The big debate?
well, one of them at least.
When it comes to living with chronic pain, we all know all to well the feeling of dependency on pain killers (ibuprofen, NSAID’s) etc. Most of us also understand that these tablets practically do nothing but mask the pain. They also have a whole host of side effects of there own, which include damage to the stomach lining, blood pressure issues, circulatory effects, even addiction!
In a perfect world we would never ever touch pain killers, but , we have no choice to get through our day to day life.
Or do we?
When I started using CBD oil one of the first things I realised after my first couple of weeks was that I wasn’t reaching for my medicine cabinet every day or every other day, in fact its got to the point now where I can’t actually remember the last time I used an NSAID to relieve my pain. It is, to put it quite straight, like the CBD oil itself is acting like a pain killer and reducing inflammation – just from a couple of drops a night.
It works like this –
Cannabinoids, such as CBD, attach themselves to specialized receptors in a person’s brain and immune system.
One of these receptors, called a CB2 receptor, plays a role in the immune system by managing pain and inflammation.
Researchers believe that when CBD enters a person’s body, it may attach to CB2 receptors. Alternatively, it may cause the body to produce natural cannabinoids that attach to the CB2 receptors.
Either way, scientists think CBD affects the way that these receptors respond to the signals that they receive, possibly helping reduce inflammation and pain.
This is a study from 2008 which discusses CBD as a pain killer and suggests it has a ‘very bright future indeed’
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