Can CBD help with pain? That’s easy — the overwhelming evidence thus far appears to say yes. This, of course, means that CBD products can also help build convenience store sales.
Research is showing pretty conclusively that CBD can — in some instances, along with THC — help relieve pain caused by a host of conditions. Case in point: researchers determined in trials that Sativex, which features both CBD and THC, worked as an analgesic for pain in cancer patients.
CBD, of course, comes from the cannabis plant. Over the last decade, many more people have found it effective for relieving not just pain but anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. Ongoing cannabis legalization across the nation has led to more research, which continues to support pain-relief claims.
Non-topical CBD is widely thought of as a treatment for a person’s entire body, one that creates an overall sense of relaxation as well as pain relief. Studies are consistently showing that CBD can decrease joint inflammation, especially when it is caused by osteoarthritis. One group of researchers determined that it can also keep nerve damage at bay when injected.
When administered orally via pills or capsules, many patients can take it with or without food. However, this form may take time as the body works to break the dosage down and move it to various parts of the body.
CBD has several “anti’s” attached to it, including
Consumers have come to believe CBD can help with:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Migraine headaches
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Neuropathic Pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systematic inflammation
As for the length of time during which CBD keeps pain at bay, the answer is unique to each individual, hinging on body type, the amount used and the delivery method. Overall, researchers have found that pain relief can last anywhere from a minimum of two hours to a maximum of six hours.