Cbd oil for endomet

CBD Oil for Endometriosis Pain? Experts Warn: Buyer Beware

Can CBD oil help relieve the misery of chronic endometriosis pain? That’s the question we asked our community via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and the response was overwhelmingly positive.

“Yes,” wrote @michelleaveryjewelry, “I have my medical license and use CBD only and a 50:50 [ratio of] CBD to the THC oil. It does help the pain. I am off narcotics.”

“It really does help,” @nycgyno answered. “I am doing research on it with some patients, and most of them are very happy with the results and the relief.”

But, not everyone agreed. Endometriosis pain is a highly individualized experience, and CBD oil is not one size fits all.

According to @therealkatedavey, “For me post-excision surgery, two years out, CBD oil really helps my bad pain days. But I had to find one that worked for me. And that’s my experience…not everything works for everyone.”

So, it’s neither silver bullet nor the old fashion “snake oil” conjured up by traveling quacks from the backs of wagons in 19 th century frontier days and foisted off on a naïve public as a cure-all—though real snake oil is used in China—plant-based preparations including marijuana do have a long and respectable history in the traditional medicines of some cultures.

Marijuana only became illegal in the U.S. with the passage of the Controlled Substances Act in 1970, though regulation rumblings had been growing since the 1920s.

Pharmaceutical-grade CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, is derived from the cannabis plant and can be packaged in a variety of forms: gel cap, cream, oil, salve, tincture, or maybe even a transdermal or skin patch. Its effect is not the same as smoking and doesn’t produce the same cloudy euphoria and munchie giggles as the roll-your-own stuff you might have enjoyed in your college days.

Though @kadine_christie said “supposedly CBD oil shouldn’t get you high, but I hated every minute of it. It was [a] terrible feeling.” And one commenter noted, “I’m a working woman, a freelancer in the corporate world. I cannot afford to feel high.”

In many states, obtaining CBD products requires a doctor’s prescription. In others, it’s just plain illegal, though that appears to be changing rapidly.

California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. This year, the state began to allow sales for recreational use, but the California Department of Public Health stated that, “Until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that industrial hemp-derived CBD oil and CBD products can be used as a food or California makes a determination that they are safe to use for human and animal consumption, CBD products are not an approved food, food ingredient, food additive or dietary supplement.”

The state agency explained, CBD and CBD oil are “allowable only in edible cannabis products that are produced according to the California Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act including a source, manufacturing, distribution, testing and retail supply chain that is completely separate from regular foods and beverages.”

Though there’s something about the phrase “industrial hemp” that doesn’t feel quite right, recent news reports indicate that Coca-Cola is seriously interested in adding the product to its popular line of the soft drink which traces its root recipe back to cocaine.

Could artisanal “Can”-Cola be far away?

In June, the FDA made history when it approved the use of a purified form of CBD oil to treat seizures in two “rare and severe” forms of epilepsy. Dr. Orrin Devinsky, director of NYU Langone Epilepsy Center, noted at the time, “It’s very important to highlight that the drug used in this study, cannabidiol, was…purified to 99 percent purity.”

It’s promising news for CBD fans, but Devinsky also made it clear that buyers should beware. “This is not something you can get from a dispensary today. It is a very specific pharmaceutical-grade product.”

Despite the fact that @heavers_said, “It’s my saving grace” and Vitamin Weed author Dr. Michele Ross, Ph.D. swears by the stuff, there is not a lot of authoritative clinical evidence for its effectiveness.

Lately, inboxes have been filling up with a rising tide of emails recruiting volunteers, but only a few seem to have some degree of scientific authenticity—and those results aren’t in yet.

Director of the Brain Institute of the University of Utah, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd is “testing the analgesic effects of orally-dosed Cannabidiol on subjects with non-cancer pain.”

Canada seems to be a sweet spot for legitimate clinical trials.

That’s where Ramesh Zacharias, the Medical Director of Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation in collaboration with the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and Dr. Antonio Vigano and Dr. Maria Fernanda Arboleda of McGill University in Montreal are doing related studies.

These studies have passed the rigorous rules of the Institutional Review Boards of the respective university.

And if you’re thinking of buying a bottle from Amazon or any other online source, remember this warning.

“Among CBD products purchased online, a wide range of CBD concentrations was found, consistent with the lack of accepted dose. Of products tested, 26 percent contained less CBD than labeled which could negate any potential clinical response. The over labeling of CBD products in this study is similar in magnitude to levels that triggered warning letters to 14 businesses in 2015-2016 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (e.g., Actual CBD content was negligible or less than 1 percent of the labeled content).”

That’s according to a study published online last year by the Journal of American Medical Association entitled “Labeling Accuracy of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online”.

And it’s nothing to fool with. “There is evidence,” according to Dr. Tomar Singer, director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, “that cannabis oil or cannabidiol can decrease fertility by affecting ovulation and implantation.”

Can CBD help relieve endometriosis?

When we suffer from an illness, we rely on science to give us answers, but science does not always have a cure for everything. In fact, we are constantly discovering new pathologies and new cases of patients developing different types of symptoms in the face of the same disease. Endometriosis is one of the diseases that is receiving increasing attention, but which is poorly understood and treated

Today, one product stands out and offers endometriosis patients relief from their painful symptoms: cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD.

CBD is a product from the cannabis plant that has very positive effects on endometriosis and helps to relieve the pain of the symptoms of the disease.

In this article, we will take a detailed look at what endometriosis means to women who suffer from it and what solutions exist, including CBD

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an active ingredient found in different varieties of the cannabis plant. It does not produce a psychoactive effect like Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, another molecule in cannabis. It relaxes and provides many therapeutic properties that are potentially beneficial for certain symptoms, including chronic pain. CBD does not alter the state of consciousness of its users and does not produce an additive effect.

Cannabidiol is known to relieve symptoms of diseases such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or epilepsy.

In France, CBD concentrated products are legally marketed in online CBD shops such as 321 CBD

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is an inflammatory and chronic disease of the female reproductive system

To be more precise, it is a disease of the endometrium, the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. During a “normal” menstrual period, the endometrium naturally breaks away from the inside of the uterus and is shed. In the case of a patient suffering from endometriosis, the cells that are supposed to be discharged migrate into the fallopian tubes, the vagina and the ovaries where they continue to follow the menstrual cycle. They sometimes reach different organs, such as the rectum or colon, or even the bladder. They cause painful lesions that can lead to infertility

The exact cause of endometriosis is unknown, but there are several theories as to how and why endometriosis occurs. Retrograde menstruation is a popular theory that involves blood and tissue from a woman’s uterus traveling through the fallopian tubes into the abdominal cavity during menstruation, carrying with it endometrial fragments, or cells capable of generating new endometrial foci. It is considered that almost all women have some degree of retrograde menstruation, but only some women will have endometriosis. This may be due to differences in women’s immune systems.

Endometriosis is much more common if a close relative also has the disease, so there may also be genes that influence endometriosis.

Why the intense pain during menstruation? When a woman with endometriosis has her period, the blood she discharges is from cells and tissues inside and outside the uterus. When the blood touches these other organs inside the abdomen, it can cause inflammation and irritation, creating pain.

In France, endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition, affecting between 10% and 12% of women of childbearing age, or 1.5 to 2.5 million women.

The symptoms of endometriosis

People with endometriosis usually suffer from at least one of the following symptoms:

Severe menstrual cramps

Painful sexual intercourse

Chronic lower back, abdominal or pelvic pain

Diarrhea, constipation or nausea

Infertility or difficulty getting pregnant

Some women with endometriosis may have no symptoms at all.

Existing treatments for endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disease that does not progress very far and there is no risk of the number and volume of lesions getting worse. To date, there is no cure for endometriosis and the disease can be difficult to treat

The treatments that do exist aim to relieve the symptoms so that the condition does not interfere with the patient’s daily life. They can relieve pain, slow the growth of endometriosis tissue or improve fertility.

Here are some solutions provided by the medical profession for the treatment of endometriosis.

Analgesic treatment The most common treatment offered by doctors today is analgesics. Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and painkillers help women with endometriosis to cope with the painful symptoms of endometriosis, but in no way prevent the disease from developing

Hormonal treatment: Hormonal treatment is designed to reduce the level of estrogen in the blood, in order to block the proliferation and bleeding of lesions caused by endometriosis. This treatment relieves the symptoms by reducing or stopping menstruation but does not stop the lesions.

Surgical treatment Surgical treatment: Surgical intervention is used to remove cysts and adhesions caused by endometrial fragments in the abdominal cavity. This is done in severe cases of the disease.

Lifestyle changes are considered to improve the condition of women with endometriosis. Indeed, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating vegetarian, meditating, doing sports such as yoga or running, adopting an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fatty acids, doing breathing exercises or even doing acupuncture and aromatherapy are some of the informal advice given to patients.

Apart from this advice, there are still no proven “natural” treatments for endometriosis. For a few years now, CBD has been emerging from the pack with its therapeutic properties, notably anti-inflammatory, and offers to relieve the symptoms of endometriosis. Let’s take a closer look at the effects of CBD on endometriosis.

The effects of CBD on endometriosis

First of all, let’s explain how CBD comes into contact with our body

In our body, we can find cannabinoid receptors, housed mainly in the nervous system, immune system and organs. Cannabinoid receptors have also been found in the endometrium and intestinal linings.

Cannabis is composed of chemicals called cannabinoids, the best known of which are THC and CBD. These interact with these cannabinoid receptors and have therapeutic properties that carry over to diseases that the body suffers from, including endometriosis.

One of the main characteristics of endometriosis is that it is an inflammation. Cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties that have been proven in research done for other diseases, such as fibromyalgia for example (read Is CBD effective against fibromyalgia? )

Another symptom of endometriosis is pain, often chronic. Studies show that cannabinoids present in cannabis are beneficial for chronic pain. They relieve and soothe pain due to their analgesic properties. Endometriosis can also cause other comorbidities such as anxiety and depression, for which CBD has been proven to be an effective remedy.

What CBD products for endometriosis?

By reducing inflammation as well as the pain they depend on, people with endometriosis access better living conditions, better management of their bodies and preserve their mental health.

For this, CBD oils, known to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties are preferred products by people wishing to relieve their symptoms. CBD oil is administered sublingually, or under the tongue, where it is absorbed quickly and effectively. The quality of CBD oil is very important and influences its therapeutic quality.

If this is your first time, we recommend starting with a low dose, 2-3 times a week, and then gradually increasing the doses. Keeping a diary to see if CBD is having an effect on your symptoms can also be very helpful

Although there have been very few studies on endometriosis and CBD in particular, we know that many chronic pain patients, including endometriosis, use and are very satisfied with CBD and CBD oil. There are also many individual patient case studies that show that CBD oil can help with endometriosis.

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