The Anti-Pain Effects of CBD
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is a biological system composed of what are known as endocannabinoids. For the scientifically literate, these are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout our central and peripheral nervous systems. For the rest of us, this essentially means that we have loads of neurological sockets in our brain that only become active after interacting with some of the active compounds in cannabis. The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes ranging from fertility to memory, and it’s been shown to have an effect on pain relief.
Marijuana has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C. It was the pain-killer of choice for many royal families throughout the world. The Egyptians used it to treat the pain from haemorrhoids, the Indian’s to reduce the pain of childbirth, and there are plenty of anecdotes about how Queen Victoria was prescribed it for her menstrual pains.
The Anti-Pain effects of CBD
More recently, scientists have discovered that CBD is amongst the components responsible for its pain-relieving effects. Studies have shown that CBD helps to reduce chronic pain mainly by reducing inflammation and controlling neurotransmissions in the brain. One study in rats found that oral CBD treatment significantly reduced sciatic nerve pain and inflammation, while another found that CBD injections reduced pain response to surgical incision.
Several human studies have found that a combination of CBD and THC is effective in treating pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis, largely due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
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