Advantages, Dangers and Use – firebird-cbdoil
If you suffer from migraines, CBD can be the solution to your pain.
While clinical studies in the United States are still hampered by archaic and unenlightened federal laws, research from other parts of the world shows promising results for the use of CBD in the treatment and prevention of debilitating migraines.
In this article, Honest Marijuana CBD's all-things cannabis experts discuss migraines, the benefits, risks, and use of high-CBD pot strains.
What is CBD?
CBD for Migraines: Benefits
1) Reduced pain and swelling
Scientists and doctors are still debating the exact cause of migraines, but many believe that they are a symptom of a problem or problems elsewhere in the body – most likely inflammation and swelling.
Despite the limited clinical studies, CBD is known for its analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, which is why CBD creams, tinctures and plasters are becoming more popular every day.
Even if CBD does not directly kill migraine pain, it can reduce pain and swelling in other parts of your body that could be the real cause of the pounding in your head.
2) Less nausea
As if blinding pain in your head wasn't enough, this extreme pain often causes nausea and upset stomach.
CBD is very good at relieving stomach upset and preventing or reducing nausea – even if it's caused by migraines rather than something you've eaten.
That alone is an advantage that we can swear by, but the decrease in nausea brings another benefit: an increased appetite.
Chronic severe migraines almost eliminate your craving for food, but your body needs calories (energy) to fight the problems that cause pain. If you don't eat due to migraine-induced nausea, your condition may worsen over time.
Even if this does not completely relieve the pain, CBD helps to make other systems in your body normal again.
CBD interacts with your brain and body in a way that makes you feel relaxed and calm … even in the face of high stress or physical pain.
This is great news for those who suffer from migraines because the pain you feel in your head is often exacerbated by tension in your body.
By relaxing this tension, CBD helps to alleviate the "vicious circle" of pain-migraine-stress-pain.
CBD for migraines: risks
1) Dry mouth
One of the most commonly reported side effects of CBD is dry mouth.
But in a world full of drugs with side effects that are worse than the original problem – severe blisters and peeling skin, loss of smell, memory, unusual urge for sex and gambling (all actual side effects) – a bit dry mouth does not seem like that bad.
2) Possible interference with other drugs
CBD can affect your liver's ability to process other medicines.
So, if you are taking an anti-hypertension medication and one day decide to add CBD to lower your blood sugar, the CBD could neutralize the blood pressure medication (making it ineffective) and have some serious consequences.
Be sure to talk to your doctor about adding CBD to migraines to your daily routine if you are already taking medication for other chronic conditions.
3) Two-phase properties
"Two-phase" means that CBD delivers certain effects at low concentrations, while it gives different effects at high concentrations.
If this seems strange to you, think of alcohol (which is also two-phase). At low concentrations it is a stimulant (Woohoo! Party!). In high concentrations, it is a depressant (zzzzzzzz).
CBD does not work exactly like alcohol – stimulant at one end, depressant at the other – but the effects change with increasing dosage.
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CBD for migraines: use
CBD for migraines: summary