So, a big question asked recently is does CBD work for migraines? however there isn’t much evidence to support this question, as not many researches has been able to take place due to the laws around cannabis.
CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is non psychoactive meaning it doesn’t give you the “high sensation”, unlike THC which is the psycho active compound that everyone associates with the “high sensation”.
It works by entering the body and connecting to receptors. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptor plays the role in helping with health and disease, cardiovascular and motor control and are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Whereas, CB2 receptors helps with the immune system by managing pain and inflammation. CB2 receptors are mainly found on white blood cells, in the tonsils and in the spleen.
However, a few studies have been taken place and both studies have been positive in one study 26 people who experienced headaches took a mixture of cannabis and either ibuprofen or nabilone, and although both worked, the mixture of cannabis and nabilone worked the most giving them a better quality of life.
Another study took place where 48 people took CBD oil for migraines, and about 40 percent reported fewer migraines overall, however this was due to the participants complaining about the right dosage for them, therefore the study wasn’t accurate at all.
Although there is currently debates about the use of cannabis, there definitely is many benefits when it comes to cannabis, however there is evidence to back up that CBD works for migraines it is still not 100% proven.
However, CBD oil for headaches can be taken via vaping or ingestion. Oral CBD is less likely to cause side effects however, it doesn’t work as quick as vaping does, as vaping reaches your bloodstream quicker however CBD will work better in the long run.
It helps with the pain that comes with a headache but is not yet proven to help headaches, however it is known to help with headaches but not scientifically proven.