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The CBD compound itself is still classified as Schedule I drug (along with LSD and heroin). Federally, CBD derived from non-hemp marijuana is illegal. If you live in a state that has legalized marijuana, you can find non-hemp derived CBD products at a medical marijuana dispensary.

Because CBD dissolves in fats, it’s a good idea to choose products that have healthy oils, to increase absorption rates.

Be Aware of the Entourage Effect

Our natural endocannabinoids function on demand, meaning that when our body senses inflammation, or needs to return to homeostasis (a state of stable balance) it will release endocannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors.

OK, so we know that taking it won’t get you high, but taking enough (often based on your weight), can have a calming effect. And the side effects are minimal, with some people experiencing drowsiness, nausea, or tiredness. It is unlikely to negatively impact your mood or cognitive ability, making it a seemingly safer and preferred product for many.

Remember that CBD use for pain and related symptoms is not an exact science, so you may need to try more than one brand and method before feeling relief. The good news is that, to date, CBD is not considered to be physically addictive, and there’s no history of anyone overdosing on it, so a little trial and error likely won’t hurt as long as you are sourcing safely.

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Green Roads’ original blend with a full range of beneficial cannabinoids found in hemp.

For all the benefits associated with full-plant extraction plus the added boost of CBG.

CBD American Shaman’s tinctures are formulated to help ease your anxiety, support your wellness, ease your pain and discomfort, and support your wellness. They make it easy to dose with multiple tinctures that are simple to take. Your wellness is their aim.

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This is a customer favorite that delivers the benefits of full spectrum CBD and has a mild, earthy flavor reminiscent of the plant it is derived from.

CBDistillery offers you a marketplace where you can purchase the best CBD oil for pain made from non-GMO industrial hemp that’s cultivated using organic farming methods. Their CBD tincture oils are available in a variety of strengths, including full spectrum and 0% THC CBD. All of their CBD oil tinctures have been third-party lab tested and can help ease your pain by providing you relief and relaxation. To experience the difference, simply drop a measured dose of CBD hemp oil beneath your tongue and hold it there for a few seconds before swallowing. If you prefer, you can also mix the hemp oil with your favorite drink. Choose from various options:

Organic tincture to support your health and vitality.

Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pain medications are often recommended in the treatment of chronic pain, but many people seek out alternative forms of relief, such as herbs, nutritional supplements, and products like CBD oil.

Cathy Wong is a nutritionist and wellness expert. Her work is regularly featured in media such as First For Women, Woman's World, and Natural Health.

Potential Benefits of CBD Oil

So far, much of the evidence for CBD oil’s effects on pain management comes from animal-based research. This research includes a study published in the journal Pain in 2017, in which scientists observed that treatment with topical CBD helped thwart the development of joint pain in rats with osteoarthritis.

In a report published in Pediatric Dermatology in 2018, scientists reported three cases of topical CBD (applied as an oil, cream, and spray) use in children with a rare, blistering skin condition known as epidermolysis bullosa.  

Lana Butner, ND, LAc, is a board-certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist in New York City.