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Striking lung cancer response to self-administration of cannabidiol: A case report and literature review

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Abstract

In spite of new drugs, lung cancer is associated with a very poor prognosis. While targeted therapies are improving outcomes, it is not uncommon for many patients to have only a partial response, and relapse during follow-up. Thus, new drugs or re-evaluation of existing therapies used to treat other non-malignant diseases (drug repurposing) are still needed. While this research both in vitro and in vivo is being carried out, it is important to be attentive to patients where the disease responds to treatments not considered standard in clinical practice. We report here a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung who, after declining chemotherapy and radiotherapy, presented with tumour response following self-administration of cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound present in Cannabis sativa. Prior work has shown that cannabidiol may have anti-neoplastic properties and enhance the immune response to cancer. The data presented here indicate that cannabidiol might have led to a striking response in a patient with lung cancer.

Introduction

The quest to improve the prognosis of lung cancer has led to the development and evaluation of new drugs with mechanisms of action that differ from those of conventional chemotherapy drugs used for many years worldwide. Great effort is now being placed in developing and assessing the potential of targeted therapies and immunotherapy in lung cancer which are leading to improved clinical outcomes. 1 Thus, targeted therapy is replacing conventional chemotherapy as standard treatment for patients with targetable oncogenic drivers. 2 However, it has to be acknowledged that responses to these agents are still partial with tumours recurring during follow-up. In fact, due to tumours’ genetic heterogeneity, a complete response in lung cancer patients is very difficult to achieve. 2

The challenge to improve the outcome of patients with lung cancer is leading to the evaluation of alternative drugs which, alone or in combination, may lead to improved response and survival in patients with lung cancer. Therefore, further development of new drugs or even established therapies previously used to treat non-malignant diseases (drug repurposing) which could have shown an effect on lung cancer in vitro and/or in vivo are worth pursuing.

One possible example is cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound from Cannabis sativa. CBD, which has been used in the management of several non-oncological pathologies, 3 could be a potential drug in the treatment of cancer. CBD has been shown to have anti-neoplastic effects in vitro and/or in vivo in lung cancer 4 –9 and other types of cancer. 10,11 However, although work is needed to better understand the mechanism/s of action of CBD both in vitro and in vivo, it is worth identifying any possible cases of patients with lung cancer whose disease responds to this drug. On this basis, we present here the case of a lung cancer patient whose tumour markedly responded to CBD.

In October 2016, an 81-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented to his general practitioner with a 3-week history of increasing breathlessness but no cough. A chest radiograph identified a shadow in the lower zone in the left lung, and subsequent CT scan confirmed the presence of a 2.5 × 2.5 cm mass in the lower left lung and multiple mediastinal lymph nodes ( Figure 1(a) and ( ​ (b)). b )). The patient underwent an endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsy of the paratracheal lymph nodes which revealed lung adenocarcinoma (T1c N3 M0). Tumour cells were strongly positive for CK7, thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) and with moderate focal expression of estrogen receptor (ER). They were negative for CK20, S100, PSA, CD56, synaptophysin and chromogranin. The tumour was negative for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutations.

CT scan image at diagnosis: (a) irregular rounded tumour seen in the periphery of left lower lobe, and (b) prominent multiple scattered mediastinal lymph nodes.

His previous medical history was COPD, diet controlled diabetes, and cancer of the prostate treated with radical prostatectomy in 2004 and in remission. He was not on regular medication and had no history of drug allergies. He was a retired salesman. There was no previous history of asbestos exposure. He was an ex-smoker (around 18 cigarettes daily for around 15 years) having stopped smoking 45 years ago. His ECOG performance status was 1. Physical examination was unremarkable.

The patient was offered chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but he declined as he was in his 80s and did not want any treatment that could adversely affect his quality of life. The decision was made to follow the patient up but without active treatment.

A CT scan in December 2016 showed that the lung mass had increased in size to 2.7 × 2.8 cm though the mediastinal and left hilar lymph nodes had not changed in size. The patient was offered treatment but again declined. A chest X-ray in July 2017 showed progressive changes in the left lower zone but no significant collapse or effusion evident. The patient had a further CT scan in November 2017 which revealed near total resolution of the left lower lobe mass with only a small area of residual spiculated soft tissue remaining (1.3 × 0.6 cm) and a significant reduction in size and number of mediastinal lymph nodes ( Figure 2(a) and ( ​ (b)). b )). The patient underwent another CT scan in January 2018 which showed stable appearances of the small residual opacity in the left lower lobe and mediastinal lymph nodes.

CT Scan image following the patient taking CBD: (a) marked regression of the left lower lobe mass leaving a small irregular residual linear band, and (b) striking regression of the mediastinal lymph nodes.

On further questioning, the patient stated that he had started taking CBD (“MyCBD”) oil 2% (200 mg CBD in 10 mL) from the beginning of September 2017. He took two drops (0.06 mL, 1.32 mg CBD) twice daily for a week and then nine drops (0.3 mL, 6 mg CBD) twice daily until the end of September. Following the November 2017 CT scan, the patient started taking nine drops twice daily but had to stop around a week later. The reason behind this was that the patient did not like the taste and caused him slight nausea. He was never physically sick. There were no other changes in the patient’s diet, medication or lifestyle from September 2017. Informed written consent was obtained from the patient.

Discussion

The data presented here may indicate that CBD led to a partial tumour response in a patient with histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the lung. Various possible mechanisms of action leading to this objective response might be postulated.

It has been described that CBD can act on tumour cells, directly or indirectly, through different pathways and that these effects might vary in different tumour cells. CBD acts as an inverse agonist for CB2 receptor and an antagonist for CB1 receptor. 12 However, CBD has low affinity to either CB1 or CB2 receptors. 9 In addition, CBD has anti-cancer effects acting as an agonist for the transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) 1 and 2 leading to changes in intracellular Ca 2+ levels. 5,13

It is also reported that CBD can induce apoptosis in cancer cells via the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), caspase activation 4,13,14 and activation of p53 dependent apoptotic pathways in cancer cells 14,15 and down-regulation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and cyclin D1. 16 CBD can also upregulate TNF/TNFR1 and TRAIL/TRAIL-R2 signalling by modulation of both ligand and receptor levels followed by apoptosis. 14 Furthermore, CBD inhibits human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) endothelial cells migration, invasion and sprouting in vitro, and angiogenesis in vivo through down-modulation of several angiogenesis-related molecules. 17

From the immunological point of view, CBD significantly inhibits the recruitment of tumour-associated macrophages (TAM) in primary tumour stroma and secondary lung metastases. 12 CBD enhanced the susceptibility of cancer cells to adhere to and subsequently be lysed by Lymphokine-Activated Killer (LAK) cells, with both effects being reversed by a neutralizing ICAM-1 antibody. 9

Based on these data, it is clear that several factors may have been involved in this patient’s response to CBD. However, although significantly lower potency in non-malignant cells has been described, 18 the effects of CBD on non-malignant cells has yet to be fully assessed.

Conclusion

In summary, the data presented here indicate that CBD may have had a role in the striking response in a patient with histologically proven adenocarcinoma of the lung as a result of self-administration of CBD oil for a month and in the absence of any other identifiable lifestyle, drug or dietary changes. Further work is needed both in vitro and in vivo to better evaluate the various mechanisms of action of CBD on malignant cells, and its potential application in the treatment of not only lung cancer but also other malignancies.

Footnotes

Declaration of conflicting interests: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

Ethical approval: Our institution does not require ethical approval for reporting individual cases or case series.

Funding: The author(s) received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

Informed consent: The patient described herein had given consent to the use of de-identified patient data for use in research and education. Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for his anonymized information to be published in this article.

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Daily use of cannabidiol (‘CBD’) oil may be linked to lung cancer regression

It may be worth exploring further the use of cannabidiol (‘CBD’) oil as a potential lung cancer treatment, suggest doctors in BMJ Case Reports after dealing with a daily user whose lung tumour shrank without the aid of conventional treatment.

The body’s own endocannabinoids are involved in various processes, including nerve function, emotion, energy metabolism, pain and inflammation, sleep and immune function.

Chemically similar to these endocannabinoids, cannabinoids can interact with signalling pathways in cells, including cancer cells. They have been studied for use as a primary cancer treatment, but the results have been inconsistent.

Lung cancer remains the second most common cancer in the UK. Despite treatment advances, survival rates remain low at around 15% five years after diagnosis. And average survival without treatment is around 7 months.

The report authors describe the case of a woman in her 80s, diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer. She also had mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), osteoarthritis, and high blood pressure, for which she was taking various drugs.

She was a smoker, getting through around a pack plus of cigarettes every week (68 packs/year).

Her tumour was 41 mm in size at diagnosis, with no evidence of local or further spread, so was suitable for conventional treatment of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. But the woman refused treatment, so was placed under ‘watch and wait’ monitoring, which included regular CT scans every 3-6 months.

These showed that the tumour was progressively shrinking, reducing in size from 41 mm in June 2018 to 10 mm by February 2021, equal to an overall 76% reduction in maximum diameter, averaging 2.4% a month, say the report authors.

When contacted in 2019 to discuss her progress, the woman revealed that she had been taking CBD oil as an alternative self-treatment for her lung cancer since August 2018, shortly after her original diagnosis.

She had done so on the advice of a relative, after witnessing her husband struggle with the side effects of radiotherapy. She said she consistently took 0.5 ml of the oil, usually three times a day, but sometimes twice.

The supplier had advised that the main active ingredients were Δ9-­tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at 19.5%, cannabidiol at around 20%, and tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) at around 24%.

The supplier also advised that hot food or drinks should be avoided when taking the oil as she might otherwise feel stoned. The woman said she had reduced appetite since taking the oil but had no other obvious ‘side effects’. There were no other changes to her prescribed meds, diet, or lifestyle. And she continued to smoke throughout.

This is just one case report, with only one other similar case reported, caution the authors. And it’s not clear which of the CBD oil ingredients might have been helpful.

“We are unable to confirm the full ingredients of the CBD oil that the patient was taking or to provide information on which of the ingredient(s) may be contributing to the observed tumour regression,” they point out.

And they emphasise: “Although there appears to be a relationship between the intake of CBD oil and the observed tumour regression, we are unable to conclusively confirm that the tumour regression is due to the patient taking CBD oil.”

Cannabis has a long ‘medicinal’ history in modern medicine, having been first introduced in 1842 for its analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and anticonvulsant effects. And it is widely believed that cannabinoids can help people with chronic pain, anxiety and sleep disorders; cannabinoids are also used in palliative care, the authors add.

“More research is needed to identify the actual mechanism of action, administration pathways, safe dosages, its effects on different types of cancer and any potential adverse side effects when using cannabinoids,” they conclude.

Notes for editors
Please note: out of respect for patient confidentiality we don’t have the names or contact details of the cases reported in this journal.

Funding: None declared

Link to Academy of Medical Sciences labelling system
https://press.psprings.co.uk/ AMSlabels.pdf

Externally peer reviewed? Yes
Evidence type: Single case report
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Best CBD Oil For Inflammation Review 2022 (Top-Rated)

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It is not easy to live with pain. Whether you have muscle cramps, chronic pain, or arthritis, finding

a solution that can help you cope with these pains can make all the difference between a pleasant day you can work during a one-day nightmare ends.

In recent years, CBD oil has become a popular treatment for the treatment of pain. It is currently believed to be so effective that more and more doctors recommend it.

The main advantage of CBD oil over cannabis is that it does not cause a “high” feeling and is therefore allowed in most places.

With so many companies on the ground every day, I have worked hard for you. I offer you the best

guide for CBD oil and the 11 major brands that based our list on CBD oil quality, efficiency, customer service and of course price.

Detailed List of Best CBD Oils for Inflammation 2022

1. CBDMD

cbdMd is an online manufacturer and distributor of CBD products based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The company is a member of the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program of the Department of Agriculture of Kentucky. They grow hemp for their products in Kentucky and Colorado. CO2 is Their preferred extraction method.

The product range includes color drops based on CBD oil, spray oil capsules, bath bombs, topicals, and CBD animal oil. All their products are subject to external and internal tests. All third-party test results are available online.

Products Of CBDMD

Oil Tincture Drops

Full-spectrum cannabinoid extract, essential oils, terpenes, and amino acids. Available in four different flavors: natural, mint, orange and berries.

  • 1 ounce bottle (30 ml): 300 mg, 750 mg, 1500 mg and 3000 mg CBD.
  • Bottle of 2 oz (60 ml): Concentration of 1000 mg, 1500 mg, 3000 mg and 5000 mg CBD.

Oil Capsules

Full-spectrum cannabinoid extract mixed with essential oils, terpenes, amino acids and MCT oil derived from coconut oil.

  • Bottle of 30 units: Concentration of 450 mg, 1000 mg, and 1500 mg CBD.
  • 60 unit bottle: concentration of 1000 mg, 1500 mg, and 3000 mg CBD.

High-quality vape oil An American CBD with propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, and flavors (vanilla, mint, orange).

  • Bottle of 1 oz (30 ml): Concentration of 300 mg, 750 mg and 1500 mg CBD.
  • 2 ounce bottle (60 ml): 1000 mg, 1500 mg and 3000 mg CBD.
2. Canna Trading Co.

Canna Trading Co. made its debut selling vape cannabis products but switched to CBD only after seeing the benefits. Today, the Californian company offers high-quality CBD products with a full range of cannabinoids and terpenes without THC.

Many companies sell excellent broad-spectrum CBD products, but Canna Trading Co. devotes more attention to the science of terpene than most people to create the best CBD for inflammation.

Terpenes such as pinene have shown anti-inflammatory benefits, so it is logical to assume that the addition of a CBD tincture increases its benefits. Its inflamed tincture contains 400 mg of CBD per 30 oz. bottle

3. Fab.

FAB is an excellent brand and is considered one of the best CBD-based oils for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and pain. If you were looking for a high-quality CBD oil that would help treat your health problems, the FAB CBD would be the perfect choice for them.

When we talk about what is made, we think that it is one of the best CBD oils that is completely biological. It consists of organic hemp, no GMO, and its THC content is only 0.3%.

Basically, FAB CBD Oil cares about the physical and mental well-being of people. The basic purpose of this brand is to enable people to break the chain of prescription medicines and have a good life.

4. Charlotte’s Web

We all know Charlotte’s website. The wondrous strain that contains a high concentration of CBD.

The Charlotte Web cannabis strain was named in honor of Charlotte Figi, who suffers from Dravet syndrome and suffered multiple epileptic seizures daily until the Stanley Brothers offer this potent strain.

Since then, the Charlotte website has been converted into several products, including Charlotte’s famous CBD oil.

The main functions include:

  • As a complete plant extract, the CW hemp extract in MCT not only contains 500 mg of CBD per bottle but also contains other cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, CBN, amino acids, terpenes and plant nutrients in our exclusive hemp varieties.
  • Charlotte hemp oil extract contains high-quality hemp seed oil, rich in natural CBD
  • Product price range Between ($ 39.99 – $ 299.96)
5. Populum

Populum was co-founded by Gunhee Park and Ola Olusoga, two friends who personally experienced the benefits of hemp oil without ever looking back. Gurnee first saw the power of natural dietary supplements through a simpler and easier life change: eating superfoods.

When he knew that natural supplements could be a healthier alternative to certain medicines, he was inspired by the idea of developing a high-quality hemp oil for the general public. The rest belongs to the story.

Co-founder Ola Olusoga has a similar story. After years of using synthetic supplements to improve health, fitness and cognitive enhancement, Ola finally tasted hemp oil on the recommendation of Gunhee.

Populum (which means “human” in Latin) helps people question the status quo: a status that stigmatizes hemp but includes prescription drugs.

On the other hand, Populum wants to empower people to live better. Gunhee, Ola and the Populum team believe that the benefits of hemp will lead to a better lifestyle. A plant that in their opinion has been neglected for too long.

Products available:

  • Full-spectrum hemp oil in three different concentrations
  • Hemp oil for pets
  • Cooling hemp rub
6. CBDistillery

CBDistillery wants to be at the forefront of the CBD movement by providing the masses with a CBD at a reasonable price. Its CBD oil is derived from organic hemp grown on local farms in Colorado where the company is based. They use first-class ingredients for all their products.

And there are many products. The beauty of shopping at CBDistillery is that if you are looking for the best CBD for inflammation, you will surely have all sorts of forms.

The downside is that the website can be a bit overwhelming. From topical dyes (to wax suppositories), however, the CBDistillery is a reliable option for high-quality CBD.

7. Pure Hemp Botanicals

Pure Hemp Botanicals offers a wide range of CBD-based products in various strengths to tailor the perfect product and concentration to your individual needs. For Pure Hemp Botanicals, however, the production of CBD is more than just a product.

With a compassionate mission in action, Pure Hemp Botanicals focuses not only on the benefits but also on the positive effects on society and the environment.

“A healthy planet needs strong roots to grow.” From organic hemp to vegan products produced in a sustainable and humane way, all the company’s activities take into account the interests of our environment.

This approach results in a high-quality product from a biological culture, an industrial material optimized for purity and efficiency.

To promote human compassion and build a community, Pure Hemp Botanicals relies on diversity and the spirit of collaboration. And the hope is to encourage others to do the same.

To spread this compassion through accessibility, the company founded the PHB Care Club. This club offers up to 50% off retail prices for customers who have daily CBD.

Products available:
  • CBD tincture
  • CBD capsules and soft gels
  • CBD vapes
  • CBD pet products
  • CBD mints
  • CBD tea
  • CBD crystals
8. Receptra Naturals

The Receptra Naturals team is on the road: they are proud of their organic hemp, grown on a family farm and grown in Colorado, where genetics was allegedly patented.

What sets Receptra Naturals apart from the rest of the package is the decision to use the flowering of the hemp plant exclusively for their mixtures. It will not use seeds, stems or stems, which is a rarity in the industry.

They also claim that each flower is selected by an expert, which offers a tremendous quality advantage over a standardized bulk collection.

There is something for everyone with products in the $ 25 to $ 250 range. The proposed major categories are dyes and subjects. The basic dye is simply a hemp flower extract (made by extraction with cold ethanol) based on MCT oil.

This is another noteworthy point: MCT oil is more expensive than other oils and offers a variety of health benefits. The regulation of blood sugar is the most important.

The most advanced tincture is intended for athletes who may have pain and inflammation as it contains turmeric extract (known, among other things, for its potent anti-inflammatory effect).

Two different balms are also available. one is for pain (with this special formula that contains an unusually high dose of CBD) and the other for hydrating the skin.

In general, Receptra is a great option for anyone looking for a safe and unique CBD-based product that not only provides good vibration but is also grown in the US.

Receptra is a breath of fresh air. Receptra is a breath of fresh air. They use only the premium parts of the plant (selected by hand) in all extractions, which offers a huge quality advantage over the mass harvest.

Athletes find a good friend in Receptra because they offer a tincture of CBD with turmeric extracts to increase the anti-inflammatory effects.

In general, Receptra is a great option for anyone looking for a safe and unique CBD-based product that not only provides good vibration but is also grown in the United States.

9. Medterra

Price: $44.95 – $59.95

If you are looking for the best CBD for inflammation but want to avoid THC, visit Medterra. They specialize in CBD products based on isolates derived from US-grown and CO2-extracted organic hemp to produce a pure end product.

You will probably find that Medterra does not attach much importance to product design, but it does not discourage it. The 99% pure CBD + oil comes for ethical reasons and meets the highest standards. You can see third-party tests on Their website.

Tinctures are available in 3 strengths and you can also try your refreshing topical cream for localized therapy.

10. Hemplucid

Price: $46.95 – $199.95

According to Hemplucid, the company is different from its competitors because it manufactures CBD-based products for the entire plant.

Although the company in no way lies and actually uses the entire hemp plant (with the exception of all resins and plant waxes) for the development of its products, it exaggerates by claiming that it is superior to its competitors through this process.

The truth is that most companies treat industrial hemp with CO2 extraction methods. Most of them, therefore, use the entire plant to make hemp extract.

What truly distinguishes Hemplucid from its competitors is the large variety of products and the low prices. This manufacturer manufactures and sells everything related to CBD, from hemp seed oil to steam liquids and even a vape starter kit.

Thanks to the high-quality processing and manufacturing technologies, the company has developed a water-soluble hemp oil based on water-soluble hemp, which dissolves quickly in your body.

All of the company’s products contain less than 0.3% THC. Therefore, they are legal in the United States.

Hemplucid has a website that is very easy to use and navigate. The informative part of the website may be useful and instructive to new users of the CBD.

We also appreciate the website’s availability and nutritional information and lab testing for each product.

The Hemplucid Products

Now that you know Hemplucid, let’s take a look at the CBD oil products they offer.

Tincture

Hemplucid sells several Tinctures. Each CBD Tinctures is unique and its price varies.

  • Water-Soluble Tincture – This tincture is formulated from high purity CBD Concentrate. In addition to CBD, the tincture also contains vegetable glycerin, which gives it a naturally sweet taste without added sugar. tinctures have different powers. You can choose between 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, and 1500 mg versions. A 30ml tincture costs between $ 46.95 and $ 199.95 depending on its strength. This tincture can be used as a vapor oil or can be consumed by holding it under the tongue or adding it to the food.
  • MCT Tincture – To develop this Tincture, the company has matched CBD with MCT oil. MCT oil (or medium-chain triglycerides) is a colorless and almost odorless substance that increases the nutritional value of the Tincture and improves its digestibility. MCT oil also encourages your body to use fat as an energy source instead of storing it for later use. This Tincture is available in different strengths. You can buy a tincture of 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg or 1500 mg. A 30ml bottle costs between $ 46.95 and $ 199.95 depending on the colorant thickness. MCT stains can be stored under the tongue or used for cooking, but are not suitable for Vaping.
  • Vape/Drip Tincture – This Tincture is made from a highly refined CBD Concentrate. To make this product one of the highest quality steam liquids, the company has combined CBD oil with glycerine. The method not only makes the Tincture suitable for a spray set or a spray stick but also improves the concentration of flavonoids and terpenes. The final product has a better taste and smell, making it ideal for steaming. Vape has a potency of between 150 mg and 1500 mg, and a 30 ml bottle costs between $ 29.95 and $ 199.95 depending on potency.
  • Hemp Seed Oil Tincture – Hemp seed oil tincture is ideal for those who want to improve their intake of essential fatty acids. The Hemp Seed oil contains many useful minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. In addition, the oil contains a ratio of 3: 1 omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. This is the recommended ratio for human consumption. A tincture of hemp seeds containing 30 mg contains between 250 mg and 1500 mg and costs between $ 49.95 and $ 199.95.
11. Palmetto Harmony

Price: $220.00

Since the world of DBC is not regulated in terms of quality, companies must work tirelessly to build trust with their customers.

Palmetto Harmony is a company that has its roots in procuring the best CBD oil for the founder’s own son and has become a trusted name for parents looking for CBD for their children.

Palmetto Harmony offers a variety of products that are among the best anti-inflammatory CBD oils, from the distinctive Tincture to vape oil to transdermal patches (not your typical CBD). You have a strict return policy, but also a solid customer service that provides you with all the information you need.

How to choose the best portion size for CBD oil

With a correct proportion, CBD can significantly reduce stress, pain, and inflammation (and possibly many other problems). A high enough level of CBD can produce the desired effects, but most people will not feel the health benefits of CBD oil when it is used sparingly.

Depending on your metabolism and what you want to improve, you may need a different serving size than the next person to experience the benefits of CBD. The measures can be very different as there is no single DBC service.

If you just dive into the world of CBD, we recommend the first serving of two to three milligrams. From there, you can work up to 100 or even 200 mg after taking the time to gradually observe the effects of CBD on your body and mind.

Keep in mind that you can not take an overdose of CBD and that no side effects have been reported after using high concentrations. If you are using CBD cream for the first time, you should apply it directly to clean, dry skin.

Always check the instructions on the product packaging if you are unsure about portion sizes.

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CBD oil is becoming a household name, especially when treating certain conditions (such as back or neck pain) that have been persistent in conventional treatments.

Make sure you understand what you need in what quantity. Always consult an expert and follow the instructions.

Adjust the CBD oil to the concentration you need for the best result.

Now that you have the full guide to these incredible products that I mentioned in this article, share your opinion in the comments.

Kasey Hess

Dr. Kasey Hess is a clinical pharmacist with research, pharmacy practise, and drug treatment management interests. She earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Kansas City. She is a research pharmacist, clinical pharmacy expert, and associate clinical assistant professor of pharmacy at the moment. Dr. Hess maintains a healthy work-life balance by gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Dr. Hess Carter contributes to thefashionhash.com as well.

Best CBD Oil for Pain Relief & Inflammation: Highest Quality Brands On The Market

Over the past three years, CBD oil has become increasingly popular as a health and wellness supplement.

One of the main reasons people are interested in trying CBD oil is because of its pain-killing benefits. We’ll get into the details of how CBD is suggested to help with pain later, along with some suggestions for the best CBD oils for pain and inflammation.

The ability for CBD to help with pain is a significant advantage over conventional pain management options — which often involve addictive and potentially harmful medications. Instead, this natural supplement has very few side effects and an exceptional safety profile — all without compromising on effectiveness.

But how do you choose the right CBD oil for the job?

This is an important question to ask because the truth of the matter is that not all CBD oils work. Many simply contain too little CBD to be of any help, while others contain harmful contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides, or chemical solvents — all of which could add to the pain you’re already experiencing by damaging the sensitive nerve cells around the body.

We’re going to cover all of this in the article below. You’ll learn how to spot a high-quality CBD oil and how current evidence shows CBD to work inside the body.

This is a big topic, so let’s get started with our list of top-rated CBD oils for pain.

Top 10 Best CBD Oil Brands for Pain Management in 2022

Not sure which CBD oil to buy to help with chronic pain? Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how CBD is suggested to work for pain and inflammation, here’s our top 5 list of CBD oils I’ve used myself for back pain.

We’ll also offer some advice on a few ways you can spot a trustworthy CBD vendor even if they didn’t quite make it onto our list.

I’ve been using CBD for over 5 years now and I’ve stumbled upon some stellar companies with top-notch oils and fly-by-night businesses with oils that can’t simply don’t work.

I have a relatively short list of CBD brands that I fully trust and I want to share my choices with you so you can avoid some of the headaches and disappointment I’ve already endured.

Here are my top 10 CBD oil brands for pain:

1. Royal CBD (Best CBD Oil On The Market)

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 250 – 2500 mg
Available Flavors Natural, Mint, Vanilla, Berry
Potency 8.3 – 83.3 mg/mL

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Why Royal CBD is My Top Pick:

As skeptical as I am towards the majority of new CBD brands, I decided to give Royal CBD a try because I liked the company’s dedication to quality. I love seeing companies that take what they do seriously.

You can tell right away from the color, flavor, and consistency of the oil that you’re dealing with a product well above average.

This oil is cheaper than most of the other premium CBD oils I’ve tried, comes in a full range of potencies, and uses some of the best full-spectrum hemp extracts I’ve ever seen. I’ve heard friends using this brand for quite some time and decided to give it a try for myself — so I ordered a few bottles in different strengths.

After taking the Royal CBD’s 2500mg full-spectrum CBD oil for just over a week, I noticed an improvement in my back pain. There was a time when I had serious problems falling asleep because of the sharp pains in my back that seemed to intensify whenever I laid down to fall asleep. It was a nightmare. I’d lay awake for hours changing positions to try and find a spot that didn’t leave me writhing in discomfort.

With this oil, my experience went far beyond what I expected. Not only did it help ease the pain, but my overall quality of sleep improved. I mean, I didn’t sleep longer but I began to wake up rested and with a clear head.

My favorite combination for this particular oil is the vanilla in the 1000 mg bottle. This is the largest potency option currently offered by Royal CBD and has the best value overall. I took the oil twice per day, once in the morning when I woke up, and again in the evening before bed. One bottle of the 1000 mg CBD oil lasted me about a month.

  • Sourced from US-grown organic hemp
  • Extracted with supercritical CO2
  • Contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes
  • Available in 4 different strengths
  • Up to 2500mg of CBD per bottle
  • Lab-tested for potency and purity
  • Great natural flavors (no aftertaste and comes in multiple flavor options)
  • Free shipping within the USA
  • Newer brand on the market that only sells online, no physical presence

2. Gold Bee (Best Organic CBD Oil)

  • Premium Colorado-grown hemp
  • CO2 extraction
  • Contains full-spectrum CBD
  • Delicious kiwi flavor
  • Sweetened with organic honey
  • Lab-tested for potency and purity
  • Only one flavored option available
  • No high-strength oils (yet)

What I Like About Gold Bee:

I honestly believe Gold Bee makes the best organic CBD products out there. The brand combines premium Colorado-grown hemp with organic honey sourced from the Brazillian Rainforest. While Gold Bee offers a modest selection of oils — with up to 1200 mg of CBD per bottle — the formula is spot-on when it comes to the quality of ingredients. I’m totally not going to complain about the potency, as my back pain and sleep quality got better than with some high-strength oils I’ve tried in the past. Considering the quality of these products, they actually come at a bargain price. If you want to try other formats from Gold Bee, you can choose between its high-strength capsules and CBD-infused honey.

3. CBDPure (Runner Up)

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 100 – 600 mg
Available Flavors None
Potency 1.6 – 10 mg/mL
What I Like About CBDPure CBD Oil:

I love how transparent this company is. If I were judging companies solely by their transparency level, CBDPure would have scored the second place, right after Royal CBD. The company provides all the details about each stage of production when making this CBD oil. You can find all the third-party lab test results for each batch on the product page — something we’ve come to expect from any high-quality CBD company.

What really makes this company stand out is its incredible satisfaction guarantee. If you order the product and decide it wasn’t working for you, simply send it back and get a full refund. This satisfaction guarantee extends over 3 whole months — which is about three times longer than the industry average.

I keep a bottle or two of CBDPure oil in my medicine cabinet for achy moments after a run or hike with the kids.

The only real downside to this oil is the potency — which comes in denominations of 1.5, 5, and 10 mg/mL. This is suitable for more minor symptoms, but may not be enough for people with heavy CBD demands.

  • Sourced from Colorado-grown organic hemp
  • Extracted with supercritical CO2
  • Tested for the cannabinoid content and purity in a third-party lab
  • Rock-solid 90-day return policy
  • Narrow product range
  • Low potency
  • They don’t ship to every state (i.e. Louisiana, Indiana, Arkansas, Kansas)

4. HempBombs

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 300 – 4000 mg
Available Flavors Unflavored, Acai Berry, Orange Creamsicle, Peppermint, Watermelon
Potency 10 – 133.3 mg/mL
What I Like About HempBombs:

I used HempBombs CBD isolate-based hemp oil for quite some time before switching to full-spectrum CBD oil and in my opinion, this is the best brand when it comes to CBD isolates. Their products contain 99% pure CBD and ZERO THC.

Now don’t get me wrong, CBD isolates are great, they offer consistent doses of CBD, contain 0% THC, and are generally cheaper than their full-spectrum counterparts. In most cases, I like using a full-spectrum extract like Royal CBD oil because of something called the entourage effect — which is a concept highlighting the phenomenon where cannabinoids like CBD tend to work better when other hemp-derived compounds are also present.

In isolates, the only cannabinoid present is CBD.

HempBombs CBD oil is available in five different strengths — from 300mg to 4000mg per bottle. The CBD is added in the form of a 99% pure isolate — which means there’s going to be virtually no traceable amounts of any other cannabinoids, including THC, CBC, CBG, or CBN.

You can also buy these oils in different flavors. Hemp Bombs often adds new flavors to the list, but my all-time personal favorite is the Acai berry. It’s not too sweet but adds a really pleasant flavor to the otherwise bland CBD and MCT oil formula.

  • Sourced from 100% certified organic hemp from European farms
  • Extracted with supercritical CO2
  • Completely THC-free
  • Tested in third-party laboratories for purity and potency
  • Available in 5 separate strengths
  • Up to 4000mg of CBD per bottle
  • Lacks the synergistic effects from other cannabinoids
  • The highest potencies are overkill for most users
  • Uses synthetic flavoring agents

5. CBDistillery

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 250 – 5000 mg
Available Flavors None
Potency 8.3 – 166 mg/mL
What I Like About CBDistillery:

CBDistillery is now one of the largest CBD companies in North America. The company began in 2016 as a legacy brand for Balanced Health Botanicals.

Over the years, CBDistillery has had the chance to really dial-in its CBD oil formula. The company now sells its CBD oil in two formats — “full-spectrum” and “THC-free.” The THC-free option is great for people who want to benefit from the synergy of CBD and other cannabinoids but without bringing any THC whatsoever into their system.

Even the full-spectrum option contains less than 0.3% THC — which is well below the amount needed to cause any psychoactive effects. These oils are both completely non-psychoactive.

You can choose between five different strengths, starting at 250mg up to 5000mg of CBD per bottle. This covers just about every range of potencies you would ever need. We recommend opting for the higher potency options because they have the best value overall. The higher potency you purchase, the further your dollar gets you.

The more potent options also las the longest because you need smaller amounts of the oil each time to get the desired dose of CBD.

I tried the 1000mg bottle to keep myself calm during the first few months after giving birth to my first son and I must admit it helped me maintain my sanity during that time. I found it to have a remarkable calming effect on the body and mind.

  • Available as full-spectrum CBD or pure CBD oil (THC-free)
  • 5 strengths to choose from
  • Carries up to 33.3 mg of CBD per mL (in the 1000 mg bottle)
  • Excellent value CBD oil
  • The hemp isn’t certified organic
  • No flavor options available
  • The company website is clunky and hard to navigate

6. NuLeaf Naturals

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 240 – 4850 mg
Available Flavors None
Potency 48.5 mg/mL
What I Like About NuLeaf Naturals

Nuleaf Naturals is one of the most popular CBD companies in the United States — most likely related to how long the company has been in the business of selling CBD. Nuleaf naturals were one of the first CBD companies to enter the mainstream market.

Despite the companies longstanding reputation, Nuleaf Naturals only sells one CBD oil. When you go to the website you’ll find a few different options, including a pet oil — but it’s important to understand that these are all the exact same full-spectrum extract, the only difference is the bottle sizes.

We love the simplicity of Nuleaf Naturals product lineup. The oils come with a decent potency of around 48 mg/mL, and just about every bottle size you can imagine. This makes it easy for everybody to find a product that works for them regardless of the budget.

With that said, if you have the cash, we highly recommend getting the larger bottle sizes in order to get the best value for your money.

You can choose between five different sizes:

  • Sourced from organic Colorado-grown hemp
  • Extracted using supercritical CO2
  • Made from a full-spectrum hemp extract
  • More expensive than the other brands in this ranking
  • Narrow product range

7. Charlotte’s Web

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 200 – 1800 mg
Available Flavors Mint Chocolate, Lemon Twist, Orange Blossom, Olive Oil
Potency 7 – 60 mg/mL

About Charlotte’s Web:

Charlotte’s Web is one of the pioneers in the American CBD industry. Established by the Stanley Brothers, the company has coined a reputation of a trustworthy manufacturer by helping now late Charlotte Figi with her treatment-resistant epilepsy. Although the company has recently received a warning letter from the FDA due to their health claims, they still have many faithful customers and a massive number of positive reviews on the web.

Charlotte’s Web CBD oil comes in several potencies: 200 mg, 500 mg, 1500 mg, and 1800 mg of CBD per bottle. The highest strength offers 60 mg of full-spectrum CBD per milliliter. There are two bottle sizes to choose from: 30 mL and 100 mL; Charlotte’s Web also has flavored variants of its CBD oil, including Lemon Twist, Orange Blossom, Mint Chocolate, and Olive Oil.

What could the company do better?

First off, they could change their extraction method because they use ethanol, which is less efficient than CO2 extraction. Secondly, and most importantly, the suspension in olive oil makes them taste a bit bitter — even in the flavored versions.

Pros:

  • One of the most reputable brands on the market
  • Full-spectrum CBD
  • Delicious flavored versions
  • Up to 1800 mg of CBD per bottle
  • Available in two sizes: 30 mL and 100 mL
  • Third-party tested for potency and purity

Cons:

  • Non-organic hemp
  • Ethanol extraction
  • Suspension in olive oil (bitter taste)
  • The company received a warning letter from the FDA in the past due to inappropriate health claims

8. cbdMD

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 300 – 7500 mg
Available Flavors Natural, Berry, Orange, Mint
Potency 10 – 250 mg/mL

About cbdMD:

cbdMD is another popular manufacturer that offers a wide range of CBD extracts, from tinctures to gummies to capsules, bath bombs, topicals, sleep aids, and pet products.

The brand offers a wide range of pure CBD oils, with up to 7500 mg of CBD per bottle. The highest potency comes with a whopping dose of 200 mg of pure CBD suspended in MCT oil for higher bioavailability and a smoother flavor. cbdMD also has three flavored CBD oils: Berry, Orange, and Mint.

Despite an impressive potency range, cbdMD uses broad-spectrum CBD in their products, which doesn’t evoke the full entourage effect. The higher potency may not necessarily mean better results in this case.

The company has high transparency standards; not only does cbdMD broadly describe their activity from farming to testing, but they also provide batch-specific certificates of analysis for their products, including the results for potency and common contaminants like pesticides, heavy metals, and residual solvents.

Pros:

  • US-grown, non-GMO hemp
  • CO2 extraction
  • THC-free
  • Up to 7500 mg of CBD per bottle
  • Batch-specific certificates of analysis

Cons:

  • Limited entourage effect due to the lack of THC
  • Most people don’t need such high doses of CBD in their routine

9. Medterra

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 500 – 3000 mg
Available Flavors Natural, Citrus, Mint Chocolate
Potency 16 – 100 mg/mL

About Medterra:

Medterra is a small craft company from California. The brand offers premium CBD oils in different spectra: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and isolates. The potency of these products ranges between 500 mg and 3000 mg of CBD per bottle, which is a standard range. On top of the unflavored version, there are two flavored options: Citrus and Chocolate

Medterra prides itself on making the real full-spectrum CBD because each bottle of its full-spectrum CBD oil comes with 2 mg of THC. However, these products are only legal in the states that have legalized higher amounts of THC for recreational use. So, if you want to buy the company’s products in all 50 states, your options are limited to broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. These provide more CBD per bottle — upwards of 1000 mg.

The entire Medterra’s product range is tested in a third-party laboratory for their CBD content and safety.

Pros:

  • Premium-grade CBD oils
  • Up to 3000 mg of CBD per bottle
  • Available as full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and isolates
  • Lab tested for potency and purity

Cons:

  • The “real” full-spectrum CBD oil isn’t available in all states
  • Some of the lab reports indicate higher CBD levels than stated on the bottle
  • No discounts for returning customers

10. Joy Organics

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 450 – 900 mg
Available Flavors Tranquil Mint, Fresh Lime, Summer Lemon
Potency 15 – 30 mg/mL

About Joy Organics:

Joy Organics holds the reputation of one of the most reputable CBD vendors in the industry. The company was established by a woman named Joy Smith, who has been using CBD oil to manage her problems with pain and sleep. After experiencing the benefits of CBD first-hand, she has decided to share her passion for cannabis with other health-conscious consumers.

The brand sells a range of broad-spectrum CBD products from certified organic hemp. They have many positive reviews all over the Internet; they also haven’t received any warning letter regarding health claims from the FDA — unlike many companies in this space (even the veterans like Charlotte’s Web).

The Joy Organics CBD oil features a broad-spectrum CBD formula in a modest potency range, from 450 to 900 mg of CBD per bottle. You can choose from three refreshing flavors: Summer Lemon, Fresh Lime, and Tranquil Mint. The strongest version of the Joy Organics CBD oil contains 30 mg of broad-spectrum CBD in every milliliter, which is a standard dose for most people who take CBD oil for daily supplementation.

In 2018, one of the company’s flavored CBD oils was found to contain a fungicide that is commonly sprayed on citrus fruit during independent lab testing. Fortunately, Joy Organics recalled the product shortly after this incident and implemented a new third-party testing system to make sure there are no flaws in the end product.

Pros:

  • Non-GMO, US-grown hemp
  • Supercritical CO2 extraction
  • Broad-spectrum CBD
  • THC-free
  • Delicious flavors

Cons:

  • A bit expensive
  • No high-strength oils

CBD Oil for Pain Management: Complete Guide for Beginners

Now that we’ve covered a few CBD oil options that are going to provide the best value for your money, let’s discuss how CBD is suggested to support chronic pain in the first place. We’ll also cover some of the most common ways people are using CBD oil for pain.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD stands for cannabidiol _ it’s one of the primary active ingredients in the cannabis plant. It’s completely non-psychoactive and offers a wide range of benefits to the human body.

CBD oil is a combination of a CBD extract, with a carrier oil to help dissolve and store the CBD. Most CBD oils use carrier oils like MCT oil, or hemp seed oil — which is then combined with CBD isolate, or full-spectrum hemp extract rich in CBD and other similar cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids like CBD are fat-soluble — which means they dissolve when mixed with oil, but won’t dissolve in water. By dissolving these compounds in an oil solution, the CBD becomes much easier to store and use. Instead of measuring out micrograms of CBD crystals or hemp resin, all you need to do is measure oil to get your dose of CBD. This can be done using a simple dropper that comes standard with most CBD oils.

Because of their ease of use, and long shelf-life, CBD oils have become the go-to method of using CBD and other hemp extracts.

You can also opt-out to use CBD-infused gummies if you wanted something discreetly, read our in-depth review on CBD Gummies to understand better.

How Does CBD Work?

Cannabis has been used for managing pain and inflammation for thousands of years.

The earliest records of the medical use of the herb date back to ancient China when the emperor Shen-Nung placed it among other therapeutic substances in the Chinese pharmacopeia (1). The leaves were wrapped around an injury as a poultice to reduce pain and discomfort, and reverse swelling and bruising.

Despite being a known medicine for a long time, scientists have only recently begun to unlock the mechanisms cannabis uses to achieve its important pain-killing benefits.

Since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in 1992, CBD and other phytocannabinoids have been in the spotlight of modern medicine.

The endocannabinoid system is one of the most important neurochemical networks in the human body (2). It works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system — a series of hormones and receptors that help regulate over a dozen core processes in the human body. The active compounds in the cannabis plant are very similar to the naturally-produced hormones involved with our endocannabinoid system.

By interacting with the endocannabinoid system, CBD and other cannabinoids are able to modulate several key processes, such as:

  • Appetite
  • Immune function
  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Stress
  • Sensory perception (including pain)
  • Inflammation
  • Reproductive health
  • Nerve function
  • Sleep

How Can CBD Reduce Pain Transmission?

How does all of this relate to pain? The answer lies in the way pain is transmitted to the brain.

When we injure ourselves, cells in the immediate vicinity begin releasing compounds that trigger a cascade of inflammation and sensory activation — which is what triggers the pain transmission.

The pain signal is then sent to the spinal cord through a network of nerves distributed all around the body.

Once in the spine, the pain signal is sent through a gateway (opioid and vanilloid receptors) designed to limit the amount of signal that ends up in the brain for processing. This works like a border crossing. The border security decides whether or not you’re allowed to enter and what you can take with you.

In the context of pain, these gateways can limit the amount of pain signal that continues across the border to the brain. If more pain signal is allowed to pass, the brain perceives more pain. If the pain is stopped at the border, the brain perceives less pain.

Conventional pain medications work by activating the opioid receptors acting as a key gateway for pain transmission to the brain.

CBD has a similar effect, but through a different receptor is known as the vanilloid receptors. These vanilloid receptors are tasked with regulating a specific form of pain caused by either heat or inflammation. CBD has been reported to modulate this vanilloid receptor — leading to a reduction in the pain signals sent to the brain from inflammatory causes such as arthritis, muscle damage, or infection, to name a few.

CBD has other ways it can limit pain transmission as well:

  • CBD may reduce inflammation, limiting the initial cause of pain in the body
  • CBD acts as an antioxidant, helping the body resist and recover from damage
  • CBD relaxes muscle fibers, reducing pain caused by muscle spasms and tightness

More research is needed to fully understand how CBD and other active cannabinoids can block pain. Every year dozens of new research papers are published in an attempt to paint a clear picture of how CBD works, how to get the most benefit from the supplement, and what its limitations are.

(Pain Transmission Pathway to the Brain)

Choosing CBD Oil Companies: How to Differentiate the Good From the Bad

CBD has become a lucrative business. Companies are selling a myriad of different CBD oils and other products in an attempt to cash in on the new health trend. This means there are a lot of excellent products coming to market, but it also means there’s a lot of trash as well. It’s important as a CBD user that you understand what makes a CBD oil good, and what makes it bad so you can avoid wasting your money, or worse — using CBD oils that contain harmful or damaging ingredients.

Let’s cover the most important points to remember when shopping for CBD oil online or in-store.

1. Check the Hemp Source

The source of the hemp used to make the oil is vitally important when it comes to determining which CBD oils are the best. The main reason comes down to the botany of the hemp plant itself.

Hemp is a bio-accumulator — which means it has the tendency to absorb compounds from the soil and accumulate them in its leaves, stems, and roots. The deep taproots of the hemp plant stretch far beneath the soil, pulling out and storing all the heavy metals and other elements it can find in the soil.

This aspect is in part why hemp is so nutritious, but it also means that plants grown in contaminated soils often contain contaminants that can be harmful to your health. Some of the worst offenders are heavy metals — which can build up in the body over time and lead to severe long-term health effects.

You want to avoid consuming heavy metals at all costs.

Poorly grown hemp could contain heavy metals, as well as other contaminants like mycotoxins, or pesticide residues that will end up in the CBD oil after all the processing is complete.

For this reason, it’s important to purchase CBD oil from companies that account for this effect. Only buy from company’s that make an effort to source hemp from organic farms, and take measures to assess every batch of hemp that enters the facility to determine heavy metal, microbial contaminant, and pesticide contamination.

The best hemp sources tend to come from states like Oregon, Colorado, or Alabama, as well as neighboring countries like Canada or Scandinavian countries. These places are all known for having high standards for hemp cultivation, and clean soils.

2. Look for CO2 Extracted Products

Once the company has the hemp, they need to extract the CBD from it. You can do this in many different ways using solvents like ethanol, methanol, hexane, ether, or butane. All of these solvents work to strip the active compounds from the hemp plant and can then be evaporated to leave behind a pure CBD-rich resin.

however, there’s a problem with these solvents.

Even in professional lab settings, it can be very difficult to remove all traces of these solvents from the final product. Most of these solvents are toxic to the human body, even in trace amounts.

Therefore, the best companies are using another method to strop the active ingredients from the starting hemp material. This method uses CO2 placed under high pressure. the high pressure and temperature control convert the CO2 into a phase that’s neither liquid nor gas. This special state is referred to as being supercritical.

Supercritical CO2 acts just like any other solvent, but with one key benefit — as soon as the pressure is relieved, the gas evaporates completely, leaving behind no harmful chemical residues.

when shopping for CBD oil, it’s ideal to look for a company that uses supercritical CO2 to extract the CBD rather than the toxic solvents mentioned above. Supercritical CO2 is very expensive and highly technical — but usually produces a far superior product in the end.

If a company is using harsh solvents like butane or propane (or they don’t tell you anything about their extraction methods), it’s a sign that you should look for another brand.

3. Ask for Third-Party Lab Reports

Every company has the option to send their products to an independent lab or third-party testing.

These laboratory tests check for the entire cannabinoid profile of the extract and are able to detect over 200 common contaminants.

Before a CBD product becomes available for sale, it should pass the laboratory test for potency and purity. If any inconsistencies are shown between different batches of the same product, the company should rework it and send it for analysis once again.

High-quality CBD companies will continually send each batch of product to a lab with no affiliation to the company (called a third-party or independent lab) for testing. These results are then published publicly on the website for customers to view.

The best companies will take this even one step further — adding a database and batch numbers on every bottle of CBD oil so you can view the results for your specific bottle of oil. Third-party testing is now an industry standard.

Always buy your CBD oil from companies that show third-party lab reports on their website. Only then will you know what’s inside the bottle before you even order a product. If the company is producing CBD oil that’s as high quality, as they say, there should be nothing to hide in these lab tests and they should be listed publicly on the company website. If you can’t find them on the site, you can ask customer service for these as well.

If these tests don’t exist, or you can’t track them down from the website or customer service — it’s best to avoid this company and move on to another that takes this important step seriously.

What the Research Says About Using CBD Oil for Pain:

Understanding how CBD works is no simple task. This compound is incredibly complex — working through a number of unrelated receptors around the body, interacting with enzymes, cell membranes, and various other cell structures. This makes studying CBD very difficult.

Nevertheless, there have been thousands of research papers published on medical marijuana — seeking to understand the interaction between cannabinoids like CBD and the human body. A lot of this research specifically focused on the effects of CBD on various forms and causes of pain. Let’s explore some of the results this research has yielded in the context of pain management.

1. CBD Oil for Chronic Back & Nerve Pain

The painkilling properties of cannabidiol have been most thoroughly studied in animal models, as well as a handful of human clinical trials.

One of the best studies we have available on the topic is a meta-analysis published in 2017. This analysis looked at 24 different clinical trials involving 1,334 patients over several years and demographics. These studies all used various forms of cannabis for treating chronic pain. The analysis reports that many of these studies showed a reduction in chronic pain scores by 50% or more (3) — suggesting the cannabis plant to be a potential treatment for chronic pain.

Another clinical trial looked at the effects of a combination of CBD to THC in the treatment of intractable cancer pain. This study found that twice as many people in the treatment group given CBD and THC had a 30% or more reduction in pain symptoms at the conclusion of the trial (6).

Even though more clinical trials on humans are needed to gauge how CBD affects specific forms of pain or other conditions, scientists believe the efficacy of CBD in treating chronic pain is related to its anti-inflammatory effects (3).

2. CBD Oil for Arthritis

CBD has had a lot of research as a potential alternative to prescription and non-prescription pain medications commonly used for alleviating arthritis pain.

Researchers have found a clear link between the endocannabinoid system and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease associated with chronic pain and inflammation (4).

One of the key areas CBD is thought to support osteoarthritis specifically is through the effects on an enzyme known as 5-lipoxygenase — AKA 5-LOX. CBD has been shown to inhibit this enzyme (7), which converts fatty acids into pro-inflammatory compounds. These inflammatory messengers have been shown to be a key component in the underlying inflammation involved with osteoarthritis (8).

By reducing the underlying causes of arthritis pain, CBD is thought to reduce the overall burden of pain from the condition over the long term.

3. CBD and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Pain

Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is a potent neuroprotective — which is how experts believe CBD is able to relieve debilitating MS pain, —which affects roughly 50–70% of patients diagnosed with the condition.

A study conducted on animals at Cajan Institute tested the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD on mice the researchers wanted to find out if CBD can provide a reversed inflammatory response on those cells. After ten days, the researchers found a reduction in inflammatory markers with a rodent encephalitis model designed to imitate the impact MS has on the body (5).

More research is needed to see exactly how these effects are translated to humans. Currently, there are 23 clinical trials currently underway, or planned within the next 12 months seeking to explore the effects of CBD on MS.

4. CBD Oil in Sports: Injuries & Muscle Endurance

Cannabidiol can be applied in two different ways when it comes to pain and physical activities. For example, when you administer CBD orally in the form of oil as a post-workout, it helps alleviate the muscle inflammation that troubles athletes once they go beyond the edge again.

If, however, you’re suffering from an injury, it’s best to apply CBD topically. Its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties allow the cannabinoid to relieve pain and improve regeneration capacities.

Does CBD Have Any Side Effects?

The main reason why parents are so enthusiastic about CBD is that this cannabinoid is completely non-intoxicating, doesn’t cause addiction, and has only a few mild side effects when taken at excessive doses.

Research shows that even doses up to one and a half grams have no severe side effects on human health (9).

Despite being a notoriously safe supplement, there are some side effects of using CBD in high doses. Let’s cover the most common side effects people report from using CBD:

  • Anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • Reduced appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting

The most common side effect by far, like other forms of cannabis, is dry mouth. This is best managed by taking your CBD oil along with some juice like pineapple or orange juice.

Another common side effect is lowered blood pressure, which may trigger another unwanted reaction — lightheadedness. This side effect is important to consider if you suffer from low blood pressure already or are taking blood pressure-lowering medications.

Always consult your doctor before using CBD or other cannabis extracts if you’re taking prescription medications or have underlying medical conditions.

In Summary: Buying CBD Oil For Pain

As CBD becomes more popular around the world, scientists are publishing new research on cannabinoids on a near-weekly basis. As time goes on, experts are mapping out the complicated mechanisms CBD and other hemp derivatives are using to support both acute and chronic pain of all different origins.

Here are the main takeaways from the current research:

  • CBD inhibits inflammation at several different levels
  • CBD offers antioxidant support
  • CBD may relieve muscle tension and inflammation
  • CBD interacts with the vanilloid receptors in the brain responsible for regulating inflammatory pain transmission

When it comes to pain, CBD appears to target the cause of the problem instead of just masking its symptoms.

Getting relief on so many levels and without any harmful side effects or risk of addiction is the reason why CBD oil has become so popular over the past half a decade.

I hope this guide has managed to clear up any confusion regarding CBD oil and pain, and given you the insight necessary to find the right CBD oil for the job.

Have you tried CBD oil for chronic pain? Did you feel any difference? Let me know in the comments below!

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10 Best CBD Oil for Arthritis: Top CBD Brands Reviewed 2022

Arthritis is a severe and debilitating condition that can affect people of all ages (although it’s more prominent in older individuals). The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that up to 58.5 million Americans over 18 had some form of arthritis in 2015.

But an aging population coupled with the repetitive daily tasks we perform—such as computer work or physical labor – likely means the number will be much higher now in 2022. Alarmingly, the CDC predicts that arthritis patients will hit 78.4 million by 2040.

Numbers aside, it’s pretty clear that arthritis poses a considerable risk to people’s health, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

Although research is still ongoing, there’s strong anecdotal and preliminary evidence suggesting CBD may help address some of the symptoms associated with arthritis. As a result, cannabidiol may be a viable alternative for those concerned about medication side effects or dependence on painkillers.

To effectively address arthritis symptoms, you need a CBD oil that’s potent, pure, and safe. Unfortunately, there are now thousands of brands, making it hard to find quality products. We’ve compiled our ten best choices for CBD oil based on several benchmarks to measure quality, strength, safety, and transparency to narrow down the list.

Is CBD Oil Good for Arthritis?

We can’t conclusively say CBD oil is good for arthritis, but the ever-growing pile of preliminary research seems to support that conclusion. It’s also important to consider the mounds of anecdotal evidence that poured in long before experts took CBD seriously. Judging by the number of people who use CBD for arthritis pain and inflammation, the case for cannabidiol gets stronger every day.

For example, an Arthritis Foundation poll surveyed several arthritis patients, revealing some surprising information. According to the survey, 79% of respondents “are currently using CBD, have used it in the past or are considering using it.” Meanwhile, 29% say they currently use it for arthritis symptoms.

Interestingly, the products used are almost evenly split between oils and creams. Of the active CBD users polled, 62% use liquid CBD (oils, tinctures, beverages), while 55% use topical CBD products (creams, balms, lotions).

How CBD Oil Helps with Arthritis

If you plan to try CBD oil for arthritis, it’s helpful to understand how CBD oil helps with arthritis. The mechanism of action is a lot more complex than with other cannabinoids, like THC. But that’s one of the many reasons CBD is so versatile.
Most cannabinoids bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors that form our endocannabinoid system. This network of receptors and internally-produced cannabinoids keeps our body in balance or “homeostasis.”

THC, for example, binds to both the CB1 and CB2 varieties. Some cannabinoids bind to one or the other. CBD, however, has little affinity for either. Instead, it works through different receptor pathways, including:
● GPR-55 orphan receptors
● TRPV1 vanilloid receptors
● PPAR receptors
● Serotonin receptors

Those pathways serve several functions, including pain regulation, appetite, sleep, and mood to name a few. In the case of arthritis, however, the TRPV1 or “vanilloid” receptors are primarily responsible for mitigating the condition’s symptoms. Researchers induced inflammation in rat subjects during a 2009 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

Based on the observations, CBD’s interaction with the TRPV1 receptors contributed to the anti-inflammatory benefits that also helped reduce pain.

Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is a textbook arthritis symptom inevitably accompanied by pain. Evidence suggests that CBD may help reduce joint pain related to arthritis. For instance, a 2017 research paper in the academic journal Pain studied the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. Experts applied a CBD-infused topical on rats with osteoarthritis. Although the rodents didn’t show immediate improvement, observers noticed a significant reduction in inflammation by the 14th day of their experiment.

Analgesic 2019 Gallup poll shows 14% of Americans use CBD. But out of all the potential symptoms, 40% of those CBD consumers—the most significant chunk—use it for pain.

This pattern is even more prominent when you look at the Arthritis Foundation’s poll we covered earlier. That survey determined 94% of CBD users with arthritis took cannabidiol for pain.

But one notable piece of research is a 2008 review of existing literature by famous cannabis researcher and medical expert Ethan Russo. Russo is known for “Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects,” a paper where he proposed and explained the synergistic “entourage effect” that we frequently refer to today.

Russo examined studies on synthetic (prescription) cannabinoids and external cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids). Unsurprisingly, he concluded that, based on existing evidence, CBD and other cannabinoids might help manage chronic pain.

CBD was far from mainstream in 2008, but subsequent research—such as that mentioned above—has helped support Russo’s conclusions.

Best CBD Oil for Arthritis: Top CBD Brands Reviewed

If you’re looking to try full-spectrum CBD oil for arthritis pain, it’s hard to find the right product—especially if you’re new to CBD. You need a clean, tested, potent CBD oil for the best results.
To help determine the best CBD oil for arthritis, we’ve compiled a list of top ten vendors based on our objective benchmarks (more on that later).

1. Colorado Botanicals: Best CBD Oil for Arthritis

Colorado Botanicals was established in 2017, offering a trustworthy and effective line of inexpensive Full and broad-spectrum CBD products. Today, they carry an even more extensive selection of hemp supplements, but they have never wavered from their commitment to transparency, safety, and quality. We’re proud to give Colorado Botanicals our top spot as the Best CBD Oil for Arthritis.

Colorado Botanicals offers the best CBD oil for pain (or other possible uses). But we’re not the only ones to notice. Observer and Discover Magazine chose Colorado Botanicals as their top pick as Best CBD Oil and Best CBD Oil for Pain, respectively.

But Colorado Botanicals advantage isn’t just what you see on their shelves. Behind the scenes, those products are backed by quality assurance, sustainable farming, independent testing, and lab-grade production.

CO2 extraction is becoming the primary approach to quality CBD oils. It leaves no trace solvents, making it cleaner – albeit more complicated – than other methods. Unfortunately, the process also destroys many terpenes, cannabinoids, and other beneficial compounds. Typically, vendors artificially add terpenes from other plants to make up for the loss.
However, Colorado Botanicals perfected a proprietary CO2 extraction technique followed by an unmatched purification process that maximizes terpene, cannabinoid, and flavonoid retention for an all-natural product.

Colorado Botanicals full-spectrum CBD oil ranges in potency from 300 to 3,000mg of CBD per 30 ml bottle, but their 750mg Full-Spectrum CBD Oil—at 25 mg/ml—is strong enough to meet the needs of an average CBD user.

The already low price gets better with repeat shipping at a 15% discount.

2. CBDistillery

Based in Denver, Colorado, CBDistillery has grown by leaps and bounds since its founding in 2016. CBDistillery focuses on quality sourcing. They use Colorado hemp grown through “natural farming practices,” although they never mention “organic.” The vendor is also certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority.

All of the company’s CBD oils are very affordable. Veterans and active military personnel may further offset the cost with CBDistillery’s 30% military discount.
Regular customers can also save money by subscribing to a 20% discount on every order.

CBDistillery offers excellent value along with a range of CBD extract products. However, we feel the best option is their mid-range product. CBDistillery’s 1,000mg Full-Spectrum CBD contains 33 mg/ml of CBD, allowing it to address mild to moderate symptoms.

3. NuLeaf Naturals

Established in 2014, NuLeaf Naturals keeps its products pure and simple. Although they were strictly CBD-focused, their offerings expanded to CBG, CBN, and CBC oils. NuLeaf’s approach to hemp CBD is similar to that of Colorado Botanicals. Both prefer to focus on purity rather than flavors and other proverbial bells and whistles. One thing they haven’t done is expand beyond oils, topicals, and capsules. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Rather than branch out to new options, they continue refining and perfecting the products that made them successful. Unfortunately, this can limit their customer base, but those that are loyal can expect to enjoy some of the purest CBD oils available. If you’re looking to try Nuleaf Naturals CBD oil, their 900mg Full-Spectrum CBD Oil is a perfect mid-range starting point.

4. Lazarus Naturals

Based out of Seattle, Lazarus Naturals grows its organic hemp in Oregon.

They offer CBD and other cannabinoid extracts in various sizes and options. Like most premium CBD vendors, they’ve since expanded into other extracts, adding CBG and CBN to some of their formulations.

One thing that stands out about Lazarus Naturals is their price. Customers can pick up a bottle of full-spectrum 2,400 mg 60 ml CBD oil for just $120.00. Lazarus Naturals also has one of the best return policies possible. You can return your unwanted items for free with a prepaid shipping label up to 90 days after receiving them.

We recommend the Lazarus Naturals High Potency 1,500mg Tincture. All of the oil products in this line contain 50 mg/ml, so our choice is based on volume and price.

5. Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web is one of the most established CBD brands. Originally opening in 2012, their high-CBD cannabis strains put cannabidiol on the map. The brand rose to prominence after a story went public about Charlotte Figi, a young girl whose severe epilepsy was controlled by the company’s CBD oil.

Charlotte’s Web isn’t the cheapest brand, but it’s not prohibitively expensive either. It helps that they offer a 20% discount for subscribers and an assistance program for veterans.

Charlotte’s Web sells 30 or 100 mg bottles in 7, 17, 25, 50, and 60 mg/ml concentrations. In our view, however, the best mid-range choice is their THC-Free CBD Oil at 25 mg/ml. The broad-spectrum product is perfect for moderate users and carries no THC.

6. Joy Organics

Joy Organics is among the few who can say their hemp is USDA Certified Organic, the highest tier possible.

Like CoBo, Joy says they use a proprietary CO2 extraction method that maximizes natural hemp compound retention. Of course, you can see that with lab test results available on each product page.
The company also offers decent potency options, ranging from 15 mg/ml to 75 mg/ml – all at surprisingly affordable prices. Customers can save even more with Joy’s 20% discount for subscribers.
We highly recommend Joy Organics Full-Spectrum 1350 MG Fresh Lime Organic CBD Tincture, popular among customers looking to try CBD for arthritis pain.
At 45 mg per serving, the product’s potency offers an excellent balance for beginners and intermediate CBD enthusiasts.

7. cbdMD

cbdMD embodies what success in the industry should look like. Opening in 2015, their company grew exponentially and now offers a diverse selection of CBD oils, edibles, skincare products, and more.

As far as potency is concerned, cbdMD tops our list. Their most potent product (7500 mg) contains a staggering 250 mg/ml in a 30 ml bottle – far above the 100 mg/ml cap we’ve seen so far with other companies.

Considering what they offer, cbdMD is quite affordable, with their strongest oil retailing for just $209.99 – a price that’s much lower with their 30% subscriber discount. The cbdMD Premium 750 mg CBD Oil Tincture is a solid medium-dose product that may help people who are trying to address arthritis pain and other symptoms. At 25 mg/ml, the concentration isn’t excessive for beginners yet also adequate for those with moderate needs.

8. Medterra

Established in 2017, Medterra is a bit of a youngster compared to some of its competitors. But despite its comparative inexperience, the CBD company has a lot to offer. Medterra only carries a handful of CBD products, but their formulas reflect the more advanced recipes that many companies adopted. Certain lines include other beneficial ingredients, like CBG and nutritional supplements.

What truly stands out about Medterra is its commitment to education. Their site is crammed with resources and news for beginners new to CBD. With such tools, it’s easy for anyone to get their feet wet as they enter the ever-growing world of hemp-derived CBD health supplements.

Customers looking for full-spectrum CBD oil can choose Medterra’s True Full-Spectrum oil at 50 mg/ml. The product is only available in 50 and 100 mg/ml doses, with 2 mg of THC per serving.

9. Royal CBD

Royal CBD’s commitment to quality is pretty straightforward. As their slogan states: “no room for mediocrity,” it’s evident that they take their products seriously. Despite the rather intense tone, it offers a sense of reassurance. Their commitment to quality is transparent, with CO2 extraction, natural sourcing, and third-party tests integral to their business.
Royal CBD offers decently potent oils. At up to 83 mg/ml in broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD options, they sit in the upper tiers but don’t approach the solid 100 mg/ml of CoBo, or cbdMD’s 250 mg/ml concentration.

Royal CBD’s 1,000 mg Full-Spectrum CBD Oil is a good balance between price and potency – although, at $129.00, it’s a bit expensive. Still, the product contains 33 mg/ml of CBD, an excellent mid-sized dose.

10. Green Roads

Green Roads may not have the same chops as some bigger names, but it makes up for that with its experience, knowledge, and exciting backstory.

Founded in 2013 by pharmacist Laura Fuentes, she was inspired to enter the industry after a friend with health issues approached her for help. What started as a side gig formulating products in her spare time soon became the thriving business we see today.

Green Roads carries isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum tinctures. We recommend Green Roads 1500mg Broad Spectrum CBD Oil, which contains a solid 50 mg/ml of CBD.

How We Chose the Best CBD Oil for Arthritis

Whether you’re looking for arthritis pain or other chronic pain management, you need the best CBD products. But sorting through the sea of companies is challenging and time-consuming – so we did that for you.

To remain objective, our rankings are based on a specific set of criteria, which determines a CBD vendor’s rank on our list.

Company Reputation

An easy way to find the best CBD companies is through company reputation. It’s easy for any CBD retailer to say they’re the best or post reviews on their websites. However, we avoid potentially biased sources and instead focus on independent forums, like Reddit or Trustpilot.

That being said, some companies – while excellent – are still building a place in the market, so company reputation doesn’t carry the same weight as some of our other benchmarks.

Third-Party Lab Reports

Third-party lab reports are necessary for a CBD retailer to make it anywhere near our list. These tests are critical for transparency and safety. Without concrete proof, any vendor can assure us of their products’ quality, accuracy, and purity.

Lab reports should be clear, easy to read, and from a reputable third-party lab. Some vendors do their in-house testing, but that’s a recipe for bias. The tester’s information is supposed to be listed on the test document, making it easy to check with a simple Google search.

Product Testing

Product testing is tied to third-party lab reports. Lab reports won’t exist without a testing process – unless they’re forged, which sadly has been known to happen. Like reports, testing is an absolute must-have. Hemp extracts can contain any number of contaminants, like bacteria, fungi, and heavy metals. It’s also impossible to confirm CBD content without testing the extract first.
Any vendor that doesn’t test its products should be avoided.

Customer Reviews

While company reputation focuses on brand recognition through customer volume, customer reviews determine whether a vendor—known or obscure—is worth supporting. Again, we base our evaluations on independent feedback from sources like Reddit or other consumer review forums.

Although we understand every company has its share of bad ratings, a large customer base and overwhelmingly positive responses indicate a reputable business.

CBD Oil for Arthritis FAQs

How much CBD oil to take for arthritis?

The amount of CBD oil to take for arthritis is tricky to determine. Conventional medications receive extensive study and are designed to behave a certain way, making dosing easy and predictable.
CBD, however, hasn’t had the same level of research as any medicine you’ll find at your local drugstore – prescription or otherwise. And the information we do have only indicates that textbook CBD dosing is all but impossible.
Many factors affect the correct dose, including:
● Age
● Sex
● Weight
● Tolerance
● Sensitivity (to CBD)

Our endocannabinoid systems are also unique to each of us, further complicating the dosing issue.

Start Low and Go Slow

CBD is biphasic, meaning that too much CBD is just as ineffective as taking too little. That’s why it’s essential to follow the old cannabis adage, “start low and go slow.” If you’ve never experienced CBD before, start with the smallest dose possible – around 2.5 to 5 mg. Increase that dose gradually over several days until you notice results.

When is the best time to take CBD oil for arthritis?

If you suffer from constant flare-ups, your goal will be to keep a steady supply of CBD in your body to hopefully mitigate the pain and inflammation. There’s no right or wrong time to take CBD, but consumers find it works better when taken with food.

Eating something fatty, like peanut butter, also helps speed up absorption since CBD (like all cannabinoids) needs some kind of lipid to carry it.

What is the best way to take CBD for arthritis?

The best way to take CBD for arthritis is through oral ingestion. This approach allows CBD to provide a more generalized anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Oils aren’t the only option. Many CBD edibles are available that make taking CBD easier for those who aren’t fans of the “hempy” oil flavor. To that end, CBD gummies are a fantastic alternative.

If you want the best CBD gummies for pain, keep our benchmarks in mind while shopping around. However, topicals are also a practical option for fast, focal relief of joint pain and inflammation. Although they’re not as long-lasting as CBD oil, topicals work almost instantly, right where you need them.

Both oils and topicals are excellent products, but using them together is the best way to prevent arthritis symptoms and quickly address them should they arise.

Does CBD have side effects?

Yes, CBD has side effects. Fortunately, they’re rare and relatively mild. Some examples include:
● Drowsiness
● Appetite change
● Diarrhea
● Mood changes

One concern is CBD’s potential interaction with certain prescription medications, such as antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). If you’re on any medicines, speak to your doctor or specialist before trying CBD.

Conclusion: Best CBD Oils for Arthritis of 2022

It’s tough to find the best CBD oils for arthritis. Shopping for the right one can be overwhelming with so many products, brands, and sources. The easiest way is to look for specific indicators of quality, credibility, and safety.

But the world of cannabinoid hemp supplements is rapidly expanding. CBD laid the groundwork, which has since paved the way for other related products. Cannabigerol (CBG) several brands—like those above—created some of the best CBG oil available, which could further help mitigate arthritis symptoms.

While there’s no guarantee CBD will work for you, being a smart shopper increases your chances of seeing positive results.

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Researchers recommend clinical trials for CBD to prevent COVID-19 based on promising animal data

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Chicago has found evidence that cannabidiol (CBD), a product of the cannabis plant, can inhibit infection by SARS-CoV-2 in human cells and in mice.

The study, published on January 20, 2022, in Science Advances, found CBD showed a significant negative association with SARS-CoV-2 positive tests in a national sample of medical records of patients taking the FDA-approved drug for treating epilepsy. The researchers now say that clinical trials should be done to determine whether CBD could eventually be used as a preventative or early treatment for COVID-19. They caution, however, that the COVID-blocking effects of CBD come only from a high purity, specially formulated dose taken in specific situations. The study’s findings do not suggest that consuming commercially available products with CBD additives that vary in potency and quality can prevent COVID-19.

Scientists have been looking for new therapies for people infected by the coronavirus and emerging variants, especially those who lack access to vaccines, as the pandemic continues across the country and world and as breakthrough infections become more common.

CBD: An unexpected avenue for fighting COVID-19

The idea to test CBD as a potential COVID-19 therapeutic was serendipitous. “CBD has anti-inflammatory effects, so we thought that maybe it would stop the second phase of COVID infection involving the immune system, the so-called ‘cytokine storm.’ Surprisingly, it directly inhibited viral replication in lung cells,” said Marsha Rosner, PhD, Charles B. Huggins Professor in the Ben May Department of Cancer Research and a senior author of the study.

To see this effect, the researchers first treated human lung cells with a non-toxic dose of CBD for two hours before exposing the cells to SARS-CoV-2 and monitoring them for the virus and the viral spike protein. They found that, above a certain threshold concentration, CBD inhibited the virus’ ability to replicate. Further investigation found that CBD had the same effect in two other types of cells and for three variants of SARS-CoV-2 in addition to the original strain.

CBD did not affect the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to enter the cell. Instead, CBD was effective at blocking replication early in the infection cycle and six hours after the virus had already infected the cell.

Like all viruses, SARS-CoV-2 affects the host cell by hijacking its gene expression machinery to produce more copies of itself and its viral proteins. This effect can be observed by tracking virus-induced changes in cellular RNAs. High concentrations of CBD almost completely eradicated the expression of viral RNAs. It was a completely unexpected result.

“We just wanted to know if CBD would affect the immune system,” Rosner said. “No one in their right mind would have ever thought that it blocked viral replication, but that’s what it did.”

The researchers showed that the mechanism by which CBD blocks SARS-CoV-2 replication involves CBD activation of one of the host cell stress responses and generation of interferons, an antiviral cell protein.

Real world data: Patients taking CBD test positive for COVID-19 at lower rates

The researchers wanted scientific data to show that CBD prevents viral replication in live animals. The team showed pretreatment with CBD for one week prior to infection with SARS-CoV-2 suppressed infection both in the lung and the nasal passages of mice. “These results provide major support for a clinical trial of CBD in humans,” said Rosner.

And the success of CBD wasn’t limited to the laboratory: An analysis of 1,212 patients from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative revealed that patients taking a medically prescribed oral solution of CBD for the treatment of epilepsy tested positive for COVID-19 at significantly lower rates than a sample of matched patients from similar demographic backgrounds who were not taking CBD.

The potential for CBD to treat patients recently exposed to or infected by SARS-CoV-2 does not precede the first lines of defense against COVID-19, which are to get vaccinated and follow existing public health guidelines for masking in indoor spaces and social distancing. But the published results offer a potential new therapeutic, something still needed as the pandemic rages on.

“A clinical trial is necessary to determine whether CBD is really effective at preventing or suppressing SARS-CoV-2 infection, but we think this may have potential as a prophylactic treatment,” said Rosner. “Maybe you’re in a hot spot or you think you might have been exposed or you’ve just tested positive — that’s where we think CBD might have an effect.”

Not your dispensary’s CBD

The research team emphasized that the COVID-blocking effects of CBD were confined strictly to high purity, high concentrations of CBD. Closely related cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBDV and THC, the psychoactive element enriched in marijuana plants, did not have the same power. In fact, combining CBD with equal amounts of THC actually reduced the efficacy of CBD.

“Going to your corner bakery and buying some CBD muffins or gummy bears probably won’t do anything,” said Rosner. “The commercially available CBD powder we looked at, which was off the shelf and something you could order online, was sometimes surprisingly of high purity but also of inconsistent quality. It is also hard to get into an oral solution that can be absorbed without the special, FDA-approved formulation,” Rosner said.

Furthermore, CBD use is not without potential risks. It appears to be extremely safe when consumed in food or drink, but methods of use such as vaping can have negative side effects, including potential damage to the heart and lungs. It’s also not well studied in certain populations, such as pregnant people, and so should be used only under the supervision of a physician and with caution.

While the study’s results are exciting, additional study is needed to determine the precise dosing of CBD that is effective at preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans as well as its safety profile and any potential side effects.

“We are very eager to see some clinical trials on this subject get off the ground,” Rosner said. “Especially as we are seeing that the pandemic is still nowhere near the end — determining whether this generally safe, well-tolerated, and non-psychoactive cannabinoid might have anti-viral effects against COVID-19 is of critical importance.”

Rosner was also pleased that this research project was a case study in the power of scientific collaboration by bringing together a highly interdisciplinary group of researchers. Senior authors listed on the paper came from three different research universities and from departments as diverse as microbiology, molecular engineering, cancer biology and chemistry.

“This was truly a team-science effort, and that’s something that really excites me,” said Rosner. “From clinicians to David Meltzer’s group who did the patient analysis to virologists like Glenn Randall, and it goes on and on. This is the way science should be carried out.”

The study, “Cannabidiol Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 Replication through Induction of the Host ER Stress and Innate Immune Responses,” was supported by a BIG Vision grant from the University of Chicago, the National Institutes of Health (R01 GM121735, R01 CA184494, R01 AI137514, R01 AI127518, R01 AI134980, R01 CA219815, R35 GM119840, P30 CA014599), and the Harry B. and Leona M Helmsley Charitable Trust. Additional authors include Long Chi Nguyen, Dongbo Yang, Thomas J. Best, Nir Drayman, Adil Mohamed, Christopher Dann, Diane Silva, Lydia Robinson-Mailman, Andrea Valdespino, Letícia Stock, Eva Suárez, Krysten A. Jones, Saara-Anne Azizi, James Michael Millis, Bryan C. Dickinson, Savaş Tay, Scott A. Oakes, and David O. Meltzer of the University of Chicago; Vlad Nicolaescu, Haley Gula, and Glenn Randall of UChicago and Argonne National Laboratory; Divayasha Saxena, Jon D. Gabbard, Jennifer K. Demarco, William E. Severson, Charles D. Anderson, and Kenneth E. Palmer of the University of Louisville; Shao-Nong Chen, Takashi Ohtsuki, John Brent Friesen, and Guido F. Pauli of the University of Illinois at Chicago; and the National COVID Cohort Collaborative Consortium.

New Study: Cannabis Compound CBD May Potentially Prevent, Fight COVID-19 Infection

Smoking marijuana will not protect you from the novel coronavirus, no matter what anyone says and no matter how much certain people want it to be true.

However, if taken in the right way and at the right amount, the cannabis compound CBD might lessen the severity of COVID-19 infection and even prevent the virus’s spread, new research published this week found.

What’s more, new anecdotal evidence suggests that people—not lab mice, and not isolated human cells, but human beings—who were prescribed regular high-potency doses of pharmaceutical-grade CBD were less likely to contract COVID, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science Advances.

“Our research suggest that CBD and its metabolite 7-OH-CBD,” which is a compound produced after the body processes CBD, “can block SARS-Cov-2 infection at early and even later stages of infection,” wrote the researchers, led by academics at the University of Chicago.

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Thursday’s findings come on the heels of research published last week that found cannibidiolic acid—or CBD-A, the precursor molecule to CBD, as well as other similar cannabis acids that become the familiar cannabinoids when heated—prevented the entry of the coronavirus into isolated human cells.

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Taken together, these findings are fueling a misconception that smoking cannabis or taking over-the-counter CBD drops are a useful tool against COVID. They’re not.

What the findings may mean that cannabis-derived medicines or preparations might supplement vaccines in the struggle to end the nearly two-year-long COVID-19 pandemic.

But—and researchers cannot stress this enough—what it does not mean is that smoking a joint treats COVID. And your over-the-counter CBD drops won’t, either.

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In interviews, researchers highlighted both the potential significance of their work as well as its limitations.

“As a bottom line, what this says is that CBD has the potential to prevent infections, such as breakthrough infections, which might be one of the most useful applications,” as Marsha Rosner, a professor of cancer research at the University of Chicago and a lead study author, said in an interview with VICE’s Motherboard vertical.

However, as the researchers wrote, the findings were limited to just CBD—and just to certain high-grade CBD preparations that deliver a very large dose of the compound.

“Going to your corner bakery and buying some CBD muffins or gummy bears probably won’t do anything,” Rosner said in a news release.

And nothing in the study indicates CBD is a replacement for existing preventative measures, such as masking and vaccinations—both of which the researchers hope people continue to do.

“What we don’t want,” she added, “is people just running out and thinking, ‘I can take CBD, and then I don’t have to get vaccinated or I don’t have to be masked.”

“This is what we really don’t want to see.”

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Rosner and her colleagues treated human lung cells with CBD prior to infecting them with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they found that “CBD potently inhibited viral replication under non-toxic conditions,” they wrote, adding that other cannabinoids, including “psychoactive THC,” did not do this.

“Remarkably,” they wrote, “only CBD was a potent agent.”

How did CBD do this? The cannabinoid appears to activate a cellular stress response normally triggered in the presence of “viruses or other pathogens,” as Rosner said in a phone interview on Friday. This stress response produces a series of proteins called interferons. And

“CBD induces the production of interferons, and they are the antivirals that will fight the virus,” Rosner said.

CBD also prevented the virus from making other changes to infected host cells.

But cells are cells—they’re not living beings. To test the findings on living beings—something last week’s study did not do—female mice were given two loads of CBD: 20 or 80 mg per kilogram of body weight.

That’s a fairly substantial dose that could be exorbitantly expensive: A 150-pound person would have to take a heroic 5,440 milligrams of CBD to match the mice—and some companies sell 10,000 milligrams, or less than two doses, for $250.

Nevertheless, some will argue that’s money and CBD well spent.

According to the researchers, mice that took 80 milligrams of CBD per kilo of weight saw decreases of viral loads in the lungs and the nose up to “40- and 4.8-fold.”

And, finally, there is some evidence that these mice and test-tube studies will translate to people.

Epidiolex is a CBD-based pharmaceutical drug approved for prescription by the federal Food and Drug Administration for patients with severe seizure disorder.

A review of 1,212 patients in a dataset called the National COVID Cohort Collaborative revealed showed that the COVID infection rate among people with a “medication record” of taking pharmaceutical-grade CBD was 6.2 percent, compared to 8.9 percent for people not taking CBD, the researchers wrote.

But CBD’s preventative potential was even more pronounced for people who took CBD the same day as their COVID-19 tests. For a subset of 531 patients “who were likely taking” 100 milligrams of CBD, their positivity rate was 4.9 percent, compared to rate of 9 percent among a control group not taking the drug.

Going forward, Rosner and her colleagues are hoping that clinical trials with humans can begin—and begin soon, as the pandemic grinds on through historic-high levels of infections and hospitalizations, a dreadful winter spike fueled by the omicron variant.

“We are very eager to see some clinical trials on this subject get off the ground,” Rosner told the University of Chicago’s news service.

“Especially as we are seeing that the pandemic is still nowhere near the end,” she added, “determining whether this generally safe, well-tolerated, and non-psychoactive cannabinoid might have anti-viral effects against COVID-19 is of critical importance.”

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What Dosage of CBD Should You Take?

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CBD is available in a number of different formulations including creams, tablets, oils, and gummies. These can vary in terms of their ingredients as well as dosages, and there is not a great deal of research available on what dose might be beneficial or safe to treat certain conditions.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid found in marijuana. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not have psychoactive effects. Interest in the use of CBD for health purposes has grown tremendously in the last few years.

CBD is believed to have a range of positive physical and mental health effects. Because of this, it has become increasingly popular as a way to alleviate everything from anxiety to sleep disorders.

In order to determine if CBD is right for you, it is important to consider its potential benefits, side effects, and available research on safe dosages.

Possible Benefits

CBD is just one of hundreds of different compounds found in the cannabis plant. While cannabis has been used in holistic medicine for many years, only recently have researchers begun to explore some of the medicinal purposes for CBD and other cannabinoids.

While further research is still needed, there is some evidence that CBD may have some beneficial mental health effects. These include:

  • Alleviating depression: Some research also indicates that CBD may be useful as a treatment for depression. Studies suggest that the cannabinoid might have an influence on how the brain responds to serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in mood. People with depression sometimes have a low level of serotonin, so CBD may help the brain use available serotonin more effectively.
  • Improving sleep: While the reasons are not entirely understood and require further research, CBD also appears to have potential as a treatment for sleep problems. For example, one study found that people who took CBD also reported improvements in the quality of their sleep.
  • Reducing anxiety: Anxiety is one of the most common types of mental health conditions, affecting almost 20% of American adults each year. Research suggests that CBD may help alleviate acute symptoms of a number of anxiety-related conditions including generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

In addition to the mental health benefits, CBD may also have therapeutic benefits for a range of other conditions. The World Health Organization suggests that CBD may have beneficial effects in the treatment of:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Psychosis

It is important to remember that these benefits have not yet been conclusively proven. More research is needed to determine the role that CBD might play in the treatment of different disorders and health conditions.

Research

There have been a number of studies that suggest that CBD may have a number of different physical and mental health uses. However, more research is still needed to better understand the substance’s potential applications and possible long-term side effects.

A 2019 comprehensive review published in The Lancet Psychiatry looked at previously published studies. The review ultimately concluded that there was little evidence to support the use of CBD for mental health purposes and suggested that more research is needed in order to substantiate its use to treat symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

It is important to remember that this doesn’t mean that CBD isn’t effective. Many of the studies that were included in the review were small, had few participants, and were not randomized controlled trials.

This suggests that more research involving more participants and well-designed studies is needed in order to better understand if, how, and why CBD works.

While its effectiveness is still up for debate, one 2017 review found that it was a relatively safe option.   While it is important to remember that there is still a great deal we don’t yet know about CBD and its effects, it is something that you might opt to try to see if you experience any benefits.

How Much Should You Take?

The dosages used in research studies vary and there is no consensus on how much should be used for specific conditions. If you do decide to try CBD, it is also important to note that there is no universally agreed upon dose. Research also suggests that people may respond differently to various dosages, so the amount that is right for your needs might vary.

CBD Dosages

Some dosages that have been used in research studies for different conditions include:

  • Anxiety: 300 to 600 mg
  • Bowel disease: 10 mg per day
  • Cancer-related pain: 50 to 600 mg per day
  • Parkinson’s disease: 75 to 300 mg per day
  • Poor sleep: 25 mg per day
  • Psychosis: 600 mg per day

One 2020 review of studies found that participants showed improvements in anxiety levels after single doses of CBD ranging from 300 to 600 mg.   Such results indicate that the CBD may hold promise as a treatment to alleviate symptoms of acute anxiety.

It is important to remember that you should always talk to your doctor before using CBD if you have symptoms of a serious mental or physical health condition. CBD could potentially worsen symptoms or interact with other medications you are taking.

Looking at the dosage information for the CBD product that has been FDA approved can also be helpful. For Epidiolex, an FDA-approved cannabis-derived medication used to treat seizures in people with certain types of epilepsy, the starting dosage is 5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. This dose can later be increased to 5 mg per kilogram of body weight twice a day.

Other CBD products are not FDA regulated and do not have officially recommended dosages. This can make it difficult to determine how much you might need, but there are some things you can consider that might help.

  • Assess your sensitivity to CBD: Your individual ability to tolerate CBD can also play a role in determining how much you need. If you are very sensitive to the effects of CBD, you should take a small dose. Some people may find that they are not as affected by the substance, so they may need to take a larger dose to notice any beneficial effects.
  • Consider individual factors: When you are trying to decide how much CBD to take, there are a number of factors you should consider. These include the formulation and concentration of the capsule, oil drops, or gummies you are taking, the symptoms you are treating, and your age, sex, weight, and overall health. Generally, people with heavier bodies need to take a little more to achieve the same effects. Men may need a larger dose, while older people may need less.
  • Consider the symptoms you’re treating: The symptoms you are trying to alleviate can also play a role in the CBD dosage you need to take to see results. In one study, participants who took 25mg of CBD each day had improved sleep quality, although the results were not consistent.   However, you might find that you need a lower or higher dose if you are treating another type of condition.
  • Try a dosage calculator: Researchers note that while the variety of dosing strategies and formulations make it difficult to determine efficacy, there are a number of online “dose-calculators” available online (such as mydosage.com) that are designed to help people choose the correct dose.   The accuracy of such calculators is difficult to assess, but it may be a good place to start.

Before you try CBD, discuss your plan with your doctor. They may be able to recommend a dose and help you better understand any potential risks, complications, side effects, or interactions you might experience.

Start With a Low Dose

Unless your doctor recommends a specific dose, start by taking 10 to 20 mg a day. Take this for a week to ensure that it is well-tolerated and that you don’t experience any unwanted effects or an allergic reaction.

If this dose does not have the desired effect, try increasing in increments of 5mg each week until the desired amount is reached.

In studies, amounts vary from as low as 20 milligrams per day to up to 1,500 milligrams (mg) per day. The World Health Organization reports that dosages in clinical research studies typically range between 100 and 800 milligrams per day.  

Is It Possible to Take Too Much?

So what is the maximum amount of CBD you should take? Researchers have found that 600 mg per day appears to be safe, but one study suggested that doses of up to 1,500 mg a day are safe and tolerated well.

However, it’s important to remember that research is still in its infancy and experts do not yet fully understand the potential long-term impacts of CBD usage. For that reason, you should always discuss your CBD use with your doctor.

Starting at a lower dose and working your way up to the amount you need may be the best ways to avoid taking too much.

How to Take CBD

The amount of CBD found in a product may depend on different factors, including the formulation and method of administration. CBD products are available in a number of different forms including oils, capsules, tablets, nasal sprays, and gummies.

One of the most popular ways to take CBD is as an oil. Such products are made by combining CBD with some type of carrier oil, such as coconut oil. Some more recently developed products include dietary supplements, foods, beverages, lotions, salves, and cosmetics.

The type of CBD product you choose may depend on what you are trying to treat. If you are looking for general mood improvements, a dietary supplement might be a good option.

If you are targeting specific symptoms of a condition, taking an oil, capsule, or gummy might be a better way to obtain a higher, more concentrated dose.

Topical applications may produce localized effects, but they are unlike to have any mental health benefits.

What Kind Should You Take?

It’s also important to remember that many products don’t contain just CBD on its own. There are three types of CBD available:

  • Isolate contains CBD and only CBD.
  • Broad-spectrum contains CBD and other cannabinoids, but not THC.
  • Full-spectrum contains CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids.

It may be helpful to take a broad-spectrum product since research suggests that CBD’s effects may be most beneficial when taken in conjunction with other cannabinoids, a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. CBD may also help mitigate some of the effects of THC.

Side Effects

While CBD is generally well-tolerated, this does not mean that you won’t experience any side effects.

Some of the most common side effects that people experience when taking CBD include:

  • Appetite changes
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach upset
  • Weight changes

Some recent research has generated concerns over the safety and potential long term effects of CBD. One study involved giving mice an equivalent of the maximum dose of the CBD medication Epidiolex, which is used to treat certain forms of epilepsy. The results indicated an increased risk for liver damage as well as concerns over its interaction with other medications.  

Safety

It is also important to remember that CBD products are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some manufacturers make unproven claims about the uses and efficacy of their products. There is also concern about the quality and safety of the products themselves.

One report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that a number of people experienced negative unwanted side effects due to CBD products that contained synthetic CBD, although the products were not labeled as containing such ingredients.

Mislabeling appears to be a fairly common problem with CBD products. In one study, 70% of the CBD products that were sold online contained significantly more of the psychoactive ingredient THC than the label indicated.

Federal law prohibits the sale of products that contain more than 0.3% THC. States laws also vary, so you should always check with your state before buying CBD products online.

A Word From Verywell

If you do decide to take CBD to alleviate an acute or chronic condition, remember that the amount that you take will depend on a variety of factors. Finding the right dosage often takes some experimentation and adjustments. Starting with a low dose and then gradually increasing the amount you take until you achieve the desired effects is the best approach.

CBD Dosage: What’s the Right Dose of CBD for Pain Relief?

Take a look at the label on any over-the-counter pain reliever and you can easily figure out how much you’re supposed to take for your symptoms. Finding the right dose of cannabidiol (CBD) for pain relief, however, isn’t that simple.

Enthusiasts rave about CBD’s potential to ease pain, reduce inflammation, relieve anxiety and promote sleep. However, there’s no conclusive research about just how much CBD a person needs to take in order to experience benefits.

There are very few human studies on CBD, and those that have been done include doses that are all over the map: In some studies, patients used 5 mg of CBD; in others, they took as much as 600 mg. To further add to the confusion, CBD comes in a number of forms — oils and tinctures, creams and lotions, pills, vaping, and edibles — and each one has differences in terms of bioavailability (the percent of active ingredient that gets into your bloodstream).

“There are no standard doses for patients,” says Rachna Patel, DO, a physician who does consultations about medical marijuana and CBD and sells her own line of CBD products. “Ultimately, it’s trial and error, but you have to go about it in a methodical way.”

Here are some tips to guide you on how to find the right CBD dosage for your pain relief and other symptoms.

1. Work with an expert

Many factors, such as your body mass index (BMI), specific health condition(s) you have, medications you take, your health history, and the form of CBD you plan to use can influence how much CBD you may need to treat your symptoms. Although CBD is different than medical marijuana — which contains CBD as well as THC, an intoxicating ingredient — a doctor who’s well-versed in cannabis (marijuana) is probably the best person to help you help you sort it out.

“I wouldn’t recommend starting CBD without the supervision of a physician,” says Dr. Patel, author of The CBD Solution. “Many times people purchase a CBD product, try a dose that that doesn’t work for them, switch products and spin their wheels. Or, worse, they develop side effects.”

Ask your rheumatologist or primary care provider to recommend an expert, or find an expert near you by searching the directory of members of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians or the database maintained by your state’s medical marijuana program (if it has one).

2. Do some math

Let’s say you and your doctor settle on a dose of 30 mg of CBD per day. Now what? The answer depends on which form of CBD you take.

Figuring out how much CBD is in capsules or gummies is simple — just read the supplement facts section on the label. (If it says 10 mg of CBD per capsule, you’d take three capsules to get your 30 mg of CBD a day.)

Oils and tinctures can be trickier because the packaging often states the amount of CBD in the entire bottle, not in a dropper. This calculator can help you figure out how many drops you need based on the strength of the product.

When it comes to CBD in topical form (creams, lotions, and salves), you’ll probably see the total amount of CBD in the container listed on the label. You’ll then have to divide that total by the number of millimeters in the package to determine how much is in each milliliter. For example, if you have a 50 ml jar of salve that contains 200 mg of CBD, there’s 4 mg per ml. You should then use a metric measuring spoon to scoop out 7.5 ml to get a 30 mg dose of CBD.

3. Expect some trial and error

No two patients respond to CBD in the same way. You and your doctor will probably need to adjust the dose either up or down until you hit the right balance of benefits without side effects. “A lot of it depends on your biochemistry and the way your liver breaks down these chemicals. There’s a wide variety of factors that come into play,” says Dr. Patel.

It can take a little while to get it right, so be patient. Many people do not see a difference in symptoms after one or two doses of CBD. It can take up to eight weeks of regular use to feel an impact, says Bridget Seritt, co-founder of the Canna-Patient Resource Connection, a Colorado-based organization that is working to protect patient rights and end stigma against those who choose cannabis as medicine.

4. If you have side effects, stop or lower the dose

CBD won’t get you high the way that cannabis with THC can, but it may still cause side effects. “The most common side effects are fatigue and lethargy, and in rare cases diarrhea,” says Dr. Patel, who notes that CBD that’s taken topically less commonly causes side effects. Topical CBD is best used to address pain in a single joint, rather than widespread pain, she adds.

No matter which form of CBD you use, pay attention to how you feel. If you notice any negative side effects, stop or lower the dose and consult your doctor.

How To Use CBD To Help Manage Pain

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Table of Contents

  • CBD for Pain Relief
  • CBD for Chronic Pain
  • CBD for Arthritis and Joint Pain
  • CBD for Neuropathic Pain

Without the intoxicating properties of its cousin delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) can provide the human body with a handful of health benefits. Cannabinoids like CBD interact with receptors in the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in signaling bodily functions, from emotional responses to motor control to energy balance [1] Mouslech Z, Valla V. Endocannabinoid system: An overview of its potential in current medical practice. Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2009;30(2):153-179. .

Over the last two decades, scientists have tested CBD’s efficacy as an analgesic, or painkiller, specifically—and with promising results. While research is ongoing, here’s what we know so far about how we can use CBD oil for pain relief.

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CBD for Pain Relief

For now, no CBD-based medications are approved as painkillers in the U.S. Epidiolex, which is used for rare forms of epilepsy, is the only CBD treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Meanwhile, several countries have approved CBD to treat certain conditions. For instance, the U.K. approved it for multiple sclerosis, and Canada approved it for cancer pain. Ongoing research suggests CBD oil for pain can aid medical conditions, including arthritis and fibromyalgia, at varying doses. Some pain may not be treatable by CBD alone, but it can help when paired with THC or Western medication applications.

Interestingly, 60% of U.S. adults who use CBD products do so for its potential pain-relieving effects, according to a recent Forbes Health survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by OnePoll.

What’s more, 60% of U.S. adults have tried CBD and believe it has medicinal benefits.

CBD for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting longer than several months. Studies have found CBD, often alongside THC, to be an effective pain reliever for various chronic conditions.

In clinical trials, Sativex, a spray with equal parts CBD and THC, proved significantly successful as an analgesic for cancer-related pain [2] Russo EB. Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2008;4(1):245-259. . The spray, also used for multiple sclerosis-related pain, is approved in Canada to treat cancer pain and is currently undergoing trials for approval and use in the U.S.

A 2019 study found Sativex to be an “effective and well-tolerated add-on treatment” for patients with severe chronic pain stemming from various ailments. The study identified three types of pain: nociceptive (affecting body tissue), neuropathic (affecting nerves) and mixed pain. Sativex helped treat all three kinds but proved especially effective against neuropathic pain.

An earlier study also found CBD to be effective in chronic pain relief for conditions like multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, although across a much smaller sample size [4] Wade DT, Robson P, House H, Makela P, Aram J. A preliminary controlled study to determine whether whole-plant cannabis extracts can improve intractable neurogenic symptoms. Clin Rehabil. 2003;17(1):21-29. .

CBD for Arthritis and Joint Pain

Arthritis is a broad term that encompasses hundreds of joint-related conditions and pains. Common symptoms include swelling, pain and stiffness in the joints and may progress over time.

Already a proven analgesic for other conditions, CBD shows promise as an anti-inflammatory substance in both animal and preclinical trials, which bodes well for arthritis treatment [5] Nichols JM, Kaplan BLF. Immune Responses Regulated by Cannabidiol. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2020;5(1):12-31. [6] Mlost J, Bryk M, Starowicz K. Cannabidiol for Pain Treatment: Focus on Pharmacology and Mechanism of Action. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(22):8870. [7] Kosgodage US, Mould R, Henley AB, et al. Cannabidiol (CBD) Is a Novel Inhibitor for Exosome and Microvesicle (EMV) Release in Cancer. Front Pharmacol. 2018;9:889. [8] Lowin T, Tingting R, Zurmahr J, Classen T, Schneider M, Pongratz G. Cannabidiol (CBD): a killer for inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts. Cell Death Dis. 2020;11(8):714. . However, clinical research dedicated to CBD administration for arthritis is less robust and ongoing.

The first controlled trial conducted in 2006 focused on patients with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints and other affected areas [9] Blake DR, Robson P, Ho M, Jubb RW, McCabe CS. Preliminary assessment of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of a cannabis-based medicine (Sativex) in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2006;45(1):50-52. . Researchers found that, compared to a placebo, Sativex significantly improved participants’ pain during movement, pain at rest and quality of sleep. Any adverse reactions to the treatment were mild or moderate, and there were no complications with withdrawal.

In 2018 researchers tested the efficacy of topical CBD gel on participants with osteoarthritis-related knee pain over the course of 12 weeks [10] Hunter D, Oldfield G, Tich N, Messenheimer J, Sebree T. Synthetic transdermal cannabidiol for the treatment of knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2018;26:S26. . Participants used either 250 milligrams or 500 milligrams, split into two applications, daily. Overall, participants’ weekly pain levels didn’t improve much with CBD compared to placebo. However, when researchers evaluated the average weekly worst pain scores and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) physical function scores, participants who applied 250 milligrams of CBD daily experienced significant improvement over placebo participants.

Meanwhile, a small 2019 trial suggests a mix of CBD and THC may prove beneficial for people with fibromyalgia, a type of arthritis that results in whole-body pain and fatigue [11] van de Donk T, Niesters M, Kowal MA, Olofsen E, Dahan A, van Velzen M. An experimental randomized study on the analgesic effects of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis in chronic pain patients with fibromyalgia. Pain. 2019;160(4):860-869. . The study found that, via a single inhalation, a CBD-THC solution performed better than a placebo and either substance on its own.

CBD for Neuropathic Pain

Various conditions and injuries that damage nerves or the nervous system can result in neuropathic pain. This kind of pain manifests as tingling, numbness, muscle weakness and a sharp, shooting, burning or stabbing pain.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common cause of neuropathic pain. The disease wears down myelin, a mixture of proteins and phospholipids that coats nerve cells. Sativex is already approved as an MS treatment around the world due to its success in clinical trials. As a spray, Sativex is absorbed in the mouth. Studies support a median dose of eight sprays a day for patients with MS, which provides about 20 milligrams of CBD and 21.6 milligrams of THC [12] Sativex Oromucosal Spray – Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC). Datapharm. Accessed 7/9/2021. . However, doses vary between patients, and each person needs to find their optimal dose.

A 2020 study also tested topically administered CBD oil as a treatment for patients with peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the peripheral nervous system, which sends information throughout your body from the central nervous system [13] Xu DH, Cullen BD, Tang M, Fang Y. The Effectiveness of Topical Cannabidiol Oil in Symptomatic Relief of Peripheral Neuropathy of the Lower Extremities. Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2020;21(5):390-402. . When compared to placebo, the topical CBD significantly reduced patients’ intense pain and sharp pain, as well as cold and itchy sensations.

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Hemp Seed Oil Vs. Cbd Oil: Two Totally Different Things—Here’s What to Know

I n this plant-happy world we live in, you can find me slathering cannabidiol or CBD on my muscles to relieve soreness, applying it to my skin to soothe inflammation, and dropping it into my daily water for stress relief. In fairness, I’m drinking the proverbial Kool-Aid, but until recently I didn’t recognize the difference between hemp oil vs CBD oil, and as it happens, there’s a big one.

These days, the green-washing on CBD products can be hard to navigate, and the vocab one needs to navigate the CBD-lined shelves is extensive to say the least. Brands want to get in on the much-praised benefits, after all—but the issue here is that the terms being marketed under the “cannabis” umbrella aren’t all the same thing.

Truth be told, oftentimes, you’ll see the cannabis plant touted on a label, but the specific ingredient being used isn’t so crystal clear. And there are any number of ingredients that can come from the cannabis or hemp plants from hemp oil to CBD oil to cannabis sativa seed oil, each of which have their own unique benefits, despite often being used interchangeably. To clear up the confusion, I sought out advice from the pros.

CBD oil

CBD is a term signifying a component of the cannabis plant that comes with the much-talked about anti-inflammatory benefits, and you’re seeing it on everything from skin-care products to high-vibe tinctures. It’s extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis plant. “Cannabidiol—known as CBD—is one of over a hundred active compounds or cannabinoids found exclusively in the cannabis plant,” says Cindy Capobianco, co-founder of Lord Jones. “CBD acts as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, which reduces pain and inflammation. It’s been used for centuries to successfully provide pain relief to muscle aches, arthritis, joint pain, neuropathic conditions, headaches, and to aid skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, even sunburn, and bug bites when used topically.” Phew. When ingested, Capobianco notes that the anti-inflammatory powers remain, and it “provides relief from anxiety and promotes a calm sense of well-being,” she says.

The cannabinoid itself is a potent, highly anti-inflammatory antioxidant. “It’s been shown in multiple studies to reduce lipid product from the sebaceous glands—and the overproduction of this sebum is what leads to acne,” says Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, a new online CBD retail destination. You’ll see it on product labels as the following terms: CBD, hemp CBD, and phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil. Hence the obvious confusion.

Hemp oil

Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is relative to many other carrier oils—along the lines of sunflower seed oil and jojoba oil—in that it’s a cold-pressed extract from seeds. “Hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, is perfectly good seed oil that’s high in antioxidants, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, but contains no CBD,” explains Capobianco. “Hemp seed or cannabis sativa seed oil has been available in health food stores for decades and abundantly present in smoothies and skin care.”

So this means it has absolutely no cannabinoids in it—not CBD, THC, or CBN, says Lewis. “It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” she says. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin—it has a comedogenic rating of zero.” It shows up on the product label as hemp seed oil, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, virgin hemp oil, and hemp oil.

The problem with the mix-up

Since both are essentially wellness ingredients, you won’t exactly be harmed if you accidentally purchase or use one instead of the other; however, if you’re trying to reap the maximum benefits of CBD oil, hemp seed oil won’t deliver. which is a problem considering that these oils don’t come cheap. “Unfortunately, we see a number of brands cynically cashing in on the popularity and cannabis trend and even making false claims that their products contain CBD when they contain none,” says Capobianco. “Some brands are calling hemp seed oil cannabis sativa oil, which is deceiving.”

Sure, they both come from the same plant, but they’re significantly different beyond that: “The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” says Lewis. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

To make sure you’re not falling into any marketing traps, it’s key to check the product label. “If you’re looking for the unique benefits of CBD, make sure you’re purchasing a product that clearly states it contains it,” says Capobianco. “Read labels, ask questions, and know what you’re buying.” That savviness will help the wellness industry continue to reap—and normalize—the plant’s benefits, which is a win-win for all.

Hemp oil vs CBD oil: Full guide and 7 best items

In this article we’ll tell you which is better hemp oil or cbd oil. We showing you the best 7 products, plus the differences between hemp oil and cbd oil for your health.

By Davies Media | Published Nov 21, 2021 9:00 AM

Hemp oil and CBD oil are two of the best health products that have been introduced in the market. They both have a lot of similarities but still, there is a difference between them that is important to mention. For this reason, we will be going through each one in specific so you can know which one is better for your needs.

So before we head on to the difference, let us first understand what these products are and how they work.

Hemp oil is also called hemp seed oil as it is extracted from the seeds of a cannabis plant which belongs to the same family as other marijuana plants. It was only recently that growing hemp was made legal in some countries and states due to the industrial purposes and benefits it provides.

While CBD also comes from the same cannabis plant family, hemp oil is not the same as CBD oil as it does not contain psychoactive cannabinoids that give users a high feeling. Instead, hemp oil only consists of beneficial nutrients such as omega fatty acids that play a crucial role in maintaining health and wellbeing.

CBD oil, on the other hand, is a well-rounded product that consists of cannabidiol which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. It contains a high number of minerals and vitamins that greatly contribute to good health and wellbeing. Unlike hemp oil which can be taken orally or applied topically on the skin, CBD oil is usually taken through an e-cigarette, in the form of droplets, or by vaping. This enables it to easily get absorbed into your bloodstream and be delivered directly to your brain and body for fast benefits.

CBD oil has become very popular in recent years due to its wide range of health benefits. Below are some of the reasons why it is one of the best products you should consider taking.

CBD Oil Benefits

  • It fights anxiety and depression CBD oil has been found to contain antidepressant properties that can help fight off depression, stress, and anxiety. This makes it an excellent choice for people who are suffering from mood swings or feel down most of the time.
  • Improves heart health Heart problems have been on the rise in recent years which is why it is important to take a product that will work to keep things in check. CBD oil has been found to improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and increasing blood circulation throughout your body.
  • Provides relief from pain If you are looking for a natural remedy for pain, CBD oil will be the best choice. It is effective in relieving pain caused by different health conditions like arthritis and cancer. Aside from that, it also minimizes body ache due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Helps fight off seizures Taking CBD oil has been found to help people who are suffering from seizures as it binds with cannabinoid receptors that help control and limit the number of seizures a person has daily.
  • Boosts cognitive health Studies have shown that CBD oil can greatly contribute to brain health as it encourages healthy cell growth throughout your body, which is why it is always advised to people who are experiencing memory loss or unable to focus and concentrate properly. It also contains neuroprotective properties that can help protect your brain against injuries.
  • Helps in weight management CBD oil is taken by people who are struggling to lose weight or maintain their current body mass index. It does this by decreasing the production of fat cells and triglycerides, allowing you to achieve a healthy body weight without too much struggle.
  • It helps battle cancer If you or someone you know is struggling with cancer, CBD oil will be the best product for this case. It has been found to slow down and prevent the growth of tumors in different types of cancers such as skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, brain tumor, and breast cancer among others.

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Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil: What’s The Difference?

Hemp oil and CBD oil come from the same cannabis family but that is pretty much where their similarities end. You will notice how they offer different benefits, interact with your body in different ways, and how you should use them. However, both products do share a major commonality; they are both known to ease pain and help you relax.

What Makes Hemp Oil Different From CBD Oil?

There is a big difference between hemp oil and CBD oil which you can read about below:

Hemp oil is made from pressing seeds of the hemp plant whereas CBD oil comes from extracting a certain part of the entire cannabis plant including the flowers, leaves, and stalks.

Hemp oil is pressed from hemp seeds, which contain high amounts of protein and fiber. On the other hand, CBD oil is extracted using a solvent such as carbon dioxide or butane. This extracts fats and other compounds from cannabis plants to create a concentrated product that has a higher amount of cannabinoids.

The CBD oil market has grown tremendously in the past few years. You can now find CBD oil being sold in certain health food stores, beauty shops, and even as a part of a regular diet at some restaurants. Hemp oil has not been shown to have the same effects as pure CBD oil.

CBD oil has been found to contain less of the psychoactive compound THC which is why it does not give you a ‘high’ feeling. Hemp oil, on the other hand, contains higher amounts of THC.

The side effects are different when using CBD oil compared with hemp oil. People who use hemp oil can experience some side effects like dry mouth, low blood pressure, light headedness, and drowsiness. On the other hand, CBD oil does not cause any of these unwanted effects making it more preferred by most people who are looking for pain relief.

Hemp oil is known to help with treating skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema because of its moisturizing properties. CBD oil has not been shown to have this same effect.

You can use hemp oil on your skin, but that is where its benefits end. CBD oil, on the other hand, is used in various beauty products such as lotions and creams, shampoos, soaps, etc. because it helps with pain relief without having any psychoactive effects. Hemp oil has not been shown to help with pain relief.

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Understanding CBD (Cannabidiol) for Back Pain

Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is a new and relatively understudied treatment for pain, including back pain. Studies suggest it may help relieve inflammation, which is often a factor in chronic back pain. 1

CBD is available in many forms; topical creams and gels have shown promising results for inflammation and neuropathy, which may make them a good option for back and neck pain. 2

CBD requires more research in order to prove and explain its effectiveness as well as to better understand potential side effects (especially long-term) and potential drug interactions.

What Is CBD?

CBD oil is derived from a plant called cannabis sativa. The plant has over 100 chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, that have a range of effects, including anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain relieving) qualities.

The cannabis sativa plant has two main varieties that are grown for specific purposes:

  • THC content. THC is the compound associated with the “high” feeling of marijuana use.
  • Industrial (non-drug) uses. This form of the plant contains trace amounts of THC (less than .03%) and can be used to make paper, clothing, and some building material. This variation of the cannabis plant is called hemp.

While CBD is present in both varieties, many of the CBD products available to consumers are from the hemp plant. CBD does not come with the high or psychogenic effects of marijuana.

Ways CBD Treats Back Pain

Research indicates that CBD may reduce back pain by:

  • Reducing inflammation 3
  • Combating anxiety, often associated with long-lasting or chronic back pain 4
  • Helping with sleep and improving overall state of relaxation 5

Some studies suggest that CBD can have an effect on how an individual perceives pain, but more robust research is needed. CBD is generally considered a full-body treatment, which means that it does not target back pain specifically—except in the case of topical products—but contributes to an overall feeling of relaxation and pain relief.

Advocates of CBD believe it can be used to treat a range of conditions in addition to back pain, such as anxiety-related disorders. 5

Potential Risks and Side Effects of CBD

Cannabidiol, even in high amounts, is generally safe. Side effects from CBD may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood pressure

More severe side effects, while rare, include:

  • Mental confusion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

As with other natural products, there is potential for adverse reactions when taken with other medications, especially those that come with grapefruit warnings, such as certain blood thinners. These warnings indicate that certain medications should not be taken with products containing grapefruit.

CBD use prior to surgery

Before having surgery, all cannabis use, including CBD and marijuana, should be disclosed to the surgeon or anesthesiologist. A recent study suggests that cannabis use may have an effect on medications used to sedate patients. 6

Best CBD Oil for Pain Relief & Inflammation: Highest Quality Brands On The Market

Over the past three years, CBD oil has become increasingly popular as a health and wellness supplement.

One of the main reasons people are interested in trying CBD oil is because of its pain-killing benefits. We’ll get into the details of how CBD is suggested to help with pain later, along with some suggestions for the best CBD oils for pain and inflammation.

The ability for CBD to help with pain is a significant advantage over conventional pain management options — which often involve addictive and potentially harmful medications. Instead, this natural supplement has very few side effects and an exceptional safety profile — all without compromising on effectiveness.

But how do you choose the right CBD oil for the job?

This is an important question to ask because the truth of the matter is that not all CBD oils work. Many simply contain too little CBD to be of any help, while others contain harmful contaminants like heavy metals, pesticides, or chemical solvents — all of which could add to the pain you’re already experiencing by damaging the sensitive nerve cells around the body.

We’re going to cover all of this in the article below. You’ll learn how to spot a high-quality CBD oil and how current evidence shows CBD to work inside the body.

This is a big topic, so let’s get started with our list of top-rated CBD oils for pain.

Top 10 Best CBD Oil Brands for Pain Management in 2022

Not sure which CBD oil to buy to help with chronic pain? Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how CBD is suggested to work for pain and inflammation, here’s our top 5 list of CBD oils I’ve used myself for back pain.

We’ll also offer some advice on a few ways you can spot a trustworthy CBD vendor even if they didn’t quite make it onto our list.

I’ve been using CBD for over 5 years now and I’ve stumbled upon some stellar companies with top-notch oils and fly-by-night businesses with oils that can’t simply don’t work.

I have a relatively short list of CBD brands that I fully trust and I want to share my choices with you so you can avoid some of the headaches and disappointment I’ve already endured.

Here are my top 10 CBD oil brands for pain:

1. Royal CBD (Best CBD Oil On The Market)

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 250 – 2500 mg
Available Flavors Natural, Mint, Vanilla, Berry
Potency 8.3 – 83.3 mg/mL

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Why Royal CBD is My Top Pick:

As skeptical as I am towards the majority of new CBD brands, I decided to give Royal CBD a try because I liked the company’s dedication to quality. I love seeing companies that take what they do seriously.

You can tell right away from the color, flavor, and consistency of the oil that you’re dealing with a product well above average.

This oil is cheaper than most of the other premium CBD oils I’ve tried, comes in a full range of potencies, and uses some of the best full-spectrum hemp extracts I’ve ever seen. I’ve heard friends using this brand for quite some time and decided to give it a try for myself — so I ordered a few bottles in different strengths.

After taking the Royal CBD’s 2500mg full-spectrum CBD oil for just over a week, I noticed an improvement in my back pain. There was a time when I had serious problems falling asleep because of the sharp pains in my back that seemed to intensify whenever I laid down to fall asleep. It was a nightmare. I’d lay awake for hours changing positions to try and find a spot that didn’t leave me writhing in discomfort.

With this oil, my experience went far beyond what I expected. Not only did it help ease the pain, but my overall quality of sleep improved. I mean, I didn’t sleep longer but I began to wake up rested and with a clear head.

My favorite combination for this particular oil is the vanilla in the 1000 mg bottle. This is the largest potency option currently offered by Royal CBD and has the best value overall. I took the oil twice per day, once in the morning when I woke up, and again in the evening before bed. One bottle of the 1000 mg CBD oil lasted me about a month.

  • Sourced from US-grown organic hemp
  • Extracted with supercritical CO2
  • Contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes
  • Available in 4 different strengths
  • Up to 2500mg of CBD per bottle
  • Lab-tested for potency and purity
  • Great natural flavors (no aftertaste and comes in multiple flavor options)
  • Free shipping within the USA
  • Newer brand on the market that only sells online, no physical presence

2. Gold Bee (Best Organic CBD Oil)

  • Premium Colorado-grown hemp
  • CO2 extraction
  • Contains full-spectrum CBD
  • Delicious kiwi flavor
  • Sweetened with organic honey
  • Lab-tested for potency and purity
  • Only one flavored option available
  • No high-strength oils (yet)

What I Like About Gold Bee:

I honestly believe Gold Bee makes the best organic CBD products out there. The brand combines premium Colorado-grown hemp with organic honey sourced from the Brazillian Rainforest. While Gold Bee offers a modest selection of oils — with up to 1200 mg of CBD per bottle — the formula is spot-on when it comes to the quality of ingredients. I’m totally not going to complain about the potency, as my back pain and sleep quality got better than with some high-strength oils I’ve tried in the past. Considering the quality of these products, they actually come at a bargain price. If you want to try other formats from Gold Bee, you can choose between its high-strength capsules and CBD-infused honey.

3. CBDPure (Runner Up)

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 100 – 600 mg
Available Flavors None
Potency 1.6 – 10 mg/mL
What I Like About CBDPure CBD Oil:

I love how transparent this company is. If I were judging companies solely by their transparency level, CBDPure would have scored the second place, right after Royal CBD. The company provides all the details about each stage of production when making this CBD oil. You can find all the third-party lab test results for each batch on the product page — something we’ve come to expect from any high-quality CBD company.

What really makes this company stand out is its incredible satisfaction guarantee. If you order the product and decide it wasn’t working for you, simply send it back and get a full refund. This satisfaction guarantee extends over 3 whole months — which is about three times longer than the industry average.

I keep a bottle or two of CBDPure oil in my medicine cabinet for achy moments after a run or hike with the kids.

The only real downside to this oil is the potency — which comes in denominations of 1.5, 5, and 10 mg/mL. This is suitable for more minor symptoms, but may not be enough for people with heavy CBD demands.

  • Sourced from Colorado-grown organic hemp
  • Extracted with supercritical CO2
  • Tested for the cannabinoid content and purity in a third-party lab
  • Rock-solid 90-day return policy
  • Narrow product range
  • Low potency
  • They don’t ship to every state (i.e. Louisiana, Indiana, Arkansas, Kansas)

4. HempBombs

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 300 – 4000 mg
Available Flavors Unflavored, Acai Berry, Orange Creamsicle, Peppermint, Watermelon
Potency 10 – 133.3 mg/mL
What I Like About HempBombs:

I used HempBombs CBD isolate-based hemp oil for quite some time before switching to full-spectrum CBD oil and in my opinion, this is the best brand when it comes to CBD isolates. Their products contain 99% pure CBD and ZERO THC.

Now don’t get me wrong, CBD isolates are great, they offer consistent doses of CBD, contain 0% THC, and are generally cheaper than their full-spectrum counterparts. In most cases, I like using a full-spectrum extract like Royal CBD oil because of something called the entourage effect — which is a concept highlighting the phenomenon where cannabinoids like CBD tend to work better when other hemp-derived compounds are also present.

In isolates, the only cannabinoid present is CBD.

HempBombs CBD oil is available in five different strengths — from 300mg to 4000mg per bottle. The CBD is added in the form of a 99% pure isolate — which means there’s going to be virtually no traceable amounts of any other cannabinoids, including THC, CBC, CBG, or CBN.

You can also buy these oils in different flavors. Hemp Bombs often adds new flavors to the list, but my all-time personal favorite is the Acai berry. It’s not too sweet but adds a really pleasant flavor to the otherwise bland CBD and MCT oil formula.

  • Sourced from 100% certified organic hemp from European farms
  • Extracted with supercritical CO2
  • Completely THC-free
  • Tested in third-party laboratories for purity and potency
  • Available in 5 separate strengths
  • Up to 4000mg of CBD per bottle
  • Lacks the synergistic effects from other cannabinoids
  • The highest potencies are overkill for most users
  • Uses synthetic flavoring agents

5. CBDistillery

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 250 – 5000 mg
Available Flavors None
Potency 8.3 – 166 mg/mL
What I Like About CBDistillery:

CBDistillery is now one of the largest CBD companies in North America. The company began in 2016 as a legacy brand for Balanced Health Botanicals.

Over the years, CBDistillery has had the chance to really dial-in its CBD oil formula. The company now sells its CBD oil in two formats — “full-spectrum” and “THC-free.” The THC-free option is great for people who want to benefit from the synergy of CBD and other cannabinoids but without bringing any THC whatsoever into their system.

Even the full-spectrum option contains less than 0.3% THC — which is well below the amount needed to cause any psychoactive effects. These oils are both completely non-psychoactive.

You can choose between five different strengths, starting at 250mg up to 5000mg of CBD per bottle. This covers just about every range of potencies you would ever need. We recommend opting for the higher potency options because they have the best value overall. The higher potency you purchase, the further your dollar gets you.

The more potent options also las the longest because you need smaller amounts of the oil each time to get the desired dose of CBD.

I tried the 1000mg bottle to keep myself calm during the first few months after giving birth to my first son and I must admit it helped me maintain my sanity during that time. I found it to have a remarkable calming effect on the body and mind.

  • Available as full-spectrum CBD or pure CBD oil (THC-free)
  • 5 strengths to choose from
  • Carries up to 33.3 mg of CBD per mL (in the 1000 mg bottle)
  • Excellent value CBD oil
  • The hemp isn’t certified organic
  • No flavor options available
  • The company website is clunky and hard to navigate

6. NuLeaf Naturals

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 240 – 4850 mg
Available Flavors None
Potency 48.5 mg/mL
What I Like About NuLeaf Naturals

Nuleaf Naturals is one of the most popular CBD companies in the United States — most likely related to how long the company has been in the business of selling CBD. Nuleaf naturals were one of the first CBD companies to enter the mainstream market.

Despite the companies longstanding reputation, Nuleaf Naturals only sells one CBD oil. When you go to the website you’ll find a few different options, including a pet oil — but it’s important to understand that these are all the exact same full-spectrum extract, the only difference is the bottle sizes.

We love the simplicity of Nuleaf Naturals product lineup. The oils come with a decent potency of around 48 mg/mL, and just about every bottle size you can imagine. This makes it easy for everybody to find a product that works for them regardless of the budget.

With that said, if you have the cash, we highly recommend getting the larger bottle sizes in order to get the best value for your money.

You can choose between five different sizes:

  • Sourced from organic Colorado-grown hemp
  • Extracted using supercritical CO2
  • Made from a full-spectrum hemp extract
  • More expensive than the other brands in this ranking
  • Narrow product range

7. Charlotte’s Web

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 200 – 1800 mg
Available Flavors Mint Chocolate, Lemon Twist, Orange Blossom, Olive Oil
Potency 7 – 60 mg/mL

About Charlotte’s Web:

Charlotte’s Web is one of the pioneers in the American CBD industry. Established by the Stanley Brothers, the company has coined a reputation of a trustworthy manufacturer by helping now late Charlotte Figi with her treatment-resistant epilepsy. Although the company has recently received a warning letter from the FDA due to their health claims, they still have many faithful customers and a massive number of positive reviews on the web.

Charlotte’s Web CBD oil comes in several potencies: 200 mg, 500 mg, 1500 mg, and 1800 mg of CBD per bottle. The highest strength offers 60 mg of full-spectrum CBD per milliliter. There are two bottle sizes to choose from: 30 mL and 100 mL; Charlotte’s Web also has flavored variants of its CBD oil, including Lemon Twist, Orange Blossom, Mint Chocolate, and Olive Oil.

What could the company do better?

First off, they could change their extraction method because they use ethanol, which is less efficient than CO2 extraction. Secondly, and most importantly, the suspension in olive oil makes them taste a bit bitter — even in the flavored versions.

Pros:

  • One of the most reputable brands on the market
  • Full-spectrum CBD
  • Delicious flavored versions
  • Up to 1800 mg of CBD per bottle
  • Available in two sizes: 30 mL and 100 mL
  • Third-party tested for potency and purity

Cons:

  • Non-organic hemp
  • Ethanol extraction
  • Suspension in olive oil (bitter taste)
  • The company received a warning letter from the FDA in the past due to inappropriate health claims

8. cbdMD

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 300 – 7500 mg
Available Flavors Natural, Berry, Orange, Mint
Potency 10 – 250 mg/mL

About cbdMD:

cbdMD is another popular manufacturer that offers a wide range of CBD extracts, from tinctures to gummies to capsules, bath bombs, topicals, sleep aids, and pet products.

The brand offers a wide range of pure CBD oils, with up to 7500 mg of CBD per bottle. The highest potency comes with a whopping dose of 200 mg of pure CBD suspended in MCT oil for higher bioavailability and a smoother flavor. cbdMD also has three flavored CBD oils: Berry, Orange, and Mint.

Despite an impressive potency range, cbdMD uses broad-spectrum CBD in their products, which doesn’t evoke the full entourage effect. The higher potency may not necessarily mean better results in this case.

The company has high transparency standards; not only does cbdMD broadly describe their activity from farming to testing, but they also provide batch-specific certificates of analysis for their products, including the results for potency and common contaminants like pesticides, heavy metals, and residual solvents.

Pros:

  • US-grown, non-GMO hemp
  • CO2 extraction
  • THC-free
  • Up to 7500 mg of CBD per bottle
  • Batch-specific certificates of analysis

Cons:

  • Limited entourage effect due to the lack of THC
  • Most people don’t need such high doses of CBD in their routine

9. Medterra

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 500 – 3000 mg
Available Flavors Natural, Citrus, Mint Chocolate
Potency 16 – 100 mg/mL

About Medterra:

Medterra is a small craft company from California. The brand offers premium CBD oils in different spectra: full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and isolates. The potency of these products ranges between 500 mg and 3000 mg of CBD per bottle, which is a standard range. On top of the unflavored version, there are two flavored options: Citrus and Chocolate

Medterra prides itself on making the real full-spectrum CBD because each bottle of its full-spectrum CBD oil comes with 2 mg of THC. However, these products are only legal in the states that have legalized higher amounts of THC for recreational use. So, if you want to buy the company’s products in all 50 states, your options are limited to broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. These provide more CBD per bottle — upwards of 1000 mg.

The entire Medterra’s product range is tested in a third-party laboratory for their CBD content and safety.

Pros:

  • Premium-grade CBD oils
  • Up to 3000 mg of CBD per bottle
  • Available as full-spectrum CBD, broad-spectrum CBD, and isolates
  • Lab tested for potency and purity

Cons:

  • The “real” full-spectrum CBD oil isn’t available in all states
  • Some of the lab reports indicate higher CBD levels than stated on the bottle
  • No discounts for returning customers

10. Joy Organics

Technical Details
Total CBD Content 450 – 900 mg
Available Flavors Tranquil Mint, Fresh Lime, Summer Lemon
Potency 15 – 30 mg/mL

About Joy Organics:

Joy Organics holds the reputation of one of the most reputable CBD vendors in the industry. The company was established by a woman named Joy Smith, who has been using CBD oil to manage her problems with pain and sleep. After experiencing the benefits of CBD first-hand, she has decided to share her passion for cannabis with other health-conscious consumers.

The brand sells a range of broad-spectrum CBD products from certified organic hemp. They have many positive reviews all over the Internet; they also haven’t received any warning letter regarding health claims from the FDA — unlike many companies in this space (even the veterans like Charlotte’s Web).

The Joy Organics CBD oil features a broad-spectrum CBD formula in a modest potency range, from 450 to 900 mg of CBD per bottle. You can choose from three refreshing flavors: Summer Lemon, Fresh Lime, and Tranquil Mint. The strongest version of the Joy Organics CBD oil contains 30 mg of broad-spectrum CBD in every milliliter, which is a standard dose for most people who take CBD oil for daily supplementation.

In 2018, one of the company’s flavored CBD oils was found to contain a fungicide that is commonly sprayed on citrus fruit during independent lab testing. Fortunately, Joy Organics recalled the product shortly after this incident and implemented a new third-party testing system to make sure there are no flaws in the end product.

Pros:

  • Non-GMO, US-grown hemp
  • Supercritical CO2 extraction
  • Broad-spectrum CBD
  • THC-free
  • Delicious flavors

Cons:

  • A bit expensive
  • No high-strength oils

CBD Oil for Pain Management: Complete Guide for Beginners

Now that we’ve covered a few CBD oil options that are going to provide the best value for your money, let’s discuss how CBD is suggested to support chronic pain in the first place. We’ll also cover some of the most common ways people are using CBD oil for pain.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD stands for cannabidiol _ it’s one of the primary active ingredients in the cannabis plant. It’s completely non-psychoactive and offers a wide range of benefits to the human body.

CBD oil is a combination of a CBD extract, with a carrier oil to help dissolve and store the CBD. Most CBD oils use carrier oils like MCT oil, or hemp seed oil — which is then combined with CBD isolate, or full-spectrum hemp extract rich in CBD and other similar cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids like CBD are fat-soluble — which means they dissolve when mixed with oil, but won’t dissolve in water. By dissolving these compounds in an oil solution, the CBD becomes much easier to store and use. Instead of measuring out micrograms of CBD crystals or hemp resin, all you need to do is measure oil to get your dose of CBD. This can be done using a simple dropper that comes standard with most CBD oils.

Because of their ease of use, and long shelf-life, CBD oils have become the go-to method of using CBD and other hemp extracts.

You can also opt-out to use CBD-infused gummies if you wanted something discreetly, read our in-depth review on CBD Gummies to understand better.

How Does CBD Work?

Cannabis has been used for managing pain and inflammation for thousands of years.

The earliest records of the medical use of the herb date back to ancient China when the emperor Shen-Nung placed it among other therapeutic substances in the Chinese pharmacopeia (1). The leaves were wrapped around an injury as a poultice to reduce pain and discomfort, and reverse swelling and bruising.

Despite being a known medicine for a long time, scientists have only recently begun to unlock the mechanisms cannabis uses to achieve its important pain-killing benefits.

Since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in 1992, CBD and other phytocannabinoids have been in the spotlight of modern medicine.

The endocannabinoid system is one of the most important neurochemical networks in the human body (2). It works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system — a series of hormones and receptors that help regulate over a dozen core processes in the human body. The active compounds in the cannabis plant are very similar to the naturally-produced hormones involved with our endocannabinoid system.

By interacting with the endocannabinoid system, CBD and other cannabinoids are able to modulate several key processes, such as:

  • Appetite
  • Immune function
  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Stress
  • Sensory perception (including pain)
  • Inflammation
  • Reproductive health
  • Nerve function
  • Sleep

How Can CBD Reduce Pain Transmission?

How does all of this relate to pain? The answer lies in the way pain is transmitted to the brain.

When we injure ourselves, cells in the immediate vicinity begin releasing compounds that trigger a cascade of inflammation and sensory activation — which is what triggers the pain transmission.

The pain signal is then sent to the spinal cord through a network of nerves distributed all around the body.

Once in the spine, the pain signal is sent through a gateway (opioid and vanilloid receptors) designed to limit the amount of signal that ends up in the brain for processing. This works like a border crossing. The border security decides whether or not you’re allowed to enter and what you can take with you.

In the context of pain, these gateways can limit the amount of pain signal that continues across the border to the brain. If more pain signal is allowed to pass, the brain perceives more pain. If the pain is stopped at the border, the brain perceives less pain.

Conventional pain medications work by activating the opioid receptors acting as a key gateway for pain transmission to the brain.

CBD has a similar effect, but through a different receptor is known as the vanilloid receptors. These vanilloid receptors are tasked with regulating a specific form of pain caused by either heat or inflammation. CBD has been reported to modulate this vanilloid receptor — leading to a reduction in the pain signals sent to the brain from inflammatory causes such as arthritis, muscle damage, or infection, to name a few.

CBD has other ways it can limit pain transmission as well:

  • CBD may reduce inflammation, limiting the initial cause of pain in the body
  • CBD acts as an antioxidant, helping the body resist and recover from damage
  • CBD relaxes muscle fibers, reducing pain caused by muscle spasms and tightness

More research is needed to fully understand how CBD and other active cannabinoids can block pain. Every year dozens of new research papers are published in an attempt to paint a clear picture of how CBD works, how to get the most benefit from the supplement, and what its limitations are.

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Choosing CBD Oil Companies: How to Differentiate the Good From the Bad

CBD has become a lucrative business. Companies are selling a myriad of different CBD oils and other products in an attempt to cash in on the new health trend. This means there are a lot of excellent products coming to market, but it also means there’s a lot of trash as well. It’s important as a CBD user that you understand what makes a CBD oil good, and what makes it bad so you can avoid wasting your money, or worse — using CBD oils that contain harmful or damaging ingredients.

Let’s cover the most important points to remember when shopping for CBD oil online or in-store.

1. Check the Hemp Source

The source of the hemp used to make the oil is vitally important when it comes to determining which CBD oils are the best. The main reason comes down to the botany of the hemp plant itself.

Hemp is a bio-accumulator — which means it has the tendency to absorb compounds from the soil and accumulate them in its leaves, stems, and roots. The deep taproots of the hemp plant stretch far beneath the soil, pulling out and storing all the heavy metals and other elements it can find in the soil.

This aspect is in part why hemp is so nutritious, but it also means that plants grown in contaminated soils often contain contaminants that can be harmful to your health. Some of the worst offenders are heavy metals — which can build up in the body over time and lead to severe long-term health effects.

You want to avoid consuming heavy metals at all costs.

Poorly grown hemp could contain heavy metals, as well as other contaminants like mycotoxins, or pesticide residues that will end up in the CBD oil after all the processing is complete.

For this reason, it’s important to purchase CBD oil from companies that account for this effect. Only buy from company’s that make an effort to source hemp from organic farms, and take measures to assess every batch of hemp that enters the facility to determine heavy metal, microbial contaminant, and pesticide contamination.

The best hemp sources tend to come from states like Oregon, Colorado, or Alabama, as well as neighboring countries like Canada or Scandinavian countries. These places are all known for having high standards for hemp cultivation, and clean soils.

2. Look for CO2 Extracted Products

Once the company has the hemp, they need to extract the CBD from it. You can do this in many different ways using solvents like ethanol, methanol, hexane, ether, or butane. All of these solvents work to strip the active compounds from the hemp plant and can then be evaporated to leave behind a pure CBD-rich resin.

however, there’s a problem with these solvents.

Even in professional lab settings, it can be very difficult to remove all traces of these solvents from the final product. Most of these solvents are toxic to the human body, even in trace amounts.

Therefore, the best companies are using another method to strop the active ingredients from the starting hemp material. This method uses CO2 placed under high pressure. the high pressure and temperature control convert the CO2 into a phase that’s neither liquid nor gas. This special state is referred to as being supercritical.

Supercritical CO2 acts just like any other solvent, but with one key benefit — as soon as the pressure is relieved, the gas evaporates completely, leaving behind no harmful chemical residues.

when shopping for CBD oil, it’s ideal to look for a company that uses supercritical CO2 to extract the CBD rather than the toxic solvents mentioned above. Supercritical CO2 is very expensive and highly technical — but usually produces a far superior product in the end.

If a company is using harsh solvents like butane or propane (or they don’t tell you anything about their extraction methods), it’s a sign that you should look for another brand.

3. Ask for Third-Party Lab Reports

Every company has the option to send their products to an independent lab or third-party testing.

These laboratory tests check for the entire cannabinoid profile of the extract and are able to detect over 200 common contaminants.

Before a CBD product becomes available for sale, it should pass the laboratory test for potency and purity. If any inconsistencies are shown between different batches of the same product, the company should rework it and send it for analysis once again.

High-quality CBD companies will continually send each batch of product to a lab with no affiliation to the company (called a third-party or independent lab) for testing. These results are then published publicly on the website for customers to view.

The best companies will take this even one step further — adding a database and batch numbers on every bottle of CBD oil so you can view the results for your specific bottle of oil. Third-party testing is now an industry standard.

Always buy your CBD oil from companies that show third-party lab reports on their website. Only then will you know what’s inside the bottle before you even order a product. If the company is producing CBD oil that’s as high quality, as they say, there should be nothing to hide in these lab tests and they should be listed publicly on the company website. If you can’t find them on the site, you can ask customer service for these as well.

If these tests don’t exist, or you can’t track them down from the website or customer service — it’s best to avoid this company and move on to another that takes this important step seriously.

What the Research Says About Using CBD Oil for Pain:

Understanding how CBD works is no simple task. This compound is incredibly complex — working through a number of unrelated receptors around the body, interacting with enzymes, cell membranes, and various other cell structures. This makes studying CBD very difficult.

Nevertheless, there have been thousands of research papers published on medical marijuana — seeking to understand the interaction between cannabinoids like CBD and the human body. A lot of this research specifically focused on the effects of CBD on various forms and causes of pain. Let’s explore some of the results this research has yielded in the context of pain management.

1. CBD Oil for Chronic Back & Nerve Pain

The painkilling properties of cannabidiol have been most thoroughly studied in animal models, as well as a handful of human clinical trials.

One of the best studies we have available on the topic is a meta-analysis published in 2017. This analysis looked at 24 different clinical trials involving 1,334 patients over several years and demographics. These studies all used various forms of cannabis for treating chronic pain. The analysis reports that many of these studies showed a reduction in chronic pain scores by 50% or more (3) — suggesting the cannabis plant to be a potential treatment for chronic pain.

Another clinical trial looked at the effects of a combination of CBD to THC in the treatment of intractable cancer pain. This study found that twice as many people in the treatment group given CBD and THC had a 30% or more reduction in pain symptoms at the conclusion of the trial (6).

Even though more clinical trials on humans are needed to gauge how CBD affects specific forms of pain or other conditions, scientists believe the efficacy of CBD in treating chronic pain is related to its anti-inflammatory effects (3).

2. CBD Oil for Arthritis

CBD has had a lot of research as a potential alternative to prescription and non-prescription pain medications commonly used for alleviating arthritis pain.

Researchers have found a clear link between the endocannabinoid system and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease associated with chronic pain and inflammation (4).

One of the key areas CBD is thought to support osteoarthritis specifically is through the effects on an enzyme known as 5-lipoxygenase — AKA 5-LOX. CBD has been shown to inhibit this enzyme (7), which converts fatty acids into pro-inflammatory compounds. These inflammatory messengers have been shown to be a key component in the underlying inflammation involved with osteoarthritis (8).

By reducing the underlying causes of arthritis pain, CBD is thought to reduce the overall burden of pain from the condition over the long term.

3. CBD and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Pain

Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is a potent neuroprotective — which is how experts believe CBD is able to relieve debilitating MS pain, —which affects roughly 50–70% of patients diagnosed with the condition.

A study conducted on animals at Cajan Institute tested the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD on mice the researchers wanted to find out if CBD can provide a reversed inflammatory response on those cells. After ten days, the researchers found a reduction in inflammatory markers with a rodent encephalitis model designed to imitate the impact MS has on the body (5).

More research is needed to see exactly how these effects are translated to humans. Currently, there are 23 clinical trials currently underway, or planned within the next 12 months seeking to explore the effects of CBD on MS.

4. CBD Oil in Sports: Injuries & Muscle Endurance

Cannabidiol can be applied in two different ways when it comes to pain and physical activities. For example, when you administer CBD orally in the form of oil as a post-workout, it helps alleviate the muscle inflammation that troubles athletes once they go beyond the edge again.

If, however, you’re suffering from an injury, it’s best to apply CBD topically. Its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties allow the cannabinoid to relieve pain and improve regeneration capacities.

Does CBD Have Any Side Effects?

The main reason why parents are so enthusiastic about CBD is that this cannabinoid is completely non-intoxicating, doesn’t cause addiction, and has only a few mild side effects when taken at excessive doses.

Research shows that even doses up to one and a half grams have no severe side effects on human health (9).

Despite being a notoriously safe supplement, there are some side effects of using CBD in high doses. Let’s cover the most common side effects people report from using CBD:

  • Anxiety
  • Brain fog
  • Reduced appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting

The most common side effect by far, like other forms of cannabis, is dry mouth. This is best managed by taking your CBD oil along with some juice like pineapple or orange juice.

Another common side effect is lowered blood pressure, which may trigger another unwanted reaction — lightheadedness. This side effect is important to consider if you suffer from low blood pressure already or are taking blood pressure-lowering medications.

Always consult your doctor before using CBD or other cannabis extracts if you’re taking prescription medications or have underlying medical conditions.

In Summary: Buying CBD Oil For Pain

As CBD becomes more popular around the world, scientists are publishing new research on cannabinoids on a near-weekly basis. As time goes on, experts are mapping out the complicated mechanisms CBD and other hemp derivatives are using to support both acute and chronic pain of all different origins.

Here are the main takeaways from the current research:

  • CBD inhibits inflammation at several different levels
  • CBD offers antioxidant support
  • CBD may relieve muscle tension and inflammation
  • CBD interacts with the vanilloid receptors in the brain responsible for regulating inflammatory pain transmission

When it comes to pain, CBD appears to target the cause of the problem instead of just masking its symptoms.

Getting relief on so many levels and without any harmful side effects or risk of addiction is the reason why CBD oil has become so popular over the past half a decade.

I hope this guide has managed to clear up any confusion regarding CBD oil and pain, and given you the insight necessary to find the right CBD oil for the job.

Have you tried CBD oil for chronic pain? Did you feel any difference? Let me know in the comments below!

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As of 2022, CBD that comes from hemp (a type of cannabis sativa plant) that produces no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight is considered legal at the federal level. State laws vary, so it’s best to confirm any rules and regulations that apply to your area with your local and state legislation.

Is CBD oil safe?

The FDA reports it’s only seen limited data regarding the safety of CBD. Anyone interested in consuming CBD in any form should first consult with their healthcare provider and be aware of potential risks associated with using CBD products, including liver injury, drug interactions and male reproductive toxicity.

Who should use CBD oil?

A growing body of research suggests CBD oil can benefit people with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Epilepsy syndromes
  • Opioid addiction
  • Neurodegenerative disorders and diseases
  • Unmanageable chronic pain
  • Diabetic complications
  • Arthritis

Talk to your healthcare provider to learn more about whether CBD oil could be beneficial for you.

Can CBD oil impact the results of a drug test?

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CBD oil is one of the hottest industries out there, and with the rise in demand comes a rise in supply.

Since CBD was legalized in late 2018, hundreds of new companies have cropped up to sell CBD oil to the masses. And for good reason: People around the world are using CBD in a variety of ways to improve their overall health and wellness.

If you’re hoping to reap the greatest benefits from CBD oil, it’s important to buy a quality product, but it’s not always easy to discern which CBD oils make the cut and which don’t. For one thing, it’s hard to know how to compare CBD oils. You want to get the highest quality product for your money, but how do you know you’re buying from a company you can trust?

How to choose the best CBD oil

Important factors to consider when buying CBD oil include potency, purity, value and quality, as well as where the CBD has been sourced from. Other areas to take into account are the company’s customer-service and business practices.

For instance, CBD products don’t legally have to be tested for purity and proper THC levels, but the best companies do so to ensure quality and transparency. Trustworthy companies are also careful not to make wild or unfounded claims about their products. Instead, they offer thoughtful and straightforward descriptions and let their customers be the judge.

To help consumers who are interested in purchasing CBD oil, CBD Scout has created this comprehensive guide of the 25 best CBD oils for sale right now. You can rest assured that these brands check all the boxes when it comes to producing the best CBD oil currently available on the market.

Named the #1 best CBD oil by both Rolling Stone and Merry Jane, Penguin has the cleanest and most potent oil on the market. Having analyzed their lab reports, we can’t help but agree.

Penguin sets themselves apart from the rest by offering a well-rounded selection of high-quality CBD products at affordable prices. They go above and beyond with crafting their products — something that’s all too rare in the CBD market.

To begin with, they use only the best possible ingredients to formulate their broad-spectrum CBD oil, which strikes a balance between giving consumers the benefits of the “entourage effect” while avoiding the potential risks of THC.

Because all of Penguin’s products are completely THC free, you can maintain peak mental performance while accessing the health and wellness benefits of CBD, without worrying about triggering a bad result on a drug test from ingesting THC.

Penguin’s CBD oil comes in four different potencies and five refreshing flavors, so you can find the just the right combination to fit your needs and tastes.

Another plus is that all of Penguin’s CBD oil comes from hemp farmed in Oregon, and the quality of their products is backed up with independent lab testing. This means that their CBD-infused products have zero pesticides or other harmful chemicals.

CBD Scout loved Penguin’s delicious CBD gummies , which are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. Their CBD capsules are a great option for anyone looking for convenient and portable CBD dosages. And if you’re seeking to gain the benefits of CBD applied directly to the skin, their CBD cream has the soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits you’re looking for.

Penguin is all about creating a well-informed and supportive online retail space that offers lots of in-depth information and consumer education about CBD. Their website is easy to navigate, and provides detailed information on each product. All orders ship for free (a big plus in our book!), and they have a generous 30-day return policy for all products. They also have highly responsive and friendly customer service.

Everest has made a big name for themselves in a short amount of time. That’s because they focus on quality above all else. From the quality of their products to the quality of their customer service, they’re all about providing the most satisfying experience possible.

Everest’s CBD oil is a fine example of their dedication to quality. It’s a full-spectrum blend that lives up to the “full” part. Every dose is packed with a substantial amount of other cannabinoids, including a full 2mg of THC with every dose. If you’re skeptical about that claimed amount, then you can check the lab results directly from the product page on their website.

Their oil comes in a 1500mg strength bottle, with 25mg of CBD per dose. It’s available in a mouth-watering blueberry flavor. You get free shipping with every order, and can save an additional 20% if you sign up with their subscription service.

FOCL is a premium CBD brand based out of Los Angeles and Denver. Their ultra pure CBD Drops (AKA tinctures) are delicious, highly effective, and get rave reviews from loyal customers. They have an excellent reputation for high quality ingredients, amazing flavors, and fair pricing.

FOCL CBD Drops are made with organic ingredients, non-gmo, vegan, and THC-free , so you can relax, recover, and focus with peace of mind.

In terms of taste, they are hands down one of the best we’ve tried. They have a variety of flavors and strengths to choose from. In terms of value, we highly recommend their 2000mg CBD Drops .

All FOCL products are made in the USA, GMP Certified, and are extensively tested by third party labs (test results available on FOCL’s website), so you can rest assured knowing that there are no harmful toxins, heavy metals, or pesticides in any of their products.

The team at FOCL (short for Focus) is passionate about wellness and obsessed with producing products that actually work. In addition to their top rated CBD drops, they also have premium CBD gummies, relief cream and unique wellness formulas designed specifically for Focus, Sleep, Pain Relief and Immunity. For extra savings, try one of their 3-pack bundles .

R+R Medicinals is quickly becoming one of the most trusted and popular CBD brands by proving one thing – they make the CBD that works. Using supercritical CO2 extraction on their proprietary Cherry strain of USDA Certified Organic hemp, they yield an unparalleled profile of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytonutrients in their products that translate into guaranteed performance. Their 1000mg Fresh Mint Tincture is their best seller and of incredible value at $46.99 for a Full-Spectrum product. R+R boasts impressive levels of CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, CBL, and more in their products, so you can truly feel the entourage effect. They also publish third party certificates of analysis on their site for every batch they make, so you can verify the potency and safety of their CBD products.

You will not find a higher value brand to get the most bang for your buck, and there are hundreds of 5-star ratings on Google to back it! They also offer subscriptions, free shipping, in-house customer service, loyalty rewards, and a 30-Day Risk Free Trial on all purchases.

Observer ranked Colorado Botanicals as the #1 CBD company to buy from in 2021, and after learning more about this forward-thinking brand, we understand why.

The company sets itself apart from other CBD companies in two key ways – its proprietary purification process and its intense focus on terpenes. Most CBD brands use high heat to remove chlorophyll, fats, and waxes from their products, but this approach burns off all the terpenes and other essential compounds in CBD. Instead, Colorado Botanicals uses a pharmaceutical chemical separation process that leaves terpenes intact while simultaneously removing all traces of THC.

Terpenes matter because they have a host of healing properties and, when terpenes are present with cannabinoids, receptor activity is higher, meaning more powerful CBD effects. Because Colorado Botanicals’ purification and extraction process naturally retains hemp-derived terpenes, they don’t need to add them from other plants. When terpenes are added (versus preserved), they can dilute the final product and introduce unwanted compounds, resulting in less effective CBD.

However, what really stood out was Colorado Botanicals’ transparency about the amount of terpenes in its CBD. The brand’s broad-spectrum products are tested by third-party labs (ProVerde Laboratories, SC Labs, and FESA Labs), its lab results are posted on its website, and those results show that its products actually contain terpenes. We’ve reviewed a lot of CBD companies, many of whom claim to have terpenes in their products, but it’s extremely rare to encounter a company that shows proof.

Even more impressive, its products are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2015, cGMP-compliant facility, ensuring its product offering meets the highest available standards.

Our favorite Colorado Botanicals product is the brand’s 750 mg Broad Spectrum CBD Oil , which contains 25mg of CBD per serving and comes unflavored or in a delicious peppermint flavor. The brand also sells 1,500mg and 3,000mg bottles as well as gummies, topicals, softgels, and pet products. Additionally, all Colorado Botanicals products are backed by a 60-day risk-free trial. Regardless of which item you pick, you’re getting amazing value, high quality, and a truly excellent product.

Leaf Remedys CBD oils are sub zero extracted from the highest quality organically grown Colorado hemp. The advantage of this extraction method is that a high-quality hemp plant can become a full spectrum extract without any further extractions resulting in a more preserved and purer Full Spectrum oil retaining all the natural cannabinoids and terpenes. High quality full spectrum extract is a much more promising therapeutic choice than an oil extracted using other extraction methods and chemical processing which results in a full spectrum oil more known as a distillate Full Spectrum that is not as effective as a true Full Spectrum like leaf remedys full spectrum. They also offer an Broad Spectrum oil for those with THC sensitivity or are worried about the small THC content in Full Spectrum oil due to employment reasons. The THC is removed from their Broad Spectrum oils with an organic process which preserves a lot of the cannabinoids and terpenes. Leaf Remedys is a brand dedicated to the cause and proud to offer an all-American product at a very fair price. Their oils are offered at 500mg, 1000mg, and 2000mg strengths. They also offer a 1000mg CBD gel, and 50mg Full Spectrum CBD Gummies which is one of the highest on the market.

· High quality Full and broad-spectrum oils

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Verma Farms is the highest quality CBD Oil we’ve come across, and we’ve seen a lot. The ingredients are top-notch. Everything is completely natural, organic, and use broad-spectrum CBD. Furthermore, we have no idea how they could make a CBD oil taste so good, but they did. The company brings a “Hawaiian approach” to making their CBD oils, which is shown through their fun and playful branding. They also have a deep respect for nature, as they use only sustainably grown hemp for their extracts.

The broad-spectrum CBD oil that Verma Farms produces comes in a variety of distinct formulas, with their oil pack being the most popular. These are named after their intended uses: Chill , Focus and Boost . Each is made with all-natural ingredients to help you relax, regain your mental clarity or heighten your energy levels.

If you’re looking for the highest-quality CBD oil on the market, Verma Farms is your brand.

BATCH is an extremely reputable brand that has a committed focus to highly effective products. With an obsessive attention to detail, BATCH is one of the few companies that actually controls their entire supply chain from farm to shelf. As a result, they specially craft premium products using only the finest ingredients, but without the high price tags.

Their oils are all full-spectrum and range from 500 mg all the way to 3000 mg. Try the CLARITY blend to start your day, or the CALM blend when it’s time to unwind and destress. If you find yourself staring at the ceiling at night, their most popular DREAM blend helps you blissfully drift off. Ingredients are kept to a minimum, focusing strongly on science and function, not fluff.

All products are tested for contaminants and purity by a third party lab, and even tested a second time in their internal lab. BATCH’s attention to detail has become well noticed among the industry from their consistent quality to their unique hemp board packaging. Plus, they plant a tree for every bottle that is sold!

Use code DiscoverOil for 20% off your order from Batch!

Green Roads is a Florida based CBD company manufacturing and offering natural, high-quality hemp-derived CBD products. Green Roads is on a mission to help every person find the healthiest version of themselves through the power of plants.

Green Roads CBD Oils are some of the most popular, most awarded, and most trusted in the industry! The do not contain artificial colors, flavors, and are Vegan & Gluten-free. Each sweet, flavored bottle is pharmacist-formulated, with a premium blend of hemp-derived cannabinoid extracts.

Most CBD brands only use two ingredients to make their oils: MCT oil and CBD. Green Roads has a custom formula, perfected over several years, that includes vegetable glycerin, sunflower oil, MCT oil, hemp seed oil, and more. Browse their selection of their most popular Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum oils to find the perfect CBD strength and flavor for your daily wellness routine. They also offer Free Shipping with purchases over $50.

Since 2017, Sunday Scaries has solely focused on making products for stress & anxiety. We recommend their flagship broad spectrum CBD oil tincture because of its natural & effective ingredients. Using their own proprietary blend of Broad Spectrum CBD, Vitamin D3 (the sunshine vitamin), Vitamin B12 and coconut oil, their CBD oil tincture is ideal for everyday stress management.

What’s more: Sunday Scaries’s mission to promote a “Scarefree”, worry-free life permeates throughout their business. Their 97% customer service rating is always handled in-house, by a member of their team. And since inception, Sunday Scaries has always offered a 100% lifetime money back guarantee, so there’s no buying risk.

Sunday Scaries mission is to ensure their customers never feel alone in their daily battle against anxiety. And whether through laughter, customer service or effective CBD products, they’re wholly dedicated to that cause.

As one Allure editor put it: “I put a third of a dropper (around 10 milligrams of CBD) under my tongue, waited 30 seconds, swallowed, and within 30 minutes I felt rested and calm, my breathing became regular and I felt zen within myself at an hour when my anxiety would normally be ski high.” < reference >

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In just about every compass of overall quality, including sourcing hemp, research involvement, clean and effective formulations, testing standards, certifications and much more, Medterra CBD makes it very difficult to find any gaps. Medterra has been well known for their flagship products like their CBD isolate and Broad-Spectrum products and now have Full Spectrum available making them a one stop shop for CBD needs. With 2mg of THC and a 5:1 ratio of CBD to other beneficial cannabinoids, their True Full Spectrum CBD drops are the most advanced tincture on the market. Unlike most Full Spectrum oils that contain only trace amounts of THC, Medterra’s new Full-Spectrum tinctures combine CBD with a significant amount of THC (2mg).What does that mean for you? Effects that not only kick in faster but also last much longer. This is because when you combine CBD with THC and other minor cannabinoids, you get an entourage effect that magnifies the benefits of each plant compound. If quality and effectiveness are what you are looking for, Medterra’s Full Spectrum oil is for you.

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They have a wide variety of options when it comes to oils, providing both CBD isolate, as well as broad spectrum for maximum blend of active. Their oils come in two flavors, natural and mint, and four different potencies, 300mg, 750mg, 1500mg and 3000mg. The 3000mg tincture broad spec provides the maximum therapeutic benefits, at the best value. Whether it is to provide a much-needed sense of relaxation or to help relieve issues associated with normal daily exercise and activity or even to maintain physical and mental wellbeing, daily usage will promote overall health and wellness in your everyday life.

Try The CBD is one of the most popular CBD product manufacturers online. With over 5000 glittering reviews, they are worth checking out.

At their store, you can get full-spectrum and THC-free , and most recently, broad-spectrum CBG and CBN oil as well. You can choose from a wide range of potencies, starting at 200mg to 5000mg CBD per bottle to best fit your needs.

Moreover, Try The CBD offers a special discount for specific users such as veterans, military, students, people with low income, and people with disabilities. Even if you are not eligible for this discount, you can still get their products at a reasonable price and get an excellent value for money.

This Colorado brand doesn’t take chances with quality and uses only organic hemp from sustainable sources to extract the CBD through a CO2 extraction method. On top of that, they add only natural ingredients and flavors.

An independent third-party lab carefully tests each batch of products for potency, purity, and quality, and the lab results are posted regularly on their website.

Additionally, scanning a QR code on every product takes you directly to the lab results page. Fast shipping of their products is another great thing about this brand. You can buy CBD oil from this brand without any doubt.

Sustainable Hemp source – organically grown in Colorado

Full-spectrum and THC-free CBD oil

Broad-spectrum CBG and CBN oil

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Lab-tested for quality and purity.

Nanocraft stands out from the crowd by guaranteeing specific levels of minor cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, and CBC (a rare feat in the hemp world). Several of their products are enhanced by added doses of these powerful minor cannabinoids. Their Certificates of Analysis show these impressive levels of minor cannabinoids.

Professional athletes (including Olympic snowboarders and UFC champions) as well as everyday weekend warriors are trusting Nanocraft to provide the highest level of physical and mental support. With 0% THC and organically grown hemp, Nanocraft is one of the safest and most effective brands on the market. As an added bonus, they donate a dollar from every order toward helping children in need.

Cornbread Hemp believes you deserve the best quality of life. That’s why they provide the highest quality full spectrum CBD oils in America, building on 250 years of Kentucky’s unparalleled hemp tradition. Their USDA organic CBD oils are carefully extracted to obtain CBD, minor cannabinoids, and up to 0.3% THC – the way nature intended.

Don’t settle for low-quality CBD oils made from CBD isolate or “whole plant” extract. Cornbread Hemp makes their CBD oil from hemp flowers, never the stems and leaves, or “aerial parts.” That means Cornbread Hemp doesn’t need to add flavoring to mask the taste of their CBD oils, because there’s nothing to hide!

Cornbread Hemp’s CBD oils are free of preservatives, sweeteners, GMO’s, and gluten. To ensure the highest level of safety and transparency, every item is protected by a tamper-proof holographic seal and third-party lab reports. Use code DM20 for 20% off!

five™ CBD might be a newer company, but the founders of this emerging CBD brand have been in the industry for years. five™ CBD was launched with a specific mission. To redefine full-spectrum CBD. With a belief that the CBD revolution should really be referred to as the hemp revolution, five™ has set out to show that there’s much more to hemp than CBD. The name five™ comes from the brand’s promise to use hemp’s fullest potential, as each of their products contains a 5:1 ratio of CBD to THC, CBN, CBC, and other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. This is a truly full-spectrum CBD product made the way nature intended.

five’s™ tinctures come in 1500mg, 3000mg and 6000mg tinctures available delicious flavors like in citrus, lavender and mint chocolate. Each Tincture has 60-115mg of THC depending on the milligram size you purchase!

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If you’re looking for a CBD company that thinks like you, Wild Theory CBD Co. is your place. Founded by owners of a nutritional supplement store, Wild Theory was created based on the demands of their consumers. When it comes to finding the right CBD, quality, purity, and trustworthiness are fundamental aspects — and Wild Theory delivers on all three at an affordable price!

Wild Theory CBD Co. has dug itself a foothold among top CBD competitors by producing high quality CBD that’s affordable and locally sourced. They’re able to boost their local economy while providing fresh, locally-grown organic hemp in each of their products.

Our favorite product? Check out Wild Theory’s Black Label Hemp Extract Extra (1000mg) for a full spectrum CBD oil that supports your whole health with whole-plant hemp compounds. Not only does this CBD oil pack an extra powerful dose of 1000mg of CBD, but it also includes cannabinoids, terpenes, and whole-plant compounds. Talk about a powerful Entourage Effect.

They don’t stop there, though. They’ve also created a premium line of CBD topicals , and specialized CBD+CBG and CBN oil blends that specifically target customer health concerns, like occasional pain, sleep, and anxiety.

Wild Theory CBD Co. is determined to aid in your journey towards wellness, and after trying their therapeutic products, it’s safe to say you’ll enjoy the ride.

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This doctor formulated CBD Oil Tincture will knock your socks off! Or rather, it’ll feel like you just put a pair of warm, cozy socks on right out of the dryer. Allow this carefully-crafted, cannabinoid-rich, broad-spectrum CBD oil tincture to melt away the stress of your day so you can relax and feel calmer.

This formulation consists of a unique array of organically-grown ingredients infused with beneficial terpenes. In HempFusion’s CBD Oil Tincture, you’ll find:

• Broad-spectrum CBD grown from DNA-verified heirloom hemp

• Virgin organic black cumin seed oil

• MCT oil derived from coconuts

• Organic peppermint oil

HempFusion’s doctor-created, doctor-recommended CBD tinctures, topicals, and capsules are the perfect option for everyday wellness support.

Founded by Tamra & Eddie Judge, Vena CBD offers some of the highest quality isolate and Full Spectrum CBD oils on the market. With three different strengths: 500mg, 1000mg, and 3000mg, Vena’s CBD Isolate Oils offer something for everyone whether you’re a CBD first-timer or a long-time user. Vena’s CBD Isolate Oils are praised for their neutral taste, allowing users to easily incorporate it into their daily wellness routines. With over 500 reviews Vena’s CBD Isolate Oils are a fan favorite for the brand and customers note using it for relaxation, inflammation, pain management, discomfort, and daily wellness.

For those who are interested in Full Spectrum CBD oils, Vena’s two strengths of mint-flavored Full Spectrum Oil are not only refreshingly delicious, but noticeably impactful. Offered in 1500mg and 3500mg strengths, Vena’s Full Spectrum oils offer potent levels of cannabinoids to ensure maximum benefits and are loved for their clean ingredient profile and natural mint flavor. If you’re looking for clean, natural formulas that pack a good punch – Vena’s CBD oils are for you.

Are you ready to up your CBD game? Assuming so — and the answer to that question should always be Yes! — Pure Craft CBD is the obvious go-to. This dynamic company is all about innovative, good-for-you products and offers a full selection of premium CBD oil drops, gummies, softgels, and topicals. Several things set Pure Craft apart from the crowd: advanced nano-CBD that has incredible bioavailability, all natural ingredients, and specialty formulations to support sleep, immunity, and pets. Customers consistently give Pure Craft’s products rave reviews, especially for the flavors and smooth, fast-acting results. Pure Craft CBD definitely delivers an awesome experience and excellent value.

Because of all these wonderful attributes, Pure Craft’s CBD oil drops are total standouts. Available as tinctures and water-solubles, you can choose from plenty of tantalizing tastes — like vanilla, mint, and fruit flavors — and doses. The sleep support variety features melatonin while the pet formula’s just CBD oil and MCT carrier oil. Yummy, rapid results, effective — give Pure Craft CBD oil drops a try today.

NuLeaf Naturals likes to keep things simple. This Colorado-based company grows their own organic hemp and they offer a CBD oil with just two ingredients. Their CBD oil has a strong hemp flavor, with nothing to cover up the natural earthy taste of cannabis. Even its product bottles are more functional than pretty.

However, their CBD oil checks all the boxes when it comes to quality and transparency. Because these products are highly concentrated, applications are geared toward the therapeutic, rather than mood or lifestyle enhancement.

Charlotte’s Web is one of the most recognized CBD brands out there, thanks in part to their origin story. Their high-CBD, low-THC strain was cultivated to help the Figi family treat their daughter, Charlotte, who had a severe seizure condition. Charlotte’s story has profoundly impacted the cannabis industry, and the company is still popular and beloved today.

They are sometimes dinged for being more expensive than comparable products, and for having customer service that’s a little on the slow side. However, when they do respond, their answers are always friendly, helpful and thorough.

WillowCBD is a premium CBD brand that offers high quality, Colorado-grown hemp-derived tinctures, topicals, and gummies.

All of WillowCBD’s products are developed using an organic sub-zero extraction method to produce unparalleled full spectrum CBD that is potent, clean and effective. Willow’s products are tested by a third party lab for contaminants and have certifications posted directly on their website for review.

Only full spectrum products are sold by WillowCBD in order to provide the “entourage effect”, a phenomenon that only occurs when all of the cannabinoids are present within CBD and synergistically heighten the therapeutic effects that CBD provides.

WillowCBD offers their CBD oils in 500mg, 1000mg and 2000mg dosages in natural, mint and citrus flavors. They also sell a 600mg CBD cream that comes in a fan favorite lavender scent and is touted for its soothing smell, fast absorption and calming effect. And lastly, WillowCBD also has CBD gummies available for those that are looking for a more exciting way to consume CBD and it’s one of the more potent gummies on the market coming in at 50mg per gummy.

CBDistillery cannabis has a loyal following of people who swear by their CBD oil. They offer a 99 percent pure CBD isolate that customers have used to address a number of chronic conditions. CBDistillery employees seem passionate and knowledgeable, and they offer a low-price option for first-time CBD users. The only big check against them is they don’t state where their hemp is sourced from, just that it’s grown in the U.S.

CBDfx has been one of the top brands in all of CBD since 2014. Their success can be traced back to the purity of their products. All CBDfx CBD oil is organic, American-grown (which means very strict guidelines), and extracted using ultra-clean CO2. The purity of their product is reflected in the third-party lab reports they make readily available for all of their products. So, you know you’re getting truly best-in-class CBD oil with CBDfx products.

The CBD + CBN Oil Calming Tincture is a potent blend of full spectrum CBD (that is, containing all of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant) and CBN, known as the “ultimate relaxation cannabinoid.” They complete this powerful ingredient profile with a proprietary blend of calming terpenes to create a truly remarkable relaxation tincture. Hold it under your tongue and inside 20 minutes, you’ll feel incredibly relaxed, allowing you to either drift off to a deep sleep or to simply chill out.

CBDfx’s calming tincture is available in five strengths, ranging from 500mg to a whopping 6000mg CBD. It’s priced quite reasonably for a CBD of this quality. It’s truly top-shelf stuff and we happily recommend it!

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Veritas Farms is a Florida-based company that farms and processes its hemp in Pueblo, Colorado. A publicly traded company, Veritas Farms distributes its products in over 1,500 U.S. stores thanks to major deals with Kroger, CVS and Southeastern Grocers.

Despite its large-scale production, Veritas Farms has successfully scaled to a high level of production without sacrificing quality. If you have food sensitivities or health concerns, be aware that they do have undisclosed ingredients in the CBD oil — the phrase “natural ingredients” is included on the label for flavored CBD tinctures. Inquire more about these ingredients if you have any concerns.

FOCL premium CBD Drops are ranked among the best in the industry by Healthline and get rave reviews from loyal customers. Their tinctures, AKA “CBD Drops” have an excellent reputation for high quality ingredients, amazing flavors and fair pricing.

In particular, their Orange Cream and Fresh Mint flavors are fan favorites and seem to have a cult following among wellness influencers and celebrities. They also have a Natural flavor that has no taste, which makes it perfect for mixing with coffee or your favorite smoothie.

Beyond great taste, we were very impressed with the ingredients, rich cannabinoid profile and extensive third party testing. It’s obvious that FOCL doesn’t cut corners and goes above and beyond to produce the best products possible. Here are a few key things to know about their CBD Drops.

● True Broad Spectrum (test results show a robust profile of minor cannabinoids)

● USA hemp farmed using organic and sustainable practices

● Organic MCT Oil (from coconuts)

● Ultra clean natural flavors

● Naturally sweetened with Stevia

● 300m, 1000mg and 2000mg options

● Extensive 3rd party test results published on their website

● Produced in an FDA approved food grade facility

● Clearly marked glass dropper for easy and accurate dosing

● They taste amazing. No grassy aftertaste.

The team at FOCL (short for Focus) is passionate about wellness and obsessed with producing products that actually work. In addition to their top rated CBD drops, they also have premium CBD gummies and very unique wellness formulas designed specifically for Focus, Sleep and Immunity. One of the things that makes FOCL truly unique is their use of popular botanicals and adaptogens such as Lions Mane, Ashwagandha and Valerian Root.

Stigma is a family-owned cannabis company that was formed around a simple but succinct belief in the wellness that CBD imparts into everyday life. While Stigma offers a robust range of CBD product lines to suit nearly all tastes and needs, the full spectrum CBD Mint Oil was both the first product Stigma introduced and remains a best-selling item today. Stigma’s CBD Mint Oil has remained so popular that the product has been continually innovated and enhanced to meet the needs of the brand’s growing client base. The botanical “power couple” of CBD and mint has remained the stable core of these products since the beginning– CO2 extracted and organically cultivated hemp concentrate combined with the cool, smooth essence of mint. Recently, Stigma has added a high dosage version of 3000mg to the roster alongside more traditional 600mg and 1200mg types. While the milligram amount of full spectrum extract has been more than doubled in this new version, the soothing mint flavor remains unchanged and dominates the flavor in a most pleasant way. Customers of all ages and ways of life love this product, and you will too!

Joy Organics is still fairly new to the CBD scene, but they’re working on making a name for themselves. This family-run company is based in Fort Collins, Colorado, and they produce high-quality, great-tasting CBD oils.

Their CBD oil is sourced from hemp that is grown and processed in the U.S. and verified by stringent testing to create extremely effective full-spectrum supplements. Their oil is THC-free, and they offer friendly customer service.

Founded in 2018, Mission Farms CBD has established itself as a provider of quality CBD products. This is an Oregon-based brand that controls its products through each manufacturing step, starting with growing their own hemp in Oregon’s dry climate, east of the Cascades, to hand-harvesting and pressing.

The CBD is safely extracted via the ethanol extraction method. The only thing we wish they offered is free shipping.

Big Sky Botanicals offers two distinct oil-based tinctures that caught our attention. Like many companies, they offer both a THC-containing full-spectrum offering and a THC-free option. However, their THC-free option sets them apart.

Instead of opting for a much less effective CBD isolate based product, their THC-free tincture utilizes a broad-spectrum formula which contains minor cannabinoids as well as a complete terpene profile.

Both tinctures offer stellar results, come in both 750mg and 1500mg potencies, and are backed by batch-level lab reports. We found the orange-flavored broad-spectrum and the mint-flavor full-spectrum varieties to provide a solid bang for your buck and offer comparable results.

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Frequently Asked Questions about CBD Oil

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical compound naturally found in the genus of plants known as cannabis. It belongs to a larger family of compounds known as cannabinoids.

Are there any benefits to taking CBD oil?

The research surrounding CBD is currently ongoing, so there aren’t a lot of conclusive studies yet. So that means no real claims can be made as towards benefits. However, the results have been extremely promising so far.

Does CBD get you high?

No, taking CBD will not make you high. Contrary to some confusion surrounding the topic, it doesn’t produce any sort of psychoactive effects like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

What’s the difference between CBD and THC?

CBD and THC are both compounds commonly found in cannabis. THC is known for its psychoactive effects. Meanwhile, CBD does not have any effect on a user’s mental state. CBD is often considered the opposite of THC, as it restores the body back to homeostasis and sobers the mind.

Hemp and marijuana are two different strains of cannabis. Hemp has higher levels of CBD, while marijuana has stronger concentrations of THC. This makes hemp a more hardy and versatile plant. Aside from CBD products, it is also used to produce textiles, clothing, fuel, food products, bioplastics, and a range of other materials and goods.

In the United States, CBD is legal at the federal level. That means it can be produced and distributed across the country as long as it’s made with USDA-certified hemp. Yet, some states have more stringent laws than others, particularly when it comes to THC levels. The vast majority of states are friendly towards CBD products, though.

It varies even more on a global level. There are still many countries where CBD oil is restricted to only medical use or outright banned entirely. That’s why it’s a safe idea to check before travelling outside of the country with CBD products in your luggage.

Do I need a prescription for CBD oil?

In most cases the answer is no, you do not need a prescription to take CBD. However, there are still a small handful of states that require you to have a medical prescription or join a program in order to purchase CBD products.

How do you take CBD oil?

CBD oil can be taken in a number of different ways. Some people simply take it orally via a dropper, and hold it under their tongue for about 60 seconds before swallowing. Other people mix it into their food and drink to make it more palatable. The only drawback to the latter is that it takes longer to enter your bloodstream, and you might not absorb quite as much CBD in the end.

How much CBD should I take?

Everybody reacts differently to CBD, so there really isn’t a universal dosing recommendation. The best approach is taking the suggested serving size and then adjusting it to suit your needs. Some people need a stronger dose than others to achieve the effects they desire.

Where can I buy CBD oil?

The most reliable place to buy CBD oil is online. Most brands sell their products directly from their website. They also frequently offer special deals and discounts exclusive to their online stores, making it one of the most cost effective routes.

CBD oil can also be bought in many physical locations across the country. This includes convenience stores, pharmacies, gas stations, vape shops, health and wellness stores, and many other brick-and-mortar retail stores.

How do I store CBD oil?

CBD oil should be stored in a safe place away from any heat, moisture, or direct sunlight. For most people this would be a cabinet in their kitchen or bathroom, or a dry pantry. Overall it’s best to keep it somewhere that stays around or below 70 degrees Fahrenheit on average. This will keep the oil from degrading too quickly.

Some people in warmer and more humid climates tend to store their CBD oil in their refrigerator. This is another solid option, although it may cause the oil to thicken over time. If that ever happens, you can just run the outside of the bottle under a tap until it regains its original consistency.

Does CBD oil expire?

Yes, CBD oil has a shelf life. It is typically between 12-24 months, with the latter being the usual case if the oil is properly stored. Thankfully CBD oil doesn’t become toxic if it spoils, but it will lose most of its potency.

Is CBD oil vegan friendly?

A majority of CBD oils are vegan, but not all of them are. So if you adhere to a vegan diet, it’s best to check the list of ingredients first before making a purchase.

What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is a form of CBD extract in which only the cannabidiol remains after it is processed and distilled. It’s often the preferred form of CBD for people who want to be certain that there’s zero THC in the products they consume.

What is full-spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum is another type of CBD extract. It retains the full spectrum of compounds found in hemp, including the THC. Some people prefer it because it creates an “entourage effect” which makes the various compounds even stronger than they would be isolated.

What is broad-spectrum CBD?

Broad-spectrum is a form of CBD extract that’s between CBD isolate and full-spectrum. While it removes all traces of THC entirely, it still keeps the other beneficial compounds such as terpenes, phytocannabinoids, and flavonoids.

Will CBD make me fail a drug test?

It depends upon the type of CBD. Full-spectrum has a chance of causing complications with drug tests, as it still contains around a 0.3% amount of THC. CBD isolates and broad-spectrum CBD should be safe, on the other hand.

Can I vape CBD oil?

There are quite a few brands that make CBD oil that can also be used in vaporizer devices. These oils tend to have vegetable glycerin as a carrier, instead of MCT oil or hemp seed oil.

Before you make any purchasing decisions, keep in mind that CBD works differently for everyone, and while many people talk about the potential health and wellness benefits of hemp extracts, there’s no scientific consensus. CBD clinical research is still in its infancy.

Many people love how the products make them feel, but you should be careful if you are trying to self-treat a serious condition. If you do have a serious medical condition, we recommend speaking to your doctor to see if these products are right for you.

Lastly, if you are looking to improve your health and energy you need to look at sleep as well. There are lots of way to improve your sleep . According to studies better sleep can lead to better concentration, more energy, faster metabolism and lower inflammation. All in all, good sleep will help you get the most out of the products above and set you up for long-term success on your health journey.

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Harlequin

Harlequin is a sativa marijuana strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD. This strain provides clear-headed effects and the ability to relax without sedation or intoxication. Harlequin is a descendant of Colombian Gold, a Nepali indica, and Thai and Swiss landrace strains. Harlequin’s high levels of CBD make this strain one of the most effective strains for the treating pain and anxiety, as CBD can counteract THC’s paranoia while amplifying its painkilling properties. This strain features flavors that range from earthy musk to sweet mango.

Harlequin is a sativa marijuana strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD. This strain provides clear-headed effects and the ability to relax without sedation or intoxication. Harlequin is a descendant of Colombian Gold, a Nepali indica, and Thai and Swiss landrace strains. Harlequin’s high levels of CBD make this strain one of the most effective strains for the treating pain and anxiety, as CBD can counteract THC’s paranoia while amplifying its painkilling properties. This strain features flavors that range from earthy musk to sweet mango.

THC-0 Harlequin

Harlequin is a sativa hemp strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD. This strain provides clear-headed effects and the ability to relax without sedation or intoxication. Harlequin is a descendant of Columbian Gold, a Nepali indica, and Thai and Swiss landrace strains. Harlequin’s high levels of CBD make this strain one of the most effective strains for the treating pain and anxiety, as CBD can counteract THC’s paranoia while amplifying its painkilling properties. This strain features flavors that range from earthy musk to sweet mango.

Given that THC-O is much more potent than Delta-9, it has excellent potential to help you with what THC already does.

CBD Flower Information:

Type: Sativa leaning hybrid
Lineage: Colombian Gold x Thai
Aroma: Spice, Sweet, Wood
Feeling: Energy, focus, creative

Cannabinoid Profile & Potency levels:
72.01% Max Delta 0
9.72% Max Delta 8
82.49% Max Cannabinoids
No detectable delta-9 THC (Legal limit is 0.3%)

HARLEQUIN (INDOOR) CBD Hemp Flower

HARLEQUIN (INDOOR) – This beautiful Sativa-dominant hemp strain is one of the most visually stunning hemp flowers available. The buds are a good size with medium to hard density. Boasting a bright green color and covered in orange hairs, The Harlequin emits a funky, hazy scent. The smell is loud and.

HARLEQUIN (INDOOR) – This beautiful Sativa-dominant hemp strain is one of the most visually stunning hemp flowers available. The buds are a good size with medium to hard density. Boasting a bright green color and covered in orange hairs, The Harlequin emits a funky, hazy scent. The smell is loud and gets even better when you pinch the buds. The buds are sticky, fresh, and contain just over 17% CBD per gram. The taste is sweeter than the smell. Providing a pleasant smoke that has a smooth pine taste on the front end, followed by a mild, sweet orange-citrus undertone. Effects are felt almost immediately with a slight heaviness behind the eye. The Harlequin is strong enough to numb the body, but also has a tendency to provide a bit of mental clarity. This strain is recommended to reduce stress, and provide general relief throughout the day.

Density: Medium-Hard

Primary Terpenes: β-Myrcene, Alpha-Bisabolol, Alpha-Humulene (2.24% Terpenes)

Primary Aromas: Pine, Gas, Orange, Floral

Smell Profile: The Harlequin emits a funky, hazy scent. The smell is loud and gets even better when you pinch the buds. It’s musky smell is not a reliable prequel to the sweet pine taste.

Taste Profile: Providing a pleasant smoke that has a smooth pine taste on the front end, followed by a mild, sweet orange-citrus undertone.

Preferred Time of Use: Morning / DayTime

Phenotype: Sativa-Dominant

Total Cannabinoids Analyzed – 19.95%

Total CBD – 17.53%

THCa – .04%

THC ( Δ- 9) – .25%

Harvested: Summer 2021

*Expect size and color of pieces to vary

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CBD Oil for Pets, Dogs, Cats, Horses, Sheeps, Cows, and More

Discount Animal Products provides the best quality CBD Oil for your pets, dogs, cats, horses, sheeps, cows, and more. Discount Animal Products offers the lowest and best price in Australia.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil for Pets

The cannabis plant has been used for a number of applications throughout history, stretching back to ancient times. In recent times it has made a comeback, due to it’s versatility in what it can be used for. Hemp fibre is used to make textiles, building materials and food. Marijuana is used to make medicines or to get high. Both of these come from the cannabis plant.

So what is CBD oil then?

CBD oil is typically extracted from the hemp plant. Firstly, CBD oil will not get you high! CBD oil is not psychoactive (psychoactive substances affect the way you think and feel, so they can affect the way you behave). THC (tetrahydocannabinol) is a psychoactive compound that comes from marijuana, which is where the confusion comes from. CBD oil is, in a nutshell, all of the goodness from the cannabis plant, without the THC. It has been vastly studied and researched in recent times. If you hear someone talking about therapeutic benefits of cannabis, chances are that they are talking about CBD oil.

What are the common uses of CBD oil for pets?

CBD oil is used with a number of animals, including cats, dogs, horses, sheep, cows and more.

CBD Oil Benefits for Animals

Animal owners have reported benefits such as reduced anxiety, apparent reduction of pain, relief from arthritis, reduced inflammation, prevention or recovery from cancer, helping with seizures and epilepsy, and more. You can read some testimonials from animal owners below.

“Since starting on CBD oil, Chester’s skin has cleared up so much. We no longer have regular courses of steroids and antibiotics. It’s honestly been the most amazing thing for us.” – Stacey, owner of 5 year old English Staffy, “Chester”. Chester suffered with dermatitis on and off for many years.

“I wholeheartedly believe that CBD is the reason my 21 year old thoroughbred is still with us. The change in him has been remarkable. We no longer use any other joint supplements at all.” – Fiona, owner of 21 year old thoroughbred horse, “Sally”, who has suffered from chronic arthritis since age 15.

“We have CBD oil to thank for saving our girl. Cancer is a horrible thing to watch a pet go through, and the chemo drugs were so toxic for her. We are so, so thankful that we discovered CBD.” – Geoff, owner of eight year old Boxer, “Tess”. Tess was diagnosed with lymphoma at age six.

“Tizzie was such a stressy cat before we started her on CBD. She frequently had urine infections from stressing out over everything. Always antisocial and withdrawn, since the time we adopted her from our local rescue. CBD has been the best thing for her.” – Sam, owner of 6 year old cat.

You can view more information and purchase our premium CBD oil here, CBD Hemp Oil

Pot for pets? What happened when terminally-ill Muttley took cannabis oil

In September last year, Muttley’s human parents Tim* and Tina* got the worst news possible. Their beloved 12 year-old American staffordshire terrier cross was dying.

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He’d been diagnosed with cancer earlier that year, and after rounds of chemo and five surgeries, the vet said there was nothing more they could do for him.

“He was extremely lethargic. He’d sleep 20, 22 hours a day and wanted to be left alone, didn’t want to go outside. Basically, getting towards the point of he was going to die,” Tim told Hack.

“In October we said goodbye to him. We were going away and we didn’t think he’d survive the week,” Tina said. “The only other option would have been putting him down, because he didn’t have any quality of life.”
Chemo was having a terrible effect on Muttley.

“He got really sick, he lost ten kilos and started urinating blood and the vet said that’s pretty much it. He probably has weeks to live, if he’s lucky,” Tim said.

To ease Muttley’s discomfort, the vet suggested Tim and Tina try something a little bit controversial – medicinal cannabis oil.

The couple was sceptical at first.

I thought I’d heard it all, until I’d heard that.”

“But then I thought, if he can’t take traditional medicine, if it makes him feel sick – he was vomiting and he would do this really sad thing where he would bury his nose in his paws and rub his head in the grass,” Tina said.

“You could tell he was really in pain and that was a sign that he was nauseous. So I thought, what do we have to lose? We might as well try it.”

They got him some low-dose cannabis oil. and noticed a change within days.

“He’s put ten kilos back on, he’s pain-free, he’s hyperactive, he’s energetic, he’s loving life, and he has a huge appetite,” Tim said.

In some ways, Muttley’s turned into a typical stoner.

I guess he gets the dog munchies.”

“He does tend to get the munchies, even after his second dinner. He follows me to the fridge and he absolutely loves ice-cream,” Tim said.

“For some reason, this is a new taste he’s developed after we’ve given him the hemp oil. He absolutely devours an entire bowl of ice-cream.”

“After taking medicinal marijuana, he wants to be around everybody, he wants to play, and sometimes at midnight he gets his toys and he wants to play with his toys even though everybody else wants to go to bed,” Tim laughed.

‘For use in humans only’

The thing is, no cannabis products have been approved for use in animals. In fact, the Therapeutic Goods Administration – the regulatory body responsible for giving medicines for humans a tick or a flick – actively warns against cannabis use in pets.

“Some substances that are relatively benign in humans can be highly toxic to dogs and/or cats,” a spokeswoman for the TGA told Hack.

“Cannabis cultivated and manufactured into medicinal cannabis products is for use in humans only. It should not be provided to pets.”

Pet owners may be tempted to provide black market medicinal cannabis products to pets. This should never be done.”

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But veterinarians have the discretion to prescribe human medicines to pets, if they think it’ll help, and certain very-low dose hemp oils, like the ones you may see at market stalls, can legally be sold in Australia.

“The reason they’re legal is that they have such a low concentration to be legal so they can’t be abused. They may well be safe, but we also don’t know that they’re effective,” practicing vet and member of the Australian Veterinary Association, Phil Brain, said.

He cautioned pet owners against seeing medicinal cannabis as the silver bullet for their sick pets.

“There are many more conventional products that can be used to improve well-being and appetite,” he told Hack.

“The AVA remains open to the possibility of these drugs, we welcome further research. It’s probably just at this time, the unquestioning acceptance of the products is premature.”

Phil said he’s much more likely to see pets get sick from accidentally accessing their owner’s stash.

“They come in with quite profound signs of toxicity, ranging from being spaced out, but often including seizuring, they’re wobbly and they’re quite neurologically affected.

In some cases that toxicity can be fatal.”

He says the same kind of medicinal cannabis trials that have been conducted on humans should be done on animals.

“We keep an open mind I suppose, but veterinary science is a science and accordingly the AVA are advocates for only using products that have been thoroughly tested,” Phil said.

Aussie company taking Europe by storm

Could we see approved cannabis-based product for pets on the Australian market soon?

It’s not a medication, but Australian-listed company, Creso Pharma, has registered a hemp-based product that you can feed your pets to help them with chronic stress and ageing. That’s been registered through the European Union’s regulatory body, called the European Feed Material Registry.

“The European regulations are a bit more open, so we’re starting in Europe,” David Russell from Creso Pharma told Hack.

Next step: getting the product into Australia on a trial basis.

“That’s probably the first path for us, to get some product into the country through a TGA approval for research purposes so they can have some experience with it,” David said.

Cannabis is a good option [for pets], but we need to gather some local evidence.”

David admitted Australia had been slow off the mark when it comes to utilising medicinal cannabis, but he said it’s “for the right reasons”.

“There are about 5 million dogs – that’s about 40 per cent of households in Australia – and they’re part of the family. They’re a very important part of people’s lives, and we want to make sure we give them something safe,” he said.

The product will launch in Europe later this year, and there’s still a question mark over when we could see it in Australia.

A last resort

Tim and Tina didn’t regret their decision for a second.

Muttley is a much-loved member of the family, and his human parents would do anything to make his last days bearable.

You would do that for anyone, you’d try and make them comfortable.”

“I mean, his prognosis is terminal and all it’s done is make him comfortable for however long he’s got to live,” Tina said.

“I just think, give it a go if there’s no other option.”

Phil’s approach was a bit more cautious.

“I would say to those pet owners to see the veterinarian and have a long chat about conventional medication, discuss using alternative medication as an option.”

How CBD oil can help dogs with cancer

Despite all that we do to support the health of our beloved dogs, cancer is still a common diagnosis. Types of cancer in dogs include canine lymphoma, melanoma, mast cell tumors, bone cancer, hemangiosarcoma, and mammary cancer.

Although CBD alone will not cure cancer, and it is not a miracle drug, CBD can be an excellent supplemental treatment for dogs undergoing cancer treatment regimens. While CBD cannot remove or get rid of a cancerous tumor, in some cases, it has been known to slow the growth of cancer cells and may work effectively in tandem with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Additionally, CBD can improve the quality of life for a pet who is diagnosed with cancer.

CBD can help ease the pain, inflammation, anxiety, nausea, and seizures that dogs with cancer may experience. Some dogs with a loss of appetite improve with regular CBD use. CBD can be a palliative option for aging pets whose owners decide that extensive and invasive treatment isn’t the right choice.

Do veterinarians recommend CBD for cancer in dogs?

For a multi-faceted approach that combines natural CBD oil with conventional cancer treatments, you may want to consult an integrative veterinarian. An integrative vet is very likely to be familiar with the benefits of CBD and knowledgeable about how to optimize its use in tandem with other treatments. Because except in the state of California, veterinarians are prohibited from initiating conversations about CBD, you’ll need to ask about adding CBD to your dog’s cancer treatment plan.

What does CBD do for dogs with cancer?

Like every mammal, your dog has an endocannabinoid system, which is a series of receptors throughout the body that modulate things like pain, anxiety, and nausea. By interacting with the dog’s endocannabinoid system, mimicking the effects of cannabinoids that naturally occur in the body, CBD can help to effectively manage many different types of pain to provide relief.

CBD is a great way to reduce arthritis and other and aches pains caused by inflamed body parts that can be brought on by cancer.

Certain types of cancer may also bring on seizures, which can be extremely distressing to witness. CBD is a known compound that can help reduce the duration, number, and severity of seizures in humans and dogs. Minimizing seizures can be a very compelling reason to add CBD to your dog’s cancer treatment plan.

Does CBD help with a dog’s cancer pain?

Pain and inflammation can be side effects of cancer treatment or a symptom of the progression of the disease itself. Pain management is almost always a crucial part of how to treat cancer in dogs. You will want to ask your veterinarian about adding CBD to your pain management plan, but it can be a way to add another layer of relief, naturally and without side effects.

Pet CBD is not the same as medical marijuana

While many humans with cancer turn to medical marijuana, it’s important to know that the THC in marijuana is toxic to dogs, so it’s crucial to choose CBD with less than 0.3% THC. Quality pet CBD from a reputable source will be made from the hemp cannabis Sativa plant, which is naturally high in cannabinoids, but has almost no THC and is legal in all states.

How do you treat dogs’ cancer with CBD?

To address the side effects of cancer and treatments, give your pet CBD consistently. Typically, relief will be best achieved by dosing twice a day. The usual dosing guidelines are to offer 1 – 5 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight twice a day, but dosage amounts can vary quite a bit from one situation to the next. It may be necessary to experiment to find the right amount, and how often to give.

What is the best CBD oil for dogs with cancer?

CBD for dogs is available in many convenient forms. CBD oils can be given from a dropper directly into the mouth, added to food, dropped on a treat, or rubbed into bare skin or inside the ears. CBD for dogs is also available in hemp CBD biscuits, capsules, honey with CBD, and topical hemp CBD ointments.

There are three categories of CBD to consider for dogs with cancer: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. Each has its benefits, and the ideal choice will depend on your pup’s situation.

Full-spectrum CBD for dogs: For dogs with healthy appetites, full-spectrum CBD is the best choice because it contains the highest levels of beneficial plant matter, including cannabinoids and terpenes, that can boost the effectiveness of CBD. However, this plant matter can make the CBD have a grassy taste that may be off-putting to dogs experiencing nausea or a poor appetite.

CBD isolate for dogs with cancer: At the other end of the spectrum is CBD isolate, which is pure CBD and the most refined option. It contains no plant matter, so it has no flavor, making it a good choice for the pickiest pets. Some people choose isolates because they are pure CBD and they contain no THC.

Broad-spectrum CBD for dogs: Broad-spectrum CBD is the middle ground; it still contains just enough plant material and terpenes for an entourage effect but has a mild taste. Both the full-spectrum and distillate options have virtually no THC (less than 0.3%) and the CBD isolate lacks THC completely, making all options non-psychoactive.

Make sure you buy CBD from a reputable company that conducts and shares third-party lab test results. Review these materials to be sure that the CBD you’re offering your dog contains the stated amount of CBD, 0.3% THC or less, and is free from pesticides and heavy metals so you can be sure you’re giving your pup the best opportunity for natural relief with hemp CBD.

Are there other natural supplements for dogs with cancer?

Turkey Tail Mushroom supplements are another natural option for augmenting cancer treatments. This mushroom has been used medicinally for centuries in many cultures, and there is promising research pointing toward its use in helping animals with cancer. Because neither CBD nor mushroom supplements have known side effects, adding both of them may be beneficial for supporting your dog’s health while living with cancer.

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Please note, we cannot provide health recommendations for individual animals and we are not veterinarians. Please contact your dog or cat’s veterinarian with any health concerns you may have.

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CBD Oil Review: Trim Healthy Naturals

I haven’t seen many Trim Healthy Naturals CBD oil reviews yet (from the Trim Healthy Mama line of products), so hopefully, this one will help if you’re on the fence about whether or not to give it a try.

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Over the past year or two, I’ve tried one other CBD oil for anxiety, and I couldn’t use it consistently (more on that a little later). I like the Trim Healthy Naturals brand better for several reasons.

If you don’t want this particular CBD oil for whatever reason, there are a lot of others on Amazon to experiment with and read reviews on. I haven’t personally tried any that I see listed there, though.

Please note that I’m not a doctor. I can’t tell you if this is safe for you or make any kind of medical claims or promise that CBD will cure anything. I’m simply sharing information and my experience.

Please check with your doctor before you try any supplements, including CBD oil. And if you’re already on medication for anxiety and/or depression, please don’t try to swap them out for CBD oil without a medical professional’s guidance.

Using CBD Oil for Anxiety

I started out using CBD oil for anxiety–that’s why I became interested in it in the first place. I generally sleep well these days, so I didn’t really need it for that.

There was the additional benefit of inflammation reduction that caught my attention, too, but that wouldn’t have been enough to make me buy it. I got it for general and social anxiety, and depression.

Regardless of brand, I’ve always found that CBD oil helps with anxiety that’s still trying to get out of control even when I’m eating well, exercising, etc.

I wasn’t completely, 100% in love with the first CBD oil I had, so I decided to try the Trim Healthy Naturals one. It’s reasonably priced and had just been released, so I went for it after listening to the podcasts Pearl and Serene did about it.

The biggest reason I was ready to jump ship and leave the old brand was probably the fact that I’d bought the big bottle (after trying the smaller one) and it was next to impossible to open. Anxiety-inducing anxiety treatment. Huh. Not impressed. The Trim Healthy Naturals one is delightfully easy to open. I still use the old one sometimes and I’m going to use it up, but I’m not going back again.

Trim Healthy Naturals CBD Oil Review

I promised you a Trim Healthy Naturals hemp, or CBD, oil review in another post, so here we go! This isn’t sponsored, by the way. I’m not affiliated with Trim Healthy Mama or Trim Healthy Naturals in any way. I just wanted to share what I’ve felt and learned so far.

I’ve been using it daily for several weeks now. On some days, I took it twice a day; on other days, I only took it once. You really have to play around with it to see how it affects your body. Everyone won’t have the same experience.

The First Few Days

I didn’t know if I was going to be able to take the Trim Healthy Mamas hemp oil supplement once I was a couple of days in. I don’t know if anyone else has experienced what I did, but I got smacked with a fresh round of depression.

I knew it was probably because I’d introduced this, so I decided to hang on for 7-10 days (a number of days I plucked out of the air since I have no idea if there’s normally an “adjustment period” to stuff like this).

I’m so glad I did.

After Adjusting

Once I made it through a few days, maybe a week, of feeling more depressed than usual, I started to feel like Trim Healthy Naturals CBD oil was the missing piece to my mental health puzzle. Side effects and other things I noticed:

  • I’m laughing more. Like, for real. Not just a chuckle here and there.
  • My emotions seem more stable.
  • Things don’t get to me so much.
  • Everything seems easier, so I’m more productive. I imagine this is how anxiety-free (and depression-free) people operate normally.
  • My mind is much clearer. I can trust myself to remember and think through things well. For the longest time, I’ve depended on other people (mostly my husband) and Google for memory, no joke. It bothered me, but my mind was so foggy, I didn’t trust it.
  • I sleep better. Not so deeply that I won’t wake up if my kid needs me or something happens, but it’s probably much more restorative sleep. I had some weird dreams for a while! I was taking it closer to bedtime then, though.
  • I have more energy throughout the day. I’ve struggled with fatigue for as long as I can remember. I still get tired in the afternoons if I didn’t go to bed early enough the night before or I haven’t been eating nutritious food, but I feel good, longer, and with less effort (I don’t have to micromanage my sleep/diet as much, even though I do have to pay attention to them).
  • PMS was virtually nonexistent last time.
  • I can focus .

The Flavor

I’m not a huge fan of the flavor. I get that it’s trying to be nice and taste like berries, but it tastes a little like a diluted wine cooler mixed with an earthiness. A lot of people seem to like it, and it’s not bad. But if they introduce new flavors, I’ll try those before I buy another berry-flavored one. Either way, it’s worth it.

I will say that I’m glad they tried to make it taste good, at least. I can sort of imagine how it would be without the berry flavor and it’d be a lot less pleasant.

The Strength

There are 300 mg of CBD in each 30 ml bottle. If you take a full 1 ml dose, you get 10 mg of CBD. For reference, I don’t take more than .75 ml. I started at .50 ml.

How to Use It

Easy, peasy. Decide what time of day you want to try it and how much you want to take. Fill the dropper up to that mark, then drop the oil under your tongue. Hold it there for at least 30 seconds, then swallow.

Because this has added herbs for female hormonal balance, it may not be the best choice during pregnancy. There will be another one coming out that does not have these herbs that may or may not be safe for pregnancy (ask your doctor or midwife). That said–and again, ask your doctor to be sure–you should be safe to take it when you’re trying to conceive and while you’re breastfeeding, according to the research THM shared.

The Packaging and Shipping

Shipping was fast! I got it in just a few days. The notification that it had shipped went out within just a couple of hours.

The oil comes in a beautiful opaque black bottle with a black dropper lid. It has a black label with the turquoise Trim Healthy Mamas butterfly on it.

I’m sure the opacity is helpful for maintaining the integrity of the product, but it’s hard to see how much oil you have left. I have no idea if I need to reorder soon or not. That’s the only criticism I have of the packaging.

Benefits of CBD Oil

According to Trim Healthy Mama and my personal experience:

  • You can use CBD oil for anxiety and depression management.
  • It can help with inflammation and pain management.
  • It’s been known to help with seizures (I haven’t used it for this, personally, but I’ve heard of a lot of cases where CBD/hemp oil helped with seizures)
  • It may help cognitive function (THM mentions Alzheimers and ADHD, but my cognitive function improvements came from clearing the anxiety and depression)
  • It can help you get better, more restful sleep.

It’s Good for Pain (Muscle Pain, at Least)

I’m adding this into the review later because I just ran out of my second bottle of Trim Healthy Naturals CBD oil and haven’t ordered more yet.

Apparently, this does wonders for recovery and muscle soreness post-workout. I’ve been working out for weeks without feeling rundown and overly sore. These were the same workouts I used to have a hard time doing several days in a row. When I started them back up, no problems. I felt great. I would be sore the next day, but I felt energized more than drained.

I started running low on my CBD oil and started skimping on the doses. I’d take a little less sometimes or only take it once per day instead of twice. Then I stopped for several days (have to order more). I’ve been doing the same types of workouts but my body feels like it’s been hit by a truck.

I have more tension in my upper body, which leads to more headaches. I feel that weird dehydrated-no-matter-what-I-do feeling that happens when I overexert myself. My legs are so sore, I don’t want to get up and walk around. I’m a mess. Lol

I had no idea the CBD oil was doing that for my pain. I knew it was supposed to be good for pain in general, but this is a shocking amount of difference. I haven’t even been using BCAAs for post-workout hydration and recovery because I haven’t felt like I needed them. Now I do.

Any CBD Oil Side Effects?

During the time I was getting used to the Trim Healthy Naturals CBD oil especially, I only had one unwanted side effect, other than the depression I mentioned: I couldn’t stay asleep at night.

The sleep I got in between wake-ups felt deep and restorative, but I woke up a few times per night. I don’t really have that problem anymore, even when I take it close to bedtime. I’ve cut back to taking it once per day and I usually take that between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Worth noting: Due to some chatter in the Facebook group, I can’t say for sure that this won’t show up on a drug test. It’s not illegal to use, but if you’re subject to random drug tests at work, it might save you some hassle to skip this product for now (copaiba’s not the same and doesn’t work the same for me, but it might make a good alternative).

How Is This Hemp Oil Different?

I can’t say enough about this CBD oil for anxiety, sleep, mood, clear-headedness, energy, and how balanced I feel. The other one I tried did help with those things, but it was more of a roller coaster ride than this one.

I could only take the other one a few days in a row before I started to feel hungover, sluggish, and unproductive. My brain fog would lift until I hit that point, and then it’d be back with a vengeance.

The other brand is good, but I had to be more vigilant about keeping up with my energy levels and mood so I’d know when to start skipping days again to maintain the benefits without crossing over into negative side effect territory.

What About the Herbs?

The herbs are organic clary sage, lavender, lemongrass, and passion flower.

Note: Serene and Pearl recently (as of early February 2019) found out the supplier had been putting sage–not clary sage–in the formula. Not sure if they’ll correct it, make a separate formula, or what since it’s working so well for so many people with the sage in there. They do caution that if you’re breastfeeding and struggling with milk supply, you may want to hold off on this formula and take the plain CBD oil (coming soon) until you’re done breastfeeding.

I can’t say whether the other brand of oil helped with my PMS symptoms because I had to take it off and on and that was hard to track, but I’ve taken the Trim Healthy Naturals brand every day and did notice a marked difference in how “normal” PMS was compared to my round of PMS this time.

I didn’t get cramps before my period started. I didn’t have the crazy mood swings. The cravings were minimal. In fact, if I hadn’t had a cycle tracker on my phone, my period would’ve totally taken me by surprise. I was just humming right along in life, feeling normal. That’s probably got more to do with the herbs than the CBD oil itself, but I’m sure it contributes, too.

Is This the Best CBD Oil?

I’m tempted to say yes because I can’t imagine having a better experience. I’ve only tried two, though, so it’s not fair for me to say. Is this the best CBD/hemp oil for me right now? Yes. Absolutely. I will buy it again and have no plan to look elsewhere for CBD oil for my anxiety (or muscle pain).

I wish I didn’t have to buy this CBD oil online because it’s hard to see when you’re running low and ordering online takes a little planning, but at least the shipping is fast.

UPDATE. I found a different CBD oil I actually like more (the orange flavor tastes like candy!). It’s the Soul CBD brand. I wasn’t a fan of the watermelon-mint flavor, just FYI. Haven’t tried mint or lemon-lime. Can’t wait to try a bath bomb, even though I’m not a bath girl.

Is the Trim Healthy Mamas CBD oil still good? Absolutely, I still recommend it. I just moved on from it when I got curious about the Soul CBD one because of the flavor and found that it works a little better for me.

Ready For Another 48 Hour THM Sale? Starts 9-15!

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September 13, 2020 by Dawn Yoder

Who loves a good sale? I know I do! THM has another 48-hour sale going on, starting Tuesday, September 15 and going through the 16th. I’ve got details (including prices this time) and links for you below so get your shopping list ready!

This sale line up has some of your favorite dry products, like Baking Blend and the best oat fiber around, CBD products, accessories, and more!

As always, the sale starts in the wee hours of the morning at an unspecified time. I’ve included links below to the products on sale with prices (as of the time of publication of this post).

Now’s a great time to stock up or even bless someone else, if you can!

The following links are affiliate links with the THM store. If you click on one and order, I receive a small commission on qualifying purchases. This helps keep things cooking in the OSM kitchen so I can continue to provide you with delicious, healthy, THM-friendly FREE recipes and I’m ever so grateful! If you prefer not to use affiliate links, no hard feelings. Just scroll to the bottom of the post for a non-affiliated link to the THM store.

Dry Products

Baking Blend – 16oz: reg $8.99/sale $6.99/$2 off

Oat Fiber – 16oz: reg $7.49/sale $6.99/$.50 cents off (this is the BEST oat fiber, in my opinion. No weird funky cardboard taste!)