It is estimated that at least 4% of Europe’s population suffers from fibromyalgia. Women are strongly over-represented in the statistics. The spread of the disease is increasing among the population, both among younger and older people. Fibromyalgia is a disease that is difficult to both diagnose and treat. Today there is no cure and the pain can often be chronic. More and more fibromyalgia affected Europeans have begun to use CBD as treatment.
What is fibromyalgia?
The symptoms of fibromyalgia are often difficult to specify, which make it difficult to distinguish fibromyalgia from other diseases. Some describe the condition as a kind of exercise-induces soreness that never ends. The primary symptoms of the disease are expressed as pain in muscles and joints. The following symptoms are also commonly reported:
- Muscle and joint stiffness
- Chronic fatigue
- Lancinating pain and numbness
- Problem remembering and blackouts
- High levels on menstrual related pains reported by women
The disease deteriorates the quality of life of many patients, as it often makes them feel down and less energetic.
Living with chronic pain affects is exhausting and difficult, and often affects people very negatively. Therefore, fibromyalgia can often be associated with depression, anxiety, and stress.
CBD as a dietary supplement
A study published by the National Pain Foundation suggested that the most effective and gentle treatment for fibromyalgia patients was cannabis. For a long time, many people have self-reported that cannabinoids have alleviated many of the symptoms.
The body’s largest, but for many completely unknown systems, is the so-called endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system regulates the body’s more well-known systems such as the immune system, the digestive system and the body’s perception of pain. The body consists of a variety of receptors that interact with cannabinoids found in CBD oil. Therefore, CBD has great potential for chronic pain.
Furthermore – one of CBD’s greatest features is that it is anti-inflammatory, making CBD popular in treating many diseases and bodily disorders. It has been shown that CBD can complement or even replace painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs in fibromyalgia patients. The best thing about CBD oil is that it has no side effects.
CBD is an excellent option to use in your everyday life
CBD oil contains mostly cannabinoid CBD and a low content THC (0.2%) which means that you can’t get “high” on it. Therefore, one can safely use CBD without having to worry about losing your driver’s license or being affected negatively in their everyday life. The oil contains not only active cannabinoids but also vitamins and minerals which makes CBD Oil a great dietary supplement. All these reasons have led to more and more Europeans trying CBD oil.
Which CBD should I try?
The question is simple, but the answer is a bit more difficult. All our products contain active cannabinoids. The difference lies in which approach is easiest and most convenient for you. Some prefer to consume their CBD in a beverage, while others prefer to take their CBD drops directly under the tongue. Below we link to our product advisor that can help you find a product that suits you.
How is CBD consumed?
Preferably, the oil is dropped under the tongue with our convenient, built-in pipette. We recommend starting with one drop, twice a day for the first week. Then you can increase to 2 drops, twice a day after in the second week. Continue until you find the right dose for you and your needs.