cbd for pain and inflammation

Does CBD Help with Pain?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, one of many compounds found naturally in cannabis plants. Some people with chronic pain use CBD products, such as CBD Oil, to help manage their symptoms. CBD oil may reduce inflammation or overall discomfort and act as pain relief related to a variety of health conditions. Many of our customers have used CBD for joint pain, arthritis pain, and muscle pain among others. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions on cannabis testing, more research is needed to verify the pain-relieving benefits of CBD oil. Nevertheless, the research on CBD products and pain management has been promising. Crucially, research suggests that CBD could offer an alternative for people who have chronic pain relief needs and rely on medications (such as opioids) that can have habit-forming and dangerous side effects. To learn more why not check out our CBD Knowledge Centre.

CBD and Pain

Pain is something that is experienced by everyone at some point in their lives. Chronic pain can be uncomfortable to live with at best or debilitating at worst. Common treatments for pain include opioids, however people all over the world are looking for alternatives as opioids are habit-forming and have serious side effects. Opioid-related deaths are so bad, they’ve been named an epidemic by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). In 2019 over 70% of drug related deaths in the USA involved an opioid. It is understandable that people are increasingly looking for pain management alternatives.

Some people believe CBD to be an effective pain reliever. The research on CBD products and pain management has been promising. Human studies on CBD and pain are lacking, due to restrictions on the use of and research on cannabis, and more research is needed in this area. Nonetheless, the studies we do have show some encouraging results. In the first human experimental pain study on CBD, the research showed that CBD has real pain-relieving properties in humans. Researchers initially thought CBD’s pain-relieving properties were purely placebo. However it was later revealed that CBD had real pharmacological effects resulting in pain relief. Lead researcher Martin De Vita reported: “we found improvements in pain measures caused by the pharmacological effects of CBD (…) it was pretty remarkable and surprising”

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FAQs: CBD for Pain

Can CBD make pain worse?

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that generally ease pain. CBD is not known to increase pain per se. There are some findings to suggest high frequency use of marijuana can lead to increased and prolonged pain, albeit not attributable to the CBD compound and not the case with hemp-derived CBD usage.

What CBD products are best for pain?

To tackle specific pain, such as a bad knee or arm, a topical cream would be a good choice. CBD is absorbed by the skin and delivered to the target area to help reduce inflammation. CBD oil can be a good choice to get CBD into your bloodstream which can then help your body to provide relief where needed. Customers may chose to use CBD Oils to address back pain for example, where applying a cream can be difficult and pain may not be localised or close to the skin surface.

Is CBD legal in the UK?

CBD is legal in the UK. UK regulations state that CBD oil is legal so long as it contains no THC. Our CBD is regularly checked by third party labs to make sure our products are safe and legal. These reports are always available to view on our website, and we’re proud to be one of the first companies to have their products listed on the FSA’s new approved CBD products list. When you buy CBD from HempWell, you can rest assured that you’re receiving high quality, ethical CBD products.

Is CBD safe to use?

CBD is completely safe.Our CBD isolate has a guaranteed purity of at least 99.9%. We extract our CBD from hemp we grow ourselves, so we know exactly what it’s made of! We regularly have our oils tested by third-party labs to make sure there’s quality in every bottle. You can check out our lab reports here to see results from these tests.

Can I take CBD for pain while on medication?

Consult your doctor if you’re thinking of taking CBD while on medication.

How long does CBD take to work?

CBD has short and long term effects. In the short term, depending on how you choose to take CBD, you will begin to feel effects from anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hours; you can find more information on individual products here. However, CBD can also have a longer term effect on you and your body. As you continue to take CBD, some will stay in your body, and slowly build up to further help your endocannabinoid system. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you use CBD consistently for at least 2 weeks to begin to see the full effects of our products.

Can I give CBD to my pet?

You can give CBD to pets, but be aware they need a much smaller dose than humans. CBD is becoming increasingly popular to help pets with pain relief, however be aware that much less research has been done into CBD in animals than in humans. If you are planning to give CBD to your pet, start with an extremely low dose (we would recommend a half dose of our 500mg CBD oil), and increase slowly up to a full dose if required. We do not recommend giving CBD to any animals smaller than cats. We recommend consulting with your vet before giving CBD to animals.