Pain. It’s the number one complaint when it comes to endometriosis. I know.
As a result, you’ve likely taken over-the-counter pain relievers like NSAID’s: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, etc… or maybe something stronger.
Problem is, these choices come with side effects that impact your body’s ability to heal.
They decrease your stomach acid, which makes it so your body doesn’t absorb the vitamins and minerals it needs to function correctly, and the food you eat doesn’t get fully digested, causing further digestive distress and immune system issues.
So, what’s the alternative? One that I’ve introduced consistently and found great success with: CBD oil.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a compound found in the cannabis plant that doesn’t give the “high” psychoactive feeling that its counterpart THC does, and since it doesn’t have the THC, it’s legal to use throughout the United States.
Let’s explore more how CBD can help.
Endocannabinoid System & Inflammation
Your body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which includes protein receptors known as cannabinoid (CB) receptors.
CB1 and CB2 receptors are located throughout your body, and endogenous cannabinoids (EC) bind to these receptors.
When these receptors are stimulated it helps regulate pain, immune system response, and reduces inflammation in your body.
Studies suggest that the ECS is involved with endometriosis and the involvement of endocannabinoids could regulate growth and reduce symptoms.
The ECS system shows up in your uterus and endometrial implants. Studies have shown that ladies with endometriosis often have a deficiency in CB1 production. So, activating the CB1 receptors provides pain relief.
Supplementing with CBD oil
Your ECS doesn’t just respond to the endocannabinoids produced in your body. It also responds to external cannabinoids like the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol, or CBD.
CBD indirectly stimulates your ECS, promoting homeostasis, reduced pain sensation and decreased inflammation. This is good news for those looking for alternative pain relief.
I’ve been taking a tincture form of 1000mg of CBD oil from Joy Organics once a day and it has helped calm the pain in my body. It has also helped me to sleep better.
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About Joy Organics CBD
All Joy Organics products are:
- Grown and manufactured in the USA
- Third party lab tested
- Pharmaceutical grade
- Zero THC
- Full-spectrum profile
- Heavy metal free
Their soft gel capsules are composed of patent-pending, water-soluble phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp oil in microemulsion form. In layman’s terms that means smaller particles, which means great absorption, which directly correlates to effectiveness and quickness for relief. This is unique to Joy Organics. It can’t be found with other CBD Oils. These are great for people sensitive to the taste of oils.
On the Positive Side?
CBD oil provides another alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers that upset your digestive tract and thus your immune system. On the flip side, CBD oil actually helps your immune system, while reducing the pain response in your body.
I’ve heard from many endo sisters that CBD has been a great help for physical and mental discomforts that can come with endo.
Have you tried CBD oil? What was your experience?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
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