Can CBD help with migraines and headaches?

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People have used cannabis for thousands of years to treat headaches and migraines. There is evidence that CBD oil can reduce inflammation and pain

Medical experts consider the pain from a migraine is the result of intense stimulation to sensory nerve and response to inflammatory agents which are released when a migraine occurs. This explains why powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory agents, such as CBD oil, may be effective in the treatment of migraines

How does CBD work?

CBD works by interact with the body’s Endocannabinoid system or ECS.

CBD may prevent the body from metabolizing anandamide. The compound anandamide is associated with pain regulation. Maintaining high levels of anandamide in your bloodstream may reduce your feelings of pain.

CBD is also thought to limit inflammation within the body, which may also help reduce pain and other immune-system responses.

The other main properties of CBD oil that relieve migraine include,

Potent analgesic (pain relieving) properties.

Antiemetic (preventing nausea and vomiting) properties.

Powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

The Research.

According to a study published in Frontiers in Pharmacy, there are many experts who advocate for the use of CBD oil for migraines.

“Cannabinoids due to their anticonvulsive, analgesic, antiemetic, and anti-inflammatory effects present a promising class of compounds for both acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine pain,” explained lead study author Pinja Leimuranta, of the University of Eastern Finland.

Although the researchers say that we are not completely there yet, they add that CBD oil can “absolutely help relieve some symptoms related to migraines.”

While few clinical research studies have examined the use of CBD to treat migraines, a 2016 study, published in Pharmacotherapy, found that the frequency of migraines was reduced from nearly 10 per month to only approximately four per month

Research presented in 2017 at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology showed that cannabinoids might help prevent migraines as well as easing the pain of migraine headache.

Additionally, a 2017 review of cannabis treatment for headaches outlined existing research, patient surveys, and case reports showing the efficacy of cannabis for migraine and other headache disorders.

Regularly taking a quality CBD oil could help migraine sufferers.

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Dosage frequency & amounts are at the user’s discretion, with a maximum daily dose of 70 mg. New users are recommended to start on a low dose and build up gradually to a standard daily dose of 20 – 25 mg. We recommend taking half the dose in the morning and the other half one hour before bed. You can also take a dose if you feel a migraine starting

Mg of CBD Per 10ml bottle   Drops Per 10ml Mg of CBD Per Drop Recommended dose Number of servings
500mg 200 2.5mg 10 drops 20 servings
1000mg 200 5mg 5 drops 40 servings
2000mg 200 10mg 2-3 drops 80 servings

For more in-depth information on dose follow this link – How much CBD should I take?

Based in Stockport, Leaf Organics is dedicated to offering the best CBD products available in the UK. We have extensively researched and sourced the best products (see our Lab Reports) and created an extensive FAQ page to answer some of your questions. Should you need further information, please contact our friendly team today.


All Leaf Organics products are a food supplement only and should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Leaf Organics products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Keep out of the reach of young children. Always read the label. All products contain less than 0.1% THC.