CBD for Pain

CBD oil and supplements are a clinically proven way to help support people experiencing short-term and chronic pain conditions, as well a range of other concerns from anxiety to improving sleep.

The medical community’s understanding of pain has come a long way in the last few decades. We now know that effective pain management involves not just targeting a singular area of the body or condition, but making sure your mental and social wellbeing, as well as all aspects of your physical health, are being taken care of. CBD is a great broad-spectrum wellness support that can help you adopt a holistic and long-term approach to improving your overall health.

In order to gain the benefits of CBD, high-quality products are essential. Green Compass are CBD and hemp specialists who offer a range of products expertly developed to support general wellbeing and specific conditions such as physical pain, low energy, and poor sleep.

Physiotherapist and Women’s Health Specialist Sylvie Le is proud to be an ambassador for Green Compass. By using her unique referral page, you can benefit from a discount across their product range.

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Conditions CBD Can Help With

CBD has been shown to be effective in treating or managing symptoms of:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia, both falling and staying asleep
  • Chronic pain conditions, including pain from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, neuropathic pain, and neurological disorders, such as headaches
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Some cancers
  • Epilepsy
  • Female pelvic health concerns such as managing pelvic painendometriosis, and managing PMS

The Science Behind CBD

CBD is a chemical compound known as a ‘phytocannabinoid’ and is found in the cannabis plant family. Cannabis has a rich history as a medicinal plant, and increasingly the medical community has been researching its therapeutic properties to determine why.

Cannabis plants contain over 100 different phytocannabinoids but CBD, in particular, is one of the most famous due to its positive effects in managing a range of health conditions.

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Why Does CBD Help With Pain Management?

Even if you have never consumed any form of cannabis, you experience the effect of cannabinoids in your body every day! The body naturally produces and processes its own cannabinoids as part of a complex physiological system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

The Endocannabinoid System

The ECS is a network of signals and interactions in the body that occurs in all mammals. Research into the ECS is ongoing, but it is recognized as a powerful system that helps support homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body’s ideal internal ecosystem, and the body is constantly working to maintain it or restore homeostasis when something upsets its balance.

A critical way homeostasis is restored and maintained is through the processes of the ECS. There are three key processes of the ECS that demonstrate the role CBD can play in supporting homeostasis and consequently pain management:

  • Endocannabinoids: cannabinoid molecules produced within the body
  • Receptors: throughout the body, there are receptors that cannabinoids bind to. These receptors are primarily concentrated in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.
  • Enzymes: enzymes then break down the cannabinoids once their biological function is complete.

When we consume CBD, it binds to the ECS receptors and helps to regulate and support the existing endocannabinoids our bodies naturally produce. This has some significant implications when it comes to wellbeing:

When we are in pain, healing tissue damage, are anxious or underslept, the body must work hard to restore homeostasis. As CBD helps support the ECS, it can help us heal, reduce pain, support our emotional wellbeing, improve sleep and restore our internal homeostasis.

There are a group of conditions classified as Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndromes (CEDCs). These conditions arise when you don’t produce enough of your own endocannabinoids, and consequently, it is more difficult to maintain homeostasis. It is believed that CBD works by supporting the body’s existing endocannabinoids, keeping them bound to receptors for longer and preventing their premature breakdown by enzymes, therefore extending their utility.

CEDCs include:

  • Depression
  • Chronic Anxiety
  • Migraine
  • IBS
  • Fibromyalgia

Introducing CBD to Support your Pain Management

Effective pain management requires a multi-pronged approach; it’s not a matter of just treating the area of the body or condition. We need to take care of our physical, mental, emotional, and social wellbeing.

This is why CBD supplements are an excellent choice to help with pain management because they support the body across so many different systems to promote overall greater wellbeing.

Why Choose Green Compass

Green Compass hemp and CBD products have been expertly formulated to help support you. They have a range of oral and topical products purposefully developed to help with several conditions, from pain relief to improving your energy and mental focus to helping you relax and achieve better sleep.

Some people are concerned about the quality or purity of their CBD products. However, Green Compass has a team that oversees the cultivation of their hemp plants, all grown in North Carolina, to ensure they meet the highest quality, purity and ethical standards. In line with the legal requirements for hemp plant cultivation, Green Compass’ products contain only or mainly CBD as their active therapeutic compound, with no or very trace amounts of THC. This means you get all the benefits of CBD without having to worry about unwanted side effects.

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Medical Disclaimer: All content and information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Although we strive to provide accurate general information, the information presented here is not a substitute for any kind of professional advice, and you should not rely solely on this information. Always consult a professional in the area for your particular needs and circumstances prior to making any medical-related decisions.