With there being so many different varieties of CBD available, there's a method for nearly everyone looking to benefit from CBD's many medicinal properties. From left to right, there's CBD in the forms of crumble, capsules, refillable vape, topical cream, tinctures & a pre-filled CBD cartridge for vapes.
•Inflammation is our body’s natural response to harmful cells and pathogens. It acts as a protective measure against the initial damage suffered by the immune system. The condition is divided into Acute & Chronic categories. Acute pain comes on suddenly & from something specific. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for 12 or more weeks. It can be caused by an injury, disease or something unknown.
•One of the main issues with NSAIDs such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen, in particular, is that people turn to taking them regularly without realizing the formidable range of side effects such nausea, abdominal discomfort, heartburn, rash etc.
•More serious side effects include possible liver and kidney failure, ulcers (which is why I can not take them) & prolonged bleeding after sustaining an injury or after surgery. Even more worryingly, NSAIDs increase the risk of potentially fatal strokes and heart attacks.
•Arguably the most exciting studies relating to CBD and inflammation have shown that it is the strongest of all anti-inflammatory options, beating off stiff competition from Omega-3, vitamin C & various antioxidants. Several compounds within marijuana help reduce inflammation, but CBD is arguably the most effective
•The two main cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system are CB1 and CB2. While THC is more effective when dealing with CB1 (controls perception, mood, sleep, memory, and appetite), CBD has a greater impact on the CB2 receptor (affects the immune system). Since inflammation is an ‘immune response,’ it is important for any compound to focus on the CB2 receptor to reduce inflammation. While CBD is not the only known cannabis compound to activate the CB2 receptor, it is the most abundant.
•While NSAIDs provide you with reasonably fast-acting relief, the positive effects are only temporary and are often accompanied by awful side effects.
In contrast, CBD is all-natural and it comes in a variety of forms including; oils, gummies, edibles, tinctures, ointments and more.