD work to treat pain?
CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a complex web of cell receptors and neurotransmitters that maintain a wide range of essential biological functions. The endocannabinoid system is what keeps your body in balance by releasing cannabinoids into the body to regulate your sleep, memory, appetite, and pain responses, just to name a few.
When you consume CBD or apply CBD topically, it interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system by binding to receptors. This reaction can help to relax muscles and promote pain-relieving effects to reduce the amount of pain a person feels. CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties and studies have shown that regularly using CBD can even assist with chronic pain and arthritis.
CBD to treat tensions from stress and work
Stress and sitting in front of the computer for a long time can cause our neck and shoulder muscles to tense up. We recommend a combination of our CBD gummies and CBD lotions to help you to relax and ease up throughout the day.
CBD for post-workout muscle aches and soreness
A number of athletes and fitness enthusiasts are now turning to CBD to help them perform better and recover faster. The soreness you feel after an intense workout is due to the stress you’ve put on your muscles when you exercise. Incorporating CBD tinctures and CBD lotions into your workout routine can help manage your post-workout pain.
CBD for chronic pain
There’s substantial research and evidence that suggests how CBD is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults as it helps to reduce inflammation and pain sensors. We invite our customers to try different types of CBD in forms of tinctures, gummies, flowers, and lotions to find the optimal mix of products that would work for them.
It is always recommended to start with a low dosage and work your way up. It’s also important to note that each consumption method can make you feel differently. For example inhaling CBD flowers is the fastest way to feel the effects of CBD, but it might only last 30 minutes. Whereas ingesting CBD can take 30-60 minutes to kick-in but it can also last for hours.
More research is being developed around the health benefits of CBD and we’ve barely scratched the surface of really knowing the full potential of CBD. As of now, CBD is a safe natural remedy that has already benefited the lives of many people dealing with everyday ailments to chronic pain. Take a look at our range of CBD products to find out which one is right for you!