When talking about CBD the first effect that comes to mind is its application as sleep medication or anxiety treating medication. However, the reason so many people engage in the consumption of CBD and continue using it is pain relief. Long-time users of standard painkillers feel the effects lessen over time, requiring higher doses of painkillers to achieve the same effects.
Not only is this making painkillers more and more difficult to get the effect out of, it also makes them easier to get addicted to. The addiction will cause the user to go past the allowed intake rate, causing issues that aren’t only related to standard side effects of painkillers but also ones that stem from the abuse of the drugs.
For the sake of helping people find a replacement for meds they are forming a resistance to and switching to something that won’t trouble them with difficult side effects, we’ve prepared this article where it’ll be explained how CBD affects our body to reduce muscle pain.
What causes muscle pain?
Causes of muscle pain are as varied as muscle pain is frequent. The first, and simplest, source of muscle pain is injury. While some serious injury is an obvious source of muscle pain, bruising our body, or breaking bones, it can occur from any injury.
Although you may not note them as injuries, the extreme strain on your body can also cause muscle pain. These small injuries happen with the back and abdominal muscles the most. Straining these muscles past their limits will damage them and make it harder for them to operate while causing additional pain to us.
Even the simplest of infections can initiate muscle pain. Muscle aches can happen from colds and flu, something most of us have no doubt experienced. Other health issues that cause muscle pain include chronic fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism, peripheral artery disease, imbalance of electrolytes, stress, and many more.
Muscles frequently suffer side effects no matter what the current issue is, and as such, they need extra care. Be it CBD muscle rub, creams, or oral forms of CBD you should get the desired effect while avoiding heavy side effects caused by other types of medication.
So how does CBD affect our organism?
The effect of potent CBD products is supposed to be temporary pain relief. The reason it works is that there’s a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the skin. Once CBD is applied topically, it will activate the endocannabinoid system through those receptors.
Receptors will keep CBD bound in multiple layers of the skin, reducing muscle ache. Keep in mind, the usual products with muscle relaxing properties will be oils and creams with CBD. Both of these are supposed to be applied directly to the source of pain, usually by firmly rubbing it in.
The CBD treatment for full-body pain will be a lot more difficult to accomplish both in the time you need to apply it and the amount of cream you need to spend. Make sure to discern where the pain is coming from and where it seems to be concentrated. Treating a single part of our muscle group could provide relief to the other muscles of that group.
In terms of oral consumption, there have been fewer experiments and studies conducted. While smaller-scale ones deduce that oral CBD products reduce pain it’s still not fully tested so it may have different effects on you. However, it does provide a good alternative to topical CBD if you need a full-body release. The oral version should provide relief throughout your body.
Lastly, check the ingredients on the products. Some manufacturers may include secondary pain-relieving ingredients that could cause allergic reactions, make sure you aren’t allergic to any, if you are check for a different manufacturer.