â€śWhere are you sore?â€ť With more than a fifth of American adults reporting some form of discomfort, this question is a good place to start.
In addition to previously relied-upon treatment options, however, more people than ever are beginning to ask their chiropractors about the benefits and efficacy of CBD oil. How does CBD pain relief work? How can it help? How can people trust the product theyâ€™re buying?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of more than 100 naturally-occurring phytocannabinoids found within the cannabis plant. Well-tolerated by people and animals alike (according to the World Health Organization), it is non-toxic and non-psychoactive (i.e., it doesnâ€™t get people â€śhighâ€ť).
CBD interacts with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which helps regulate immune function, pain, sleep, mood, motor control, metabolism, and memory, among other functions. The ECS includes millions of cannabinoid receptors to aid the body in achieving homeostasis â€“ a condition of internal stability. In short, the human body is designed to respond to CBD pain relief.
Multiple studies have shown CBD to have beneficial properties to support health and wellness. In fact, CBD has been patented by the U.S. government as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant.Â
With the majority of physical pain stemming from or exacerbated by inflammation, CBD is certainly an option both chiropractors and patients should consider. And as ongoing research continues to reveal, those who suffer from psychological/emotional pain tend to experience more pronounced physical pain, so CBD may support pain abatement from these causes, as well.
Athletes, people suffering from an old or new injury, elders and the aging, physical laborers, and many more have a new option to feel better. Topical CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors under the skin, providing acute relief and supporting their desired level of physical activity. Ingestible CBD provides similar effects at the whole-body level rather than locally, as when applied topically to a specific area.
Others who may benefit from topical or ingestible CBD include:
Understanding what CBD is and how it works is only half the battle. From there, finding a consistently reliable, quality CBD product becomes paramount for CBD pain relief. CBD oil quality indicators include:
Ultimately, people have many choices when seeking to effectively address and combat pain and discomfort to find CBD pain relief.
While some of the benefits of CBD have been known for the last century, new research, availability, and public interest have created a fresh opportunity for those who have never experienced it for themselves to explore its therapeutic potential.
ALLISON TAYLOR is EVP of sales and education at Receptra Naturals, a family-owned Colorado hemp CBD extract company dedicated to improving quality of life worldwide. Learn more at www.ReceptraNaturals.com.