Many people use CBD to treat pain. If you’re wondering if you should be one of them, we are here to help you make an educated and informed decision. You know the dangers of prescription painkillers. You also know how terrible it is to live with your pain. There is a third option: treating your pain with CBD!

Understanding Cannabinoids

There are 120 compounds in cannabis that have been identified. These are called cannabinoids, and each one has distinct characteristics. THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects known as a “high.” CBD has become sought after for its many medicinal effects, including pain relief.

The Science of CBD

CBD is usually absorbed either through the lungs when a vaporizer is used or through the digestive tract when you ingest edibles. It then makes its way into the bloodstream where it can reach other tissues, including the brain. Topically applied CBD, like our Topical Emulsion Gel Regular Strength Roll On, does not actually reach the blood but offers beneficial effects on the area it is applied to as it slowly permeates.

Studies are showing CBD is active at CB2 and other receptors involved with anxiety and pain. Specifically, CBD acts at the vanilloid TRPV1 channel which is directly involved with the sensation of pain. CBD also treats pain by acting as an anti-inflammatory. It inhibits inflammation by halting the synthesis of PGE-2, a prostaglandin, even more powerfully than something like aspirin. CBD has an inhibitory effect on the glutaminergic pathway, which is welcomed news for people living with chronic neuropathic pain. CBD is also known to have an effect on serotonin metabolism and nerve transmission.

CBD for Pain Dosage

How much you need is going to be individual to you. Remember that everyone is different, so what works for one person may not be ideal for you. You’ll want to take a bit of time to find your best dosage.  An easy way to determine your starting CBD dosage based on your weight is to take 1mg of CBD for every 10lbs. For example, an individual who weighs 150lbs would start off with 15mg of CBD. That may be enough for people with a low tolerance or who are treating minor pain. If your symptoms do not improve in several days, you should up your CBD dosage until you find a dosage that works.

The use of CBD oil for pain relief allows you to be less dependent on pharmaceutical companies and harsh, potentially addictive drugs. We encourage you to shop online for CBD products in order to find the right alternative for you. Our website has CBD products made to treat pain specifically, like our Topical Emulsion Gels. Our Emulgel Roll On provides the fast, deep, absorption of therapeutic full spectrum cannabinoids. You can apply it as needed to target localized areas for relief without cannabinoids entering your bloodstream.