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Fibromyalgia is not a new condition, however, it’s still one of the many chronic illnesses with no cure. Currently the recommended treatment for Fibromyalgia is most often pain management. Pain management will not treat the illness, but can help provide relief from the widespread pain and tenderness, fatigue, disrupted sleep, fluctuating moods and more.
In 1986, antidepressants which increased brain levels of serotonin and/or nor-epinephrine were considered to be an effective treatment of fibromyalgia. Learn more about the history of Fibromyalgia at www.news-medical.net.
While studies still need to be done, some of the more common ways to help control symptoms of Fibromyalgia include pharmaceuticals, talk therapy, and CBD.
According to Healthline.com, “CBD has been used to ease chronic pain symptoms and reduce inflammation. It’s presented as an alternative to taking opioid prescriptions which can be addictive. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasn’t approved CBD as a treatment option for fibromyalgia or most other conditions.”
More on CBD and Fibromyalgia
Though there are very few studies on CBD and Fibromyalgia, a few studies have suggested that the use of CBD instead of or in conjunction with other pharmaceutical drugs can provide a safe, more natural way to attain relief from natural, chronic pain, sleep disruption, stress, anxiety and other ailments.
Like a machine, the more strain or stress you go through, and the older you get, the less your body is able to operate at full-function. This can be brought on early by illness, chronic pain, mental health disorders and more. When taken consistently, CBD and other chemical compounds found in hemp products can interact with one of your body’s best kept secrets—the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Its purposes range from neuroprotection to regulation of your immune system, impacting appetite, sleep, mood, pain and promoting overall balance.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of hundreds of different types of Cannabinoids, or naturally occurring, chemical compounds found in some plants and mammals. Your body generates its own cannabinoids, called Endocannabinoids. THC is also a type of cannabinoid. While CBD and other cannabinoids are considered non-intoxicating, THC is the intoxicating and psychoactive Cannabinoid found in cannabis that gives a “high” effect. Hemp-derived CBD products have little to no THC in them and are highly concentrated in CBD.
Is CBD Approved By the FDA?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved CBD as a treatment option for fibromyalgia or most other conditions.
A study from 2013 states “Cannabis derived medications deserve to be investigated in rigorously designed studies so that their role in managing severe and chronic pain in various conditions can be more clearly defined.“
Will CBD Work For Me?
With a limited number of studies on Fibromyalgia that look into the effects of CBD on its own, it’s impossible to say right now which CBD products will work best for relief from Fibromyalgia symptoms, or if they will work for you at all. One thing is clear from the studies that have been published, and that is that it can vary from person to person. In many cases, the best way to find the right CBD product for you is simply trial and error.
A topical like Redeem's CBD pain cream could be beneficial for targeted pain relief, it is most often recommended for occasional relief from specific aches and pains. For relief from stress, anxiety, sleep disruptions, mood disorders and overall balance issues, a CBD tincture spray incorporated into a regular wellness routine may do the trick. Combining the two could do wonders for relief.
When it comes to edibles, capsules and other CBD products consumed through your stomach and digestive tract, these prove to be less effective than Topicals and Tinctures due to bioavailability, or the degree to which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. When CBD goes directly to the stomach, it is subjected to the digestive process, slowly absorbed by the small intestine, and taken directly to the liver where it is broken down. Most of the CBD is destroyed in this process before it comes in contact with your endocannabinoid system.
This is why Redeem Therapeutics is focused on providing the very best Tinctures & Topicals. By avoiding gastrointestinal administration completely, you get maximum effectiveness.
CBD I Can Trust
Cannabis products are being made across the world. Be aware, however, that not all CBD products are created equal.
When you're looking for CBD you can trust, you need to look for the following:
You want a CBD company that is truthful and transparent with every step of their manufacturing process, ingredients and more. Organic, non-GMO farming is so important to avoid harmful contaminants such as herbicides and pesticides. Making sure the processor adheres to cGMP, Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations, utilizing audits, process validation and cleanliness controls as well as ensuring products have been tested by a 3rd party.
At Redeem, we're not a pharmaceutical, but we still wear the white lab coats. Our processes are precise. Facilities are tightly controlled. All in the name of quality and purity. You will never have to wonder about the quality of what's in your bottle.
Of the plentiful selection of CBD products, an alarming amount have been found to contain a mere handful of milligrams of CBD per serving or no CBD at all. To protect you from this risk, verify the contents of your CBD batch by looking into third-party test results. Not only will this data will tell you just how much CBD your dollar is getting for you, but also the chemical concentrations within your specific batch. Lab results are how we verify that our signature “Optimal Spectrum” has been achieved and that our product contains the scope of cannabinoids and terpenes necessary to provide the “Entourage Effect”.
The current market for CBD can be likened to a 21st century Wild West. While the FDA has consistently recognized the health benefits of CBD oils, it has yet to enter the realm of regulation. This lack of accountability has opened the door to an expansive divergence in quality of CBD in the marketplace as opportunists push inferior products. Take the time to ensure that the company supplying you is thinking about your health and wellness, not just your money.
We are committed to helping you take back your health. It is our firm belief that CBD is an exceptional tool in that pursuit. Our goal is to provide a safe, quality product that contains the CBD that your body craves to restore your natural balance.