How does CBD relieve pain
CBD oil for pain dosage, experience & buying guide
Pain is one of the most common reasons for using CBD. In this guide you will find out everything you need to know about the effect, dosage and previous experience with CBD oil for pain.
When buying the right CBD oil, there are also a few things to consider that you should absolutely know. Our team of CBD experts will explain to you.
The essentials in brief:
- Pain is one of the most common reasons for ingestion
- CBD has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties
- Most of the users enjoy a positive effect
- Studies show the positive benefits in pain
Conclusion: CBD can help with pain. However, an effect is not a must, as CBD is a natural active ingredient.
Effect of CBD against pain
Due to its special properties, CBD oil can specifically target pain. The calming, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects play a major role here.
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system that has receptors throughout the body. With the help of these receptors, to which CBD docks, the body's own impulses, the nervous system or even the immune system can be influenced.
The most common areas of application for pain include:
In addition to relieving pain, it also has a strong antioxidant effect. Because it neutralizes harmful free radicals and can thus contribute to a reduced risk of illness.
Similar to synthetically manufactured drugs, CBD-rich preparations suppress the production of inflammatory tissue hormones. Unlike chemical drugs, however, it does not have a negative effect on the kidneys, heart, intestines and liver. By adding CBD, some users have even been able to reduce pharmaceutical pain relievers.
Side effects from CBD are very rare and are usually harmless. According to previous knowledge, these include: fatigue (can also be a benefit), mild headache, dry mouth, loss of appetite, or similar minor problems.
Info: Many people search the internet for cannabis oil for pain or hemp oil for pain even though they mean CBD oil. These are not synonyms, but other products that in most cases do not contain CBD.
CBD oil dosage for pain
A standard dosage of 10 mg to 80 mg CBD daily is recommended for pain relief.
The exact optimal dosage differs from person to person, which is why everyone has to find the right dose for themselves.
We know there are many different methods of “calculating” the optimal CBD dosage. Some of them contain complex formulas in which body weight and co. must be taken into account. But in practice and our many years of experience it has been shown time and again that these complicated calculations are more confusing than useful and are often not effective.
Instead, the simple but effective step-up method has proven itself time and again to find the optimal dosage. So you start with a low dosage and slowly increase the dose drop by drop until you achieve the desired effect.
Specifically, it looks like this:
(The following example is based on moderate pain)
- Start with 2 drops a day of a 10% CBD oil. We recommend starting with a 10% CBD oil for pain. If you'd rather tackle your pain with a low or higher concentrated CBD oil, you can of course do that too.
- Maintain the dosage of 2 drops a day for the first 3 days.
- Make a daily note in your pain diary whether and how your body reacts to the cannabidiol.
- When 3 days are over, you draw a first conclusion. If the desired effect has set in, you have already found your optimal dose and will keep it in the future. If not, increase the dose by 1 drop.
- You keep the increased dose for another 3 days, take notes on your sensations and if you do not yet feel the desired effect, you increase again by one drop. You repeat this process until you achieve the desired effect and have thus found your optimal dosage.
Your dosage plan at a glance:
This dosage schedule is only intended to give you a rough guide. As noted above, the correct dosage can vary from person to person. Once you have achieved the desired effect, you should stick to the respective dosage.
We have also prepared a practical CBD dosage plan for you to download and print out.
If you still have questions about the dosage of CBD, please have a look at our article CBD oil dosage past.
Take CBD properly for pain
The best-known form of CBD for pain relief is CBD oil. The reasons for this are clear. It is quickly absorbed, easy to dose, and available in many concentrations such as 5%, 10%, 15% and more.
Just give yourself the desired amount of CBD drops against pain under the tongue and let them rest there for 60 seconds. During this time, the CBD is absorbed through the oral mucous membranes and quickly enters the blood.
Tip: Take it on an empty stomach (e.g. 30 minutes before eating) to ensure optimal absorption.
The effect usually lasts about 6-8 hours. In order to experience as constant pain relief as possible, many users split the intake over the day. For example morning / noon / evening.
If you are struggling with acute pain, you can take it in addition to the usual daily dose. Ultimately, it's up to you to find out which variant works best for your needs.
Important: If you take medication, you should consult a doctor before taking CBD in order to avoid possible interactions.
Alternative ingestion options - CBD ointment, cream & more for pain
If you do not experience any effect with the CBD oil or would like to supplement it specifically, you can fall back on alternatives. These include, among others:
- CBD ointment & CBD cream:
Perfect for external application and therefore a great aid against inflammation and pain - CBD cosmetics. Be it muscle pain, eczema, acne or similar problems - the affected areas can be targeted here.
- CBD Liquid & CBD Flowers:
The absorption through the lungs ensures a very rapid onset of action. CBD liquids are a little more gentle on the lungs than flowers, but any long-term effects have not yet been adequately researched. Both methods may be more popular with smokers than CBD oil.
- CBD paste:
It is also administered under the tongue, but pastes are usually available in much higher concentrations. Sometimes up to 60%. Only experienced users who really need such a high level of concentration should strike here.
You can find more detailed information about the CBD products in the respective guide. There we not only present the best brands, but also go into dosage, effect and previous experience.
Experience with CBD oil for pain
Firsthand experience is arguably the best indicator of whether CBD can really help with pain. In addition to the CBD experience reports that we receive daily from our community, we also looked around in Facebook groups.
Users have had the following experiences:
“I've been using CBD oil for about 4 months. I suffer from constant pain, but the CBD oil helps me a lot! "(Facebook group Cannabook)
“Slipped disc .. again and again. CBD helps against the pain ”Pia L. - (Facebook group Cannabook)
“I had chronic pain, my back is stiff with 18 dusts and poles. I also had trouble sleeping for years. I didn't know deep sleep at all. The CBD OIL is a blessing for me and has helped me very well. "Ayse Ö. - (Facebook group Cannabook)
“Tried different strains with different levels of CBDa and what can I say ... it helps a lot! In the evening, when the pain is often strongest, it helps me to relax, relieve pain, as well as falling asleep and staying asleep! ... "(CBD360 Community)
This is only a very small part of the many positive experiences users have had with CBD oil for pain. Only a few are recorded in which, unfortunately, no pain-relieving effect occurred.
As nice as the above experiences may sound, you should still be aware that CBD does not work for everyone. Every body deals with the herbal active ingredient differently.
Would you like to exchange ideas with other users, or do you have specific questions about CBD? No problem. Our Facebook group Cannabook is the perfect place for this. Join Today!
Buy CBD oil for pain
To get started, we recommend a 10% CBD oil, as described above. But watch out, CBD oil is not just CBD oil. There are various differences that are crucial for a successful application.
If you want to search for a suitable product yourself, you should pay attention to the following points before buying a CBD oil for pain:
- Seriousness of the brand / manufacturer
- Ingredients and quality used
- Price-performance ratio
- Certificates and laboratory analyzes
- THC content (below 0.2%)
We have already made the effort and compared over 200 oils in order to present you with the best possible price-performance ratio. You can find more about this in our CBD oil purchase advice.
CBD can help with pain, but ...
There is still little in-depth human research that supports CBD as a successful method of pain treatment. Still, researchers agree that this product has a lot of potential. This is exactly what several testimonials prove.
The big advantage is that CBD products could help people with chronic pain without drug intoxication, addiction or other severe side effects.
While there is a chance that CBD can help relieve pain, don't be too hopeful. It is still a purely herbal active ingredient, so an effect is not a must. CBD won't help everyone. More research is needed to be able to say exactly how and on whom cannabidiol works. If you take drugs and want to combine them with CBD, you should consult a doctor beforehand to rule out interactions.
Common questions about CBD for pain
Which CBD oil helps against pain?
A 10% CBD oil can help relieve pain. Experienced users with more severe pain can choose a higher concentration.
You can find the best brands in our → CBD oil test
How quickly does CBD oil work for pain?
Experience has shown that CBD oil works after 15-60 minutes in pain. The prerequisite for this is the correct dosage.
You can find out more about the effect in our article → CBD effect
How Much CBD Drops for Pain?
We recommend starting with 2 drops of 10% CBD oil for pain. Experienced users can choose higher concentrations.
If you have further questions, see our article → CBD oil dosage
Where does CBD help against?
CBD can help with many ailments. From pain to sleep problems to depression or similar problems.
Check out a list of other CBD uses here.
How should you take CBD oil?
You should take CBD oil sublingually. In this way, it is absorbed quickly and effectively through the oral mucous membranes.
You can get more tips in our article → Taking CBD
Hey My name is Cornelius De Luca. I have been part of the CBD360 team since 2016 and act as editor-in-chief. A few years ago I came into contact with the topic of CBD due to health problems and have been passionate about the active ingredient ever since. In addition to writing, my interests also include fitness, personal development, psychology and podcasts.
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