How Can CBD Relieve Pain?
Does CBD work for pain relief? I can say from personal experience that CBD has alleviated joint pain in my body and the inflammation and pain in my knees in particular. I began using the 250mg CBD Salve Cream with remarkable success.
How does CBD alleviate pain? It turns out that we have endocannabinoid receptors throughout our bodies.
“How can one herb help so many different conditions? How can it provide both palliative and curative actions? How can it be so safe while offering such powerful effects? The search to answer these questions has led scientists to the discovery of a previously unknown physiologic system, a central component of the health and healing of every human and almost every animal: the endocannabinoid system.” Dustin Sulak, DO, Healer.com
This system in responsible for maintaining homeostasis in our bodies. Which is a state of equilibrium or balance. This is our natural state of being but it is thrown off by a chaotic, stressful existence and an ever increasing toxic environment.
Ok but your still wondering what this has to do with CBD right? Alright, I’m almost there!
Our bodies create endocannabinoids to stimulate the naturally occurring network of cannabinoid receptors in our bodies.
“Endocannabinoids and cannabinoids are also found at the intersection of the body’s various systems, allowing communication and coordination between different cell types. At the site of an injury, for example, cannabinoids can be found decreasing the release of activators and sensitizers from the injured tissue, stabilizing the nerve cell to prevent excessive firing, and calming nearby immune cells to prevent release of pro-inflammatory substances. Three different mechanisms of action on three different cell types for a single purpose: minimize the pain and damage caused by the injury.” Dustin Sulak, DO, Healer.com
It turns out that plants create phytocannabinoids too which are also able to stimulate the cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. The most famous being THC and CBD from the cannabis plant.
“Phytocannabinoids are plant substances that stimulate cannabinoid receptors. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the most psychoactive and certainly the most famous of these substances, but other cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) are gaining the interest of researchers due to a variety of healing properties. Most phytocannabinoids have been isolated from cannabis sativa, but other medical herbs, such as echinacea purpura, have been found to contain non-psychoactive cannabinoids as well.” Dustin Sulak, DO, Healer.com
So this is how CBD is able to alleviate pain, heal injuries, reduce inflammation and even boost our mood!
“In addition to regulating our internal and cellular homeostasis, cannabinoids influence a person’s relationship with the external environment. Socially, the administration of cannabinoids clearly alters human behavior, often promoting sharing, humor, and creativity.”Dustin Sulak, DO, Healer.com
We are able to encourage and enhance our naturally occurring endocannabinoid system with cannabinoids such as CBD found in plants. This is how and why CBD works and why we feel so passionately about it at Cleopatra CBD.