Anyone who has suffered from acute or chronic pain – and it’s a pretty sure bet that’s all of us – know how important it is to find relief. For those of you wondering if CBD can help alleviate pain, and specifically if convenient CBD gummies can help reduce pain, we can provide some guidance.
Numerous studies have shown that CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties, which are of course highly effective in reducing inflammation in the body, while also helping improve pain and mobility issues. While exhaustive studies on humans and CBD have not been conducted, CBD is increasingly being acknowledged as a promising alternative to treating pain, inflammation, anxiety and seizures without the “high” experienced with THC.*
CBD’s role in pain management is an evolving one, with conclusions from animal studies showing that CBD does have some pain-relieving effects through interactions with the endocannabinoid, inflammatory and nociceptive (pain sending) systems. Here’s a quick reminder of how CBD works: CBD stands for “cannabidiol” and is one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Cannabinoids are active compounds in the cannabis plant that interact with our body’s endocannabinoid receptors to produce effects, mimicking the body’s own neurotransmitters.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system that plays a role in regulating a wide range of functions and processes, including sleep, mood, metabolism, appetite, pain perception, memory, reproduction and fertility.
So, back to our original question: can CBD gummies help reduce pain? If your pain is due to inflammation, absolutely. CBD gummies are most likely going to be most effective with inflammatory issues as well as minor aches and pains. In addition, The Hemp Division’s CBD gummies are made with two additional elements, CBG (cannabigerol) and CBN (cannabinol). CBN, in particular, can be used to alleviate pain similar to traditional NSAIDS but without their potentially harmful adverse effects. CBN has shown effectiveness in reducing inflammation and nausea.
In addition to being effective, CBD gummies are convenient and easy to take with you wherever you go – keep them in your purse, backpack, car, gym bag, desk, etc.. Not only can they help alleviate pain, they taste delicious! We offer two awesome flavors: Hot Cinnamon and Matcha Raspberry.
CBD gummies can be a wonderful pain remedy, but always keep in mind that CBD is not a replacement for medication. While CBD is an all-natural product that is safe to use and has many beneficial qualities, including pain relief, that can play a role in achieving a healthy lifestyle, our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease (although it has been FDA-approved to treat several childhood seizure disorders). While CBD is considered safe and few people report negative side effects, as with any substance we put into our bodies, every person reacts differently. If you are on medications or have chronic pain, check with your physician to make sure CBD will not cause any harmful interactions.
*Information on the effects of cannabinoids on pain can be found from The National Library of Medicine’s article “Cannabinoids and Pain: New Insights From Old Molecules.”