CBD for Migraine Relief
Doctors believe the levels of chemicals naturally produced in the brain, including neurotransmitters and hormones, increase in the case of migraines, causing inflammation. This inflammation then triggers blood vessels in the brain to swell which puts pressure on nearby nerves and results in pain. Scientists hypothesize that cannabidiol (CBD) may be able to fix a faulty endocannabinoid system because CBD appears to control what molecules can bind to the body’s cannabinoid receptors.
Certain migraines involve a release of the neurotransmitter serotonin in blood platelets, and a 2017 study noted that THC reduced this release, effectively acting as an anti-inflammatory.
How CBD helps Reduce Migraines
Migraine pain and symptoms affect 29.5 million Americans. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services states that “migraines are the most common form of disabling headache that sends patients to see their doctors.