CBD for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects around 1 in 20 people in the UK. Symptoms of fibromyalgia include chronic pain, extreme tiredness, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and headaches. Because fibromyalgia is still relatively unknown, there is no cure available but individuals can manage their symptoms. Scientists are currently exploring if CBD is one of the best ways to reduce fibromyalgia symptoms.
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid and is from the same family as cannabis plants. It doesn’t get you ‘high’ in the same way as cannabis because this ‘high’ is caused by a different chemical, THC. CBD is legal in the UK and most European countries as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC. CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in your body.
Is There any Research on CBD for Fibromyalgia?
There is lots of research into how CBD can help people who suffer from fibromyalgia. A study took place in 2019 to try and identify if CBD could help people who have fibromyalgia. The scientists found that medical cannabis was a safe and effective way to treat fibromyalgia. When the study started, over half of the participants described their pain as high. Six months later only 8% of the participants said that their pain was at a high level.
A study took place in 2016 which suggested that conditions such as migraines and fibromyalgia may be caused by a lack of endocannabinoids. CBD may have success in helping people with these conditions because it can correct this problem.
Can CBD Help with Chronic Pain?
There is lots of evidence to suggest that CBD can help people who suffer from chronic pain. This is because of how CBD affects the brain. CBD attaches to special receptors in the brain including the CB2 receptor. This receptor is responsible for controlling pain and inflammation. CBD may be able to interrupt the nerve pathways that send pain signals from the brain to the rest of the body. This would reduce the pain that you feel.
Can CBD Help with the Other Symptoms of Fibromyalgia?
Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include difficulty sleeping and IBS. There is lots of research to suggest that CBD can help with sleeping problems – it’s actually one of the most common reasons people use CBD. Taking a few drops of CBD oil before bed can help your body relax and ensure you have a good night’s sleep. In addition, there is evidence that CBD can help with digestive problems by reducing nausea and stimulating appetite. IBS is caused by inflammation and CBD is known for its inflammation reducing properties.
Which is the Best CBD for Fibromyalgia?
The evidence suggests that the best CBD for fibromyalgia is Full Spectrum CBD. This is CBD that contains THC. A study took place in 2019 which found that CBD which contained THC was more effective at reducing pain in those who experience fibromyalgia.The presence of THC leads to the entourage effect. This means that all the different components of CBD can work together to generate the best outcome. CBD that contains THC is legal in the UK as long as it is lower than 0.2%. At Pure Organic CBD all of our products contain less than 0.2% THC. When you buy CBD make sure you buy from a company where third party lab reports are available so that these figures are independently verified.
Why is Organic CBD Oil Best for Fibromyalgia?
Certified Organic CBD is best for fibromyalgia because it contains CBD which is grown using no pesticides or toxins. At Pure Organic CBD, all our products are Certified Organic. There are benefits to you and the environment when you buy organic CBD. Organic farmers have to use sustainable water resources, leave space for wildlife and use the highest quality soil. Using Organic CBD ensures that you are only using the best CBD for fibromyalgia and that you are not consuming any toxic chemicals.
Does Taking CBD Oil Cause Any Side Effects?
Everything from coffee to paracetamol has side effects and you wouldn’t expect CBD oil to be any different. Because CBD is a natural product the side effects should be low and pass in a few days. CBD definitely won’t get you ‘high’ in the way that cannabis does but in the first few days you may experience a dry mouth, diarrhea and a reduced appetite. These symptoms should all be relatively mild and most people don’t experience them.
Summarising CBD for Fibromyalgia
CBD is a completely natural way to relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. One of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia is chronic pain. There is some evidence to suggest that CBD can intercept receptors in the brain which send pain signals and this could relieve the feeling of pain. The best CBD for fibromyalgia is one which contains THC and is also organic. This will enable you to feel the full benefits of CBD and to ensure that you are consuming only the highest quality CBD.
The strength of CBD products that you need will depend on the severity of your symptoms. If you are regularly in high levels of pain you should consider a high level product such as our 20% or even 40% product.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us. We have a doctor as a member of our team so we are able to answer questions about CBD itself and also about how it can interact with other conditions and medications. We truly believe that CBD can help you and we can’t wait to help you on your CBD journey.
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