CBD for Inflammation
Many chronic conditions have a common feature in terms of their underlying cause. Namely, chronic inflammation that damages tissues and increases the production of hurtful free radicals.
Acute inflammation is often the result of an injury or harmful bacteria. It manifests as heat, pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes impaired function. This form of inflammation is a body’s response to protect the injured area and activate the healing process.
CBD may be useful for treating both cases of inflammation.
Cannabidiol or CBD, non-psychotropic and non-addictive hemp compound is currently researched, tested and found impressively effective in treating various diseases. There is a growing amount of evidence suggesting that CBD is beneficial for a range of clinical conditions. For instance, recent research has shown that CBD is able to reduce inflammation and the damaging effects of free radicals, to normalize the function of the immune system and enhance body’s resilience. CBD has also been shown to relieve chronic inflammatory pain by stimulating glycine receptors.
CBD works as an anti-inflammatory as good as any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. It influences the body’s endocannabinoid system, responsible for maintaining balance in cells, tissues, organs and systems.
The fastest way to deliver CBD to affected tissues may be an application of CBD topical products such as creams, lotions, oils etc. It is the case if you suffer from injury, arthritis, eczema, acne, muscle or joint pain. CBD is quickly absorbed and works almost instantly.
Taking CBD products orally involves digestion, which slows down its action, but the beneficial effects linger for a longer period of time. Due to the enormous popularity of this remedy, you can now find a great number of various CBD-containing products ranging from edibles to vape pens and bath bombs. The way of application and dosage depend solely on your condition and the aim you want to achieve.
Although CBD is relatively safe with only few side effects, you should discuss it with your doctor to make sure it won’t interfere with any of your current medications.