Common Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation Include
High quality, broad-spectrum CBD Oil, Tincture, or Capsules have become a go-to remedy for Inflammation, if chronic Inflammation or acute. Stress, pollution, and other environmental factors are all things that can activate your body’s inflammation response. Acute Inflammation resulting from an injury is the body’s natural way of trying to heal itself. However, when the body receives non-stop signals that tell the immune system it needs to keep fighting, chronic Inflammation can develop. This can manifest in a specific region of the body (like the digestive tract of Crohn’s Disease sufferers) or be spread throughout the body. Many people have chronic Inflammation without even realizing it. And although chronic Inflammation isn’t always easy to see, it doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous.
When cells are damaged through things like trauma, toxins, disease, or heat, these cells release chemicals like histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandins. These chemicals cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues, causing redness, swelling, heat, pain, and loss of tissue function. Scientists hypothesize that the anti-inflammatory effects of Cannabidiol are due to:
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties are mainly due to its ability to decrease the activity of the enzyme cyclooxygenase similarly to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen and Naproxen. This inhibits the release of prostaglandins which in turn reduces the body’s inflammatory response.
Researchers theorize that Cannabidiol can fight Inflammation and its associated oxidative stress by exerting an immunosuppressive effect on the cells that play a role in Inflammation.
Glycine receptors (GlyRs) play an important role in the sensory nervous system’s response to certain harmful or potentially harmful stimuli. When these receptors are activated, they cause sensations of pain. Cannabidiol has been shown to significantly reduce chronic inflammatory pain by suppressing α3 GlyRs receptors.
It’s important to use a high-quality product and do so regularly, especially when using Cannabidiol for a condition such as Inflammation.
CBD for Inflammation is very personal and dependent on the type and severity of symptoms. The general rule of thumb for the Cannabidiol dosage is 25 mg of CBD, taken twice daily. If results from this amount are not felt, the serving size can be increased by another 25 mg every 3-4 weeks until the optimal dosage is found.
To help you figure out the right dose for you, head over to our CBD usage and dosage page.
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