People often wonder if medical marijuana can be used along with CBD oil for pain relief. There has been a lot of research lately on this subject and many doctors are advocating its use along with the other treatment options available. Here’s why it’s important to consider this when looking for an alternative treatment option.
What exactly is CBD? This is an ingredient found in many of the better known CBD oils. In particular, it is found in cannabis, hemp, and extracts of the St. John’s wort plant. In general, CBD is a substance that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and is useful in treating certain diseases.
So what is it exactly? Well, it is a derivative of the cannabis plant, usually derived from the leaves or the stems. It acts in much the same way as THC, although it has a lower concentration. Since it acts like THC, most medical marijuana users will have no problem with it. However, it is still considered a Schedule II drug, meaning it has a high degree of potential for abuse.
Unlike THC and many other pharmaceuticals, CBD doesn’t act through the brain like other, more traditional substances such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Instead, it passes through the blood stream and is then converted into the same active ingredients by the liver. These ingredients include terpenes, flavonoids, and other small molecules called ‘carboxylic acids’. This type of chemical has been found to be very effective in treating many different types of chronic diseases including arthritis, cancer, psoriasis, nausea, and many other disorders.
While many people use these oils to alleviate their own pain (which is highly recommended), there are some who use them in order to gain health benefits from this type of natural source. Many people believe that medical marijuana is not effective because it only relieves the pain experienced on the surface of the body, not attacking the cause of the disorder. However, the active ingredients in cannabis have been found to reduce inflammation throughout the entire body, including joints and the brain. This makes it an ideal solution for anyone suffering from painful muscle spasms or other health problems that stem from muscle inflammation. People who are interested in trying CBD should make sure that it is coming from an organic and natural source and not a product created through modern technology.
While there is no concrete evidence demonstrating that CBD can actually help someone with chronic pain, you may want to give it a try just to see how it works. Most doctors will recommend that patients stop using cannabis, at least temporarily, in order to test the effectiveness of the oil. As long as you follow your doctor’s orders and not take the drug while you’re under medication, you should be fine. Even if you find that it does help alleviate your pain, however, it won’t do anything if you continue to use cannabis.