Chronic pain relief & Insomnia

Chronic pain relief & Insomnia


Cannabidiol (CBD) works on the nervous system through the brain Endocannabinoid system and results in much-researched overall mental and physical wellbeing.

In addition to its anti-inflammatory and mood regulation properties- CBD’s stimulation of the Endocannabinoid system results in potential relief of two major sources of discomfort experienced by individuals; namely chronic pain and insomnia/sleeplessness.

 

Insomnia/Sleeplessness:

  • An estimated 10% of the South African population suffers from insomnia. Through the stimulation of the Endocannabinoid system, CBD has been studied for its benefits in reducing cortisol levels (a hormone associated with increased nighttime awakenings)- thereby promoting effective sleep. (Reference)

Chronic pain relief: 

  • Similarly, CBD interacts with the brain's neurotransmitters and promotes the production of the  endogenous cannabinoid called anandamide which has been studied for its role in reducing pain by blocking neural signaling. (Reference)

 

 

Disclaimer: This information in this website is opinion, and is intended only as a reference guide for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Prescribed medicine should not be discontinued.