CBD is known for its wonderful health benefits, including maintaining brain health, protection against bone disease, and the ever-popular use for pain management.
The short answer to the question, “Is CBD a good anti-inflammatory?” is Yes. Keep reading to learn why.
We all know regular physical activity is vital to staying healthy. Sometimes we experience pain or swelling after physical activity, increasingly so as we age. The problem is that a lot of people quit their active lifestyle due to the increased pain and soreness that comes as a result of activity. Not recommended.
We have two options: accept an unhealthy life or find a solution for our symptoms.
Did you know that the driving force behind pain is inflammation? And, did you know that CBD helps the body systemically reduce inflammation? It’s true, and in this post, we’re going to examine a little closer into the single most popular use of CBD: pain management.
But first, let’s look into CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties.
CBD for Inflammation
In her Q&A with Mind Body Green editor Liz Moody, Heather Jackson, the CEO of Realm of Caring, says CBD is a “smart” molecule, or an adaptogen. What does that mean? Jackson states, “CBD acts in a comprehensive and dynamic fashion, depending on the situation and location in the brain or body.” Basically, since one of the core benefits of CBD is its promotion of homeostasis in the body, this means it situationally reduces inflammation. Where there is inflammation in the body, CBD will help regulate it.
CBD is able to do this by engaging with receptors already present in the body.
Cannabinoid receptors, shortened to CB receptors, are part of the endocannabinoid system. They are involved in a variety of physiological processes, including pain-sensation. When the body experiences an increase in CB receptors, it becomes more sensitive to the natural endocannabinoids of the body.
This is how CBD helps to reduce inflammation systemically.
How Can I Use CBD for Inflammation?
The therapeutic potential of CBD is astounding, since inflammation is involved in a large number of diseases. Nowadays, you can find various products that have CBD oil in them. There are CBD edibles, tinctures, skin patches, lotions, and creams. Of course, you can vape CBD oil as well. Though vaping is the quickest method to get CBD into the bloodstream, it also has the shortest period of effectiveness.
Research suggests that CBD applied topically can provide localized relief from muscle soreness and joint pain. Hitting the inflammation at the source. The absorption through the skin will be slower than taking CBD in oil form or through inhalation. Which, situationally, might be a good thing.
Of course, CBD has different effects on different bodies, so it’s important to try each method to see which works best for you and serves your individual needs.
CBD & Pain Management
Humans have been seeking solutions to pain management for millennia. Some work but have terrible side effects. Some don’t work at all. Some work almost too well. And some don’t work, but still have awful, unwanted side effects.
Well, the word is out. CBD works, and is yet to be found having any negative, harmful side effects. That’s why athletes across the country swear by CBD for recovery. Including PurePower Pro Athlete Avery Collins. When asked about his experience with PurePower Performance Hemp™ supplements, Avery said, “PurePower played an instrumental role in allowing my body to recharge day after day for my big training days in the mountains.”
Why PurePower CBD?
PurePower has products for the various ways to consume CBD.
Daily Boost – Full spectrum, vapor extracted hemp oil. Take one serving at least once daily, holding under the tongue.
PowerUp, PowerDown, and Reboot – All three of these products are full spectrum, vapor extracted hemp oil capsules.
PowerBalm – Full spectrum hemp-CBD oil in a topical balm. For external use only. Apply to clean skin and massage into areas experiencing soreness.
There you have it, the long answer. CBD is a great anti-inflammatory since it works with the CB receptors in our endocannabinoid system to systemically reduce inflammation in the body.
Here at PurePower, we want to see you living your best life in a healthy body. Part of being healthy is a sense, or feeling, of wellness. Our full spectrum hemp oil products help your body rebalance itself, so you can keep hitting those goals and keep up your healthy, active lifestyle.