Can CBD + Hemp Oil help with Fibromyalgia

So what are people saying:
    There has been a lot of talk in the fibromyalgia community lately about the use of CBD oil products. We’ve been doing a lot of research and soliciting feedback from our community members. Two things have become apparent to us: (1) feedback from those who have tried CBD oils has been overwhelmingly positive, and (2) there is still a lot of confusion and misinformation out there about these products.
Below are 5 important facts about CBD oil products that we thought our community would find helpful and informative.


Fact #1: CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of 85 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD can be extracted in oil form from either marijuana or hemp, both of which belong to the cannabis genus. CBD oil from marijuana is still illegal in most states where it is a Schedule I drug. Conversely, CBD oil from hemp is currently legal in all 50 states since it is extracted from hemp and not marijuana.


Fact #2: CBD products will not get you high. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces effects such as feeling “high” or feeling anxious or paranoid. CBD is non-psychoactive so won’t get you high and studies have suggested that CBD actually counteracts the anxiety or paranoia that can be caused by THC. Since CBD hemp oil products have no or only a trace amount of THC, it’s unlikely (but not impossible) that a person using them would test positive for THC in a standard drug test.
Fact #3: CBD products come in several different forms, including drops (tinctures), capsules, vape oils, gummies and topical creams. Based on the feedback that we’ve received from community members, the drops have been the most popular with capsules being the second most popular form for personal use.


Fact #4: The effectiveness of CBD as a treatment option for diseases and medical conditions has not been scientifically proven by U.S. FDA standards. CBD products are also not currently regulated by the FDA. We expect there to be more research and scientific studies into CBD in the near future as the number of people using these products continues to increase.


Fact #5: The quality of CBD hemp products for sale online can vary. Those looking to try CBD products should be sure that they are buying them from a reputable company because there are scams out there. In each of the last 2 years, the FDA has sent warning letters to some companies that were deceptively marketing its CBD products and selling products with little or no actual CBD.
Our Recommendation For Those Wanting To Try CBD Hemp Oil Products
The quality and price of CBD hemp oil products available online can vary greatly. So it’s important to order these products from a trusted and vetted supplier. Some local vape shops and vitamin stores carry CBD products but many people find it more convenient to order online.

Taken from FibroToday's website

More facts about using CBD oil for fibromyalgia …
1. Part of the Cannabinoid Family

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of more than hundreds of cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant. Most people are familiar with CBD’s close family member, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid that gives marijuana users a psychoactive high when they smoke it. [1]

2. The Psychoactivity

Unlike THC, CBD won’t get you high. Some tout it as an excellent alternative for people who are seeking the medicinal benefits of cannabis, but who gave up smoking pot because of the unwanted side effects.

3. Miraculous Claims

You’ll read claims online that CBD cures epilepsy, cancer, MS and any number of other diseases. These statements are mostly anecdotal and unproven by science. Although the research is coming along at a nice clip, there just isn’t the clinical studies to back up the claims (yet).

4. Helping Epilepsy

There are anecdotal accounts of CBD-rich products helping to control epilepsy, especially in children, as well as stories of others who feel CBD has improved their particular condition, but there are few actual CBD-only clinical trials to back up these claims.

5. Change is Coming

In 2015, Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, testified before U.S. senators, calling for more research into CBD and its potential benefits. There have been studies on the benefits of using THC/CBD combination products to treat certain conditions, and those results look promising. But more research is needed to figure out how CBD works and how it might be used to treat these conditions. [2]

6. The Preparations

[CBD Oil for Fibromyalgia : The Preparations]

Today, you can find CBD sold in many forms; most commonly as an oil or tincture. There also are CBD-rich strains of marijuana that can be smoked or vaped, as well as CBD-rich ointments, salves, and other topical preparations.

RELATED: Using CBD for Skin Care: Natural Remedy You May Be Missing 

7. The Source of CBD Oils

There are two varieties of CBD oil for fibromyalgia: the kind that comes from CBD-rich marijuana strains and the kind that comes from industrial hemp. There are big differences between the two. CBD oil derived from CBD-rich marijuana strains is usually sold by regulated dispensaries in legalized states. Rightfully or not, marijuana remains a Schedule I drug, illegal for all applications. Industrial hemp, on the other hand, the other source of CBD oil is legal in all 50 states.

8. Industrial Hemp CBD Oil

Industrial hemp CBD oil for fibromyalgia and many other alternative therapies is sold online as well as in stores across the country. Cannabidiol is likely going to be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration in the near future, but at this point, it is not controlled by any government agency.

9. Quality is Essential 

Hemp is a “bio-accumulator,” meaning it easily sucks up toxins from soil. (It’s been planted at Chernobyl to help with radiation cleanup.) Since hemp CBD is not regulated, disreputable sources of CBD hemp oil have sprung up. Taking the time to source high quality, organic CBD Oil for symptoms of fibromyalgia is essential. [3]

RELATED: Are You Using Organic CBD Oil?

10. Some Hemp CBD Sellers Ripping Off Customers

Some unscrupulous hemp CBD sellers are ripping off customers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently tested several brands of hemp CBD oil. They found little to no CBD in some bottles.

11. Is It Legal?

Now for the issue of CBD oil for fibromyalgia and it’s legality. Is it legal or not? At the time of this post, 32 states and the District of Columbia have passed some form of marijuana legalization. Nineteen other states have passed laws enabling access to CBD products. But in the federal government, these state laws aren’t legitimate.

As mentioned, U.S. federal government lists cannabis as a Schedule I Drug, equivalent to cocaine, heroin and other highly addictive and destructive drugs. Because of this, all CBD oil, derived from CBD-rich marijuana is illegal in the U.S., at least federally. Honestly, the question of hemp products is still a grey zone - one federal department says one thing, while another federal department says another. Does that mean CBD oil for fibromyalgia pain management is out of the question? Not necessarily. [4]  

According to the 2014 Farm Bill, growing, processing and selling hemp and hemp produces like CBD oil, is legal as long as it used for research purposes and with the proper approvals. The Farm Bill classified hemp as cannabis containing less than 0.3 percent THC. [5]

An important point to note is that the FDA recently issued warning letters to some online CBD oil companies, not because they were selling an illegal substance, but because they were making false medical claims. It seems they are more focused on cracking down on companies selling false promises, but not the substance itself.

[CBD Oil for Fibromyalgia : Is it Legal]

12. Legal On an International Scale?

For any international readers - according to media sources, CBD oil is now legal in the UK and Canada (from producers licensed by Health Canada’s medical marijuana program). Australia still has challenging access to CBD, but with the countries new medical marijuana law, that allows cannabis use for certain conditions, it might be easing up.[6][7]

There is movement in the U.S. to change cannabis’ drug scheduling. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently studying the available medical research on CBD, and it could order the DEA to reclassify cannabis to a lesser scheduling category. That opens the door for more and better cannabis-related research and CBD oil products to eventually be legalized, at least in some form. This would help solidify the status of CBD and fibromyalgia in the eyes of the American people and the American legal system.





Taken from solcbd's website.

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