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CANNABIS and CBD FOR FIBROMYALGIA



Both hemp and cannabis have been used continuously for centuries around the world for their medicinal properties and medicinal purposes. In recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) products derived from hemp and hemp plants have increased in popularity and widespread availability. This has led to more patients and health professionals to consider hemp products as a natural remedy for many common ailments.


What is Fibromyalgia?


Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by chronic pain. Studies show that CBD can help relieve pain and inflammation, so researchers are investigating its effects on fibromyalgia symptoms. Fibromyalgia (FM) or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a complex musculoskeletal disorder characterized by widespread pain that can present as sharp and dull pain with increased pain sensation. Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect 2-4% of the population and is more common in women than men.


Side effects


In addition to pain, symptoms of fibromyalgia can also include chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, memory problems ("brain fog") and mood disturbances. Research shows that the nervous system is involved in the development of fibromyalgia.


Fibromyalgia symptoms can mimic those of an autoimmune disease, but it is not considered an autoimmune or inflammatory condition. CBD can help relieve some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by chronic pain, fatigue, sleep problems and memory problems.





However, not much is known about the safety and effectiveness of cannabis in the treatment of fibromyalgia symptoms.


How does CBD work for Fibromyalgia?


Utilizing CBD might address this lack, making sense of the compound's progress in reducing ongoing agony.





Researchers found that it may interrupt the nerve signals of “pain” between the brain and the body. They are still testing out theories and ideas.


REFERENCES


1) Pagliai, G., et al. (2020). Nutritional interventions in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC7551285/

2) Martinez-Lavin, M. (2007). Biology and therapy of fibromyalgia. Stress, the stress response system, and fibromyalgia. Arthritis research & therapy, 9(4), 1-7.

3) Boehnke, K. F., Gagnier, J. J., Matallana, L., & Williams, D. A. (2021). Cannabidiol use for fibromyalgia: prevalence of use and perceptions of effectiveness in a large online survey. The journal of pain, 22(5), 556-566.



DISCLAIMER

All products are Federal Farm Bill Compliant and contain less than 0.3% THC. FDA DISCLOSURE: The statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, consult your health physician before use. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires placement of this notice.

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