Cannabidiol (CBD) can be used to treat different types of pain, as well as inflammation. Cannabidiol is a mixture that can be found in a cannabis plant. It can either be in edible or topical forms.
There has been a decrease in usage among teenagers, however more and more adults are starting to use CBD oil even though research is still in an early stage. They are using it as a substitute treatment for different health conditions such as soreness and inflammation.
Different Types of CBD Products
There is a wide range of CBD products, that includes: balms, flowers, edibles, oils, and tinctures. All of these products can help relieve pain and inflammation in people. Here is a list of some of the CBD products that you can buy:
The balms feel a bit rougher and waxier than the CBD salves. Basic ingredients for balms include waxes and fatty oils. Users should apply the balm directly to the area of skin where relief is needed. This magical ointment can treat different types of soreness like joint-, jaw-, and nerve pain. It can be applied in the same way as normal moisturizer.
Some side effects might include: diarrhoea, fatigue, a change in weight and appetite. The cost of CBD balm can range between $30-$60 per container.
CBD flowers come from the dried or raw hemp flower buds of the cannabis plant. The flower is just as effective as the oil and can be used to treat various conditions. Arthritis is one of the conditions that can be treated by using the flower. It has anti-inflammatory properties and help eases chronic inflammation.
It is best absorbed by smoking; however, it can be eaten as well. Many concerns arise as people are afraid that smoking this type of plant may be the same as smoking marijuana, but it has been proven that it actually is the antagonist of THC.
Hemp flowers don’t contain any THC and is only high in CBD. This means that they have no psychoactive effect on the smoker. Since THC is the compound found within marijuana that is responsible for the drug-like effects.
People prefer smoking flowers, because they have an immediate effect in managing pain. Check out this video of someone using Cannabidiol products to manage pain and see what their experience is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IWnCQRTTP0.
Consumer products must be taken orally between a range of 5mg to 25mg. Edibles can be found in capsules, gummies, or pills form. This product is probably the easiest way of consuming cannabidiol, because they are tasty and easy to eat.
The ingredients in the gummies usually consist of a full Cannabis spectrum, Pectin, Potassium Sorbate, Glucose Syrup, Citric Acid and natural flavors. The price depends on the number of gummies as well as the milligrams.
Typically, it will cost consumers around $50 for a pack of 30 gummies with a 15mm content. When taken to manage pain, it usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour before its effectiveness starts working.
OILS AND TINCTURES
There are over 100 compounds in the cannabis plant, and CBD oil is one of them. The main ingredient in the CBD oil is usually hemp extract. Other ingredients can be added for flavoring, taste, consistency and other health benefits.
Tinctures are a lot like oil, only this product comes with a dripper and is also made with a few different ingredients like: berries, bark, and leaves (that can be fresh or dried).
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use the oil and tinctures:
- You will have to shake the bottle first. This mixes everything into consistency
- Follow the recommended dosage needed to insure you don’t overdose
- Hold the drops under your tongue for 30 seconds to a minute to get the best possible absorption
- After you’ve waited for a while you can swallow the drops
- Dosages should be taken every 4 to 6 hours
- The results will take up to 30-90 minutes before it will start working
If you don’t like the taste of the drops, you can also mix the oil and tinctures into your food or your drinks. As long as it is consumed it will be absorbed.
The tinctures and oils will cost between $0,05 – $0,20 per milligram.
The Different Strain Types
CBD oil comes in a variety of strains all with different names and usages. The strains that are high in cannabidiol are the most common in treating inflammation and chronic pain. Some of the names and what you can expect from these strains are:
The Mexican originated strain helps to reduce fatigue, pain, stress, and can even help easing nausea.
Blue Dream is soothing and helps with relaxation, but it doesn’t make you want to fall asleep. Blue dream is the perfect medicine to use to ease cramps, pain, and inflammation while at work.
Sour diesel is a high energized and mood lifting strain. It relieves pain and energy to be more productive.
The LA Confidential strain has many benefits. It helps soothe insomnia and also has pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory effects. Learn more about different cannabis strains here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_strain.
There aren’t a lot of evidence from studies that supports the CBD products’ benefits yet. This is because there are still some restrictions in place on the usages of the product. As it is becoming more legalized in different regions, the research is also improving and it is showing some excellent results.