CBD: A Natural Pain Relief Alternative to the Opioid Crisis
We’ve all heard about the opioid crisis, and many of us have been personally impacted by it. At BioSpring, we’re driven by a desire to provide a natural, safer option for pain relief. With so many communities impacted by the opioid crisis, there is so much opportunity to help in any way we can.
How CBD Can Help With the Opioid Crisis
According to statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the United States die every day as a result of overdosing on opioids like oxycodone (OxyContin). Opioids are big business in the U.S., with more than 70 billion opioid pills sold across the country between 2006 and 2012.
As the opioid epidemic in our country continues to grow, more and more of us know someone who has been affected by it. Not just individual families but whole communities are suffering. Despite the dangers, Big Pharma continues to push opioids for pain relief, seeking profit over people.
However, more and more people are turning to natural solutions like CBD for pain management. We are seeing in the United States a welcome change in attitudes as knowledge of CBD expands. As access to this vital medication also increases, we are confident that we can recover from the opioid crisis.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD for short) is one of many cannabinoids found in marijuana and hemp and is one of the more studied cannabinoids of its class, along with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBN).
A cannabinoid is a chemical compound that acts on cannabinoid receptors found in the brain, also known as the endocannabinoid system. Natural substances such as these cannabinoids differ from opioids in several significant ways.
Opioids vs CBD for Pain Management
The main difference between cannabinoids and opioids lies in the fact that cannabinoids are not manufactured by pharmaceutical companies–they are a substance which naturally occurs in cannabis and hemp plants. This is one reason many people are learning about–and in many cases changing their views on–cannabinoids. Pain relief is the driving force behind many of those who use prescription drugs such as opioids, and while both CBD and opioids offer relief from pain, they act very differently in the body.
CBD is a much safer, non-addictive, highly effective pain treatment that a person cannot overdose on. Our bodies have a built in endocannabinoid system designed to receive the healing properties that CBD provides. We do not have a built in opioid system. Recent studies have shown that CBD can offer heroin and opioid addicts real hope of breaking the cycle of addiction by dampening the cravings that drive increased opioid use and which can lead to fatal overdoses.
The BioSpring team is dedicated to providing people with access to CBD and pain relief. All of our CBD products offer a natural, safe alternative to dangerous, addictive, and potentially deadly prescription drugs. We are optimistic about the future of our nation’s health as access to CBD expands and people all over the country are presented with the opportunity to escape the iron grip of opioid addiction with a natural, healthy alternative. Browse our store today for the CBD products that offer you a better choice for a healthier life.