For those who have suffered from the debilitating symptoms of a concussion, you know how lengthy and extensive the healing process can be. When this type of injury occurs-from a direct or indirect blow to the head or body – the brain suddenly shakes or shifts inside the skull. Following impact, the injured brain elicits an inflammatory response, which signals the immune system to begin healing and repairing the damaged tissue. As the body tries to recover, victims of mild traumatic brain injuries experience the onset of an array of conditions ranging from headaches and cognitive impairment to neuropsychiatric effects such as anxiety, insomnia and irritability for an undetermined amount of time.
The Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Healing
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a transmitter network within the body designed to regulate stress levels and repair damage caused by injury. The ECS manage these levels within the realms of coordination, movement, pain, emotions and mood. It is also a natural system of neuroprotection: it salvages, recovers and regenerates cell structure and function in cases such as acute brain injury. Endocannabinoid neurotransmitters, receptors, and receptor proteins play a key role in peripheral and brain immune function, including inhibiting the release of inflammatory mediators to get the central nervous system back to a normal range of homeostasis (3).
How Full Plant Spectrum CBD Can Help
Current medical studies are tracking the ways that CBD, is a plant-based neuroprotectant, helps the brain and central nervous system recoup and repair after trauma. CBD is used to combat disturbances to sleep and mood and may also block spinal and peripheral mechanisms that promote pain (1). In addition, this non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid has been shown to improve brain metabolic activity and reduce impairment to cerebral blood flow, while protecting from neurotoxicity: destruction to developing and existing nerve tissue (2).
Always consult your professional medical team to ensure that CBD will benefit your unique condition and symptoms.
Try CBD for the following Concussion Symptoms
- Mood disturbances
- Pain management
- Migraines and headaches