There are many uses for CBD oil but one of the most common reasons why people take it is to help relieve pain. People taking CBD for pain relief has been well documented for thousands of years. The human body has hundreds of endocannabinoid receptors which process CBD and help to relieve a variety of ailments, pain being reported as one of them. Whether you are ingesting CBD oil for pain through CBD oil drops, capsules, gummies, or applying it topically with CBD balms and creams, there’s bound to be a product that meets your needs.
There are many documented cases of people turning to cannabinoids to help provide some relief for chronic pain symptoms. A number of people have reported benefits when using CBD oil for arthritis and have found that topical CBD products relieve pain when applied locally to specific problem areas. Similarly, some people have found success when using CBD for psoriasis. It is often found that the CBD lowers stress levels which, in turn, reduces the flare-up of psoriasis. Others use CBD oil to treat fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition with no known cure. Taken orally and also applied topically, the CBD has been seen to provide real relief to sufferers of this debilitating condition.
How To Use CBD Oil For Pain Relief?
If you are using a topical CBD product like balms and creams, apply the product to the area experiencing pain twice a day. It may help to apply the product before any physical activity which could make the pain worse.
CBD oil drops for pain relief should be administered under the tongue. Apply 1-2 drops under the tongue and hold it for around a minute to ensure it is all absorbed. Similarly, it may be helpful to take your CBD oil drops before partaking in any physical activity which could worsen your symptoms.
How Quickly Does CBD Oil Work For Pain?
How quickly it will take for CBD oil to help ease pain depends on what form you are taking the CBD in and what strength you are using.
When ingesting CBD gummies, capsules or edibles, the CBD must pass through your digestive system and absorb into the bloodstream through your intestines. This means it can take at least 90 minutes for you to feel an effect. You should also bear in mind that some of the CBD will be lost to digestion so you may need to take a higher dose.
For a much quicker reaction, you should take CBD sublingually under your tongue with CBD oil drops. This way, the CBD bypasses the digestive system and absorbs directly into the bloodstream.
When using topical CBD products like the Synerva Muscle and Joint Cream, you may find it takes persistent use, twice a day for a number of weeks until you see a real difference. As with all forms of CBD, your body needs to get used to taking it every day and so it may take a few days/weeks for you to feel the full benefit of the product.
What Strength CBD Oil Should I Take For Pain?
For pain relief, we recommend starting on a dose of 20mg of CBD twice daily. Take the recommended dose for at least three days before increasing the dose if you feel you need to. A 20mg dose of CBD will vary depending on the strength of the product you are using:
5% CBD Oil Drops – 8 drops
8% CBD Oil Drops – 5 drops
10% CBD Oil Drops – 4 drops
20% CBD Oil Drops – 2 drops
25% CBD Oil Drops – 1-2 drops
CBD Oil Capsules – 2 capsules
CBD Oil Gummies – 1 Gummy
Bear in mind for capsules and gummies you may need to start on a higher dose due to possibly losing some CBD in the digestive system.
How Often Should I Take CBD For Pain?
We recommend taking CBD two to three times per day. If you know that you may need to do some physical activity which may cause you more pain than usual, you can time your dosage to be around 30 minutes before this to help ease any symptoms.