We would like to give you a little background about hemp derived CBD and what it means. The hemp plant and the medical cannabis plant are different varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis Sativa. Medical cannabis typically contains 3 to 25% THC on a dry-weight basis, while hemp contains less than 1 percent. Because hemp and medical cannabis share the same genetic lineage, the chemical makeup of the two varieties are identical, only the quantity of THC separate their classifications. This means that both hemp and cannabis derived CBD can be medically beneficial. Verdes carries some hemp based CBD products for patients who need relief without THC. These products can be used instead of or in addition to THC products. Here are some of our nurse chosen CBD products, which have specific helpful applications:
Bhang CBD Gum
Great for patients with chronic neck pain, usually resulting from a spinal injury or bulged disk. You can keep this product in your mouth, pocketed between the gum and check for hours. The slow release of CBD gets absorbed over time, reducing the intensity of experienced discomfort. This is also a great option for people with TMJ and teeth grinding. The CBD reduces the inflammation within the jaw to help reduce spasms and pain. Try this with a topical magnesium oil rubbed on the outside of the jaw and neck! This is a dental trick that works for many patients with jaw, head and neck pain. Topical magnesium oil can be found on Amazon.com.
Bhang CBD Mouth Spray
Many fibromyalgia patients report a reduction in nerve pain when using this mouth spray! They report the most benefit when adding this form of CBD to a well-balanced daily regimen of THC, exercise and diet. Fibromyalgia symptoms can worsen when the body has an autonomic (the part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed) stress response. This mouth spray is an affordable way to give your body a boost of support while out and about or at work, since there is no risk of feeling high. The CBD prevents future exacerbations since it works to reduce inflammation.
Ask one of our friendly Customer Service Representatives for more information next time you stop by a Verdes location! We are excited to share our knowledge with you!
-Rachael Speegle, RN