How To Use CBD Gummies For Pain

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CBD Gummies can be used to remedy the symptoms of acute and chronic pain caused by injuries, illness, and other conditions such as chronic, low-grade inflammation. To use CBD Gummies for pain, they can be taken as needed to remedy symptoms of pain and as a daily supplement. Taking CBD Gummies as a daily supplement can help support the body’s natural systems responsible for moderating functions that balance health and wellness.  The compound builds up in the body where it can be used to help balance endocannabinoid system activity.  CBD reduces chronic inflammation by triggering what’s known as retrograde signaling in the immunological system. This essentially “puts the brakes” on the inflammatory response responsible for common painful conditions such as lower back pain, face, neck, and shoulder pain, and more.

Pain symptoms can often be so bad that they require extra strength treatments and multiple approaches to adequately remedy. In this case, higher dosages and potencies of CBD gummies can be taken to reach sufficient relief. However, other types of CBD products such as oils, lotions, or vaporizers may be able to provide a more efficient means of taking CBD. For example, a high-potency CBD tincture allows you to take more milligrams of CBD without having to take a large dosage. This way you don’t have to eat the whole bottle of 10mg CBD Gummies. CBD Gummies are typically available in 5-25 mg potency per piece. If higher potencies are needed to achieve sufficient pain-relief, try moving up to the 25 mg CBD Gummies. Or, combine daily CBD Gummies for a preventative approach to pain-relief with a high-potency tincture for when symptoms become worse. People using CBD topicals also report that they are highly effective at relieving stiff, achy joints, muscles, and other pains. Topicals are available in a larger range of potencies and formulations than CBD Gummies. Some CBD topicals, lotions, or pain-rubs utilize other synergistic plant compounds like mint, arnica, and lavender to enhance the effects of CBD on pain symptoms.

Topicals are an effective approach to joint pain and muscle pain because CBD can be absorbed directly into the area where it is needed, bypassing the digestion system.

CBD & The Endocannabinoid System

Each person has a unique genetic predisposition. And along with other environmental factors, this can determine how a person’s endocannabinoid system will be expressed.

Because each person’s endocannabinoid system is unique, meaning some may be deficient in receptor expression and in endocannabinoid synthesis and uptake, or they may be over-expressed.

Furthermore, pain is a subjective experience meaning that, although everyone understands and recognizes pain, no two people really experience it in exactly the same way.

CBD alters the way that pain is experienced through its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Essentially, CBD triggers the activity of the endocannabinoid system, helping to relieve pain in a number of ways.

Basically, CBD tells pain receptors to “calm down” and can reduce “pain signals” that these receptors send to the brain.

Research has revealed that the endocannabinoid system plays an intimate roll in attenuating our body’s natural pain-relief mechanisms.

CBD can increase the activity of the endocannabinoid system responsible for attenuating pain, and help boost the presence of native pain-fighting biochemicals in the body.

CBD from hemp extract may also alter the perception of pain through its anti-anxiety and antipsychotic effects. Experts believe CBD binds with a specialized neuro-receptor in the brain called, 5-HT1A.

This receptor is essentially a signaling hub for emotional and stress-responses and is the primary target of most modern anti-depressant and anti-anxiety pharmaceutical medications.

Dosing CBD Gummies

NOTE- Should not be taken as medical advice. Always consult your physician before using CBD.

The best results on pain, from CBD Gummies, in particular, will depend on numerous factors including the dosage, potency, and the severity of symptoms, body weight, genetics, and other environmental factors.

Some research shows that CBD may be more effective in medium dosages, but there is no one size fits all dosage for any particular type of person or condition.

It’s generally recommended to always start with lower, less potent dosages in order to gauge how your symptoms will respond to CBD Gummies.

After observing the effect of a certain dosage, you can safely increase or decrease the potency and dosage accordingly.

A safe starting point is around 1 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight. For example, a 150 lb person trying to achieve pain relief may start around 15 mg of CBD per day.

It’s important to remember, however, that each person will respond to CBD uniquely and therefore the appropriate dosage should always be customized.

You can reference our simple dosage guide for pain in the chart below. Depending on your body weight and severity of symptoms, we’ve provided a general recommendation for CBD dosages to remedy pain.

Pain Level <100lbs. 101-150 lbs. >151 lbs.
Mild 10mg 15mg 25mg
Moderate 15mg 25mg 50mg
Severe 25mg 50mg 75mg+

 

Dr. Chou Author
Dr. Victor H Chou, M.D. is the Founder and Medical Director of the Medical Marijuana Clinic of Louisiana, the first medical marijuana specialty clinic in Louisiana. He can be reached through his official website, MarijuanaClinicLa.com.
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Dr. Chou Author
Dr. Victor H Chou, M.D. is the Founder and Medical Director of the Medical Marijuana Clinic of Louisiana, the first medical marijuana specialty clinic in Louisiana. He can be reached through his official website, MarijuanaClinicLa.com.