When it comes to pain, should I use Kratom or CBD?

Before we can do anything, it’s important to understand that not all pain is the same.


This is especially important in understanding why kratom is better than CBD (or vice-versa) for pain relief.

Essentially, pain breaks down into two main types: nociceptive and neuropathic.

Nociceptive pain results from physical damage to tissue systems. It is what we think of when we consider something as being “painful” (a cut, burn, broken bone, etc).

In contrast, neuropathic pain is chronic (as opposed to acute). This is pain that arises from the damage, deterioration, or dysfunction of neurons. In the instance of neuropathic pain, the brain receives pain messages even though there is no physical damage to a specific area. This pain is prevalent in chronic disorders like fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis.

CBD and kratom have different active molecular compounds. They differ from one another both in how they relieve pain and in what types of pain they can treat.


Some say kratom is better at treating nociceptive pain. Others will argue that CBD is better. All in all, treating neuropathic and neurodegenerative conditions is complex.

Some people find that after using Kratom and CBD separately, to determine their effects individually, using both in mixed doses works best to alleviate most symptoms of pain. 

The effectiveness of CBD has not been evaluated by the FDA for the treatment of any health issues.

This website is not offering medical advice. We are conveying information gathered from communities seeking natural solutions to health problems. You should always seek professional medical advice before taking any supplement or attempting to treat any health issue naturalistically.

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