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The benefits of CBD oil for pain relief and pain management

Rachael Rapinoe

April 27, 2022 10 min read

CBD Oil CBD pain relief Product Benefits Science

The benefits of CBD oil for pain relief and pain management

In this article we will explain the science of CBD, how to use CBD oil, the benefits, how often and how much. We are providing an in depth review of the science of what makes Mendi's CBD products the best for pain relief, pain management and chronic pain. Our goal is to provide you with the basic understanding of the variety of ways to use hemp for pain relief based on your long term or chronic pain needs, empowering you with the right tools to decide which Mendi CBD pain relief products will have the most effective results given your personalized needs.

 

Use these topics to get started or scroll to read more.

  1. What is the science behind CBD
  2. What is CBD oil
  3. CBD for pain relief
  4. How to choose the right CBD products for pain relief
  5. How safely use CBD
  6. Full spectrum, broad spectrum and CBD isolate
  7. How much CBD to use
  8. Establish a routine with Mendi for the best results
  9. CBD side effects

The science of CBD.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid found in cannabis-derived plants. Our bodies naturally make endocannabinoids, but oftentimes we need to supplement with phytocannabinoids– plant compounds found in hemp and marijuana plants. CBD has anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties. Studies also show it can have a positive effect on anxiety.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another compound in cannabis, CBD is non intoxicating and non-psychoactive. This means it won’t get you “high.” As you’ve probably seen, CBD oil can be featured in many different types of products, including CBD massage oil, salve, lotions, bath salts, gummies, capsules and oil tinctures.

People who are looking for natural alternatives for pain management or who suffer from chronic pain use topical and ingestible products, specifically with CBD oil or hemp oil infused into the rest of the ingredients, to manage their symptoms. There is a lot of promising research to support the positive effects CBD products have, specifically for pain management long term. CBD has also been shown to be an antioxidant and neuro-protective, indicating hemp oil and cannabidiol CBD are being evaluated in numerous ways beyond any scientific study focusing only on how cannabis oil might provide alternative pain relief benefits.

CBD oil is most known to reduce symptoms from stress, pain relief, inflammation relief, and promote better sleep. However, it is also known to help with discomforts from a variety of health symptoms without as many potential side effects. These discomforts have included:

  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures
  • Systemic inflammation

Not every CBD oil meets the same standards for purity and quality because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t currently regulate CBD products the same way it regulates dietary supplements and drugs. Mendi’s CBD products meet the most advanced third-party testing specifications in the industry with purity tests of potency, heavy metals, pesticides, microbials and solvents.

When you’re comparing purity, efficacy and all of the other hemp oil products in the market, finding the right CBD oil for pain relief and chronic pain can be confusing. We’re excited to introduce you to our favorite CBD products for pain relief along with a dosage guide for measuring mg CBD per gummy in addition to all our No THC and Full Spectrum Cannabidiol hemp products.

Below are a few tips to help you get started understanding CBD oil and using our CBD products to experience the powerful pain relief effects of the hemp oil and the other all-natural ingredients we blend into our products for maximum pain relief results. We want you to get the most out of your CBD oil uses, whether its’ choosing Full Spectrum or No THC cbd products to get started.

 

What is CBD oil 

Hemp and marijuana are two different varieties of the cannabis plant. Some people refer to hemp as the sister plant to marijuana. They both contain the same plant compounds, or phytocannabinoids, however at different levels. The most important distinction between full spectrum oil and No THC oil, is that they both are derived from hemp plants. These plants contain less than 0.3% THC based on dry weight.

Our full spectrum products technically have traces of THC, which is why we recommend for those concerned about the possibility of failing any stringed testing protocols with their employer, that they choose our No THC line for ingestibles.

How the plant is bred affects the level of CBD found in the plant. Most CBD oil comes form industrial hemp, which is usually bred to have higher CBD content than marijuana. Hemp is also federally legal and FDA approved, whereas marijuana is regulated state by state.

THC levels in hemp naturally begin to increase over harvesting seasons making that <.3% THC level per dry weight the benchmark for testing and delineating from marijuana or the recreational cannabis plant. When hemp crosses this threshold it is no longer considered hemp and can be referred to as ‘hot hemp’.

This is why 3rd party testing is so important, so that CBD pain relief products derived from hemp are able to be sold online and shipped to all U.S. states. Hemp CBD pain products grown from recreational marijuana plants cannot be sold in an online CBD marketplace. Regardless of whether or not those CBD oil products contain no mg of THC at all.

Makers of CBD oil use different methods to extract the compound. The hemp oil extract is then added to a carrier oil, which is known as CBD oil. CBD oil comes in many different strengths and people use it in many different ways.

 

CBD for pain relief

CBD and all other cannabinoids produce effects that positively support a natural, sell-signaling system in the human body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which helps to keep the body in balance. CBD and other cannabinoids help to regulate functions like reducing stress and anxiety, pain relief, and promoting better sleep. Research shows that CBD links with this system by interacting with many tiny cells– CB1 and CB2 receptors.

CBD supports your existing ECS by interacting with the enzyme (FAAH) that breaks down anandamide. Anandamide is a natural endocannabinoid found in the body that helps with pain relief and anxiety relief. These interactions create anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management . CBD oil is also known to benefit people suffering from chronic pain, such as back pain and joint discomfort.

Oftentimes, our ECS becomes fatigued due to external and internal imbalances. Supplementing our ECS with naturally occurring cannabinoids, like CBD, help bring our body back to balance. Many studies indicate that CBD is effective in overall pain management and doesn’t cause negative side effects.

More evidence is needed to determine all of the therapeutic potential of CBD and to determine the safe and most effective dosages for pain management, chronic pain, anxiety relief and other discomforts.

 

How to choose the right CBD products for pain relief 

CBD oil is known to reduce symptoms of chronic pain, arthritis, migraines and various cancer treatments. Before using CBD oil, it’s important to understand that quality is going to greatly affect the degree to which you will feel the desired benefit. Mendi CBD products go through strictest criteria to ensure safety, quality, transparency and maximum result to help relieve chronic pain, pain relief and stress and anxiety relief.

  • There is proof of our advanced third-party testing specifications on the CBD massage oil product page, tested for pesticides, microbrials, molds, heavy metals and CBD oil potency.
  • Oregon sourced hemp, USA grown essential oils
  • Contains no THC, review our certificate of analysis
  • High dosage of CBD oil to ensure the best results for pain relief
  • Supporting all-natural ingredients to further aid in chronic pain, pain relief and relaxation

Further studies are needed to uncover more details about our ECS, receptors and cannabinoid science. However products that undergo these testing specifications should be safe to use for pain relief.

CBD products come in several different forms including: 

 

How to safely use CBD

The FDA does not regulate CBD for most conditions. As a result, dosages are very open to interpretation. Many customers are left to their own devices to determine their CBD dosage, frequency and application to treat pain relief and other symptoms. Anyone who wishes to start using CBD should consult with their doctor, especially if they are taking other medications.

The anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects of CBD topicals such as CBD massage oil, CBD salve and CBD bath salts can help people with many symptoms of chronic pain, arthritis, migraines, cancer treatments (pain, vomiting and appetite) and provide full body pain relief. CBD topicals do not get into the bloodstream, the effects target the receptors in the localized area and can be felt almost immediately, lasting approximately 2-3 hours. You can apply CBD topical products as needed.

CBD gummies are a form of edible, entering the bloodstream and providing full body pain relief. They can also provide stress and anxiety relief and can help to promote better sleep. Edibles are a scientifically proven delivery method for CBD. The effects from eating gummies can be felt within 30-45 minutes and can last up to 4-6 hours. It is always recommended to go low and slow with CBD edibles, building up your dosage as needed.

CBD capsules area also ingested orally, entering the bloodstream and providing full body pain relief, stress and anxiety relief and better sleep. CBD gel caps are a great option if you don't want to taste the hemp plant, or want a quick, flavorless delivery method for hemp oil. CBD capsules can be felt within 30-45 minutes and can last up to 4-6 hours. It is always recommended to go low and slow, building up your dosage as needed.

CBD oil tinctures only take 1-2 drops to experience the safest and most effective delivery method for CBD oil, especially for whole body pain relief. CBD oils or CBD tinctures are the most effective way to use CBD oil products because they get into the bloodstream the quickest through the sublingual glands under your tongue. CBD oils are very concentrated and you can dose specifically to suit your needs. The effects can be felt almost immediately, within 15-20 minutes, lasting up to 4-6 hours. CBD oils and tinctures are the most versatile and effective way to use CBD for pain relief.

Topicals such as CBD salve, CBD massage oil and CBD bath salts are a great way to to experience the powerful healing effects of CBD for pain relief. Especially when these products are blended with other all-natural ingredients like Arnica Oil, Calendula Oil, Camphor, Eucalyptus Oil, Chamomile Oil, Vitamin E and Menthol Crystals for the ultimate soothing effects. As with most CBD topicals, you can apply it whenever necessary, CBD topicals do not enter the bloodstream, the effects can be felt within 15-20 minutes and can last up to 2-3 hours.

 

The difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum and Isolate

CBD is one of 100+ active compounds found in the hemp known as cannabinoids. CBD is one of the naturally occurring essential oils extracted from the hemp plant and it works reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and can promote better sleep.

There are three different ways to extract CBD oil during the process of making CBD products; full spectrum, broad spectrum and isolate.

Full spectrum hemp CBD products keep all 100+ cannabinoids, have less than 0.3% THC (not nearly enough to get you high) and are truly full plant power. This form of CBD oil utilizes the entourage effects of all the cannabinoids working together in harmony to feed your endocannabinoid system for the best results for pain relief.

Broad spectrum hemp CBD products contain all the compounds of full spectrum, but with unnoticeable amounts of THC. Broad spectrum CBD products are marketed as no thc products and also work together in harmony for great results.

Isolated CBD or other cannabinoid products is an extraction process that isolates the desired cannabinoid. This can be really effective if you're looking for zero traces of thc or other cannabinoids, or if you want a product with an extremely high concentration of CBD oil.

 

How much CBD oil to use for pain relief

A natural approach is the best way to keep the pain and other discomforts away. Mendi CBD products are formulated with scientifically proven all-natural ingredients to provide pain relief and help reduce anxiety and stress throughout the day or before bed. 

When using CBD topicals, the relief and anti-inflammatory relief comes from the high quality CBD oil that is infused with many all-natural essential oils, butters and plant compounds that are blended into each product to maximize the desired pain relieving effects. Start with topical doses of 450mg and 500mg of CBD and apply as needed. Again, topicals don't enter the bloodstream, they can be felt up to 20-30 minutes after application and can last 2-3 hours.

CBD gummies and CBD capsules are ingested orally, we recommend starting with a baseline dose of 15-25mg of CBD per serving size, then gradually increasing your dosage as necessary for your chronic pain or pain management routine. CBD gummies and CBD capsules can be felt within 30-45 minutes and can last up to 4-6 hours. It is always recommended to go low and slow with CBD ingestibles, building up your dosage as needed.

CBD oils or CBD tinctures are very concentrated oil blends that you can dose specifically to suit your needs. Take a serving size, 10-60mg of CBD, with the dropper, drop under your tongue, let it sit for 30 seconds or up to 2 minutes, then swallow. The effects can be felt almost immediately, within 15-20 minutes, lasting up to 4-6 hours. Concentrated CBD oil blends are a powerful way to help with pain relief, inflammation relief and stress relief to help you start thriving naturally.

 

Establish a routine

To ensure you are getting the most out of your CBD products is to establish a regular routine. This routine will allow you to feed your endocannabinoid system and all of its tiny receptors so you can get the full pain relief benefits of CBD oil. A regular routine will also help you understand if you're needing to increase or decrease your dose, based on your desired effects.

 

CBD risks and side effects

Research shows there aren't many harmful or negative side effects from using CBD for pain relief or other discomforts, however some people have experienced tiredness, diarrhea, changes in appetite or weight changes with CBD use. More severe side effects include potentially negative interactions with alcohol or certain over-the-counter or prescription medications.

We recommend always consulting your doctor before using CBD, especially if you are on other medications.



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