Does CBD help pain and inflammation?

Many people report that CBD can help pain and may even reduce inflammation. I know many people who use it and they agree that CBD has given them relief. Personally, i have used CBD topically for pain with great results.

Anecdotal evidence to suggests that CBD has helped many with pain and inflammation, but does science back that up? You can search PubMed and other sources and find many studies. Here is what some of the studies have shown:

CBD as an antioxidant: CBD has direct and indirect anti-oxidative effects

-CBD, like other antioxidants, interrupts free radical chain reactions, capturing free radicals or transforming them into less active forms.

-CBD reduces oxidative conditions by preventing the formation of superoxide radicals

-also modifies the oxidative reduction balance by changing the level and activity of antioxidants

-CBD also reduces reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by chelating transition metal ions

CBD as an Anti-inflammatory

-Clinical studies have confirmed that CBD reduces the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, inhibits T cell proliferation, induces T cell apoptosis and reduces migration and adhesion of immune cells

-CBD can reduce inflammation is by inhibiting an eicosanoid enzyme called COX2. NSAID medications such as Advil and Aspirin also target COX2 in their method of action.

CBD for Pain

-CBD, as a TRPV1 receptor agonist, binds to it and causes desensitization, leading to “paradoxical analgesic activity” similar to that of capsaicin

This is just a small portion of what you can find regarding CBD and pain/inflammation, but shows you that the science supports the benefits.

You must remember that CBD can interact with certain medications, and that repeated high doses can lead to liver damage. Always consult with a physician before starting any new supplement.