There have been dozens of studies done to measure the effectiveness of CBD as a pain reliever and anti-inflamatory and the results are pretty clear….it works. Not only does it work really well, it shows minor to no side effects.
One study that was published in 2012 in the Journal Experimental Medicine showed that CBD significantly suppressed chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. In 2007, in Canada, a meta-analysis was conducted and showed an effective in treating neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis. (This study was a combination of CBD with THC)
Another study that was published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that pain and inflammation can be reduced through the use of CBD. Another incredible result of this study was that subjects show no build up of tolerance to CBD meaning that there was no need to continually increase the dosage. The study concluded by stating that CBD is a useful treatment for people with chronic pain.
The side effects…
While most subjects showed no sign of side effects there have been a few reported side effects. The few reported have been; tiredness, change in appetite, weight gain or loss, and diarrhea.
While nobody wants to experience any side effects (and the vast majority don’t) these side effects don’t seem that bad to me. Especially in comparison to the laundry list that is read at the end of every pharmaceutical commercial which usually ends with, “may cause death.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ll take diarrhea over death any day!
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