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CBD for Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia can be associated with many painful symptoms
Widespread fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, tenderness and cognitive problems all are rooted to the many fibers of the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system senses pain and reports it to the brain. Fibromyalgia has no cure so treatment options mainly focus on pain management. In the pharmaceutical world there are many drugs for pain management. Unfortunately the human body can get used to certain doses and may require increased dosages to obtain the desired relief. Many pharmaceutical drugs come with a wide array of health risks, unpleasant side-effects and even abuse.
How CBD Works To Relieve Fibromyalgia
Our bodies have receptors that react to the presence of cannabinoids. The body also produces its own cannabinoid compounds that it uses to reduce pain and maintain general well-being. The ECS or Endocannabinoid System is the messenger system in the body. The system regulates many functions and is implicit in the settlement of pain. Even though research is just beginning, there are promising results related to pain relief using CBD. People already using CBD for fibromyalgia stand as living proof, through their testimonials, that CBD is capable of offering a pain-free experience. Chronic inflammation can damage tissues and cause pain. As an anti-inflammatory, CBD may provide a short-term cure and possibly a long-term solution. Unlike most pharmaceuticals used for fibromyalgia, CBD does NOT affect the kidneys, stomach or liver. Some pain is caused by stiffness of the musculoskeletal system. The anti-inflammatory effect of CBD can enhance muscle relaxation. When used as a muscle relaxant, CBD will not cause issues while exercising or playing sports. Many MMA fighters and other pro-athletes now take CBD as a legal measure to fight pain during play and to improve post-play recovery. When pain threatens the body’s nerves, the imbalance can seriously impact sleep cycles. This can often lead to anxiety problems. CBD is a neuroprotective cannabinoid that enables the user to fall asleep quicker and stay asleep longer. Contrary to what some people may believe CBD does NOT make you “high”. This effect is triggered by the chemical THC that is found in cannabis. Hemp naturally has miniscule to zero amounts of THC in its makeup. Hemp-based products are legal in most parts of the world, have no psychoactive effects and have a huge spectrum of possible medical applications.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for pain, dosing can vary widely depending on the depth of pain you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.