Using CBD As A Treatment For Migraines
While over-the-counter and prescription medications may alleviate migraine pain, there is always the concern about the potential side effects, especially for those who rely on opioid medication. Our goal is to educate and inform people in Florida, and beyond, about the benefits of Florida CBD oil for migraine pain relief.
Understanding Migraine Pain
Migraine headaches tend to surface as a result of certain triggers. Some migraine triggers include hormones, bright lights, sounds, smells, and hunger. The triggers of migraine pain vary from person to person. Migraine pain does seem to run in families. Some migraine symptoms also include:
• Nausea and vomiting
• Blurry vision or vision disturbances
• Light sensitivity
• Noise sensitivity
The mechanisms involved that allow CBD to effectively relieve migraine pain are not entirely clear. The theory is that those who suffer from migraines, and other types of chronic pain, may have an endocannabinoid deficiency and possibly an exaggerated inflammatory response.
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The Endocannabinoid System Explained
The human body has a complicated network of messengers and receptors that create a response in the brain, the endocannabinoid system. This system regulates many bodily functions. Some of those functions include:
• Neuroprotection, neural development and movement
• Sleep, memory and learning
• Inflammation and immune function
• Mood and emotions
• Pain perception
There are two types of cannabinoids that will trigger a response in the endocannabinoid system. Those two types are endogenous cannabinoids and exogenous cannabinoids.
Endogenous cannabinoids are produced naturally in the body to help regulate these functions, 2-AG (2-arachidonoyl) and anandamide. Exogenous cannabinoids enter the body from outside sources, such as marijuana (THC) or hemp products (CBD).
CBD seems to block the breakdown of anandamide. When there is more anandamide in the bloodstream, there is less pain perception. This explains how CBD reduces or eliminates pain.
As a bonus, CBD also calms the rest of the migraine symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. While some choose to use CBD for occasional pain relief, many are choosing daily CBD supplementation as a preventative therapy to help minimize the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.
Getting Past the Misconceptions
An integral part of our ongoing mission is to educate about the potential benefits of CBD supplementation. In educating followers, it is important to acknowledge that, yes, CBD is cannabis. There are important distinctions between CBD and marijuana.
CBD extracted from natural hemp does not contain any intoxicants (tetrahydrocannabinol or THC). You get the benefits of cannabis without any of the psychogenic effects. That explains why CBD is legal in all states. (source: Healthline.com)
CBD is Easy to Use
At Happy Buddha, we offer our disposable vape pens and a CBD dispenser with precisely controlled measurements. Vaping is the more efficient delivery system, as the cannabinoids enter the bloodstream quickly through the lungs. So a CBD vape pen can start alleviating your pain faster than an ingestible product.
When you are new to CBD products, we recommend starting with a small dose and working your way up to find the proper dosage. A person who has asthma or other types of lung disease may want to avoid vaping and stick to ingestible liquid CBD oil.
CBD is a dietary supplement, not a cure or medical treatment.
Happy Buddha vape pens and full spectrum CBD are expertly flavored, locally sourced, non- GMO and gluten free. It is our mission at Happy Buddha to inform our friends and neighbors about the remarkable endocannabinoid system and the benefits of CBD for health and well-being.