CBD has become one of the biggest health industry buzzwords almost overnight. Being touted as a solution for almost every health ailment under the sun, CBD has everyone talking. Although we would love for CBD to be a cure-all, at the end of the day it isn’t. With more research being done, however, we’re able to figure out what CBD can do.
In 2018 there was a study published in the US National Library of Medicine stating that in a group of 2409 people, more than 60% reported using CBD to treat a medical condition. The top three medical conditions being treated were pain, anxiety, and depression. Some of the other reasons for use included insomnia, PTSD, migraines, nausea, epilepsy, allergies, asthma and more.
Luckily for us, CBD for chronic pain and arthritic/joint pain is one of the most promising areas of research when it comes to CBD. Before we dive into that though, we need to know what CBD is and how it works.
CBD is a phytocannabinoid that’s produced by exposing CBDA to heat over an extended period of time. Naturally occurring in both marijuana and hemp, cannabinoids and phytocannabinoids alike are able to interact with our own endocannabinoid system. Our endocannabinoid system is a crucial system that our bodies use to maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis in its most simple form is a state of overall balance within the body. Without this system, our bodies wouldn’t be able to function.
Now that you know a bit more about CBD let’s look at how it can help to reduce pain and inflammation. A study written by Front Pharmacol in 2018 states that CBD is a promising solution for lessening severe pain and inflammation that is associated with chronic diseases such as arthritis, IBS, and more.
Another study states that the topical application of CBD significantly reduces joint swelling and may help to relieve arthritic pain-related behaviors and inflammation without causing any side effects.
CBD Edibles for Muscle Pain
What about CBD edibles though? Do they help to reduce muscle pain? Although there’s yet to be any substantial clinical research about CBD edibles specifically in relation to pain, there’s an incredibly large amount of consumer reports stating that CBD edibles do in fact help reduce pain.
Deanna P. said “I absolutely love my sour gummies. I love the benefits CBD offers and can’t wait to try more. I ran up the stairs today with no pain!”
Mark B. said “I was a skeptic until my hand pain was getting worse. I ordered the gummies and ate two. Within an hour my hand swelling went down, the movement was greater and the pain was way down. This product actually works.”
Bob B. said, “After 14 knee surgeries, this has helped me relax and relieve the pain enough to sleep with no side effects.”
More and more reviews just like these are being posted every day. This is great news for anyone in search of concrete evidence showing that CBD edibles do in fact help to reduce muscle pain and inflammation. Will CBD edibles work for everyone? No, but given the clinical research that’s been done about CBD, along with a large amount of consumer reports, we feel that they’re definitely worth giving a shot.
As a bonus, we thought we’d share a shortlist of powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients to look out for in CBD edibles.
Always make sure that the products you’re looking to buy have been lab-tested and that you follow the recommended serving size provided for you.