New Studies Show Interesting Facts About Cannabis and Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain is a type of pain that stretches for more than 12 weeks despite medication or treatment. Chronic pain is also known as persistent pain.
People with injuries do get better after treatment and are able to get back to daily activities after a while, but there are some people who experienced prolonged pain with or without any previous medical history.
If you have been experiencing chronic pain for more than three months then you are not alone. 20% of Americans suffer from chronic pain at any point of time.
People with chronic pain are prescribed with opiates. Opiates or Opioids are substances that interact with the opioid receptors in your body to produce morphine-like effects to relieve and alleviate pain. Apart from pain relief, opioid is also use for anesthesia, treat diarrhea and suppress coughing. People that sufferers from chronic pain have been prescribed with opioids and painkillers, but it can be addictive and contains a lot of side effects.
Today people are looking into a more natural holistic alternative to traditional medication and cannabis like CBD and THC is one of them. As a matter of fact 62% of people who have marijuana cards use cannabis for pain.
Annals of Internal Medicine have published a new study that shows that a higher ratio of THC-to-CBD helps to improve pain severity for people with chronic pain.
The information of the study was gathered from 25 studies and 15,000 participants. They found that a higher percentage of THC would be more effective in managing chronic pain then CBD would.
CBD has been marketed for its multiple therapeutic benefits such as pain-relief, anti-inflammatory, promotes better sleep, reduces stress and anxiety, regulates mood and behavior, improves immune system and anti-epilepsy. Yes these claims are real as there have been numerous scientific backings. But, Dr. Daniel Stein from Neurology of Cannabis says it would take a lot of CBD to feel the effects for chronic pain much more than what commercial CBD brands would suggest.
CBD is highly unique and there is no definite answers for how much CBD you need. The dosage really depends on three main areas:
● Body size
● When and how you take CBD
The more your weigh the more CBD you need in order to feel the effects. While some may just need 0.5ml, but a bigger person may need 1.0ml to feel the benefits of CBD.
When you take CBD is important too. Taking CBD with an empty stomach will help your body absorb and digest CBD faster than administering CBD after a heavy meal. As for sleep it is most effect to take CBD 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime. By the time you go to bed the effects from CBD should have already started.
How you take CBD makes a difference. Dropping CBD tinctures from Mellow Organic under your tongue is the most effective way for your body to absorb and process CBD as there are numerous blood vessels in your mouth to help carry CBD through your body system. Another effective method is vaping CBD oil. CBD in food or edibles is another popular method, but it takes longer for your body to digest the food and edibles before the effects of CBD could work.
Tolerance is another issue. Some people may need more while some may need less.
CBD is a unique experience. It's very difficult to pinpoint what is the best dosage for you. It's best to experiment with the dosage to find what works for you. Always start with a low dosage and increase the amount if needed.
It's perfectly alright to use CBD a few times a day. You can always spread out the dosage throughout the day. If you are using CBD for pain or anxiety try using it twice or three times a day, but remember to use it responsibly.
CBD Isolates contain pure CBD and no other chemical compounds from the cannabis plant or cannabinoid like THC. When you use just CBD alone you can carry on with your day without having to worry about any psychoactive effects that you may find from THC. A gold standard CBD Isolate is Mellow CBD Oil 900 mg made from CBD Isolate and comes in 30ml bottles with two flavor options Natural and Orange.
Using CBD products that contain THC and other cannabinoids that also comes with terpenes will create an entourage effect which is when all the compounds in the cannabis plant work together to create the best result for your body. Entourage effect is available in Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD. Full spectrum CBD comes with a high level of CBD and contains THC, CBC, CBN, CBG, CBDa and THCa and also all the terpenes. Broad spectrum is similar to full spectrum, but it does not contain THC.
A good choice for full spectrum is Mellow Full Spectrum CBD 1,800 mg Oil available in 30ml bottles and you can find our products at www.melloworganic.com
Dr. Daniel Stein explains that cannabis interacts with pain receptors in your body. Prescribing the best cannabis solution depends on the symptoms and severity of pain.
If patients are suffering from neurological pain then prescribing CBD with high amounts of THC would work better while if the patient is suffering from inflammatory pain or inflammatory bowel disease then prescribing high amounts of CBD would be better.
When dealing with pain, patients would benefit more with a combination of both CBD and THC.
It's important to also understand that chronic pain can come with a lot of complications. You may have mood and mental disorders due to constantly experiencing pain. You may not get adequate sleep due to pain and your daily life can easily be interrupted. Combining CBD with THC can help adjust and treat mood, mental disroder, reduce pain and inflammation and promote better sleep.
Using CBD or cannabis products can also help you withdrawal from consuming a lot of prescription painkillers.
Using CBD and THC can come with side effects such as: drowsiness, fatigue, dry mouth, diarrhea, nausea, changes in appetite or mood. Though these are minor side effects and it does not affect everyone, it is best to be prepared beforehand.
You should always consult your doctor before starting to you use CBD or cannabis. Whether you will use CBD or cannabis as an alternative to painkillers or as complementary treatment it's best to discuss with your medical provider for the best solution.
Make sure you understand the ingredients and find out whether your product has been tested from an independent third-party lab or not. Your CBD product should be free from pesticides, heavy metals and microbial.
For more information about Mellow Organic find us at www.melloworganic.com
National Health Service
Annals of Internal Medicine
Numerology of Cannabis