Fight Headaches With CBD Oil!
Cannabidiol has become a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments for dealing with health. Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, and can be used to deal with people’s health problems, but does it actually work? Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting “high” that’s often associated with marijuana. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. CBD appeals to those who are looking for relief from pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of marijuana or certain pharmaceutical drugs. The oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil. Over the past few years its been gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments and is especially effective for dealing with headaches and migraines!
More than half the world's population experiences some form of a headache each year, with tension-type headaches being the most common. Poor sleep, stress, bright lights, poor posture, or fatigue are the usual causes.
But is there a natural and safe alternative that actually works? Fortunately, yes! CBD works to alleviate headaches naturally because of the way it partners with the human body’s endocannabinoid system - a system of receptors (found in the vast network of nerves, muscles, and soft tissues in the cranial region) involved in establishing and maintaining human health.
In the case of headaches (which is the result of inflammation of structures in the head and neck), CBD works with localized endocannabinoid receptors to either revert neurochemical release back to appropriate levels or reduce headache-inducing inflammation in acute muscles, tissues, and blood vessel networks.
In fact, a 2016 study of the effects of CBD on migraine headache frequency found that sufferers of chronic migraines given a daily dose of a CBD for three months experienced 55% less pain. The study also found that taking CBD resulted in fewer side effects than pharmaceutical alternatives (less stomach aches and muscle pains).