Affecting roughly 14% of the U.S. population, migraines are responsible for nearly $20 billion dollars in missed work and poor productivity every year. At times, that constant, throbbing pain can be quite incapacitating. More intense than just your typical headache, migraines frequently occur with nausea and/or an extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
CBD and Endocannabinoids
Dating back to the 17th and 18th century, cannabinoids were considered a prominent form of migraine treatment in North America and Europe. Several recent medical studies have established a connection between migraines and a deficiency of natural endocannabinoids produced by the human body. Results from these studies strongly suggest that the use of CBD and other cannabinoids help the body create and utilize more of its own endocannabinoids. This enables your body to successfully counteract the neurological imbalance linked to migraines.
Clinical trials have proven that cannabinoids are in fact, an excellent option for combating migraine headaches. In a test consisting of 120 adults, administering cannabinoids through a variety of techniques showed a diminished frequency of migraine attacks per month by nearly half. Over 80% of patients reported a reduction in migraine frequency along with other beneficial effects and roughly 20% of patients experienced either prevention or complete headache relief .