In the blockbuster 80’s movie, Road House, Patrick Swayze famously said, “Pain don’t hurt.” Patrick Swayze was wrong. Pain very much hurts, and many people are living with it on a near daily basis. But as the world embraces the many potential therapeutic effects of cannabis and kratom, more people are turning to a better way to help make pain a memory.
How do plants like Cannabis and Kratom help with pain?
Plant-based products like Cannabis and Kratom provide a wide variety of approaches to managing pain and discomfort, whether it’s from a particularly hard workout, a restless night, or a chronic issue.
Anti-inflammatory- Hemp contains cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBG and more, which may have anti-inflammatory properties. Kratom contains several alkaloids, including mitragynine, which may demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects. Researchers have also identified other alkaloids, such as 7-hydroxymitragynine, which have potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Kratom and cannabis have been known to help alleviate the symptoms that are commonly associated with chronic or minor pain.
Neurological- The cannabinoids in cannabis can interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body, which plays a role in regulating pain perception. By modulating the ECS, cannabis can potentially help modify pain signals, and may reduce their intensity, providing relief.
Psychoactive- THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis, can also contribute to pain management. It can produce sensations of relaxation and euphoria, which can help distract from pain. Kratom leaves contain two major psychoactive compounds called mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. These compounds interact with various receptors in the brain, which may help mitigate pain.
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Topicals- Transdermal absorption of cannabinoids occurs when the topicals penetrate the skin barrier, and interact with receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Cannabis-infused lotions, balms, or creams may provide pain relief through the process of transdermal absorption. When applied to the skin, cannabinoids like THC and CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin's cells to block pain signals, reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. Products like beeZbee CBD+Delta-8 THC Pain Cream and beeZbee CBD Muscle and Body Oil may provide helpful pain relief.
Inhalation- When smoking or vaping cannabis, the cannabinoids in the plant are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs. This allows for quick onset of effects, providing immediate relief for acute pain. The primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, THC, can interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body, which may help with pain perception. Song Ryder has a full range of flower and pre-rolls, plus vapes, concentrates and more.
Edibles and Beverages- Consuming cannabis-infused edibles, such as gummies, chocolates, or lollipops can provide longer-lasting pain relief. When eaten, the cannabinoids may provide more extended pain relief compared to smoking or vaping. The nano-emulsifiers found in cannabis-infused beverages provide just similar benefits, but in a fraction of the time. Nano-emulsification is a technique that breaks liquid particles into tiny droplets on a nanoscale. This technology has revolutionized the bioavailability and effectiveness of cannabis products. Nano-emulsion occurs when cannabis oil is processed to absorb into microscopic water particles. When these droplets are infused with THC, they can be absorbed into the human endocannabinoid system at a much faster speed than edibles. Korthals’ Collection has a wide variety of Kratom seltzers, teas and tonics, as well as chocolate bars and gummies, while beeZbee has chocolates, gummies, lollipops, seltzers and sodas infused with useful cannabinoids like Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC, CBD, HHC-O and more.
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