Surgery is often a stressful event, and post-surgery pain can be frustrating to deal with through narcotics that leave you with apathy and constipation. Therefore, finding a way to manage pain after surgery is important, and Cannabinoid (CBD) may be a useful tool in reducing both pain and inflammation.
Let’s discuss how CBD may be used to relieve pain caused by surgery and how it is useful for a safe recovery.
CBD is an anti-inflammatory oil found in hemp and cannabis plants that mimics an endocannabinoid, 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and similarly binds to our CB-2 cell receptor. Through this interaction the phytocannabinoid, CBD, works like our endocannabinoid, 2-AG, creating many changes in our bodies such as inflammation, metabolism, and hormonal changes.
Unlike Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another compound in the cannabis plant that mimics our endocannabinoid, anandamide (ANA), CBD has no psychoactive properties and will not give you any sort of “head high” like THC or ANA. THC creates affects by interacting with the CB1 receptor. CBD actually works as an antidote to someone who may have consumed too much THC. CBD has very few reported side effects in most people, most common being drowsiness.
Though CBD hemp flower can be smoked or vaped, there are other popular ways of consuming CBD, such as oils, tinctures, edibles, as well as topical agents. Many animal and human studies from world renowned universities and organizations have shown the benefits of CBD by decreasing pain and inflammation through its interactions with the CB-2 receptor.
One study on kidney transplant recipients showed pain reduction in most of the participants taking CBD. Another study done on rats with arthritis pain concluded that CBD applied topically reduced pain and inflammation in the rats. Yet another study proved the benefit of using cannabinoids for neuropathic pain.
Furthermore, CBD reduces anxiety and depression, which can often go hand in hand with surgery, post-surgery, or chronic pain. A study on the effects of CBD on persons with various anxiety disorders showed notable improvement in the management of anxiety.
Since CBD has proven benefits for pain and inflammation, then it only makes sense that it would be a good treatment or supplement for post-surgery pain. Often after surgery, doctors will recommend a regimen of narcotics, Ibuprofen and Tylenol to combat pain and swelling. Therefore, for those who struggle tolerating drugs like Ibuprofen or who want to avoid narcotics, CBD may help with pain relief.
As with any supplement, if you take other prescription drugs, check with your doctor before taking CBD. Though CBD does not have any known negative severe side effects, it can potentially interfere with another medication you are taking. Your doctor can let you know if there would be any potential drug interactions.
As we have discussed, you may smoke or vape CBD in its flower form. CBD also comes in tinctures that you may drop underneath the tongue, or as edibles in the form of gummies. How you consume CBD is entirely up to you. The best edibles for pain after surgery are high-quality and have minimal ingredients. Gummies, like those offered by Cali-Born Dreams, are easy to take, discrete, and work well for on the go.
CBD has been shown to provide pain relief for various conditions. So, if you are anticipating pain post-surgical pain, then CBD may be a great option for you.
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Dabbing with Puffco Peak’s smart rig is as easy as a click of a button. Simply heat up your device, add concentrate and make smoking cannabis easy!
In the past decade, the stigma around cannabis consumption has begun to slowly melt away. Many states have decriminalized cannabis consumption, while others states have legalized for recreational uses.
People are learning that cannabis is for more than getting high, stress relief, restful sleep and just all around wellbeing.
No matter if it’s for wellness or recreational purposes, the idea of smoking weed can be intimidating. While the smell alone can be off-putting.
Luckily, there is an alternative that simplifies cannabis consumption to the point where it’s easier than tying your shoe.
Today, we’re going to talk about Puffco Peak’s innovative dab rig and why this alternative is great for beginners and cannabis connoisseurs alike.
Cannabis concentrate is a highly concentrated THC that comes in several shapes and sizes.
There are several ways to consume cannabis concentrates, including taking it topically or in edibles, but the strongest method of consumption is dabbing.
A dab rig is very similar to a vape pen in the sense that it heats up and vaporizes concentrates. So, you are “smoking” vapors that contain particles of the cannabis concentrate
There are several benefits of dabbing as opposed to smoking flower in a blunt, bowl or bong.
The primary difference is the ease of use. Dabbing with Puffco Peak or a smart rig simply requires you to click a button to heat up your device and add the concentrate. So, no lighters, no grinders, nada.
Additionally, dabbing is extremely low key. Since it doesn’t have the strong smell of smoking marijuana in a more traditional method, you can enjoy your cannabis without alerting everybody around you.
While there is a mild cannabis taste that comes with dabbing, you don’t get the smoky aftertaste that you’d experience when smoking flower.
A concentrate contains around 80% THC whereas flower only contains between 10 and 25% THC. This makes dabbing with cannabis concentrate much more potent.
Developing the perfect dab rig has taken tons of trial and error from highly skilled engineers wanting to break boundaries in the world of cannabis.
The Peak Smart Rig was designed to offer a more user-friendly alternative to traditional torch rigs.
Here are a few of the perks of using the Peak Smart Rig:
1. Super easy to use and perfect for beginners
2. Heats up in only 20 seconds
3. Different heat and load settings
4. Easy to transport
5. Sleek design
6. Fast charging with battery life of 30 dabs
In addition to the product, your Puffco Peak Dab Rig comes with a carrying case, tether, cleaning swab, loading tool, charger, carp cup and an extra ceramic bowl. That means you’re equipped with everything you need to dab except the concentrate itself!
When it comes to cannabis, there is no right or wrong way to go about it. However, dabbing is typically easier and more convenient.
If you’d like to get into dabbing yourself or try our rig that is a step above the traditional torch rig, we recommend checking out The Peak.
This rig comes with everything you need to dab with ease, making it the perfect first rig for anyone who is new to dabbing.
Start dabbing with Puffco Peak’s smart rig with a click of a button and make smoking cannabis easy!