CBD and Inflammation
CBD and Inflammation, Houston
Research on possible benefits of CBD and Inflammation by Oil Well CBD of Houston, TX
Full-spectrum, as well as isolated cannabinol (CBD), is starting to be researched and used as an alternative way to treat different types of pain and inflammation. Inflammation is caused by white blood cells trying to protect your body from infection, whether real or perceived. Symptoms of inflammation include redness, swelling, pain, stiffness, and sometimes even immobility. Inflammation has been linked to serious conditions such as heart disease, strokes, and autoimmune disorders.
Inflammation is commonly treated with over the counter or prescription medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs commonly referred to as NSAIDs. Over the counter NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, and their prescription counterparts are readily backed by doctors as not only a remedy for inflammation but also a safer alternative to stronger medications for pain. This is disconcerting, as NSAIDs have a long list of side effects and complications. Many people are turning to full spectrum CBD as a gentler alternative, due to the low occurrence of side effects, and it’s many other benefits.
How NSAIDs Work
NSAIDs block enzymes COX-1 and COX-2, which produce prostaglandins (lipid compounds with a wide variety of hormone-like effects). The prostaglandins produced by COX-1 protect the lining of your stomach and intestines, and actívate platelets for blood clotting. It is the prostaglandins produced by COX-2 that regulate inflammation. The problem with NSAIDs is that most of them work on both enzymes, causing side effects and complications that can be quite severe.
Side Effects of NSAIDs
NSAIDs have a laundry list of side effects, ranging from mild to severe. Side effects and complications include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Leg swelling
- Heart failure
- Liver or kidney problems
- High blood pressure
In fact, the risk of serious complications or death is so high that in 2016 the FDA changed the labeling on all NSAIDs to include warnings of increased chances of heart attack or stroke.
How Is CBD Different?
In several studies, CBD has been shown to inhibit inflammation and neuropathic pain with little to no side effects, and in one study from the European Journal of Pain, an animal model had a promising response from CBD applied on the skin, helping to reduce pain and inflammation due to arthritis. More research is needed, however, but scientists are constantly conducting new studies and clinical trials due to recent legal breakthroughs, causing the popularity of CBD to skyrocket.
Why Oil Well’s Full-Spectrum CBD for Inflammation
Oil Well’s full-spectrum CBD oil for inflammation is derived from hemp plants grown in the US and third-party lab tested for quality and legal compliance. Our full-spectrum CBD oil for inflammation comes with a lab certification right on the bottle so you can be sure that you are getting exactly what you paid for, exactly as advertised.
This information on this page, including Oil Well’s product, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak with your doctor before starting a new health program, including the addition of CBD oil or any other supplement, into your treatment plan.