Is it possible to relieve fibromyalgia with CBD?
What is CBD?
the CBD or cannabidiol is a molecule belonging to the family of cannabinoids, found in hemp, commonly known as cannabis. Unlike this plant’s other popular molecule (THC), the cannabidiol is non-psychoactive and non-addictive. He is increasingly recognized for his natural benefits in the relief of rheumatism, osteoarthritis, muscle pain or in the improvement of sleep and the fight against anxiety.
The endocannabinoid system and fibromyalgia
To understand the link between CBD and fibromyalgia, we must be interested in the functioning of our endocannabinoid system (DRY). It is made up of two main receptors: the CB1 which acts mainly on the central nervous system and on certain organs. the CB2, found in immune cells in the brain and spinal cord. It acts in particular on the perception of pain and in the development of chronic pain.
The SEC therefore plays a key role because its main function is to react to various stresses to better regulate our internal organism (sleep, immunity, pain, hunger or even the female reproductive system).
After several studies, fibromyalgia would be the result of a possible endocannabinoid deficiency. Being a cannabinoid itself, the CBD would make it possible to act directly on the receptors of this system (in particular CB2) and therefore to regulate it. Which would explain why he’s so beneficial in relieving inflammatory pain, sleep or even mood swings and different states of stress.
The beneficial actions of cannabidiol to calm fibromyalgia
Strongly disabling on a daily basis, fibromyalgia can appear in any part of the body for a wide variety of times. In addition to the symptoms causing severe pain, this disease often leads to depression and stress in patients.
CBD has many natural virtues, can become an effective ally in the fight against the symptoms of the disease. It is above all a powerful anti-inflammatory which considerably reduces inflammatory pain.
Thanks to his relaxing effect, it allows patients with fibromyalgia to fight against muscle stiffness they may suffer from and sleep disorders. A significant asset because it is important for them to have a restful sleep in order to face the painful days.
CBD also has a anxiolytic action which helps reduce depression and mood swings. In addition, unlike conventional muscle relaxants or analgesics, it is 100% natural and does not have no side effects nor risk of overdose. It also helps to gradually wean oneself from certain addictive drugs, such as opiate or codeine analgesics, prescribed to calm fibromyalgia.