If you aren’t already taking cannabidiol (CBD), you probably know somebody who is. Everyone from Morgan Freeman to your cubicle neighbor has jumped on board, singing the praises of CBD tinctures, gummies, capsules and creams. CBD for chronic pain is becoming more and more mainstream.
So, what’s all the fuss about?
CBD Works With Your Body, Naturally
People unfamiliar with hemp and CBD often draw the conclusion that cannabinoid is just another word for cannabis. But surprise! Cannabinoids are not only found in a wide variety of plants, but the very same cannabinoids naturally occur inside of us. Known as the endocannabinoid system, this series of neurotransmitters and receptors plays a significant role in regulating balance in the body – from the immune system to our mood to inflammation.
Anyone living with chronic pain knows the way that it can take over nearly every aspect of daily life. Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and the aches of aging take away your ability to enjoy the things that once gave you joy. With CBD, you may find relief without the habit-forming side effects of traditional painkillers.
Both topical and ingestible forms of CBD work alongside your endocannabinoid system to help your body regulate the response to pain. When using a high-quality CBD product, cannabinoids make their way to your cannabinoid receptors, helping the body regulate inflammation, pain, and discomfort.
Support for Pain Relief
There are several ways that you can get your daily dose of CBD TLC. The delivery method you choose is less important than finding the right dosage that works with your individual needs. Current products that are widely available include:
- Tinctures, like our Focus, Unwind, and Pain formulas. Created when hemp flowers are distilled, tinctures extract all the goodness in a highly concentrated form and are mixed with a carrier like coconut oil. Tinctures are most effective when placed under the tongue, though may be mixed into a favorite beverage like tea or a smoothie. These are often also called oils.
- Edibles, like our gummies, provide an easy and efficient way for the body to absorb CBD. It may take longer to feel the effects as it needs to travel through the digestive system first, but on the plus side may offer longer lasting support. Gummies are discreet, easy to take and are a great entry point for someone new to exploring cannabidiols.
- Creams, lotions and salves, like our Warming Salve or Recovery Lotion, are for topical use. If you experience muscle aches or joint pains be it chronic pain or an intense workout, or spend a lot of time on your feet, these products may be a game changer. Topicals are extremely easy to use – just apply to the particular pain point.
Low and Slow
If you decide to take the plunge with CBD, it’s important to remember that all bodies are different. Dosage depends on number of factors including weight, metabolism and the body’s natural chemistry. Your new regimen should start off with a low dose, slowing increasing as you get to know the product and how it affects you.
For example, all of our tinctures come in both 500 mg and 1500 mg formulas. If this is your first time using cannabidiol, consider starting with a 1 ml dropper of the 500 mg formula (which equates to 17mg of CBD). If your body responds well, you’re on the right track! You can easily increase your dosage until you find your perfect daily serving of CBD support.
Still Have Questions?
Trying new things is scary. We’d love to walk you through your foray into the world of CBD. Start with resources such as our Top Ten Questions About CBD, then head to the shop to see what we have to offer. Or feel free to message us: firstname.lastname@example.org.