If you or a loved one suffers from chronic pain, you know that every day can be a struggle. You’ve probably tried all types of pain relief solutions or even tried prescription pain medication to stop the pain. Unfortunately, many chronic pain sufferers need to use more than one method to manage their pain. Finding treatments that don’t cause side effects or interfere with any medication you’re taking can be tricky but there is still an option for you.
Promising Effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) for Pain
Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in marijuana and hemp plants, has taken the nation by storm after researchers found CBD has a positive effect on the nervous system. Research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology1 reveals CBD is especially effective for reducing inflammation and acts as an antioxidant in the body.
Now, hundreds of studies are underway to see how effective CBD is for managing all types of chronic conditions and health problems, including:
One of the great things about CBD is there are no unpleasant side effects. Even though cannabidiol is derived from marijuana and hemp plants, it is one of the cannabinoids that does not give you a ‘high’. THC, another cannabinoid, is what causes the ‘drugged’ effect and may even cause anxiety. CBD is being studied to relieve anxiety and create a sense of calm. It’s why so many people are now using CBD as part of their pain management program.
How to Get CBD for Free
If you are ready to try CBD for yourself, you might not need to pay a single dollar to get the relief you need. The FDA is currently conducting dozens of clinical trials of CBD for various conditions. As of May 2017, there are more than 120 clinical trials for CBD underway in the United States
If you are eligible for these trials, you could receive free pain treatment with CBD. Some clinical trials even pay you to participate.
Many people don’t know how to find these trials but one health advocacy organization has taken the guesswork out of accessing these trials for you.