While much of pain remains unclear in a true physiological sense, we do know that muscular pain specialized nerve endings called nociceptors evoke muscle pain. Hyperexcitability of the nociceptors result in higher levels of pain. CBD, other cannabinoids and a wide array of related phytonutrients that are naturally present in full spectrum hemp oil have been shown to significantly reduce these excitatory impulses to the nociceptors, thereby reducing and/or eliminating pain within these tissues.
Science has demonstrated full spectrum hemp oil as an effective antidote to inflammation. Its power to combat pain and inflammation comes from the vibrant combination of both cannabinoids like CBD and the less discussed terpenes that also reside within the hemp plant. Terpenes: a-pinene, beta caryophyllene, bisabolol, boswellic acid, d-limonene, guaiol, humulene, myrcene, limonene, ocimene, pseudopterosin, and tenuifolins contribute to calming inflammation and mediating pain within the muscles and the entire body. As is now well known, it is the dynamic combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that produces the “entourage effect”, a powerhouse of healing compounds, all working together to dramatically reduce inflammation and eradicate pain in the muscles and restore balance to the body.
Full Spectrum hemp oil is adaptive and can also work in synergy with terpenes that are not derived from hemp. Menthol is derived from various mints, but it’s a powerful terpene with proven synergetic properties. When menthol is added to topical pain formulations that include full spectrum cannabinoids, as well as hemp derived terpenes and flavonoids, the result is a more potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory treatment. Because menthol boosts absorption, it invites efficient penetration through the skin for faster delivery to the pain site for relief with expanded potency to the muscles or throughout the body.
Innovative delivery systems of cannabinoids can activate rapid pain relief at its origins in the brain. If certain terpenes are inhaled, they can instantaneously stimulate nucleus accumbens, essentially “taking the edge off” of pain where it starts, in the brain.
Cannaflavins are phytonutrient flavonoids exclusive to hemp which also have powerful anti-inflammatory and pain inhibiting properties. Full spectrum hemp retains its natural cannaflavins, like Cannafavins A and B, during processing. Cannaflavin A has been found to reduce inflammation by inhibiting the inflammatory molecule PGE-2, just the way aspirin does, but cannaflavin A does it more than 30 times more effectively, without any negative side effects.
Whether calming the nociceptors, stimulating accumbent, or adding menthol to the equation, full spectrum hemp oil is a powerful antidote to muscle pain and the inflammation that accompanies it.