This article will look at how CBD works to help the body deal with muscle pain and how it works as a muscle relaxant by interfacing with the Endocannabinoid System.
If, however, the damage is muscular in origin it can be more effective to use muscle relaxers as these function at the actual site of the muscle and help to reduce stiffness and tension in the muscle and, therefore, reduce the pain. Traditional medications are not natural muscle relaxers.
What is the difference between muscle relaxers and painkillers?
CBD oil can be used for various conditions, including muscle pain. Research suggests, that CBD may be an effective muscle relaxer. Due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system, minimum side effects, and effectiveness as a stress reliever, CBD (Cannabis compound) may hold the key to great natural muscle relaxers.
Coping with stiff, aching, cramping muscles is a daily problem for millions of people. These can be as simple as a cramp in the leg that suddenly wakes you from a deep sleep or as complex as Tourette’s or multiple sclerosis. CBD can be prepared into various formats that prove useful for treating different problems by using different methods of application.
CBD affects the body by interacting with chemical receptors in the nervous system. The brain has receptors that respond to neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are produced naturally in the body and are transmitted through the peripheral and central nervous system to the brain. Although this nervous system is not completely understood it is able to regulate some psychological, cognitive, and physical processes such as appetite, mood, and pain.
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the compounds present in cannabis plants: hemp and marijuana. Most companies manufacture CBD products using hemp-extracted CBD. The usual effects of CBD are its soothing and calming properties. CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system or ECS present in all mammals. The ECS controls various bodily functions and is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body. CBD acts as an external cannabinoid that triggers multiple receptors of the ECS and regulates bodily functions. It may help relieve chronic pain in muscles and joints by blocking receptors’ activity receiving pain signals. That way, CBD works as an efficient and natural pain killer.
Physical and psychological stress in the body also causes muscle pain and discomfort around the neck and shoulder area. This can lead to severe health conditions if ignored. However, CBD can help eliminate stress and tensions. Whether the stress is physical or psychological, related to personal or work life, CBD eliminates it by reducing the cortisol, the primary stress hormone, level in the body.
CBD Topicals are massage oils, pain relief balms, moisturizers, and whatnot that are applied transdermally. In case of muscle pain and chronic pain, applying CBD topicals and massaging the problem areas may be more beneficial. A study shows that CBD may be more effective when applied transdermally on the skin in arthritis joint pain. Massaging a high-quality CBD balm after a long tiring day may help you relax by soothing and calming the muscle pain and soreness.
The primary mode of consumption for CBD products is through ingestion. Whether it is CBD oil, gummies, and tinctures, the method of consumption is through the mouth. CBD goes through the digestive system, enters into the bloodstream, and starts its effects when consumed orally. Plus point of using CBD edibles for muscle pain is that they are discreet like conventional gummies or pills. Moreover, you can control the dosage effectively according to the pain. However, the downside of using CBD edibles is that they may take longer to show effects than topicals when used for pain management.
Post-workout inflammation or prolonged physical activity are the two primary causes of muscle pain. So most fitness enthusiasts consume CBD products to reduce the effects of post-workout inflammation and relax the muscles. However, apart from physical stress, several factors result in muscle pain, such as inadequate sleep and psychological stress. Luckily, CBD may help relieve those health conditions as well, ultimately preventing muscle pain and soreness. The following are some conditions that CBD can treat to bring about pain relief-