By Kristi Pahr
This could be the delicious anti-inflammatory treatment you were looking for.
Cannabis and Pain
For more than 20% of Americans, chronic pain is part of everyday life. Many do not get the relief they need.
Pain treatments have generally been limited to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids, which pose a risk of dependence. Both have risks of side effects. Because opioids are often in the news, many people with chronic pain can not access the medications they need to get through the day without pain.
As a possible alternative to the long-term use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain, many people are turning to cannabis. Cannabis has a long history of medical use and is particularly effective in the treatment of pain.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has received the attention of the press for its effectiveness in treating many conditions, including pain, acute and chronic.
Combination of CBD and THC
In states where marijuana for medical purposes is legal, a combination of CBD and THC can be used to relieve pain with considerable effect and is more potent than when CBD is used alone. The complementary nature of the compounds is known as the entourage effect.
The 3 best recommended CBD oils
If marijuana for medical purposes is not legally available in your state, you can still find relief for chronic or acute pain using hemp derived CBD.
CBD extracts are available in many forms, but the most popular is an oil base. CBD oils can be mixed in many different ingestion recipes or added to lotions, massage oils or balms at different concentrations to meet your needs.
Here are the CBD-based oils recommended by Green Flower Media and CannaInsider:
CBD Mango Smoothie for Pain Relief
Sandra Hinchcliffe, author and cannabis advocate, shares a favorite smoothie recipe from her upcoming book "CBD Every Day".
The CBD oil is mixed with mango and orange juice for a refreshing drink that relieves pains.
Research has shown that mango can intensify the effects of cannabinoids because they share a compound called myrcene, a terpene found in both cannabis and mango.
The result? A more efficient and sustainable experience.
Citrus fruits also contain a large amount of antioxidants, which gives them anti-inflammatory properties. This makes this smoothie the ideal vehicle for your dose of CBD oil that relieves pain.
Canna-Booster Smoothie with Sandra Mango & # 39; s
Makes: 2 smoothies (8 oz each)
- 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice, room temperature (you can replace any freshly squeezed orange juice)
- Cup of fresh coconut milk
- Preferred or specific dose of CBD oil
- 2 large or 3 medium mangoes, sliced and partially frozen
- ½ cup of ice cream
- In a blender, add the orange juice, the coconut milk and the CBD oil. Mix until creamy.
- Add the frozen mango and ice in the blender. Mix until iced and creamy.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Even though marijuana is legal in your state, it continues to be illegal under federal law. Some claims argue that CBD derived from hemp (rather than a cannabis plant) is legal in the 50 US states, others reports emphasize that legality is not so simple. We will suggest check the laws of your state with regard to CBD oil.
Kristi is a writer and independent mother who spends most of her time looking after people other than her own. She is often exhausted and makes up for a heavy reliance on caffeine. Find it on Twitter.
Republished with the permission of our media partner Healthline.
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