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The Pros and Cons of CBD Oil for Pain Relief

The Pros and Cons of CBD Oil for Pain Relief

With its rising fame, more people are turning to CBD after learning about its various health and wellness benefits. We’ve covered the pros and cons of many benefits of taking CBD, such as reducing anxiety, improving sleep and overcoming addictions to help support our customers. However, out of all the benefits of taking CBD, the one we are most passionate about is how CBD can help with pain relief.

Research into this area is ongoing, but there have already been many promising studies carried out. So we thought it would be a good idea to lay out all the pros and cons of CBD oil for pain relief, along with our recommendations for the best products to try, to help you make an informed decision about your pain management.

Overview: The Pros and Cons of CBD Oil for Pain Relief

We’ve broken down all of these pros and cons in detail below, but for those of you that love to skim read, here’s a simple list of all the pros and cons of CBD oil for pain relief.


  • Natural alternative to traditional medications
  • Helps prevent further injury
  • Versatile and easy to take
  • Improves mood and quality of sleep
  • Adjustable doses to suit your needs


  • May not be cost-effective
  • Not classed as a medication
  • May not be strong strong
  • Not suitable for everyone

Now let’s dive into the details!

The Pros of Using CBD Oil for Pain

One of the many reasons why CBD oil is becoming so popular for pain management is due to the many benefits it offers. Here are a few of our favourites!

Natural Alternative to Traditional Pain Relief Medications

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? A throbbing headache, sprained ankle, or a pesky backache that just won’t budge. Traditional pain relief medications might offer temporary relief, but they often come with a wide range of side effects, which is enough to put anyone off!

CBD oil is made from carrier oils (such as MCT or hemp seed oil) and CBD extract from hemp plants, which makes it a natural and healthier alternative to traditional pain relief medications, which tend to be full of chemicals.

At Prym Health, our CBD oil is organic and vegan-friendly, as well as free from pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, to ensure we provide only premium-quality CBD oil to our customers.

Versatile and Easy to Use

Our customers are always feeding back to us that one of their favourite things about taking CBD oil is how versatile it is. As CBD oil is taken orally, you can place it directly under your tongue, or add it to your favourite foods or drinks. This allows you to experience the benefits of CBD discreetly and with minimal fuss.

Helps Prevent Further Injuries

Taking CBD oil not only helps to relax your mind, but it can help to relax your muscles too! Here’s how it works.

Experts believe that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Although further research is needed, experts believe that the primary role of the ECS is to maintain the stability of your body’s internal environment. It’s also believed that CBD attaches itself to receptors within this internal system and can create a calming effect on your mind and body.

In turn, this can help to ease tension in your muscles and help you to avoid further injury. This could be particularly beneficial for athletes or anyone leading an active lifestyle.

Helps to Stabilise Mood & Sleep

As we all know, better sleep often leads to better healing, especially when dealing with chronic pain conditions.

Along with providing pain relief, CBD oil has shown promise in stabilising moods and improving sleep quality. These benefits are often associated with traditional hemp products, such as cannabis. However, even though CBD does not get you “high”, these calming effects can still be experienced, just without the high.

Adjustable Doseage

The flexibility of dosing with CBD oil is another plus for our customers, as you can adjust your intake to find one that best fits your needs. You can start low with our 600mg strength CBD oil, and if you feel the need for a stronger dose, you can always upgrade to our 1200mg CBD drops.

The Cons of Using CBD Oil for Pain

While CBD oil has many benefits, it’s important to consider the downsides when deciding if it’s the best pain management solution for you. However, we’re happy to report there aren’t too many!

The Cost Factor

While the benefits of CBD oil can outweigh the costs for many, it’s worth noting that it’s not the cheapest pain relief option. Considering you can pick up over-the-counter pain relief medications for relatively cheap in the UK, you may not find CBD the most cost-effective.

Legal Status and Classification

Even though CBD is legal in the UK, it is classed as a novel food, not as a medication. This means it can’t be prescribed by your GP and needs to be bought as a supplement. You may also find your GP isn’t supportive of you taking CBD for pain relief. However, you must ensure you speak to them before taking CBD, particularly if you are taking other medications.

Potency Concerns

While CBD oil offers many benefits, it may not be the strongest option available when it comes to pain management. Depending on what pain you are experiencing, you may need a stronger solution to provide effective pain relief.

Not For Everyone

While we believe CBD oil is generally safe to use, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommends that you do not take CBD products if you are taking other medications, have a pre-existing health condition or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are unsure if you should be taking CBD products, we recommend you consult your GP before making a decision.

FAQs: Taking CBD Oil for Pain Relief

We’ve compiled all of the most common questions our customers ask us about taking CBD for pain relief to help you make an informed decision. Hopefully these help you too!

Is CBD oil legal everywhere?

The legal status of CBD oil varies from country to country. In the UK, it’s perfectly legal as long as it meets certain standards.

Can I use CBD oil while taking other medications?

CBD can interact with certain medications, so it’s best to check with your GP to be sure. It’s recommended that you consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement, including CBD oil.

How does CBD oil compare to other pain relief options?

CBD oil may not be as strong as some prescription painkillers, but it offers a natural alternative with fewer side effects. You will need to weight up the pros and cons outlined in this blog post to decide what is the main priority for you and your pain management.

Is CBD oil safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

CBD oil is not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. We recommend you read these findings from the FSA and speak to your GP or midwife if either of these applies to you and you are considering taking CBD.

The Best CBD Oil for Pain Relief

Everyone’s experience with CBD oil can be different. What works for one person may not work for another. If you’re considering trying CBD oil for pain relief, our range is a great place to start. We offer high-quality CBD oil in two strengths to suit your needs.

600mg CBD Oil Drops

CBD Oil Drops - 600mg

1200mg CBD Oil Drops

CBD Drops 1200mg

If you are new to taking CBD oil, we recommend starting with a lower dose (such as our 600mg drops), and working your way up to the higher dose if needed.

At Prym Health, we believe our premium CBD oils are a game changer, but you can also explore our other products, such as CBD gummiescooling gelspatches, and suppositories, depending on your needs.

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