CBD and Hemp for Pain

Posted by Andrew Rabey on

The research on CBD products and pain management has been promising. CBD can offer an alternative for people who have chronic pain and rely on medications, such as opioids, aspirin, and ibuprofen that can be habit-forming and cause more side effects.

Alright so what exactly is CBD and where does it come from?

CBD stands for cannabinoid and it comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant, not to be confused with marijuana. (which is very easy to do, and you're about to read why)

 

Cannabis Sativa is the plant, and there are two strands of Cannabis Sativa

1st Is the notorious strand Marijuana. Sometimes referred to as the female strand.

2nd is Hemp. Sometimes referred to as the male strand.

So what is the biggest difference between Hemp and Marijuana if they are both of the Cannabis Sativa plant. There are 10 major elements in Cannabis, two of the most well known are THC and CBD.

 

 THC for its hallucinogenic properties and changing ones mental state. (getting high)

 CBD for its amazing healing properties, with no side effects, no psycho reactive effects. 

Why have Lawmakers legalized the growth of Hemp plants under the Farm Bill? Hemp contains little to no traces (less then 0.03%) of THC, but produce 20% or more of CBD. Unlike Marijuana which even though may contain CBD, Marijuana produces a high percentage of THC.

 

 A 2006 study found that a cannabis-based mouth spray called Sativex helped to relieve arthritis pain.

 A 2008 review study of CBD's attach themselves to specialized receptors in a person’s brain and immune system. One of these receptors, called a CB2 receptor, plays a role in the immune system by managing pain and inflammation.

Researchers believe that when CBD enters a person’s body, it may attach to CB2 receptors. Alternatively, it may cause the body to produce natural cannabinoids that attach to the CB2 receptors.


Either way, scientists think CBD affects the way that these receptors respond to the signals that they receive, possibly helping reduce inflammation and pain.

The only use that CBD has FDA approval for is to treat two rare and severe types of epilepsy. It received approval for this use in June 2018.

CBD is legal in some states in the U.S., but not all of them. Therefore, people should check the laws in their area before purchasing or taking CBD oil.

So with all this in mind "Laguna Breeze" has formulated a product using Hemp (due to its high concentration of CBD) Aloe Vera, MSM, and Arnica to help alleviate some serious skin conditions with a natural plant based approach.