Hi, and welcome back to the Cannagea blog. In the past, we’ve talked about the products we offer as well as the amazing plant we use to extract our CBD. Today, we’ll be diving into some more great information about CBD and how it interacts with your body.
Specifically, today’s discussion will be surrounding CBD and how it can help mitigate pain — be it chronic or acute. Keep reading to learn more, and visit our online shop or our brick-and-mortar location in Fort Collins to try some of our elite CBD products.
The Cannagea Story
It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t preface this dialogue with the story behind Cannagea and the incredible CBD products we make. John Vail struggled immensely with pain and inflammation in his knee. His pain was stubborn, disruptive, and gradually becoming more and more of a burden on his daily life and loved ones. So much so, that John was feeling hopeless that he’d ever find a solution.
Fortunately, John was the owner of an e-cigarette business and had a number of friends recommended he expanded his business to include CBD. At this point, John was desperate for a pain-relief solution, so he began collaborating with hemp growers and began developing his own CBD tincture.
As any good entrepreneur would do, John tested his product on himself first. And the results? Absolutely game changing! John could immediately notice a difference in his knee, and after a few days of routine use, the inflammation and pain in his knee went down, never to return.
At this point, John was astounded and inspired. He wanted to help his community, and eventually the world, experience these benefits he so greatly appreciated from CBD. That’s why he worked hard to perfect his CBD extraction process and product creation and build his company, Cannagea, to help others reap the amazing pain-relieving properties he so greatly benefitted from.
In conjunction, he knew that it was of utmost importance to create a CBD product that offered the most benefits possible to its users. To do this, he did something very simple. John took his time and developed a process and series of products that are produced with integrity and his customers in mind. All of Cannagea’s CBD products are made from 100% USDA Certified Organic hemp that is grown in John’s beloved state of Colorado.
Additionally, John uses a proprietary CBD extraction method that yields the purest, best CBD on the market. And finally, John ensures that Cannagea is transparent in their practices. First, he does this by always providing third party testing results to his clients, a sure-sign of a CBD’s quality. Secondly, we never hesitate to answer questions about our CBD products.
In the midst of the current CBD craze, Cannagea recognizes how important it is to be a company that does things right. After all, we’re not after the money — we’re driven by the fact that this incredible compound has the potential to help myriad people!
How CBD Can Help Mitigate Pain And Inflammation
Before we get into the details, we have to mention that the FDA has only (at this current time) approved one medicine that contains CBD. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that CBD is unsafe, but rather that there has not yet been a conclusive body of research that confirms all the incredible properties of CBD.
What we do have is a boatload of anecdotal evidence like our CEO John researched, that suggests the pain and inflammation relieving properties of this unique compound. But we’re not going to stop there. Keep reading to learn what we understand about how CBD reacts within your body, and how that can translate into pain and inflammation relief.
The Endocannabinoid System
To understand how CBD can help you mitigate pain, we need to understand how it interacts with your body. This means we have to talk about the endocannabinoid system. This is a system in your body that works to regulate hunger, mood, and pain — among other things.
When you consume CBD, it enters your bloodstream and travels to your endocannabinoid system. Here, CBD works as an inhibitor, meaning that binds with CB1 receptors in your endocannabinoid system, ultimately inhibits other compounds from interacting with it.
Now, let’s consider pain and inflammation. Both of these things are ways that our bodies let us know something is wrong. (That being said, when you’re dealing with chronic and acute pain, you’re already well aware that something is wrong). When you feel pain, your endocannabinoid system is responding to an alert from your brain. Here’s where the inhibitory attributes of CBD come in.
When CBD is present in your endocannabinoid system, research suggests that it effectively inhibits your CB1 receptors from registering pain, and it also inhibits the endocannabinoid system from triggering inflammation in an injured/affected area.
Now, let’s dispel some myths. While the idea of ‘inhibiting your body from triggering pain responses’ may seem like a bad or potentially dangerous thing, it’s not! This doesn’t mean that using CBD will prevent you from feeling pain ever again. For one, CBD doses have been reported to last from one to two hours on average, meaning the effects will likely be felt for that long. Secondly, while CBD is likely to reduce the pain and inflammation you’re experiencing, more often than not, it won’t entirely erase the pain.
Again, CBD can be an incredible way to help manage and mitigate the pain you’re tired of feeling. To truly get rid of your pain entirely, it’s best to consult with your doctor to a) understand if CBD is a viable option for your pain mitigation, and b) understand how you can best implement CBD into your routine to experience optimal benefits.
dropper. When it comes to Cannagea tinctures, the dosing depends on the potency of the How To Use CBD To Mitigate Your Pain
As we said above, the best way to understand how you can best utilize CBD for your specific needs is to consult with your doctor, and make a plan. That being said, we’re happy to share some of our tips and tricks as to how you can begin using CBD to mitigate pain.
Before we get into the different mediums of CBD, we’d like to note that when it comes to dosing your CBD, start small and work up. To do this, simply follow the dosing instructions associated with your particular Cannagea CBD product. From there, take more as needed.
For general pain mitigation, we recommend utilizing CBD consumables like tinctures or edibles. Tinctures are a concentrated CBD oil that you simply apply under the tongue with a liquid tincture you select. However, we do our best to make our CBD products easy to use, so all of our tinctures have droppers with markings that indicate a 25ml of tincture to simplify dosing.
In terms of our edibles, we have a line of CBD gummies that are incredible and delicious! These gummies come in a variety of great flavors and are precisely dosed — each gummy containing 25 mg of our CBD.
When you ingest CBD, it absorbs into your bloodstream via the gastrointestinal tract (or via the blood vessels under your tongue in regard to tinctures), and from there it travels to the endocannabinoid system. In fact, consuming CBD is one of the more efficient ways of using CBD, it’s directly absorbed into the bloodstream.
CBD topicals —simply CBD products that you apply to the skin—are a great option for those looking to localize their pain mitigation. This is because CBD topicals are applied directly to the afflicted area. For instance, if you have lower back pain, massage a CBD topical, like our salves or lotions, into the area of your back that you’re experiencing pain. From there, the CBD will absorb through your skin into your bloodstream, taking action and providing you with its benefits. Furthermore, at Cannagea, we utilize MCT oil and DMSO to expedite the absorption of our topical CBD. This means that you’ll be getting your money’s work out of a fast-active, effective product.
The Cannagea Way
Like we said at the beginning of this blog — we started making CBD products as a way to bring the benefits we’ve personally experienced to not only our community, but also the world. Our goal is to help raise the awareness surrounding CBD, what makes a quality CBD product, and how exactly you can use CBD to improve your health and wellness.
If you’d like to learn more about CBD, head over to our blog for more great, informative articles like this. If you’d like to get your hands on some of our superior CBD products, visit our online CBD store, or stop into our physical shop in the amazing city of Fort Collins. And if you find yourself with questions we haven’t answered in the blog, feel free to contact us today! We always look forward to talking with our customers about CBD.