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Rob’s Story: Are Delta 8 Gummies an Alternative to Opioids?

Rob’s Story: Are Delta 8 Gummies an Alternative to Opioids?

Nov 13, 2023 | 0 comments

Meet Rob.ย 

In the quiet suburbs of Georgia, he seems like your average guy next door. Youโ€™d never know that he was born with a rare hip condition, fighting a silent struggle against chronic pain for as long as he can remember.

After numerous procedures throughout the years, in his words, โ€œpain was just a daily way of life.โ€

To help manage it, his doctors prescribed opioids.ย 

For a while they were the only thing that helped. Yet, Rob, discontent with the side effects and ever mindful of the ominous shadow of addiction, made a conscious decision to break free. He flushed his pain pills and started looking for other alternatives.ย 

Fast forward to 2021, โ€œsomeone had mentioned that Delta-8 was now available and I should give it a shot. I placed my first order with Moonwlkr and got the sample pack. I can tell you that night I felt real relief and slept the best I had in years โ€“ pain free.โ€

With a cautious leap, Rob found himself on a path to freedom from the daily clutches of pain without the looming threat of addiction.ย 

โ€œI am so thankful that there is a much safer, more natural alternative for me to help fight pain and restlessness. Over the past 3 years we have advocated the use of Moonwlkr on Cigar Store Idiots Podcast. We’ve had so many listeners try and use Moonwlkr Delta 8 products for insomnia, pain, restlessness, anxiety, and just to relax. I recommend everyone research the benefits of Moonwlkr Delta-8 and see if it’s right for them. You’re just a sample pack away from a more natural, healthier alternative to manage your pain.โ€

 

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Living with chronic pain can be an exhausting and challenging journey – – both physically and mentally.ย 

Traditional pain management techniques such as invasive surgery or prescription medication often come with side effects or unhealthy dependencies that can negatively impact every element of your life.ย 

This is where Moonwlkr comes in. Over the past few years, many of our Moonwlkrs have discovered the benefits of using Delta 8 THC gummies for pain relief.*

 

How Might Delta 8 THC Help With Pain?

All cannabinoids, including Delta 8, Delta 9, and CBD work by teaming up with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which handles lots of important functions in your body like hunger and pain.

Think of the ECS like a communication system with two main parts: CB1 (in your brain) and CB2 (in your body).

When you’re in pain, special sensors called โ€œnociceptorsโ€ in your body send signals to your brain through this system.

This is your body reaching out to your brain saying, โ€œIโ€™M IN PAIN!โ€

Delta 8 jumps into action by connecting with the CB1 receptors in your brain, blocking pain signals to your brain and activating the CB2 receptors in your body.

Delta 8 binds to CB2 receptors with a similar strength as Delta 9 THC. And because activation of CB2 plays a critical role in suppressing inflammation, Delta 8 could potentially be preferable over Delta 9 for treating inflammation, since it is less psychoactive.

Most significantly, many users have replaced prescription medication such as opioids with Delta 8 to treat chronic pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, to name a few.*

 

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Is Delta 8 THC Addictive?

Delta 8 gummies are becoming increasingly popular as a natural, non-addictive alternative to traditional opiate-based pain medications.ย 

In fact, Delta 8 gummies are a unique form of cannabinoid, derived from hemp, that provides a host of potential benefits for those seeking to overcome opiate addiction.ย 

It has even been used as an aid in the journey to opioid recovery for those suffering with pain.

According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, there has been a year-over-year 30% uptick in drug overdoses with an average of 96,700+ deaths. Moreover, 72% of those deaths were attributed to opioid use.ย 

 

Delta 8 vs. Opioids for Chronic Pain

Early research shows that cannabinoids such as Delta 8 may be effective for chronic pain, particularly nerve and neuropathic pain, and in some situations, it may be a viable alternative to opioid medications.ย 

Whatโ€™s more promising is that cannabis can help pain sufferers take less opioids. One study from 2020 looked at adults who were reliant on opioids for chronic low back pain.ย 

When the adults in the study took cannabis, half were able to stop all opioids. And one-third cut back on opioid use.

*Remember, it is always important to consult your physician prior to any decision regarding your medical care. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

 

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