Can CBD help with pain?

Can CBD be used for pain?

For centuries, medical cannabis has been used to promote physical wellness. In fact, historical records suggest that its use goes back more than 5,000 years.

CBD, derived from cannabis, has been said to have applications in pain management including chronic and joint pain, in addition to the associated pain of diabetes, cancer, auto-immune disease, and neurodegenerative diseases.

CBD’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties mean it can be used as a natural, alternative remedy for pain. 

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How does CBD work in the body?

Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD (cee-bee-dee), is one of more than 100 known cannabinoids, which are naturally-occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant.

Cannabinoids interact with a special homeostatic system found in all mammals called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which impacts both your central and peripheral nervous systems. As a result, the ECS can affect your physical and mental health.

CBD does not have a strong binding affinity to cannabinoid receptors in the ECS (CB1 and CB2), but it does affect signaling to these receptors. Further, it can affect other receptors including serotonin receptors and vanilloid receptors.

Although CBD is found in cannabis, it does not have any psychoactive effects. Another cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is responsible for that. Instead, CBD reportedly offers a host of effects on one’s holistic wellbeing.

Research suggests that CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic and that it possesses anticonvulsant, neuroprotectant and antitumorigenic properties.

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How can CBD help you & your body?

Taking CBD is a natural, holistic approach to improve your overall wellbeing. It is a safe and effective supplement that can have positive effects on your physical and mental wellness.  

While we can’t tell you that CBD should be used to treat or prevent illness, the chemical compound has been said to possess natural anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, analgesic, and neuroprotective properties.

CBD has been used to alleviate the symptoms of joint pain, nausea, anxiety, inflammation, sleep imbalance and more. It has also been used to lessen the symptoms of auto-immune disease and cancer. CBD can be used to promote a healthy body and a healthy mind. 

You do not need a prescription for CBD with low or no THC – you can simply buy it here as a capsuletincture or balm and have it shipped directly to your door!

Side effects of CBD

What are the side effects of CBD?

CBD with low or no THC is a food supplement, not a medication, so its side effects are nonexistent or insignificant.

Most people experience no side effects at all, but occasionally people do experience nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness and changes in appetite when using CBD.

These side effects are more common when using CBD that is of poor quality or has more than trace amounts of THC. To avoid experiencing side effects, it’s important that you purchase quality products.  

If you’re concerned about how you will react to CBD, consult with your general practitioner.

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Is CBD medicinal or a food supplement?

CBD is classified as a food supplement. In accordance with this classification, you will find that Canna Botanical Daily’s products are safe, clearly labeled and easy to use.

With each product you purchase from Canna Botanical Daily, you’ll find a list of ingredients and clear instructions for use, including recommended dosage. 

CBD is not intended to diagnose, prevent or treat diseases, but is instead intended to improve holistic wellbeing.

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Is CBD legal in the UK?

In short, YES, CBD is legal in the U.K. as long as it’s produced in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Home Office.  

Canna Botanical Daily is vigilant to any changes in cannabis regulation and is compliant with these standards.

Canna Botanical Daily products are natural, free from THC and non-GMO. Our products are sourced from high-quality plants using a well-regulated manufacturing process.  

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

You may already know that CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), but what does this system really do?  

The discovery of the ECS and its roles within the body are still relatively recent. In fact, new research is being continuously conducted to fully understand how it works and what it’s capable of doing.

Scientists have found that the ECS contains unique receptors (CB1 and CB2) that interact specifically with cannabinoids like THC and CBD. The ECS affects the central and peripheral nervous systems in mammals and plays a role in the body’s homeostasis.  

Beyond this, the ECS has been found to have broader implications on our health. In a recent study by Drs. Pacher, Batkai and Kunos, it was reported that “…modulating the activity of the endocannabinoid system turned out to hold therapeutic promise in a wide range of disparate diseases and pathological conditions, ranging from mood and anxiety disorders, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, to cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis, to name just a few.”

We still don’t have a complete picture of the ECS’s capabilities, and we cannot guarantee its effects, but recent findings suggest it plays a major role in our physical health. 

The ECS can also impact our mental health. Anandamide is another cannabinoid that acts on the ECS and is commonly referred to as the “bliss molecule”. Anandamide is produced and broken down naturally by the body – some people’s anandamide levels are higher than others, and stimulating it has been shown to improve mood and even reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.  

There is still a lot to learn about the ECS and how to harness its power to improve health and wellbeing. Regardless, it’s an exciting frontier for scientists and wellness-seekers alike.