Can CBD ease Pain?
Cannabidiol is a compound found in the cannabis plant. This plant has been one of the most controversial plants ever to have been exploited by man in the history of civilization. Perhaps the reason why the working of the CBD and medical marijuana products seems so magical is that the human body is already conditioned to receive them. Our bodies come fitted with a network of cannabinoid receptors eloquently combined is known as the endocannabinoid system. This network is spread out all over our body and in the brain and accepts phyto-cannabinoids (plant derived) as its own body manufactured endocannabinoids. Some of these receptors affect how you perceive pain.
When ingested and absorbed into the bloodstream, CBD will travel and find the receptors and actively block pain. The ability of CBD to change your brain’s perception of pain is what makes it an effective sedative and alternative natural pain killer. While this is only a simplistic layman’s explanation of how this works, it is indeed a rough estimate of how the whole process works.