Does CBD have anti-inflammatory qualities?
History tells us that the applications of cannabis for pain relief were known to Chinese medicine millennia ago. Rediscovered in the 1990s with the discovery of the endocannabinoid system, the properties of CBD to act against pain and initiate an anti-inflammatory response are still being studied by scientists.
However, we can already see that CBD is now a recognised answer in the treatment of pain and inflammation. For example, CBD has been removed from the list of doping substances by the World Anti-Doping Agency, freeing up its therapeutic use for top athletes. While repeated use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause significant side effects (gastrointestinal effects such as ulcers or heartburn), CBD’s effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory is scientifically confirmed and safe.
The action of CBD on the endocannabinoid system to regulate pain perception has now been shown to be both effective and safe. The processes take a long time to analyse and depend on the different cases, but the overall feeling of the researchers regarding the use of CBD for anti-inflammatory purposes is rather optimistic. The studies reporting the most successful results in the treatment of pain have been in patients with cancer or arthritis.
Today, CBD-based products are numerous. The person suffering from chronic pain will be able to relieve it by using one or more of these products. Whether applied topically with a cream for a quick effect, or in capsules for a more prolonged effect, CBD will be an effective aid in the treatment of pain.