Introduction: Best CBD Oil for Pain Relief
I am Maximus, your mentor, here to answer questions about about pain and CBD and, most conclusively, what is the best CBD for pain relief. Other posts on the site cover details of my life – should you be interested please click ‘CBD for the Elderly’.
I am an extraordinarily keen promoter of the advantages that come with CBD oil use. During my own illness I was prescribed narcotics for pain and consequently I can never ignore the relief they bring to someone who might feel they can take no more suffering. But the path you must then tread, is extremely narrow and intolerably treacherous. I personally have a great fear of opioids. But in time CBD offered me profound relief and indeed, hope.
People in the US and everyone else it seems, are unquestionably searching for an elixir for pain. Of course everyone needs help, but circumstances are such that the American people have been shown to be among the most vulnerable when it comes to drugs. Why this is so, is linked essentially to access – the US is the richest and one of the most politically and socially liberal countries in the world and is therefore a magnet for the illegal drugs trade. Additionally, alas, it appears that much of the real damage is now being done by synthetic drugs – many manufactured in the US itself by pharmaceutical companies.
Pain and CBD Oil
In other posts I have already referred to myself as a survivor – and I am immensely proud of the title. But consider the survivors who are very young – not yet in their teens and some even younger. They are the ones who should be cheered, not decrepit old farts like me.
It is the ‘pain’ that binds us together, down through the ages. We all know of people who with blessed ‘unknowingness’ are able to live a lifetime without ever experiencing real pain – perhaps they might say, “I’ve had some jolly painful headaches though” but the pain that comes and overwhelms you, so you wonder if it is possible to experience its intensity for even a single second more – that is completely foreign to these ‘most fortunate,’ folk.
I have another post here that perhaps could assist you further in your search for pain relief and it is called, “Your CBD Mentor: CBD and Neuropathic Pain”. The post is focused almost exclusively on neuropathic pain whereas here, I wish to look at pain in general, and its vast domain of sufferers.
Predominantly, neuropathic pain will be a long-term pain. The kind of pain that calls for a doctor’s skills to give pain relief and I would assume that this might be your present situation. But pain can be intense and short-term – for instance a broken leg. Here the individual could decide themselves whether to use CBD or not.
Then of course there are the milder and niggling examples of pain where CBD is absolutely ideal for pain relief. Think of those with arthritis for instance, It has the apparent ability to ease pain and this has been shown countless times.
Here below are some health conditions – in no particular order, mostly causing pain of varying intensity – but some that are relatively pain-free like acne. All those listed do appear to experience relief when treated with CBDPure:
- Osteoarthritis pain and joint neuropathy
- Multiple sclerosis
- fibromyalgia pain
- muscoskeletal pain
- menstrual symptoms
- nausea and vomiting
- opioid withdrawal
- broken limbs
- rheumatoid arthritis
- heart disease
A study published in the journal Pain in December 2017 analyzed whether CBD could prevent osteoarthritis pain and joint neuropathy. Based on their findings, researchers affirmed that it did both because it decreased joint inflammation and served as a protectant to the nerves.
CBD oil has been found to relieve other chronic pains as well. For instance, research published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management indicates that cannabinoids have been helpful with easing pain for individuals diagnosed with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cancer.
Other studies have reported positive effects for individuals taking CBD to ease their fibromyalgia pain, many of whom only experienced mild side effects from this chemical compound, such as dry mouth, drowsiness, and dizziness.
What does research say about Pain and CBD?
We have long known that pain is truly a massive public health problem in all countries. In 2007 Frondini et al found in Europe, (Frondini C et al; Affective, behavior and cognitive disorders in the elderly with chronic musculoskeletal pain: the impact on an aging population. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2007.01.024).
He found in Europe that muscoskeletal pain virtually crippled over one in four elderly people and in the same year Gibson showed that up to 80% of nursing homes in Australia were populated with seniors suffering from chronic pain. Surveys in many European countries have yielded similar results: these countries include Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland where 25% to 35% of the adult population have reported chronic pain.
The well-known ABC Poll of 2005 found that approximately 50 million Americans live with chronic pain and that the cost to society will be greater than $100 billion per annum.
Research published in the Journal of Pain, June 5, 2019: CBD was applied to the skin of animals suffering from inflammation caused by arthritis and the study found that this lowered pain. Another study showed that CBD impeded inflammatory and neuropathic pain – two of the most vexatious types of pain to treat.
How does CBD do it? Via the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The effects of CBD are very complex and not completely understood. Firstly, not being a narcotic it is not psychoactive but researchers believe that it makes the body use its own Endocannabinoid System (ECS) more efficiently.
Secondly, it seems that CBD also restricts inflammation in the nervous system and brain and that would consequently limit the pain experience.
The ECS is a participant in basic life functions such as reproduction, appetite, immune-response and most importantly, in connection with our focus here – with pain management.
So let us first look briefly at how the ECS responds to CBD: the body has two different types of CBD receptors which have been called CB1 and CB2 that do not unite directly with the CBD but do so in a circuitous manner – i.e. they include initiating TRPV1 receptors that operate such functions as:
- pain perception,
- body temperature, and
- in addition, and this is of extraordinary importance to all users of CBD – these receptors also control the quantity of Anandamide which in turn controls the neural propagation of well-being. An emotion of significance to us all, and, in particular to those who suffer from pain and anxiety. I personally am very aware of the this effect on me when I take CBD. I have also heard it referred to it as being a similar sensation to “the runners high”.
The four points made above are vitally important pieces of information and in fact, are key to a central thesis of this post: can CBD oil actually limit pain? Yes, it can. At the same time we must all take heed of the FDA’s warning in this regard – more research must be undertaken before it can be fully accepted by the establishment.
CBD and the future
Preclinical research continues unabated, by systematizing the ECS and by introducing CBD, it could be advantageous in treating many medical conditions as has been listed above. Please note that I stress that we are still in a stage of ‘preclinical research’.
Best CBD Oil for Pain Relief
Finally we arrive at the very core of the post – what is the best CBD oil for pain relief? My answer is unequivocal – it is CBDPure and for many reasons. I have expressed myself at length in another post ‘CBDPure the best CBD oil’. Because my reasons are available there, I cannot duplicate them here – unless I wish to experience the extreme disfavor of Mr Google. Websites are severely punished for duplication.
Please click on ‘Learn More’ in the illustration above – you will be transported in a twinkling of an eye, onto CBDPure’s homepage and a wealth of considerable information.
There remain many controversial issues associated with the use of CBD. For one, politicians and civil servants get very nervous because of its close relation to THC. My desire is to mitigate their concerns, and in time, when a holistic standardisation process has been instituted, they will come to accept and even welcome its aid in the pharmacotherapeutic campaign against pain.
The leading CBD Oil market is without doubt the United States. By sheer good fortune too, because standards of cultivation and manufacturing will consequently remain high. But alas, like everything there will be those in the future, who, because of market pressure (their words), will eventually have all cultivation and production undertaken in the Orient or elsewhere. Prices perhaps might change, but margin and quality certainly will – and not necessarily for the better.
The very best of luck to you all!
Please note that the statements above, with reference to CBD and CBDPure have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Users should not disregard, or delay in obtaining, medical advice for any medical condition they may have, and should seek the assistance of their health care professionals for any such conditions.