CBD and Muscle Pain
Muscle Pain is an inescapable reality.
Everyone experiences various levels of pain. Some have acute pain which is sudden onset due to a specific injury. This type of pain usually decreases and disappears with time as the injury heals. Chronic pain is due to long standing injury that causes pain. This typically lasts for more than 6 months. Either way, the presence of pain means that something is wrong. When muscles are exerted more than normal, which can happen as a result of any number of activities, the outcome is painful, achy muscles.
Athletes as well as those who simply work out to stay fit may often experience muscle pain. This is considered acute pain. After intense workouts, the muscles can become very achy and sore. Stretching, massage, ice pack on the sore area and a number of other remedial practices can greatly improve that soreness. Another very effective practice that more and more people are using is CBD in the form of a topical rub or moisturizer, or a tincture taken internally.
How CBD Works to Relieve Muscle Pain
To better understand the benefits of CBD, it is essential to understand the function of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) within the body. The ECS functions to regulate pain, appetite, sleep, mood, memory, and much more. Its purpose is to promote homeostasis, bringing about a state of balance in the body. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act upon the ECS. Our body produces its own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids which bind to receptors in our cells. Other cannabinoids found outside the body are called exo cannabinoids which are from plant-based sources. These cannabinoids function similar to the ones produced by the body. There are times when the body needs a boost of these compounds and that are where CBD comes in. CBD possesses excellent anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antispasmodic, and many other beneficial properties which help to regulate the ECS. Pain is an inflammatory response in the body and CBD calms that inflammatory response. Overall, it could be beneficial as a pre and post workout supplement, aiding in a speedy recovery.
Over 100 cannabinoids have been discovered within the hemp plant. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, extracted from the plant, and has a host of beneficial properties for the body. It does not have psychoactive properties which make the user “high” like the compound THC. The hemp plant has little to no THC and a large percentage of CBD.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for inflammation, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to supplement or possibly replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications should not be stopped all at once.
Hopefully your muscle pain is temporary. For that it has been suggested to start with a higher dose of 15mg to 20mg of CBD to ease the pain. If pain persists or returns consider taking an additional dose after 6 or 8 hours. The next day, if the pain persists, you may want to increase your CBD dosage. Steps of 5mg to 10mg are suggested to give time to monitor changes. Monitor your pain levels; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait at least a day between changes. If pain continues, seek medical advice as you may have injured your body.