Whether you’re young or old or suffer from acute or chronic aches, pain can impact your quality of life.
If you suffer from pain, we strongly urge you to see your doctor in case there are underlying issues. Some patients want to opt for natural ways to alleviate pain though, so if that’s you, here are some suggestions:
- Increase your magnesium intake: “Magnesium deficiency, aging and obesity are all associated with low-grade inflammation and increased oxidative stress,” explains an article from the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. “This has led some to postulate that magnesium deficiency is a contributing factor to age- and obesity-related diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cardiac failure, some cancers (e.g., breast, colon), and hypertension.” To increase your magnesium levels, try eating almonds, legumes, quinoa, yogurt, and cooked spinach. You can also add a magnesium supplement to your routine – at our Streetsville storefront, we carry magnesium supplements, so let us know if you need help finding one!
- Try CBD: Cannabidiol, or CBD, from the hemp and cannabis plant can contribute to pain relief. According to author Earl Mindell, author of Healing with Hemp CBD Oil, “in a rodent study, researchers discovered that CBD was effective in lessening inflammation and pain associated with arthritis, leading them to the conclusion that CBD has the potential in treating chronic pain.” If you’re trying CBD for the first time, read this blog post for more on the beneficial effects of CBD.
- Look into CBG: Cannabigerol, which is also known as CBG, is another non-intoxicating cannabinoid known for pain relief. In particular, studies have shown that CBG can lessen eye pressure and bladder contractions. CBG can be found in full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products. To read more about CBG and its benefits, click here.
- Get a medical cannabis prescription: When you have a cannabis prescription, you are being prescribed THC and CBD that’s suited for your condition, which is specially prescribed by a medical doctor. This may be a helpful pain-relief avenue if you want doctor guidance and if you want to write off cannabis prescriptions on your tax returns. Click here to learn more about accessing medical cannabis and how to determine if you’re eligible.
Do you have any questions about pain relief alternatives? Don’t hesitate to ask us! If you want to speak to one of our educators, please call Canna Relief at 905-286-4420. Or send us a message and we’ll get back to you!