Hemp In The Opiod Crisis
Can you put a price tag for one day of not being in chronic pain or a good night’s sleep? We can’t!
We have entered a time of putting a “band-aid” on our health ailments; treating the symptom rather than the root cause.
Patients are now treating side effects of the medications they are currently on with more medications and so on. Some of the short-term side effects include gastrointestinal issues (nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or ulcers), headache, and long-term cardiac and hepatic effects.
It’s important to focus on the things we can control rather than what we cannot. When it comes to health and wellness, there are many things we at least can have some control over. What does that look like for you? For us, we go straight for the Ananda Professional product line to help improve these health ailments, side effects of medication, or for its other health benefits. With options like softgel capsules, creams, and oils, there’s a right choice and solution for everyone. In addition to helping with the side effects of medications above, Hemp can also help to decrease opioid use.
We want to share a recent study conducted by Ananda Professional, a company who manufactures and sells professional grade CBD. In this peer reviewed study, they worked with 100 patients who were on long-term opioid pain medication. These patients used Ananda Professional 15mg softgels for 8 weeks.¹
At 8 weeks, 53% had stopped their opioid usage or decreased the dose. 94% reported improved quality, specifically “pain, sleep and/or mood.” Overall, it helped patients lessen the frequency of their pain medications and some were able to get off of them completely. “Ananda Full Spectrum Softgels were well tolerated and demonstrated an excellent safety profile.”
A full copy of the study and video review can be found at the bottom of the article.
There are many brands of CBD out there but want to emphasize the importance of buying through. To best monitor safety and efficacy, buy a trusted brand from a pharmacy or your healthcare professional.
At MintRx, we are dedicated to serving you the best products to help you “take control” of your health.
¹⋅Evaluation of the effects of CBD hemp extract on opioid use and quality of life indicators in chronic pain patients: a prospective cohort study.