Migraines are an intense form of reoccurring headache often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. They are very common, impacting more than 38 million people in the United States. There are many pharmaceutical drugs used to treat migraines, but these frequently prescribed medications can cause dependency and often result in moderate to severe side effects.
It’s important to understand that pharmaceutical drugs are not your only option for dealing with migraines. In addition to self-care (lifestyle choices), you can incorporate Hemp Extract, or CBD into your treatment regimen for plant-based, natural migraine headache relief.
Not convinced? Continue reading to learn how Hemp Extract is proven to help treat and prevent migraines.
In 2017, the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology reported that the active compounds in cannabis (THC & CBD) are more effective at reducing the frequency of acute migraine headaches than prescription drugs, and cause fewer side effects. The study found that sufferers of chronic migraines given a 200mg dose of a THC/CBD blend each day for three months experienced 55% less pain.
The second part of the study looked at those suffering from chronic acute migraines and those suffering from cluster headaches. Participants were given either CBD or a pharmacetical – antidepressants for migraines and calcium channel blockers for cluster headaches. The study concluded that CBD was better at reducing the frequency of migraine attacks relative to the pharmaceutical alternative. The study also found that CBD resulted in fewer side effects than the pharmaceutical alternative – less stomachaches and muscle pains.
In order to manage migraines, we recommend ingesting full spectrum Hemp Extract oil daily in the form of Tinctures or Gel Capsules. The ingredients in the two products are the same, the only difference between the two is the form factor and dosage – pills vs. sublingual tinctures. We suggest those suffering from headaches start with 5-10mg per day of CBD. If relief is not felt at this dosage, we suggest increasing by 5-10mg until the desired effects are achieved.
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