CBD Instead of Ibuprofen?

Pain from inflammation affects millions of adults at some point in their lives and can become chronic ailments which interfere with the daily quality of life.  Over the counter and anti-inflammatory prescription medications are readily available and commonly used to manage pain caused be inflammation.   The most common of these medications are called NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).   Common over the counter names for these include, naproxen, ibuprofen and prescription medications include celecoxib, diclofenac to name a few. 

Serious Side Effects

NSAID’s work by blocking the production of prostaglandins a hormone which regulates inflammation throughout our bodies.  Unfortunately, most NSAID’s work non-selectively within our bodies which causes unwanted side effects.  The complications of NSAIDS are common and potentially serious.  In one study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics the risk of NSAIDS adverse reactions was found to be 26%.  Complications included upper gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers, heartburn, ringing in the ears, headaches, dizziness, liver and kidney problems, cardiovascular problems just to name a few.  In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory warning people of the increased cardiovascular risks of NSAIDs.

CBD and Inflammation

Medicinal Hemp has been used for thousands of years as a safe and effective treatment for inflammation!   Over the past two decades many studies have proven the anti-inflammatory benefits of phytocannabinoids, and terpenoids compounds which are numerous in the medicinal hemp plant.  One such study published in the National Institute of Health Journal, “Cannabinoid based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics”, demonstrates medicinal hemp is a safe and effective alternative to NSAIDs to manage pain and inflammation without the serious side effects caused by over the counter and prescription NSAID’s.   

There are many Holistic Physicians knowledgeable in the benefits of Medicinal Hemp who believe the statistics and FDA warnings are appalling and strongly urge their patients to use healing non-toxic medicinal hemp.


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