Body Pain: Could CBD oil help?

Body pain is an issue that is likely to be experienced by so many of us throughout our lifetime. Whether the pain is caused by injury, illness or a chronic condition, it’s a feeling that we would prefer to avoid or reduce the effects of where we can. 

There are many medications and treatments available on the market that claim to help eradicate or manage body pain; however, the number of natural remedies that allow for safer long-term treatment is extremely limited.

CBD oil is a natural substance that has reportedly been a key element in boosting health and wellbeing around the world for thousands of years, and with countless people reporting positive results when using it to treat a range of health complaints, it has become much more popular in recent years and is now the single best-selling food supplement in the U.K. With increasing evidence supporting the health benefits of CBD, it is suggested that it may have the potential to ease the effects of a multitude of symptoms, including inflammation, acne and stress.

As CBD is not yet classified as a food, medicine or cosmetic product, we cannot make direct statements about the impact it has on the body. Instead of claiming that the substance provides a cure for body pain, we will look at the previous research objectively.

So, could it affect body pain? 

There are many research studies that support the idea that the use of CBD oil has the power to reduce inflammation in the body, which could make it a reliable natural remedy to try out to ease targeted or widespread body pain. This means that it has become an increasingly popular choice for those who wish to counter chronic pain-related issues from conditions such as nerve pain, back pain, muscle spasms, arthritis and fibromyalgia, among many others.

It is thought that there are over 28 million people in the UK alone who are living with chronic pain, which actually accounts for two-fifths of the population. These conditions tend to be treated with over-the-counter or prescription drugs; however, these can often come with a list of unwanted side effects, making them a problematic treatment for long-term use. This is why many chronic pain sufferers now try out natural remedies such as CBD oil to help them to live a normal life. 

Pain relief could be achieved through the use of CBD in a variety of different ways. Firstly, it has been suggested that its interaction with our serotonin receptors is an extremely important element of its pain-relieving properties. Serotonin – known as the ‘happy hormone’ – evokes feelings of happiness, which in turn, also has the power to reduce the perception of pain. CBD may activate these receptors, leading to an increase in serotonin levels, and therefore a reduction in pain. 

Research also suggests that TRPV1 receptors play a part in supporting the possible pain-relieving effects of CBD, as they play an important role in the perception of pain as well as the regulation of body temperature. CBD may activate these receptors, easing the sensation of the pain. While more research is needed to fully understand how CBD works to bring about these supposed pain-relieving effects, early research supports the idea that it may have the potential to be an effective pain management treatment.

As there are so many different ways in which chronic pain can manifest itself, there are also different types of CBD that may be appropriate for use depending on your condition. There is an array of options on the market, including CBD oil drops and sprays, capsules, gummies and vapes, as well as more topical treatments, including creams and balms, all of these are available in a range of different strengths. While the impact of CBD has not been proven or confirmed by relevant governmental bodies, we will look at the below results objectively to explore the possible benefits.

The best CBD for nerve pain?

One chronic condition that many people suffer from is nerve pain, also known as neuropathy. This refers to damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves in the body that can typically result in tingling, numbness, muscle weakness and pain in the affected area. This is most commonly caused by diabetes, but it can also be brought on by issues such as injury and infection.

While there is a wide range of options to choose from, the best method of taking CBD to treat this type of pain may be orally, as this is one of the most efficient ways to allow the substance to enter your system quickly. With a longer duration than other delivery methods, oral CBD has also been suggested to lead to higher levels in the brain in comparison to methods such as vaping, suggesting that this may be more effective in treating nerve pain.

The best CBD for back pain?

Another common condition that could be treated using CBD is back pain. With its exact cause often unclear, pain can be felt anywhere along your back; however, it is much more common to occur in the lower back. This extremely widespread issue is usually not caused by anything serious and is likely to get better over time, but there are some cases where issues with joints, bones or tissue around your spine can result in chronic pain.

In this instance, it may be beneficial to try taking CBD to ease the effects of this, as its supposed anti-inflammatory properties could have the potential to have a positive result. While there is a wide range of different methods of taking CBD to combat back pain, the most effective of these is likely to be a topical cream, balm or gel, as this targets the affected area.

The best CBD oil for muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms are another chronic issue that can be caused by a range of conditions, including fatigue, dehydration and muscle strain. Also known as muscle cramps, spasms occur when a muscle in the body involuntarily and forcibly contracts uncontrollably, unable to relax. The severity of spasms can vary and ranges from the feeling of a mild stitch to an extremely painful experience. 

As muscle spasms can occur anywhere in the body, it may be more effective to take CBD oil orally, so that it can travel easily around the body. Topical treatment such as a cream is difficult for the body to absorb into the muscles due to the water-soluble layer of the skin.

When it comes to choosing the right treatment for chronic pain, it is important to look at any possible benefits of CBD objectively, as there is currently not enough research to confirm its impact.

At Holistic Herb, our uniquely micro-emulsified CBD oils have superior Total Bioavailability compared to many other products on the market. They are more efficient, enter the bloodstream faster and remain there in higher quantities for longer so that you can experience the potential benefits. 

With over 98% of the active CBD in our products being absorbed into the bloodstream, you can be confident that their efficiency is giving you value for money when it comes to the possible benefits.

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