Two words: pain sucks.
There’s no other way to put it. If you’ve experienced pain (and I’d better see all your hands raised), then congratulations: you are human. Pain is a natural phenomenon that occurs when our bodies need to communicate that something is wrong. However, sometimes our bodies are a little too good at this method, sending us pain signals continuously that no longer help us.
The result? Unnecessary pain that slows us down and, worse, prevents us from living our best lives.
While there is no magic pain switch we can simply turn off, there is a new light at the end of the natural healing tunnel. New research suggests that our good old friend cannabidiol (CBD) may help manage pain, reduce inflammation, and decrease the discomfort brought on by chronic conditions.
Research suggests that CBD works with the body’s endocannabinoid system to restore homeostasis, i.e. balance, in the body. In this regard, studies point to CBD as an anti inflammatory aid that may be able to help decrease inflammation that causes pain. This means that CBD may not only help with general aches and pains, but may provide relief for conditions including:
- Arthritis (including Rheumatoid Arthritis)
- Migraine pain & tension headaches
- Cancer-related pain
- Autoimmune disease pains (including Lupus & Thyroid diseases)
- Back pain
- PMS pain
- Sore muscles, joints & skin
What’s more, CBD is an increasingly exciting pain alternative for those who fear dependence on certain pain medications, like opioids, as there is no evidence to suggest that CBD is habit-forming or addictive.
“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential,” according to a study by the World Health Organization. “CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials... There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions.”
Interested in trying CBD to manage your pain? At Upness, we provide a range of ingestible and topical products that may be the answer to your pain prayers (oh, and have we mentioned we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee?).