CBD for pain, the definitive guide to 2022
The first thing you should know is that we are not talking about a drug. CBD does not need a prescription, it does not make you sleepy or change your behavior in any way. It does not even produce tolerance, much less addiction.
Here we are going to talk about an ingredient that is 100% legal in Spain and that Upani treats with great care. That is why we submit it to exhaustive controls carried out by totally independent laboratories.
Well, there are two big questions we can answer for you now:
- In what cases do we know that CBD can mitigate pain?
- Is oil the best format for me?
What types of pain does CBD work for?
CBD has shown real potential for treating pain related to:
- Inflammation and joint pain
- Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus
- Multiple sclerosis
- Fibromyalgia-related pain
It should be noted, however, that studies on CBD are recent, which means that its full benefits may not yet have been discovered.
It also means testing the extent to which it can help mitigate pain depending on many other variables.
What can CBD oil do for me if I am in pain?
If you are impatient and don't want to read to the end to draw your conclusions, we will give you a preview of the practical part.
The potential of Upani CBD oil depends on a few variables. Your weight and metabolism, the amount of oil you use or if you are taking drugs. In this case we recommend you not only to moderate the doses, but also to consult your doctor before starting to use it. In the end, he/she is the one who knows our history best and who can best advise us. We are not afraid of what he/she has to say ;)
- Luna Nueva - CBD 5% oil is preferred by those who want an aid to combat pain caused by inflammation, or inflammation itself.
- Luna Creciente - CBD oil 10% is preferred by those who want help with pain a little more intense. It is the case of menstruation, muscular pains or localized pains. It is our most versatile oil.
- Luna Llena - CBD oil 20% is the most requested by those users who need help with chronic or more intense pain.
Now yes, the guide for those who want to know everything:
What is CBD and, above all, what is not CBD?
Let's start at the beginning. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a component that comes from hemp. As it shares origin with THC, many wonder if it also produces the same effects. The answer is NO.
First, the well-known effects of cannabis are due to THC, a totally different compound than CBD. Upani oils have 0% THC. Therefore, they are safe.
Secondly, we started the article this way and we are going to insist: CBD is 100% legal, it will not make you drowsy, nor will it make you feel high, nor will it prevent you from doing your normal life. You can work and do everything as you usually do.
We already know that CBD oil has a vegetable origin and that there are studies suggesting its benefits for pain relief. In Spain it is sold as a natural supplement. Although it is a relatively new product here, in other countries the situation is much more standardized. For example, in the United States CBD-containing oils are found in supermarkets and many local grocery stores.
DID YOU KNOW
62% of people using CBD due to a medical condition are treating chronic pain, arthritis and joint pain
We are talking about CBD. However, does it have contraindications?
The truth is that so far no significant adverse effects have been observed. In any case, mild symptoms, such as dry mouth, headaches or diarrhea. If you are thinking of buying cannabidiol oil, you may want to know a little more specific information.
CBD oil for pain vs. other products
Earlier we explained that cannabidiol (CBD) is different from THC, which is the psychoactive component of the marijuana plant.
In the market you can find CBD in different formats. The most common are topical creams, ingestible oils, capsules or even gummies -more common outside our borders-.
Some of these products are not as careful with their CBD extraction process, nor during the manufacturing of their product. Because of this you may find that some brands contain very small amounts of THC.
That's why it's important that you go for lab-certified products, like ours. Especially if you want to be 100% safe and free of surprises.
Tips according to the type of pain
Muscle aches and pains usually occur over large areas of the body. For example, in the neck, back, feet, shoulders or legs.
These pains can be found after the practice of some sport. Their intensity is not very high and they do not respond to an injury.
In these cases you can consider CBD oil in two ways: applied directly on the area or mixed with a gel.
If you have back pain you may consider using a CBD oil so that you can reduce the associated inflammation. Symptom relief can also influence sleep quality and mood in a positive way. Keep in mind that if it is topical you may need plenty of it, so many prefer to seek results by placing it under the tongue.
When we talk about the bones we know that the pain is in a deeper area of the body.
In these cases we recommend considering both local and general administration.
In the case of CBD, this means applied to the area, but we also recommend its sublingual use.
If the pain has a higher intensity, is derived from rheumatoid arthritis or is chronic, we recommend going directly to Upani oil, which has a higher concentration of cannabinoids.
In the guide we have taken data directly from this study:
1 Corroon J, Phillips JA. A cross-sectional study of cannabidiol users. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2018;3(1):152-161.
We have also relied on information that has been published by the following institutions
Canna Foundation: Cannabis in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
Arthritis Foundation. CBD for arthritis pain.
Finally, we thank the authors for their research and publication of the following articles:
Philpott HT, et al. Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis. Pain. 2017 Dec; 158(12): 2442-2451.
Yamaoka G, et al. Different analgesic effects of adenosine between postoperative and neuropathic pain. J Orthop Sci. 2013;18(1):130-136.
De Petrocellis L, et al. Effects of cannabinoids and cannabinoid-enriched Cannabis extracts on TRP channels and endocannabinoid metabolic enzymes. Br J Pharmacol. 2011;163(7):1479-1494.
Atalay S, Jarocka-Karpowicz I, Skrzydlewska E. Antioxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Cannabidiol. Antioxidants. 2020;9(1):21.