CBD Oil For Inflammation

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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.

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How Does CBD Oil for Inflammation Work?

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.

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Will CBD Oil For Inflammation Get Me High?

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.

Is CBD For Inflammation Safe?

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.

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Methods of Taking CBD Oil For Inflammation

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:

  • Topicals. This is one of the most popular methods of using CBD for inflammation because it directly targets the inflamed area of your body. Simply coat the pure CBD cream of your choice evenly over the affected area or joint and massage until absorbed. You can also topically apply unflavored CBD oil to affected joints and muscles. This can come with varying results, however, because many CBD oils meant for oral consumption have a lower potency than topical CBD solutions.
  • Sublingual (Under the Tongue). The vascular areas of your gums, the inner lining of your cheeks, and underneath your tongue provide the most direct path for CBD to enter your bloodstream. Alongside topical CBD solutions, sublingual or buccal (cheeks) CBD oil administration is one of the fastest ways for CBD to start taking effect. Simply place your desired dosage of pure CBD oil under your tongue and hold for approximately 90 seconds before swallowing.
  • Oral (Oil or Edibles). Because CBD has to go through the digestive system to be absorbed, oral dosing of CBD can take 2-4 hours to take effect. While this may be too long for some, others prefer the taste, texture, and subtlety of CBD-infused edibles to CBD oil.
  • Inhalants. Much like THC, CBD can also be crystallized and then melted into a dab pen that you inhale for a near-instant effect.

For more details on methods of CBD consumption or application, check out our handy CBD dosing guide.

EndoCoast: Natural, Holistic CBD For Inflammation You Can Trust

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.

If you want to learn more about CBD oil for inflammation and the science behind our products, please take a look at our Learning Center or contact us today for more information.