If your someone that has a surgery coming up, you might be worried at the post surgery recovery and pain that you’ll be facing, and that’s probably lead you to this article as you try and find a solution.
If you’ve heard about CBD before, you’ve probably heard many amazing stories of how the miracle oil has helped to change people’s lives. If you haven’t then don’t worry, in this article we’re going to delve more in exactly what CBD is and how it can help to benefit you.
What is CBD?
CBD is also known as cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other elements found within the plant, CBD doesn’t get you high and is not psychoactive. This is what makes it safe and legal to take in the form of your choice. You can find many different forms of CBD available to help with pain, such as oils and gummies.
It does this, as well as providing a host of other beneficial effects, by promoting homeostasis within the body. This is essentially a healthy balance of all the elements needed to promote healthy living in humans.
How can CBD help with post surgery pain?
CBD may be beneficial to take following surgery while in recovery if you have been looking for something that may aid with pain. CBD is also a highly effective pain killer. It acts to alter pain signalling in the brain which will help you to manage the pain of your surgery and make you less reliant on pain killers and other over the counter prescription drugs.
CBD can also help you to sleep. Sleeping plays a major part in helping our body to recover and if your unable to sleep then your body will struggle to repair from your surgery. CBD oil has been show to not only help people get to sleep quicker, but to have a deeper sleep with less interruptions throughout the night – ensure that you are getting all the rest you need to allow your body to full recover.
Inflammation can also be something that you’ll suffer from post surgery which can cause pain and lead to a lot of discomfort. CBD has a remarkable anti-inflammatory effect. When CBD starts interacting with the endocannabinoid system, it causes the macrophages to inhibit the release of cytokines. Cytokines are pro-inflammatory proteins, while macrophages are white blood cells that react to infections.
CBD for pain relief
Different ways to consume CBD
Get your CBD fix in our delicious CBD Gummies! They taste great and provide a fun and easy way for you to ingest your CBD.
Our CBD oil also comes in a capsule form, which can be a good option for people who want to maintain a consistent amount of the compound in the body. However when CBD is ingested it passes through the digestive tract which means you might have to wait upwards of 30 minutes before experiencing any effect.
In a cream or balm
In a cream or balm, CBD is often blended with fragrant coconut oil or beeswax, which makes it easy to spread on the skin. When used topically, CBD can reach local targets, like sore muscles or joints. We’ve also heard it works wonders for period pain.
In your morning Coffee
Everyone loves a morning coffee to kickstart their day! Why not try adding a few little drops as a great, convenient and easy way to consume your CBD.
In a smoothie
Love a morning smoothie as much as we do? Why not add your CBD oil into your morning smoothie?! Another way to take CBD is by adding half a teaspoon of CBD oil to your morning smoothie.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I limit how much CBD I take?
When it comes to too much CBD, studies suggest you would have to take a gigantic amount to be counted as ‘toxic’. Current Drug Safety found in 2011 that you would need to take 20,000 mg of CBD almost all at once to become toxic. Considering the suggested starting dose for most conditions is somewhere around 5-20 mg per day, this is incredibly unlikely.
In addition, even the effects of CBD oil in these amounts are unlikely to be lethal. However, you would certainly feel some discomfort and one or more of the side effects listed above.
You cannot overdose on CBD in the traditional meaning of a drug overdose. But there are side effects of CBD if you take very large doses. These may last for a few hours, but you can take our advice to minimise them and even avoid them
What happens if you take CBD every day?
CBD should be taken daily to ensure that it builds up within your system for maximum benefits. By taking CBD daily, you will not build up a tolerance. You are also not at risk of overdosing from CBD, as you cannot overdose on CBD.
Can you experience withdrawals from CBD?
Other medications can cause withdrawal symptoms because while you are taking them, your brain chemistry is altered. Then when you stop, your body has an adverse reaction. CBD does not cause this effect.
You will be able to stop taking CBD at any time without any adverse effects. The only thing that will happen when you stop taking CBD is that your inflammation, pain, and anything else you were treating with CBD might come back.
Evidence actually suggests that CBD can help ease the symptoms of withdrawals from other drugs and medications.