August 26, 2022 5 min read

HOW DOES CBD OIL, CBD TOPICALS, AND ORAL CBD CAN HELP WITH INFLAMMATION

Researchers, doctors, and scientists from different worlds have been looking for natural remedies for disorders and conditions affecting the human body. These forms of remedies in the form of nature are extracted from herbal trees and plants, and the cannabis plant is not an exception. Several products are formulated from the extractions of the cannabis plant, with no doubt that each of them has curative power for various disorders, conditions, and even diseases.

Our bodies have encountered several complications arising from the surrounding environment, the types of foods we eat, and even our hobbies in our day-to-day lives. Therefore, this article will look into how the different forms of CBD from the cannabis plant can be used to heal the condition of inflammation in one's body. It will elaborate on how each form of CBD individually heals inflammation. CBD is a cannabinoid- a compound that comes from the cannabis plant. However, unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is another compound found in the cannabis plant, CBD does not contain any hallucinogenic effects. Inflammation is a common condition that causes pain and discomfort in muscles, joints, and other body parts.

CBD Oil In Combating Inflammation.

As suggested by researchers, CBD oil can reduce inflammation by affecting the activity of the endocannabinoid receptors in the system. It does so by attacking pain from outside the skin rather than the inside, which is a natural and healthy way of dealing with inflammation. It has amazing healing abilities and is not addictive like other nicotine drugs. Jain, Parag & Shukla (2015) suggest that CBD oil is an effective way of providing a break to one's immune and nervous system, which helps manage pain and the effects of swelling. CBD oil is achieved for the affected area and the rest of the body. In dealing with inflammation, using the CBD oil form of CBD products does not contain any additives, preservatives, or sweeteners.

This makes it more effective when in this form in alleviating chronic pains of inflammation. With that in mind, it is considered the natural way of relieving inflammation since it is non-psychoactive. One will not feel high after using it in that form. There is an interaction between the cells in the immune system and CBD while in its oily form. This makes it easier for the immune system to communicate with the brain by sending continuous signals. The signals, therefore, impose a stress response about a detected problem, which may be from inflammatory conditions experienced in certain body parts. In addition, a system- commonly known as the endocannabinoid system is responsible for calming the immune system. This is when it has detected a threat within the body in the interaction of the cannabinoids with the endocannabinoid system as the CBD oil fights inflammation.

Topical CBD In Combating Inflammation

These work differently compared to other topical relief creams as they don't mask the pain or inflammation. Instead, they ought to ease the pain in the body and offer free pain relief for irritation or non-natural habit-forming. The endocannabinoid system in the body helps them work well now that the system is a complex signaling one consisting of cannabinoids receptors, commons referred to as CB1 and CB2 receptors. The system also includes enzymes and endocannabinoids- which are cannabinoids produced within the body. It regulates sleep reproduction, memory, fertility, immune responses, etc.

The skin absorbs the cannabinoids whenever a topical CBD is applied, but it does not enter the bloodstream. Instead, it interacts with the nearby cannabinoids receptors, which later send a signal to the endocannabinoid system to alleviate the felt pain in the affected area of the body. This form of CBD also takes care of the skin since it is applied to the skin. According to Zaaboul & Liu (2022), topical CBD assumes the role of antioxidants such as vitamin E or vitamin C, which take part in treating dryness, free radical damage, and reduction of inflammation as it reduces the signs of aging. On the same note, it ensures enough hydration and no excess oil by removing oily T-zone or patchy spots to make the skin stay in balance. This is done to help the endocannabinoid system (ECS) balance the skin complexion. It can also be combined with a topical cream to make it be absorbed through the skin to soothe itching, dryness, and red skin. This is about the cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory qualities.

Oral CBD In Combating Inflammation.

Oral CBD, commonly known as CBD sprays, is designed to be used in such ways as to mint it directly onto the skin or spray it into the mouth for oral intake. The different methods of its application are dependent on the type of spray itself; however, they are not as popular as other forms of CBD. According to the results of studies done, this form of CBD can offer effective relief. Based on those particular studies, it was found to be safe and effective in reducing neuropathic pain. However, the CBD products used were having both CBD and THC.

The oral CBD in sprays is used sublingually or beneath the tongue. They also contain higher bioavailability than other CBD products ingested instead. This means that the body can be taken a larger amount of CBD into the body with a sublingual product rather than the one to be taken orally. In dealing with inflammation, the sprays can be combined with other ingredients like botanicals to calm the skin since it can be a versatile product. However, as a reminder, not much is known about the interaction of CBD with other supplements or vitamins. It is advisable that CBD products only be opted for.

Conclusion.

The different forms of CBD help in healing the same inflammatory condition differently. This may be because of how they are being absorbed into the body. I.e., some are applied on the skin surface while others are taken orally or even sprayed depending on the form they are. It has also been illustrated how each form works in curing the condition. It can be deduced that anyone is free to choose any form of CBD if they face the said condition. This is at one's discretion as they find it safe for themself.

References

Jain, P., Pandey, R., & Shukla, S. S. (2015). Inflammation and Lifestyle. In Inflammation: Natural Resources and Its Applications (pp. 143-152). Springer, New Delhi.

Zaaboul, F., & Liu, Y. (2022). Vitamin E in foodstuff: Nutritional, analytical, and food technology aspects. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety21(2), 964-998.