When inflammation flares up and joint pain becomes unbearable, every aspect of your life can be affected. Even the smallest tasks can become challenging, keeping you from living your best life. For people suffering from chronic inflammation, especially as a result of arthritis, it can be especially hard to find a natural and reliable source of relief.
That’s where CBD oil comes in. The rising popularity of CBD as a result of new, explosive scientific findings and the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill has brought about incredible new opportunities for people suffering from chronic pain.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound derived from hemp that affects CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the body and brain. These receptors, along with your body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids (eCBs), help restore your body’s natural rhythm.
Phytocannabinoids (plant cannabinoids), like CBD, activate the CB1 and CB2 receptors that occur naturally in your body’s endocannabinoid system. When CBD reacts with these receptors and neurotransmitters in your brain, it encourages them to make more of the body’s natural molecules that help you feel better, which can help reduce chronic pain caused by inflammation.
Many studies have shown that CBD for inflammation has a range of therapeutic benefits for patients with chronic pain from malignant diseases like arthritis and cancer. For people suffering from chronic inflammation pain, this is especially important. Long-term pain as a result of inflammation can actually lead to tissue damage which can result in even further damage to your body’s joints and muscles. It’s critical, then, to keep this pain in check.
One study from the European Journal of Pain found that CBD applied topically to the skin could reduce the inflammation and pain caused by arthritis. Their study also found that CBD oil used for inflammation dramatically inhibited the perception of neuropathic pain (pain that is caused by damage to the nerves). Neuropathic pain occurs as a result of chemotherapy, trauma, surgery, and other diseases, making CBD a promising source of relief for all of these ailments.
If you’re new to the world of CBD, it can be hard to get the clear-cut CBD facts that make sense. For example, one prevalent misconception is that CBD, like THC, can get you high. Nope! Unlike its Tetrahydrocannabinol cousin which is packed full of psychoactive effects, CBD is not a psychoactive substance. Full-spectrum CBD actually contains trace amounts of THC — less than 0.3% as mandated by federal law in the 2018 Farm Bill.
When you buy a reputable, lab-tested CBD product — absolutely!
Here’s what you have to be careful about: the FDA does not currently regulate what it deems to be “supplements,” which includes CBD. That means that brands can get away with selling products labeled to have “CBD oil for inflammation” without actually listing the content in each product. Some CBD products are also derived using harsh chemical solvents as a quick and dirty way of extracting the CBD, which not only makes the CBD product less effective but potentially harmful as well.
At EndoCoast, we extract our CBD from organically grown hemp using a high-tech CO2 extraction process, eliminating the need for harsh chemical solvents. We ensure our product is non-GMO and contains no pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Our extraction process and the high quality of our hemp means that our CBD is as pure and potent as possible, while still retaining the other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes your body needs to find its coast.
There are so many ways of using and applying CBD that everyone can find a method that works for them. Here are the basic and most effective methods for CBD dosing:
For more details on methods of CBD consumption or application, check out our handy CBD dosing guide.
Ensuring our CBD products are science-backed, safe, and natural is paramount to our mission. We want to show our customers that a healthy and sustainable solution to life-altering chronic pain exists and can help you #findyourcoast without risk of harmful side effects or dependency.