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Looking for an all natural alternative to NSAIDS for your pain relief? Consider hemp CBD supplements and topicals (applied to the skin). In June 2015, the FDA reviewed new safety information on prescription and OTC NSAIDS, and strengthened warning labels for non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). The new safety information included observational studies, clinical trials, and other scientific publications. The warning labels were strengthened to reflect the new information such as:

– The risk of heart attack or stroke may increase with longer use of the NSAID.

– The risk increases with higher doses.

– As early as the first weeks of using an NSAID, the risk of heart attack or stroke can occur.

– There is an increased risk of heart failure with the use of NSAIDS.

An all natural alternative for pain relief, hemp CBD (cannabidiol), is a non-toxic, non-psychoactive, and beneficial compound found in cannabis. Research is showing empirical and subjective evidence of the benefits of cannabidiols (CBDs). NORML and ProjectCBD are two sources disclosing prior and recent publishings of empirical and subjective studies on the benefits and efficacy of CBDs. When it comes to aches and pains, as humans we all have our individual levels or thresholds of pain and discomfort. Subjective studies are showing that patients receiving large doses of CBDs are reporting relief of pain, discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Some patients report they’re experiencing relief at 10 mg of CBDs per dose, while others needed as much as 25, 50, or even 100 mg of CBD per dose to achieve relief. There is empirical evidence to support the subjective studies’ findings.

To clarify, cannabis is the genus of three species of plants, indica, sativa, and ruderalis. Cannabis sativa has two strains- hemp and cannabis sativa. Hemp is a strain of cannabis sativa that humans have cultivated and bred to have little to no THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis), and has been used for food, fuel, medicine and fiber for thousands of years. Hemp and its compounds are legal in all 50 states and is why you can buy CBD-infused products in the United States. Cannabis sativa, however, is still illegal because of its high THC content. There is no difference in CBD from hemp vs CBD from cannabis sativa. Cannabis sativa is used for daytime because of its energizing and cerebral effects (like having a caffeine buzz) and will get you high due to the high amounts of THC, but hemp will not- because it has little to no THC. Indica dominant strains affects your physical body and is why some claim to get “couch lock”, you get so relaxed and high you can hardly move.

If you’re looking for a hemp CBD product online, you want to go with the CBD-infused products. These infused products differ from casual hemp based products in that the non-infused products only contain the natural levels of CBD found in hemp oils which is substantially less than infused products contain. On the label, the infused products will include the actual amount of CBDs used. For instance, Earth Milk infuses 100 mg of hemp CBDs into every 2 oz. jar of its arnica salve or healing cream and it’s label lists the amount of CBDs infused as 100 mg.

In the wake of the FDA’s latest bombshell revelations, it makes sense that many people are beginning to consider an alternative to NSAIDS and the potential heart-related side effects. Hemp CBD-infused products are great all natural alternatives for pain management and effective supplements to optimize your lifestyle.

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