Are you experiencing pain in your muscle? And you are realizing that pain balms don’t exactly work to reduce it? Ever wondered if something as absurd as using cannabis oil? Well you are in luck as manufacturers of a new ointment infused with cannabidiol which is taken from marijuana are claiming it to be a successful pain reliever. With a news report from National Academics of Science, Engineering and Medicine having already proven that cannabis oil for cancer treatment can reduce pain; this claim might very well be true.
But there is a huge difference between cannabis plant and its individual chemicals. And that creates a difference in taking cannabis and its chemicals individually. So what exactly does this ointment do, you ask? Well, let’s find out how cannabis oil for cancer treatments work.
This new ointment is produced by infusing cannabis flowers of high quality in oil, usually coconut oil or olive oil. This helps to extract compounds such as CBD (cannabinoid) or THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), depending on the type of the hemp seed used in the process. Therapeutic herbs known for their pain reliever effects like arnica, lemon grass essential oils etc. are later blended along with the extracted cannabis oil.
You might have noticed most, or almost all the ingredients are natural and no chemicals have been added in the process given above. Also, the cream is formulated to be topical, which means it will be absorbed into the top layer of the skin unlike some creams which pass right through the skin to mix into the bloodstream (transdermal). This means that the ointment will not get you high, and it’s all safe due to the natural ingredients.
The bummer in all this is that there is no scientific evidence which says that cannabis has any more pain relieving properties than other known creams like Tiger Balm etc. There are people who have tried this CBD- infused oil and still visit doctors to cure their pain.
One way the cannabis oil for cancer treatments could actually relieve pain is by increasing the levels of endocannabis in our body. Another way it does that is by limiting the release of proinflammatory signals, thereby reducing pain. The final way this could work is because CBD hyper activates a type of receptors that soothe the pain receptors in your body.
After all this, you might want to try it at least once. But of course, you have to remember none of this information is scientifically proven or has scientific evidence. The pain relief you feel could just be the placebo effect taking place – you feel better because you believe it will make you feel better.
There is not much risk in trying the cannabis oil for pain, but always remember that there aren’t any scientific facts behind its powers to reduce pain. And always make sure to look up whether your state has legalized both CBD and THC. If yes, then try getting cannabis oil for pain which has the ration 1:1 for CBD to THC.