CBD Use for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain in addition to fatigue, anxiety, cognitive issues and more.  Research has shown it involves changes in the body’s neurotransmitters, the substances that allow nerve cells to communicate with one another.  When the substances are released in the right amounts at the right times, the body functions properly.  When the neurotransmitters go haywire, the system malfunctions.  There’s no cure for fibromyalgia.  Current treatment options focus on pain management, diet, exercise and cognitive therapy.  However, in recent years, science has discovered that all mammals have a natural pain management system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that creates natural anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects.

The body’s ECS is made up of three components: cannabinoid receptors (the things that receive chemical signals outside the cell), endocannabinoids (small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors), and metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used.  “All vertebrate animals [naturally] express at least two cannabinoid receptors.  The CB1 receptor principally functions in the nervous system but is expressed in many cells throughout the body.  CB2 receptors are primarily associated with cells governing immune function.”(1)  Researchers believe that CBD compounds may positively interact with these receptors.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming more widely used by individuals living with fibromyalgia because of its therapeutic benefits, and Murphy’s Natural Hemp customers have begun sending in testimonials of their own about its effectiveness on pain:


December, 2018: “After years of neck pain and waking up stiff and sore, I tried Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD with Curcumin. In 2 days, I started feeling the effects of the CBD and Curcumin Tincture from Murphy’s Natural and have been enjoying the results for 3 months. I cannot imagine ever being without this wonderful product…Thanks Murphy’s Natural Solutions” ~ P.B.

January 2019: “I have suffered from chronic pain throughout my lifetime. Three years ago, my doctor prescribed a medication for my fibromyalgia symptoms. While this prescription medicine helped ease my pain, it caused unwanted side effects, such as numbness and loss of coordination. Since that time, I have been seeking natural remedies to relieve my pain. This search led me to discover Murphy’s Natural Hemp products. These all-natural products have worked wonders! Within two months of taking daily doses of both the daytime and nighttime formulas, I have experienced less pain and swelling, as well as improved sleep quality. I have also been able to reduce the amount of prescription medicine I take on a daily basis. This has helped alleviate the numbness I previously experienced and my coordination has returned to normal. Most importantly, I have been able to become an active participant in my family’s life again! Thank you, Murphy’s Natural Hemp, for helping me improve my quality of life (as well as my family’s)!”  ~  KR

Should you decide to use CBD products for pain management, or for any other medical condition, always contact your doctor first to be sure there are no interactions with medications you may be taking.  For more information or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp, go to https://murphysnaturalhemp.com/.

1 British Journal of Pharmacology report: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4301686/;  2 Graphic: https://togetherwalks.org/what-is-fibromyalgia/
by Colleen Morgan