More and more people are looking for alternatives to conventional pharmaceutical pain medication.
For many patients, pharmaceutical drugs are not a permanent solution to chronic pain. Opioid based painkillers such as Codeine and Morphine are not only highly addictive but also cause health complications of their own.
This leaves patients with a dilemma, either live in constant pain or put themselves at risk of further complications as a result of addictive and harmful prescription medication.
CBD could provide the solution. CBD is a natural derivative of the hemp plant that is non-addictive, non-psychoactive and works with the body’s own system to support pain management.
Unlike traditional painkillers that work by blocking pain receptors in the nervous system, CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and works by inhibiting the absorption of anandamide, the body’s natural pain management molecule. With higher levels of anandamide, a patient will feel far less pain.
Here are just some of the many conditions that may benefit from CBD:
- MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
- Arthritis and joint problems
- Back pain
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Muscle injury
- IBS and IBD
- Acid Reflux
- Female Menopause
There is reason to suggest that CBD could replace pharmaceutical prescriptions for some patients altogether.
A recent study conducted in the US showed that 42% of patients gave up using pharmaceutical drugs in favour of a hemp-derived alternative.
As more breakthrough research is conducted, the future looks brighter for those suffering from chronic pain.