CBD (cannabidiol) products have become a popular choice for managing a variety of health complaints, ranging from chronic pain to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. With so many products available, it can be confusing trying to find the right one for you. Let’s look at different types of CBD to make it easier to understand why some formulas may be more beneficial for certain complaints than others.
To begin, we’ll talk vocabulary, and learn about different components of CBD.
- Cannabinoids – there are many cannabinoids, including CBD and THC, both of which can be used for therapeutic effect. While some CBD formulas may include a low dosage of THC, this will vary based upon local laws, as THC is the compound that makes cannabis psychoactive.
- Terpenes – these compounds affect the fragrance of the CBD, and similar to how essential oils can be calming or energizing, these fragrances can be used for their therapeutic effects.
- Flavonoids – these are compounds found in many fruits and vegetables, which have a therapeutic effect. Studies have found them to be excellent antioxidants.
Generally speaking, a full spectrum CBD formula will include all of the above, including THC. A broad spectrum CBD formula will generally include all but THC, however because THC is still illegal in many states, the marketing may vary. Always be sure to read the descriptions of the products you are considering, and check local laws before purchasing a CBD formula.
A broad spectrum CBD formula is a good catch-all, and many people are satisfied with its use for managing a variety of complaints. CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects, and its popularity speaks for itself.
For specific health concerns, it is possible to narrow down your formula and choose one that most directly targets the system in question. Let’s look at some other CBD formulas, and what they are best suited for.
CBN (cannabinol) is a cannabinoid that has been found effective as a sleep aid or sedative. It has been shown to regulate the immune system and relieve pain and inflammation.
CBG (cannabigerol) is a cannabinoid is used to enhance pleasure and motivation, help regulate sleep, and provide pain relief. CBG has been found to be particularly effective at addressing IBS/IBD and other digestive ailments.
CBC (cannabichromene) is a cannabinoid used to enhance mood, and studies have shown it effective in helping support nerve and brain function. CBC may also help balance acne and other inflammations of the skin.
CBD is a popular choice for addressing numerous complaints, including headache, digestive disorders, muscle pain, anxiety, insomnia, and more. With anti-inflammatory and pain relieving benefits, CBD can help provide a welcome relief from many ailments, and support an increased feeling of calm and wellbeing. Many chronic pain sufferers, including those struggling with IBS/IBS, constipation, bloating, pelvic floor related core and back pain, have found adding CBD products to their daily health regimen an effective way to sooth inflamed bodies.
Specific cannabinoids can be helpful in addressing specific complaints, however combining all the CBD products by taking them together have shown to be more effective. A broad spectrum CBD product may be most useful for general wellbeing.
Body Restoration Physical Therapy, located in Nassau County, Long Island specializes in supporting and restoring pelvic floor health for all bodies. CBD products can often assist in the success of pelvic floor physical therapy, as it allows the muscles of the pelvic floor to relax, and increases blood flow to the area. Available for purchase in office are all NuLeaf CBD tinctures and CBN softgels, and Rasasvada Botanicals CBD salve. In our experience, CBN has helped patients struggling with pelvic pain.
Contact Body Restoration Physical Therapy today to learn how CBD can support your journey towards increased pelvic floor health, digestive health, and sexual health.