There is a definite evidence that CBD oil can reduce the amount of pain, not just by reducing inflammation and immune responses, but by actively affecting the parts of the brain and nervous system that regulate pain. Endocannabinoids have been proven to modulate pain, so ingesting the right CBD oil for pain should be an effective method of dealing with chronic pain and the pain of injury.

CBD oil only varies by the quality and concentration of CBD in it, the flavours and colours might change but they aren’t important; when looking for the best CBD oil for pain, a high concentration of high-quality, environmentally sourced CBD is a reasonable choice.

There are a few different ways of taking CBD oil for pain, that is: smoking it, vaping it, applying it topically (rubbing it in) or eating it. We do not advise smoking due to the harmful effects that smoking anything has on the body.. Vaping carries a much lower risk than smoking but is still not good for you as your lungs aren’t designed to deal with propylene glycol or glycerine.

Generally, CBD oils are available in 100, 300 and 600mg ointments or oils. The mg of cbd represents the concentration of CBD present. It is advisable to start at a low concentration and investigate whether it has a positive effect. If it is not effective, a higher concentration might be required. Tolerances to CBD can be built up, so it is never advisable to use a higher dose than you need as this will only increase your tolerance and therefore the amount of money you have to spend on CBD oil.

There are many CBD oil products on the market today, so below are listed a few things you should watch out for when finding the right product for you.

Concentration
When looking for pure oils, look for unflavoured, uncoloured oils of high concentrations. They are available in concentrations of up to 99.9% and represent excellent value for money at this level. Cheaper oils might look like better value but as their concentration of CBD is often lower, a buyer might end up spending more in the long run. A brown bottle will prevent the photodegradation of CBD while it is in storage, extending the life of the product.

Reviews
When looking for the best CBD oil for pain, look for honest reviews. There are trusted publications that are well established in the cannabis community that test all sorts of cannabis related products and have a loyal readership who will call them out if they are wrong. The recommendations they make are worth paying attention to and as the research into CBD continues, there will be constant refinement and improvement with regards to CBD.

Topical Treatments
Applying CBD topically can work for rheumatism or chronic local pains but the absorption rate for CBD is fairly low through the skin. Relatively cheap, topical CBD treatments offer not just the CBD but the soothing effects of the cream it is dissolved in. Possibly utilising the placebo effects, topical creams are reportedly quite effective. For those that dislike eating or smoking CBD, topical CBD can be the best option for pain. It can be more effective to take a few drops orally and given the lack of side effects or psychoactive effects, there are few risks with this method.

Whole Plant Extracts
Illegal in many countries where CBD might be legal, whole plant extracts contain not only CBD, but THC and other cannabinoids and nutrients from the plant. This can give a very pleasurable experience but makes the user feel “stoned”, which not what everyone will want. CBD on its own can be effective, but some people find that it is a combination of cannabinoids that is the most useful oil for their pain.

Check out the below link for more details about CBD:

Is CBD legal in Europe?

Published by Reed Cooper