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Most adults experience occasional pain of some kind during their lifetime – whether it’s the stress-related headache or muscle pain caused by work or sports activities. With today’s busy lives, the temptation is to reach for the big brand over-the-counter painkillers to gain relief and get on with our day; however, this can often cause more harm than good. Popular painkillers found in most homes may seem harmless, but many come with unpleasant side effects, including indigestion, stomach ulcers, and even kidney damage. Thousands of people every day find themselves seeking a more natural form of relief and, according to a growing number of experts, that replacement may just be found in CBD products such as gummies and tinctures, which offer a natural alternative to the usual chemical-filled pills and medicines which may lead to further health problems.
Taking the strain out of pain
These days, CBD-based products are used worldwide to tackle several common complaints. CBD (Cannabidiol) harnesses the power of the cannabis plant without the ‘high,’ which is generally associated with cannabis, to produce an extremely effective painkiller. In some cases, people say CBD’s pharmacological profile can simultaneously relieve pain while reducing stress and anxiety, leading to insomnia and even PTSD. As if that’s not enough, CBD may also help in treating some skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Unlike mass-produced painkillers, CBD products such as gummies are entirely natural and produce no harmful and unpleasant side effects. They’re also straightforward to take, even on the move. As the CBD industry continues to grow, more and more products are available, including pills, capsules, and even vape concentrates.
The price of pain
Common ailments such as headaches, menstrual pain, and muscle pain are unpleasant (and occasionally debilitating) for the sufferer and harm the economy. In the UK alone, period pains result in over five million sick days every year, which have a significant impact on productivity and the economy.
CBD-based products offer a gentler and more natural way of tackling the ailments that can lead to sick days and reduced productivity, and reduce stress, which can lead to sleep issues—at a time when a significant number of people are suffering from anxiety due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, looking after our health is more important than ever. As we all look forward to a time when our lives may return to some kind of normality, CBD products can significantly help keep niggling pains at bay to make sure that we’re in great shape to resume our lives that day arrives.