Most of you must be quite familiar with the pain killer medicines that are generally prescribed by your doctor in case of muscle spasm, pain or soreness. Do you know what these pain killers really do to provide relief from pain?
These pain killers work through your central nervous system and fool your mind that there exists no pain, whereas pain is still there. People nowadays started using CBD oil for their pain, but CBD is not providing relief from your pain in similar way. Pain killers on the other hand may cause few side effects that CBD oil will not produce.
To say CBD oil as pain killer is a misnomer rather we can call it a muscle relaxer. Muscle relaxer works quite differently than any typical painkillers that you used to take so far. CBD oil does not work via your central nervous system, instead of that, it directly works on your muscle and cuts off your nerve transmission.
Traditional pain killers are working in your brain while CBD oil works with your actual muscle where you are feeling the sensation of pain.
CBD as muscle relaxant
Your muscle contracts because the chemical messengers originating from your central nervous system is going to muscle, and influencing it to contract.
In the absence of proper endocannabinoids supply, there will not be anything available that can slow down all these excessive chemicals. As a result, your muscles will contract continuously. This insufficiency of endocannabinoids supply is known as a kind of medical condition, which is called as Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency.
Actually, CBD oil directly helps to slow down this kind of chemical messengers, also it will boost up the supply of endocannabinoids in your body. As a result there will be two-fold effect:
- Help in relaxing your muscle
- Reduce spasticity.
Why CBD oil?
Many of you must be wondering that why nowadays people are talking so much about CBD, and what is so special about CBD? CBD is in fact a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which we get from marijuana plant.
Basically, there are 2 primary cannabinoids present in the marijuana which are:
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- Cannabidiol (CBD).
THC as most of you knows is psychoactive component of marijuana, which is responsible for providing “high” feeling when you try to smoke a joint. While smoking a joint, you are inhaling both CBD as well as THC.
In the marijuana CBD is the non-psychoactive compound and CBD oil is all-natural extraction of this non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which provides all the required medical/therapeutic benefits without getting you high.
Providing relief from muscle spasms at molecular level is one of the so many other potential applications of CBD. Many people therefore have switched to CBD from various prescription medications due to their high cost and also dangerous side effects that it can produce later.