Inflammation is the process in your body that protects you when you become injured. For example, if you twist your ankle, it can become red and swollen and it aches. When this happens, the body’s immune system releases white blood cells and other healing agents that go to the injured site and start the healing process and also protect the injury from infection from invading germs or viruses. Typically, with rest, staying off your feet and taking an anti-inflammatory medication, your minor ankle injury heals quickly.
However, there are some injuries to the body that can become chronic or take a long time to heal. These chronic injuries and their associated pain can take months, years or even become somewhat permanent. Sometimes our immune system can create inflammation when there is not an injury and the inflammation can cause lasting pain. Arthritis is one of these conditions where the inflammation causes pain in the joint of the bones. Also, lower back pain and muscular neck pain are frequent problems for people suffering from these ailments.
There are many drugs that can be taken to improve the pain and inflammation from chronic pain, but some have to be taken over a long period of time and some have side effects. If you are having chronic pain, you should consult with your doctor immediately.
For inflammation associated with muscle strains or injuries, CBD has been demonstrated to assist with the bodies’ healing process and ease pain until the injury has healed.
There have been studies which have involved testing CBD’s effect on inflammation and pain. Some of these studies include a 2015 review by Elsevier, a 2016 study by IOS Press and a 2017 study by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, all of which had positive findings that CBD had promising results on treating inflammation and pain in animals.
There is also much anecdotal evidence of humans using CBD that state their pain and inflammation has been reduced and sometimes eliminated.
While the studies continue and the evidence is accumulating, more scientific research is needed to quantify the effects of CBD on inflammation and pain. Also, dosage studies should be investigated to demonstrate what is the optimal dosage required to control specific types of pain and inflammation.
In summary, if you are a sufferer of excess inflammation and pain, you should try CBD tincture and see if your pain improves. If the tincture improves your pain, then it was well worth the experiment. Stay tuned for more results as new evidence from research arrives on the scene.