Could CBD offer you pain relief?
The buzz about Cannabidiol (CBD) is growing and you have probably heard from a sore or achy friend about its potential to bring relief for pain or inflammation.
According to the NHS, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other similar conditions impacting joints, so there is a large cohort on the lookout for natural solutions. In fact, “Current pharmacotherapies for chronic pain are ineffective in many patients; approximately 40 percent of patients with chronic pain are not satisfied with their treatment. “ In the past twenty years, an increasing amount of evidence has shown CBD is effective at reducing chronic pain and the plant based wellness experts at GreenBox have found it’s quickly become a popular natural remedy.
Often abbreviated as just “CBD”, there are a few misconceptions about this plant-based dynamo. CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids derived from the hemp plant. It is not psychoactive and is 100% legal to consume in the UK and most European countries. The body has a natural system filled with receptors that interact with cannabinoids. CBD entices the body to create its own endogenous cannabinoids which creates a positive effect on the body’s pain and inflammation responses. CBD can be ingested in an oil called a tincture, applied on the skin in a topical or inhaled through vaporizing technology.
The quality of the CBD in a wellness product is paramount and it is important to know the products you are purchasing have a valid “Certificate of Analysis (CoA)”. At GreenBox, we ensure all our products are tested and have a valid CoA. As our scientific advisor Drew Ford puts it, “CoA’s help to confirm what is actually in a material and what is not. They … help to ensure that consumers are getting what they pay for”. We do not sacrifice quality in the name of profit at GreenBox.
For joint discomfort, one of the more popular options is a CBD topical. At GreenBox, we carry products from a Welsh brand called Infinity CBD and they have a Muscle Salve that gets very strong reviews. Topicals are amazing for localized relief and a great way to try CBD for the first time.
For chronic inflammation, an holistic option is often the choice for our customers, and this lends itself to a daily oil tincture. We carry a full range of different strength tinctures but the most popular is a German engineered brand called Ayucana. The key when trying CBD for the first time is to start low and go slow. When looking for a tincture, the package should have a total milligram (mg) amount for the bottle strength and a dosage suggestion. GreenBox recommends starting off with a 500mg strength product such as the Ayucana 500mg CBD Oil.
CBD has shown promise as a natural solution for chronic pain and the GreenBox mission is to lead with education about CBD and plant-based wellness to help our customers on their journey towards better health and happiness.
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