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CAN CBD HELP MY CHRONIC PAIN?




The World Health Organisations Assembly, has labeled the month of September as the Pain Awareness Month. 

We are all aware that there are all kinds of physical pain that we as human beings can experience, whether it be from serious injuries, recovery pain, everyday pain for many like arthritis and headaches to the chronic pain that cancer may bring.

CBD is well known to have the ability that may assist with pain relief. If this is your first time reading or hearing about CBD, we welcome you to sit back, relax and indulge in its wonders. Remember CBD is not a miracle ingredient that cures everything and anything under the sun, however it does work miracles for a great number of ailments when used correctly and of high quality.

CBD FOR PAIN 

One way that CBD is thought to decrease pain is actually by reducing the body’s sensitivity to the pain itself.

Researchers believe CBD may help to reduce pain  by interacting with the Endocannabinoid System within your body- yes you have it, we all do – particularly CB2 receptors, which are usually found outside of the brain in places like  the gut, spleen, liver, heart, kidneys, bones, blood vessels, lymph cells, endocrine glands and reproductive organs. Although research is still on-going in discovering exactly how CBD works to achieve such, it would appear that CBD is able to affect the way that various stimuli impact pain receptors, so that people experience pain differently when having taken the cannabis compound.

CBD AS AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Most pain that people experience result from inflammation. CBD’s ability to assist with pain relief is due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties. CBD can be an excellent way to reduce redness and swelling in limbs and organs, and thus provide relief from feelings of discomfort. This powerful anti-inflammatory response is believed to be due to CBD’s inhibition of the enzymes thought to cause inflammation, as well as the elevation of the anti-inflammatory cytokine molecules. Over the counter medications work in the same way, however these are likely to become addictive whereas CBD is a more natural and healthier option that does not have the same negative side effects.

CBD AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO OTHER PAIN MEDICATION

Ibuprofen, for example, is a popular NSAID that many people use for treating pain and fever. Although it may be very effective at providing treatment, many people are not aware that ibuprofen can also actually damage your stomach lining and kill healthy gut bacteria, let alone be addictive like other oral pain medication that many patients find themselves relying on for months which may result in greater harm in the long run

The brain and body come to crave these substances, with people experiencing major withdrawal symptoms like nausea, anxiety and heart palpitations – often leading them to turn to illegal sources when their prescription runs out. Fortunately, CBD is non-habit forming, and as a natural substance it does not have these severe side effects. 

As CBD is slowly but surely becoming more and more embraced by mainstream medicine, it is proving itself to be a reliable, natural and sustainable alternative for treating chronic pain.

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Recommended alkmi products: 

– Full Spectrum CBD Oil for an internal all rounder relief to pain 

– CBD salve for muscle inflammation and joint pain

– CBD Massage Oil for bodily aches and pains 

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