Fibromyalgia? How CBD May Help

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that many of you may be familiar with. It affects an estimated one in 20 people, the majority of whom are women. While musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain are the most prevalent symptoms of fibromyalgia, people also often report feelings of stiffness, fatigue, hypersensitivity and insomnia.

Unfortunately, there is no current cure for fibromyalgia. That said, there are several ways sufferers can manage the feelings of tension, discomfort, stress, and anxiety.

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When incorporated into daily self-care rituals, CBD can support your busy day by helping to create a sense of balance between the mind and body. In this article, we will be exploring the ways people can use CBD to relax and ease the body, as well as help them get a good night’s sleep.

HOW CAN CBD OIL HELP?

There is not enough current evidence to consider CBD as one way of helping to manage fibromyalgia. However, numerous studies have produced positive, albeit rather limited, results. For example, a 2020 study using ‘retrospective trials and patient surveys’ suggested that cannabinoids, including CBD, can potentially have a positive effect on people with fibromyalgia. However, the study did point out a need for further clinical evidence before any claims can be made regarding CBD as a treatment for fibromyalgia.

One of the main theories guiding recent research is a link between chronic pain conditions (such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and migraines) and a lack of endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring receptors in the body, and although experts are yet to fully understand exactly how they work, it is believed that they help to manage bodily functions such as sleep, mood and our body’s response to pain. One hypothesis is that CBD either attaches itself to our body’s endocannabinoid receptors or prevents endocannabinoids from breaking down, thus increasing their effects. This is still just a hypothesis and therefore should not be considered scientific fact. Nevertheless, we look forward to seeing more clinical studies that deepen our knowledge of how CBD works in the body.

WHICH IS THE BEST CBD OIL FOR SUPPORTING HEALTHY MUSCLES AND JOINTS?

Those looking for a natural product to massage into specific areas around aching muscles and sore joints may want to try the Grass & Co. CBD Balms and Body Oils. A CBD-infused Muscle Balm can be used to ease tension when incorporated into a daily massage and stretching routine; two common self-care techniques for people with fibromyalgia.

A CBD massage can have uplifting results over time, whether the Balm is applied to localised areas or gently rubbed over pulse points. We recommend starting with our EASE CBD Muscle Balm. This best-selling Balm combines 300mg of premium CBD with a restorative blend of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Camphor and Arnica. The light yet invigorating fragrance accentuates the soothing effects of the CBD.

When experiencing the types of symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, people will often develop a negative relationship with their bodies. This, alongside the stress, anxiety and fatigue that often accompanies physical tension, emphasises the importance of caring for both our minds and bodies. Our CALM 500mg CBD Hemp Oil is an ideal way to start your day. This CBD Oil is blended with Mint, Camomile and Ashwagandha and accompanied by Vitamins B6 and B12, which can help to calm the mind and support your psychological function.*


Finally, the relaxing and calming qualities of REST CBD and the wider aromatherapy range can help people establish a healthier sleep pattern.  

Many of us use bedtime rituals to lull ourselves into a deep and restful sleep, be it light exercise or a soothing evening bath. These activities can often be enhanced with CBD Oil, and you may find that this sense of regularity will benefit your sleep cycle. For instance, many of our customers have found our REST 500mg CBD Oil a fantastic option to take before bed.

As well as including CBD into your bedtime routine, you may want to try Grass & Co.’s REST range of natural sleep remedies. Our Aromatherapy Candles and Pillow Sprays are made using a tranquil blend of Geranium, Passionflower, Rosemary, and Frankincense. This helps create a serene ambience, which often works wonders in preparing for a good night’s sleep.

WHAT’S THE RECOMMENDED DAILY CBD OIL DOSAGE?

For anyone starting CBD, our mantra is ‘start low and go slow’. Listen to your body’s reaction, and then adjust your dosage to what feels right for you. That said, it is advised by the Food Standards Agency (as of February 2020) that healthy adults shouldn’t exceed 70mg of CBD in a single day.

Throughout this article, we’ve mentioned that CBD works best when used as part of a daily routine. Once you’ve eased yourself into a dosage that feels comfortable, you can begin to discover which of your daily rituals can be supported by CBD. For example, rather than taking CBD before bed, you may find that taking a few drops in the morning is a great way to start your day, especially if you often wake up feeling tense or stiff. The most important thing to remember is that it’s all about finding your ideal balance.

If you’re experienced in taking CBD and are interested in building up your dosage, you’ll likely find it easier to try a higher strength CBD Oil rather than increasing your actual daily intake. For this reason, we offer a range of high strength 1000mg CBD Oils. These contain a higher concentration of CBD (35mg of CBD, compared to 17.5mg in our standard bottle) while still delivering that same delicious smooth flavour and undeniable quality.

Our EASE 1000mg CBD Oil Drops combines quality CBD Oil with a lively, flavourful blend of Ginger, Turmeric and Orange, as well as Vitamins K & D, which can help maintain bone and muscle function.** This CBD Oil is available in the same convenient 10ml bottle as our standard 500mg CBD, but all you need is one or two doses a day.

Are you interested in learning more about CBD before you view our wide range of premium products? At Grass & Co., we want to ensure that people get the most out of CBD Oil. Feel free to consult our articles on taking CBD, how CBD Oil is made and where to buy high-quality CBD Oil. Our friendly team of experts are also on hand to offer assistance, so please get in touch if you have any questions: hello@grassandco.com.

Grass & Co. and its materials are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. The information and products presented on this site are not intended for medical use nor do they make any medical claims. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider for any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health-related programme.

*Contains Pantothenic Acid (B5) which contributes to normal mental performance and Vitamins B6 and B12 which contribute to normal psychological function.

**Contains Vitamin K and D which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function.

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