Headaches come in many different forms. Besides tension headaches, there are cluster headaches, migraines and many more.... However, none of them is pleasant. As a rule, sufferers then turn to medicines that quickly relieve the pain in the head. But this is not always the case - moreover, there can be other problems. Especially with headache pills, there is the problem that if they are taken too often, the pain is no longer relieved or even chronic headaches occur. Here, CBD could be an important substance to reduce the discomfort. The active ingredient cannabidiol has no side effects worth mentioning and is also of natural origin. CBD for headache can help calm the intensity of the pain, as it is namely an ingredient from the hemp plant and fortunately has no intoxicating effect, which is why it is becoming more and more popular.
What is the causes of headaches?
There are over 200 types of headache. They are divided into primary and secondary headaches. Primary headaches have no organic cause. They include tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. Secondary headaches are much rarer. In this case, another illness is the cause. This can be the case with flu, a head injury or sunstroke. For this reason, it is always important to know where the pain actually comes from.
Especially in the case of primary pain in the head, there can be numerous triggers and factors that lead to having a headache. Besides tension, too little sleep, nicotine and alcohol as well as lack of fluids can be the trigger. Bad air, noise or mental stress can also be the cause of secondary pain in the head. Women in particular often suffer from hormonally induced headaches that start shortly before or during menstruation. Changes in the weather can also be factors.
Migraines, on the other hand, occupy a special position. Every year, about 6% of men and 15% of women are affected, and a normal day can quickly turn into hell when a migraine sets in. The problem is that migraines are very difficult to treat. Migraine therapy is based on prophylactic and symptomatic support, but it cannot eliminate the cause of the migraine. Often, medication does not help either and the sufferer is fully exposed to the pain. With CBD oil, it may be possible to relieve the pain permanently - and completely naturally.
How can CBD help with headaches and migraines?
The active ingredient CBD regulates the release of serotonin, among other things. In addition, vascular spasms can be reduced and the anti-inflammatory effect of cannabidiol should not be ignored. Of course, CBD is not a miracle cure and cannot always alleviate headaches. Nevertheless, more and more sufferers are turning to the active ingredient, as the experiences are very positive and studies also show that CBD can help with headaches and migraines.
Many use CBD oil as a preventive measure, as it reduces stress and improves sleep. Since stress and too little sleep also trigger headaches, taking CBD oil can have a preventive effect. In addition, CBD also affects the neurotransmitter serotonin, the happiness hormone, which can then help you feel less pain. Another good property of cannabidiol is its astringent effect. Headaches are often caused by dilated blood vessels. Due to the astringent effect of CBD, i.e. the contracting effect, the blood vessels are constricted again and pain in the head cannot occur.
As can be read in many testimonials, women who frequently had hormonal migraines were able to significantly alleviate the attacks with a permanent and regular intake. Some of the women also report that since then they have had migraine attacks only very rarely instead of every four weeks and that the severity of the migraines has also decreased significantly.
How is CBD used for headaches?
For migraine and general pain in the head, CBD oil is particularly interesting, as it has a high bioavailability and can thus work better. In addition, cannabidiol drops have the second fastest effect. Only CBD liquids that are vaporised have a faster effect. However, the effect does not last as long as with CBD oil. Capsules with cannabidiol must first dissolve in the stomach, which takes time. In addition, some of the active ingredient is lost through stomach acid, which is why CBD drops are the best choice.
These are dropped under the tongue with the pipette and can thus be quickly absorbed by the oral mucosa. The drops should remain in the mouth for about 1 minute before they are swallowed.
Dosage of CBD drops
As a rule, a dosage of 3 drops is sufficient for mild to moderate headaches. If you have never taken cannabidiol oil before, you should not exceed this dosage. The body first has to get used to CBD oil and if the dosage is too high, side effects such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea can occur.
Those who already have experience with CBD oil and take it more often can also take more drops. If the pain is severe, the person affected should take about 4 drops of CBD oil. In the case of migraine, 5 drops of CBD oil should be taken. All information here refers to a CBD oil with a concentration of 5%. If you have a CBD oil with a concentration of 10% at home, you should of course take half the dose given here.
IMPORTANT: With CBD oil, the motto is less is more. This means that many drops do not help better. In fact, the opposite can be the case and they do not work at all. Therefore, it is better to take fewer CBD drops so that the pain can really be effectively eliminated.
As can be read in testimonials, headaches often occur when only one or two drops are taken. Especially those who take CBD oil for the first time are usually more cautious, which is understandable. Here, it can come to an intensification of the headache. If this is the case, you can easily add one or two drops.
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