This article from HealthLine discusses what CBD is, how it may work for migraines, some different research articles, how to use it for migraines, and potential side effects. First, it is important to understand what a Migraine is. Migraines are more than a typical stress or tension headache. They typically last between 4 and 72 hours. Pain killers may help alleviate the symptoms for a brief amount of time, a lot of people have become concerned with the known side effects of these drugs.
Insert CBD here! The article from HealthLine points to a couple of research studies, the first of which is from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This study explored the positive effects of cannabis products. Although cannabis, by itself was not researched, it was studies when coupled with either ibuprofen or nabilone. At the end of the study, the reports showed a better quality of life when taking the cannabis-nabilone formula.
In 2016, PubMed released a study that concluded by saying the frequency of migraines was decreased with CBD usage.
So how does CBD work? It works by interacting with cells in the brain and nervous system. These molecules are called cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). Although the reason isn’t fully understood, CBD is believed to affect the immune system. As an example, CBD may prevent the body from metabolizing anandamide – a compound associated with pain regulation. Very simply, the higher level of anandamides in your bloodstream, the less pain you feel. So, by decreasing your body’s ability to metabolize of these compounds, pain levels will often decrease.
So how can CBD oil help with migraines? The National Cancer Institute (NCI) claims CBD has been used for about 3,000 years in alternative medicine. Some of the largest reasons is for pain management, neurological symptoms, and inflammation. There aren’t currently any formal guidelines for dosing CBD for migraines, but the suggestion commonly made is to start small, and build up until you notice a difference. A lot of this will depend on how quickly each person’s body metabolizes the CBD and how sensitive they are to it.
Side effects and risks of CBD are minimal. Because CBD is known to be bi-phasic in terms of sleep cycle, some people will become drowsy using it. Bi-phasic simply means small amounts wake you up, and larger amounts will have a more sedating effect.
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