CBD and Pain

CBD may help to manage pain

Anecdotal evidence suggests CBD may help users to manage their pain. CBD can be absorbed into the skin via topical application, using a cream or a balm but does it really help to tackle pain? Below details some of the research around CBD and pain, so you can make an informed decision about whether it is right for you.

P1: Cannabinoids regulate the tissue response to excessive inflammation
A 2010 review identified the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. Note that this study specifically looking at inflammation in the colon and identified it as a promising therapeutic tool.

P2: Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours
This 2015 study on rats concludes that topical CBD application had therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviours and inflammation.

P3: Cannabinoids and Pain
This 2018 review noted that current research supports the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of chronic pain in adults. The authors note that CBD is tolerated well and relatively safe when used long-term.

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CBD and Pain FAQs

Can CBD make pain worse?

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that generally ease pain. CBD is not known to increase pain per se. There are some findings to suggest high frequency use of marijuana can lead to increased and prolonged pain, albeit not attributable to the CBD compound and not the case with hemp-derived CBD usage.

What CBD products are best for pain?

To tackle specific pain, such as a bad knee or arm, a topical cream would be a good choice. CBD is absorbed by the skin and delivered to the target area to help reduce inflammation. CBD oil can be a good choice to get CBD into your bloodstream which can then help your body to provide relief where needed. Customers may chose to use CBD Oils to address back pain for example, where applying a cream can be difficult and pain may not be localised or close to the skin surface.

Is CBD legal in Ireland?

CBD is legal in Ireland. Irish regulations state that CBD oil is legal so long as it contains no THC. Our CBD is regularly checked by third party labs to make sure our products are safe and legal. These reports are always available to view on our website, and we’re proud to be one of the first companies to have their products listed on the FSA’s new approved CBD products list. When you buy CBD from HempWell, you can rest assured that you’re receiving high quality, ethical CBD products.

Is CBD safe to use?

CBD is completely safe.Our CBD isolate has a guaranteed purity of at least 99.9%. We extract our CBD from hemp we grow ourselves, so we know exactly what it’s made of! We regularly have our oils tested by third-party labs to make sure there’s quality in every bottle. You can check out our lab reports here to see results from these tests.

Can I take CBD for pain while on medication?

Consult your doctor if you’re thinking of taking CBD while on medication.

How long does CBD take to work?

CBD has short and long term effects. In the short term, depending on how you choose to take CBD, you will begin to feel effects from anywhere between 10 minutes and 2 hours. However, CBD can also have a longer term effect on you and your body. As you continue to take CBD, some will stay in your body, and slowly build up to further help your endocannabinoid system. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that you use CBD consistently for at least 2 weeks to begin to see the full effects of our products.

Can I give CBD to my pet?

You can give CBD to pets, but be aware they need a much smaller dose than humans. CBD is becoming increasingly popular to help pets with pain relief, however be aware that much less research has been done into CBD in animals than in humans. If you are planning to give CBD to your pet, start with an extremely low dose (we would recommend a half dose of our 500mg CBD oil), and increase slowly up to a full dose if required. We do not recommend giving CBD to any animals smaller than cats. We recommend consulting with your vet before giving CBD to animals.