Cannabidiol oil, also called CBD oil, is harvested from the cannabis plant. It’s important to note that CBD isn’t drawn from the portion of the plant that works as a psychoactive. CBD generates a sense of calm, but causes no euphoria.

CBD and Arthritis

Testing of CBD on animals who suffer from arthritis finds that the inflammation and swelling commonly found among those who suffer from severe arthritis can be diminished at higher dosages. In addition to reducing swelling, those who suffer from spinal nerve pain are experiencing relief on a regular regimen of CBD.

CBD and Migraine

Those who suffer from crippling headaches can take comfort in the possibility of relief from their pain. For those with migraine complaint that can only be improved with a regimen of antidepressants, a dosage of approximately 200 mg of CBD. Treatment with a combination of CBD and some THC or tetrahydrocannabinol shows an even greater improvement rate and can help those who suffer from cluster headaches.

CBD and Nerve Pain

While CBD has great results for those suffering from the inflammation of arthritis, it’s also important to note that CBD works well on nerve pain. By blocking pain receptors, CBD users can get a break from chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia and lupus.

Dosage Methods

Traditionally, tinctures are made by submerging herbs in a liquid. The essence of the herb leeches into the liquid and this liquid can be used as a topical or take orally. CBD is generally steeped in an edible grade oil. It’s critically important to note that anyone considering using a CBD tincture needs to discuss it with their physician as there’s a risk of drug interaction with some medications. If you take any medication on a regular basis, make sure to confirm there are no interaction risks.

CBD as a Topical

Many users find that CBD taken orally has little to no effect on their pain levels but have good luck with the product as a topical. In addition, some users find that they can gain the benefits of a CBD oil tincture dosage by applying it to gum tissue for quick absorption. Others struggling with chronic pain use CBD oil as a topical, applied to swollen joints and inflamed digits.

The benefits of CBD oil tinctures taken orally or applied topically continue to show promise for those struggling with chronic pain. Be sure to discuss interaction risks with your physician before trying a CBD dosage. Be aware that you may need to build up dosages before you find relief.

About the author

Anita Ginsburg

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn't writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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