In recent months numerous studies have featured cannabidiol (CBD) oil for pain and their effect on pain relief to assist those suffering from chronic pain. Although quality studies in humans show a promising future, most are focused on animals at this time. Only recently have hemp derived CBD products grown in popularity and demand as research supporting the benefits of CBD oil for pain relief or chronic pain.
Most people want to know “Is CBD safe to use?” As of 2018, hemp derived CBD is legal, but the safety and efficacy have not been studied enough to give a definitive answer, according to experts. One scientific study revealed that no adverse effects were detected in a 12 week analysis of pets administered CBD-rich hemp nutraceuticals1.
Hundreds of formal papers are year are published on CBD oil and pain relief, and many show possibilities for relief but the conclusions must be taken with a grain of salt. Just because one formulation works in one study for one aspect of managing pain does not mean it will have the same effect in any other situation. There are simply too many variables, and consequently, discussing CBD and pain relief with your healthcare professional is highly recommended.
The National Institute for Health (NIH) and the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) make available full libraries of professional journals and scholarly articles to the general public. For more research on CBD and pain relief visit the NIH site here or visit the MDPI archive here.
As demand continues to increase (CBD revenue is expected to top $20 billion in the coming years) and consumers are inundated with relentless offers, it’ss more important than ever to heed the warning caveat emptor, buyer beware. Be sure to do your own research on any company or product you are considering prior to purchase. Not only will you save time and money, you’ll greatly reduce the risk of purchasing a product that simply does not contain what it says from a shady company who may or may not give you all the facts.
Source: 1. Single-Dose Pharmacokinetics and Preliminary Safety Assessment with Use of CBD-Rich Hemp Nutraceutical in Healthy Dogs and Cats, https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/9/10/832/htm