CBD vs THC for Pain Relief

CBD vs THC for Pain Relief

CBD vs THC for Pain Relief

Pain can be experienced in any part of the body whether it be from an injury, arthritis, cancer, fibromyalgia, headaches, etc. Many people have begun to turn to and take an interest in CBD and/or THC products for the solution to their specific type of pain. Whether it be an oil, a topical cream, or simply an ingestible, these two compounds each have their own beneficial properties.

So what are CBD and THC? First discovered in the 1940s, CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a common compound found in the cannabis plant that is not psychoactive. CBD can be derived from hemp or marijuana. Commonly, CBD is used to and has been researched to help alleviate symptoms such as anxiety, depression, inflammation, migraines, post-traumatic stress disorder, and seizures. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, specifically Delta 9 THC, is the main compound found in cannabis that is psychoactive and responsible for the intoxicating effects or marijuana. When THC is used, it produces dopamine throughout the body, which gives us that feeling of pleasure. It also binds directly to cannabinoid receptors in your brain and body that affect motor function, cognition, coordination, and are responsible for causing the “high” feeling from cannabis. Additionally, THC has medicinal properties and is recommended for certain medical conditions through state Medical Marijuana Programs. THC is used to alleviate symptoms of glaucoma, insomnia, nausea (e.g. caused by cancer treatment), arthritis and other joint-related conditions, migraines, poor appetite, and tremors. Along with Delta 9 THC, the main THC in cannabis, there are many other forms with similar effects including Delta 8 THC, Delta 10 THC, THCp, THCv, THCh, and more. Both CBD and THC can be administered through oils and tinctures, sprays, vape products, edibles, and even beverages. 

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How do these compounds help with pain relief? Both CBD and THC have beneficial properties when it comes to pain relief. THC can help with immediate pain relief due to its psychoactive properties whereas CBD’s pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects are usually more noticeable with consistent use. However, when taking them together, they can help to achieve the greatest pain relief. This can create the “entourage effect”, meaning the combination of two or more cannabinoids can create their own unique effect and benefits. Learn more about the benefits of CBD. A study in 2018 showed that people who took CBD and THC together recorded experiencing greater pain relief as opposed to those taking CBD or THC alone. Additionally, evidence shows that CBD and THC could be dependent on dosage, meaning that a lower ratio of CBD to THC can seemingly enhance the effects of THC, but a higher amount of CBD compared to THC reduces the psychoactive effects of THC and lends to a more relaxing and body focussed feeling.

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Here at Nurse Wellness, we offer a few products that may help with pain relief. For CBD, we have our Soothe: Chill CBD + CBG Gummies. Another CBD product to help alleviate pain more immediately is our Soothe Pain Relief Cream (500mg) or the Roll-On (1000mg). This topical has been one of our top sellers and is fast-acting. For THC, we have our Enjoy Delta 9 THC + CBD Balance edibles. These edibles are a one to one ratio of THC and CBD. They contain 12.5 mg of Delta-9 THC and 12.5 CBD. For a just THC product, we have our Enjoy Delta 8 Relief edibles. These edibles are Delta-8 THC which is naturally found in the cannabis plant and produce a milder mental high but with much of the same benefits as regular Delta 9 THC. Our Relief edibles are offered in a 50 mg per gummy, 40 count bottle and a 100 mg per gummy, 10 pack. Overall, CBD and Delta-9 THC have a varied range of beneficial properties for pain relief. Looking to try a CBD, THC, or combination product? Visit us in store and talk to one of our representatives or place an order here at nursewellness.com with free shipping nationwide on almost all orders! 

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900 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

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