So often I will take a natural remedy and after a while wonder if it’s still working. I feel better and forget what it was like back before I discovered the particular natural remedy.
Suffering from chronic pain and inflammation, I’ve developed a nutritional regimen, including natural remedies and supplements that help me control it. One of those remedies is CBD Oil. It has done so much for me since I started taking it several months ago.
Today, I left for work and forgot to take my CBD Oil. Ooops! I realized it as I was diving away from home and had no time to go back home to take it. Oh well, this will be a good test as to whether it’s working or not.
Does CBD Oil Really work for pain? Continue reading and find out.
I discovered CBD Oil…
…several months ago when I was having a particularly challenging day, dealing with nerve pain in my body.
I work in a chiropractic office and we carry the Medterra Brand of CBD oils. I’d spoken to the office manager and other staff members who had been using it, but I kept putting it off trying it out until this day. My pain level was at a level that I couldn’t stand any longer so I decided to give CBD oil a try.
The Medterra brand is an isolate that comes in different strength tinctures, 500 mg, 1000 mg, and 3000mg bottles. I decided to go for the big daddy, high potency tincture as I felt that my pain was too great for anything less. So I purchased the 3000 mg bottle.
It took about a week for me to feel the full effect of the CBD oil and I was amazed how it brought my pain level way down.
Being a former competitive athlete, I suffer from arthritis and chronic inflammation, so I had to find something that helps me feel better without damaging side effects.
Some time has gone by…
…and I found that although the debilitating pain that I was experiencing had decreased significantly, I was still experiencing some pain.
If I’m real good about eating my anti-inflammatory foods, taking my supplements, getting enough rest, and of course taking my CBD oil, my pain is managed to a tolerable level, meaning I can still feel that my body’s degenerated areas exist, but I am able to carry on with my life and not feel miserable pain all the time especially when I’m up and about, walking, standing and taking care of life.
Living a Balanced life
When using a natural remedy to help your health while living a life style that’s inconsistent with healthy living, you may find that the remedy doesn’t work as well.
If your body is inflamed and in pain, it’s important to bring balance into your life. Expecting one remedy to completely fix your life while eating inflammatory foods, is not realistic. There is no magic pill that will fix everything.
In order to stop the pain in your body, you need to stop doing the things that cause the pain in your body. There is some truth to the saying, “You are what you eat.” If you eat inflammatory foods, you’ll be inflamed. If you don’t do the necessary things in life to keep you healthy, you’ll notice that your health is challenged.
Balance is key.
Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is very helpful. Check out my post on the best foods to eat for inflammation as well as my post on the best anti-inflammatory diet.
Regular moderate exercise and a regular stretch or yoga routine will make a big difference in your life since strength and flexibility are two things we lose as we age, thus speeding up the aging process.
Keeping yourself hydrated by drinking half your body weight in ounces daily is important as, the body is made up of nearly 75% water. Water is used in many of our body’s physiological processes as well as helping in keeping our joints lubricated.
If you suffer from joint pain, it’s imperative that you take in enough fresh, pure water daily. Drinking coffee, tea, alcohol, or soft drinks does not count as water since they are dehydrating to the body. In fact if you take in any of these beverages, it’s important to take in more water.
Avoiding sugar, and sugar containing foods and beverages are important in helping to decrease inflammation in the body. Check out, “How bad is sugar for your health.”
A consistent supplement regimen can help control inflammation in the body as well. My favorites that have helped me tremendously are: Omega 3 Oil, Turmeric, Hyaluronic Acid, MSM, magnesium, and of course CBD oil.
So how did I confirm that CBD actually works?
So getting back to my story about heading off to work this morning and discovering that I’d forgotten to take my CBD oil… My work requires me to be 110% engaged and focused on what I’m doing. However, as the day went on, I felt myself slowing down. I began to notice my various aches and pains nagging at me.
By the time I was done working, I was definitely feeling the aches and pains. Couldn’t wait to get home and take my CBD.
So, Does CBD oil really work for pain? I would say, yes absolutely.
It does more that just help pain. CBD oil has other health benefits as well. Check out my article that discusses CBD in greater detail.