CBD for Pain Management

In September 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report estimating that 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain. While others have provided their own estimates, one thing is clear and can be agreed upon: Pain is the most common reason adults seek health care. Traditional painkillers and opioids have dangerous side effects, causing many to look for alternate, healthier options. And while it’s still a relatively new option, popularity is growing around CBD for pain management.

CBD for Pain Management

Whether you’re looking for pain relief from arthritis, migraines, or a hard day at the gym, you may want to try CBD. Research is mounting in support of its abundant benefits, including managing pain with CBD oil and products. By intercepting the transmission of pain signals in the body, CBD works with the body’s nervous system. It helps provide natural pain relief without the nasty side effects of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) and traditional painkillers.

Along with the impressive list of conditions it can provide relief for, CBD comes in a wide range of products. Softgels, gummies, oils, and topical creams are just a few of the CBD products Proper Hemp offers. This provides you with natural pain relief and ensures maximum benefits, minus the addictive properties. As with any dietary supplement, Proper Hemp encourages you to talk with your doctor before combining CBD products with prescription medications.

Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s defense mechanism against infection and vital to our immune system. However, prolonged inflammation can lead to serious health issues. In fact, did you know that diabetes, cancer, hormonal issues, digestive problems, heart disease, and autoimmune conditions all stem from inflammation? Did you also know that CBD is a natural and powerful anti-inflammatory? By suppressing the inflammatory response, CBD can relieve so many of the symptoms related to inflammation-based problems. Whether you’re wanting to maintain homeostasis or are looking to reduce pain and inflammation, CBD is a powerful resource.

Curcumin

You’ve probably heard of turmeric and its impressive anti-inflammatory and pain fighting properties. But did you know that curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric? Curcumin has actually been shown to be the ingredient responsible for all those great benefits that have made turmeric a staple in our wellness cabinets.

However, due to the curcumin’s poor bioavailability–meaning the body has a harder time absorbing it–positive results are best achieved when curcumin is combined with other agents, such as seen with Proper Hemp Co.’s CBD + Curcumin Pain Relief Softgels. While chronic inflammation contributes to many common Western diseases, curcumin can suppress many of the molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. This results in a phenomenal source of natural pain management, especially when paired with CBD. This magical combination creates a natural inflammation fighting powerhouse. Together these ingredients help alleviate pain from migraines, menstrual cramps, joint aches and several chronic conditions.

Topical Creams

Inflammation can be a real pain to deal with (no pun intended). Topical creams and balms can be a helpful supplement to soft gels and sublingual tinctures in combating this. Proper Hemp Co.’s CBD Infused Skin Balm delivers a soothing dose of relief for pain induced by inflammation. It’s especially great for joints, sore and strained muscles, or anytime you need to relax.

What is Nanoemulsification?

We talk a lot at Proper Hemp Co. about how our CBD products are Nanoemulsified. But what exactly does that mean? And why does it matter? In short, Nanoemulsification is an advanced process reducing oil particle size, making it easier for our bodies to absorb.

When you ingest a CBD product, your body only absorbs and uses a small fraction of a standard CBD product. In fact, that small amount is close to just 10%. This means individuals have to consume a lot more to get the desired results. So at Proper, we use nanoemulsion technology to improve our CBD product bioavailability, or the amount and rate in which the product is absorbed by the body.

By breaking down and reducing oil particle size into nano-sized particles (up to 200 times smaller), your body can absorb the CBD at higher rates and amounts. In fact, roughly five times more. In other words, Proper Hemp Co.’s Nanoemulsified 10mg CBD Soft Gels are equal to 50mg of a standard Full Spectrum CBD.

Why else should you care about Nanoemulsification? This increased effectiveness also means money back in your pocket. Using an inferior product will cost a lot more in the long run. With Nanoemulsified Proper Hemp CBD, the body absorbs a lot more of the product so less needs to be used to acquire the desired results. In other words, less waste and more bang for your buck.

The Basics of Broad Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum CBD, Broad Spectrum CBD, and CBD Isolate are terms referring to the type of cannabinoids (or naturally occurring chemicals) found in a CBD product. Knowing the differences and unique characteristics between the three types are important for every CBD user. This will help in making the most informed decisions on which product is best for you.

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolates are just as the name suggests–CBD that is isolated from all other cannabinoids. During the extraction process from the cannabis plant, all cannabinoids and additional plant compounds (oils, flavonoids, terpenes) are removed leaving the purest forms of CBD. These products are free of THC, meaning there’s no risk of psychoactive effects with their use.

Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum CBD products undergo fewer processes and all the natural compounds found in the cannabis plant (cannabinoids, flavonoids, oils, and terpenes) are included in the extract. This includes trace amounts of THC, which may potentially show up on drug tests. While the benefits of cannabinoids can be experienced individually, the effect of all the elements found in the plant working together in synergy enhances their therapeutic benefits, creating what’s referred to as the “entourage effect”.

Broad Spectrum

Broad Spectrum is sort of a middle ground between the other two spectrums. Similar to Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum CBD preserves the other natural compounds found in the cannabis plant. This results in the beneficial entourage effect. However, like the Isolate forms, THC is removed completely. In other words, think of Broad Spectrum as Full Spectrum without the of THC.

The Entourage Effect

As noted above, Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD products include a range of additional cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDA, and other minor cannabinoids) that are found in the plant. While individually beneficial, they are especially powerful when working together synergistically.

Due to the entourage effect, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum cannabinoid profile products are far more popular and often deemed more beneficial than just Isolate CBD. Broad Spectrum utilizes all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids with exception to THC. This provides superior health benefits that overcome the limitations of isolate CBD.

Though heavily stigmatized with the United States and other countries, THC does have an abundance of medicinal benefits. It’s been shown to be a supreme pain reliever, to dramatically reduce symptoms that accompany chemotherapy and radiation, to improve sleep, and more.

Proper Hemp Co. Broad Spectrum CBD Products

To ensure the highest quality products to our users, Proper Hemp takes the extraction process a step further. We remove any residual THC from the hemp extract before formulating it into our CBD products. While many CBD companies may leave the legally allowed 0.3% of THC content in their products, Proper Hemp Co. extracts this THC out to provide CBD products to mainstream users without risk of job loss. Certificates of Analysis are provided upon request.

Proper Hemp Co Broad Spectrum CBD extract is 85% Cannabinoids, in which Cannabidiol (CBD) makes up 90% of the Cannabinoids present. We preserve the full spectrum of non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds. Our broad spectrum CBD includes still includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes.

Broad Spectrum CBD is not currently associated with any extreme side effects. Some people report digestive upsets or mild mood changes. However, current research suggests that negative side effects from CBD are rare. It’s unlikely that you will experience any serious harm by taking this substance. CBD also does not lead to severe negative health effects, abuse, or dependence like many pharmaceutical drugs. Nonetheless, Proper Hemp always recommends discussing with a physician prior to adding new dietary supplements to one’s routine. 

11 Frequently Asked Questions About CBD

We get asked these questions about CBD often. We thought it best to get you the answers to your top CBD questions so you can make a safe and positive decision when purchasing Proper Hemp Co. CBD products.

1. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the chemical compounds found in the hemp plant. It’s called a cannabinoid. Significant research has been done to show that CBD and other cannabinoids play a major role in supporting health and wellness.

2. What does CBD do?

CBD aids the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which performs several different roles. However, its primary task is homeostasis. The ECS supports various biological tasks, including energy and balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the autonomic nervous system. So far, studies have shown CBD may work naturally with the ECS to manage pain, reduce inflammation, suppress stress and anxiety, improve brain function, and more.

3. Can CBD get you high?

No, CBD is not intoxicating and it will not get you high. THC is the chemical compound in the cannabis plant that gets you high. Proper Hemp removes all THC from our products.

4. Is CBD legal?

The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp legal in all 50 U.S. states, but with a few important stipulations. For CBD oil to be legal, it must be derived from hemp (not marijuana) grown by a licensed business and contain less than 0.3% THC. The bill also gives states the power to create additional laws regarding marijuana, THC, and recreational use.

5. Is CBD safe?

The World Health Organization states that CBD “is generally well tolerated, with a good safety profile.” It’s all natural and free of many of the synthetic ingredients and addictive qualities found in many pharmaceutical drugs. Proper Hemp Co. encourages individuals to speak with their doctor about how CBD may interact with any medications you’re currently taking.

6. Will CBD show up on a drug test?

Proper Hemp Co.’s CBD products will not show up on a drug test. While many CBD products may still contain the legally allowed 0.3% of THC content in their products, Proper Hemp Co. extracts this THC out to provide CBD products to mainstream users without risk of job loss.

7. Are there different types of CBD?

CBD products fall into one of three categories: Broad Spectrum, Full Spectrum, and Isolate. Broad Spectrum CBD products (like Proper Hemp Co.’s) contain all the properties found in the hemp plant except THC. Full Spectrum CBD products contain all properties found in the hemp plant including THC. Isolate CBD products are made with CBD only and none of the other compounds found in the hemp plant. Studies have shown that your body can absorb more CBD from full and broad spectrum CBD products than it can from isolate products.

8. What’s the best method to use or take CBD?

It depends on what you’re using it for. If you’re treating sore muscles, joints, ligaments, or even inflamed zits, a topical application like Proper’s CBD Infused Balm is the way to go. However, an ingestible works well if you’re interested in easing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, or balancing the different systems in your body. From softgels to gummies to sublingual tinctures, there are countless options for ingestion.

9. What’s more effective, inhalation or ingestion?

The bioavailability (how much your body can absorb) of inhaling CBD products is about 50%. This is the same absorption (or bioavailability) rate as Proper Hemp Co.’s nanoemulsified CBD products.

10. How much CBD should I take?

Low doses of CBD are just as effective – and sometimes more effective – than very high doses. The nanoemulsification of Proper Hemp Co’s products increases their efficacy, making them roughly 5 times easier for your body to absorb than other standard CBD products. That also means you can take less and get the same effects.

11. What are the side effects of CBD?

High quality Broad Spectrum CBD is not currently associated with any extreme side effects. Reports suggest digestive upsets or mild mood changes may be possible, however, current research indicates that negative side effects from CBD are rare and that it is unlikely that you will experience any serious harm by taking this substance. CBD also does not lead to severe negative health effects, abuse, or dependence.