Pain that persists for more than 12 weeks is considered chronic. It is usually characterized by persistent pain that can be due from injuries, headaches, backaches, and joint pains. There may be an ongoing cause of pain, such as arthritis or cancer. In some cases there is no clear cause. Health problems such as fatigue, sleep disturbance, decreased appetite, and mood changes often accompany pain.
In the management of pain, studies have shown that CBD not only encourages the pathways of the ECS to better facilitate its “messages” in the forms of proteins and enzymes, but it also serves as an anti-inflammatory agent as well.
Essential oils have been used for centuries to relieve pain and inflammation. Used in conjunction with CBD, oils with analgesic properties, such as chamomile, frankincense, lavender, and sweet marjoram have the potential to soothe pain in inflamed joints and muscles.
The ideal CBD dose for you usually depends primarily on your body weight, but it can also be influenced by other factors, such as your personal body chemistry, your age, and any other health conditions you have. Start with a low dose. Assess how you feel after 1 week of use. If required, adjust dosage weekly until you find your “sweet spot.”
The research on CBD products and pain management has been promising. CBD oil may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions.