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I have been using products that contain CBD oil for a little while now and, in my experience, they are great for offering natural pain relief for fibromyalgia. Today I have a guest post for you from Honey Colony, who produce high-quality CBD oil and other natural remedies.

Read on to find out all you need to know about CBD oil and how it can provide relief for fibromyalgia sufferers.


An introduction to CBD oil

Deep, persistent pain, tender points that litter the body, aches in every muscle, and profound exhaustion. Welcome to the world of fibromyalgia.

If you are one of the five million Americans who suffer from this condition, CBD oil is a knockout painkiller that is safe, natural, and been proven by scientists to help quash inflammation and provide relief.

Cannabidiol (CBD), which has been used for nearly 10,000 of years because of its healing properties, is one of 113 active compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD ranks high as a treatment because of two reasons.

First, it naturally supports the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS plays a direct role in homoeostasis and supports memory, mood, brain reward systems, and energy balance. This, in turn, helps you combat depression, anxiety, inflammation and creates feelings of well-being.

Second, unlike THC, the compound best known in marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive. This allows you to use it anywhere without experiencing any high.

When it comes to chronic diseases, CBD oil brings relief to sufferers who do not want to turn to pharmaceutical drugs. CBD oil helps balance the nervous and musculoskeletal system and promotes healthy immune response, energy, clarity, and relaxation.

When it comes to fibromyalgia, CBD oil has also been shown to be an extremely effective means to overcome pain and take back control of one’s body.

Fibromyalgia manifests in the body as widespread musculoskeletal pain, accompanied by fatigue, irregular sleep, decreased memory function, and imbalanced moods. Ninety percent of sufferers are women, and this can also manifest into painful menstrual cycles.

The pain, mood variations, and decreased mobility cause fibromyalgia sufferers to be three times more likely to suffer from major depression. Limited mobility, due to musculoskeletal pain, becomes part of everyday life.

CBD Oil for Fibromyalgia

For fibromyalgia suffers, CBD oil is an all-natural and healthy alternative to FDA-approved medications. A National Pain Foundation study of over 1,300 fibromyalgia patients found marijuana more effective than the FDA-approved medications Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Savella. CBD oil’s ability to support function allows sufferers to live with increased muscle and joint function.

A 2011 Spanish study, showed a statistically significant reduction of pain and stiffness and an increased feeling of wellness after using cannabis in fibromyalgia patients. CBD diminishes inflammation, enhances one’s mood, and supports healthy sleep patterns.

Legality & Safety

In terms of legality, CBD oil derived from hemp is 100 percent legal in the United States because it is classified as a dietary food supplement. However, that does not stop government regulators from finding ways to limit sales.

Since marijuana/hemp isn’t regulated by Big Business, government agencies prohibit any medical claims involving treatment, curing, or healing — regardless of the countless studies and first-hand stories.

A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safety states that CBD has no effect on psychomotor and psychological functions. Even at high doses, CBD will not alter your motor skills or state of mind.

Purchasing a CBD Oil

When choosing a CBD oil, it is very important to consider certain criteria such as extraction methods and where it is being sourced. You want to make sure you are getting the purest and most potent form of this powerful natural remedy.

Health and wellness brand, HoneyColony shares a helpful write-up: 4 Things to Look for When Buying CBD Medical Hemp Oil and also manufactures superior CBD Oil with 10x bioavailability. Supplemented with a powerful cocktail of medicinal herbs that include Dang Shen root, Astragalus root, White Peony, Propolis and bitter orange peel, this is one CBD oil worth purchasing. Buy it here.

Have you tried CBD oil or is it something you would like to try? Let me know in the comments below.

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90 Comments

  1. Hi,
    Do the company that produce the oil ship to the UK & should you stop using a current med pescribed by GP – duloxetine?
    Thank you
    Lisa

    • Hi Lisa, Honey Colony do ship internationally but I would recommend getting in contact with them via their website for any enquiries you have. I also would not stop any prescribed medication without first speaking to your GP and always consult your GP before starting any new supplement to ask about possible drug interactions.

      • I went to the site and I can’t find any. Do you have a direct link?

        • Hi Layrie, apologies for that. You’ve made me realise I needed to update a couple of links in this post. The Superior CBD is now sold through the Simply Transformative website. You can find a direct link here. It’s not always in stock and I believe that you can only pay by check or bitcoin at present. There’s more info on their site. If you are unable to purchase the Superior CBD, another brand I’d recommend is Charlotte’s Web. It doesn’t have the benefits of the herbs but it’s a good quality product.

    • Virginia Maloney Reply

      I would be interested in trying,c depending on the cost, as I amon limited income

        • No where does it mention how to take the CBD. I’ve had some I rubbed on areas, not even sure if that works. How does the oil in dropper bottle get applied? Thanks

          • Donna

            Hey Donna. There are a few different CBD products, the lotions and balms you rub onto painful areas. The oil in the dropper bottle is taken orally– you drop it under your tongue and hold for a minute or so before swallowing to allow it time to be absorbed.

      • Kimberly Hawk Reply

        The oil can be found in most health/natural food stores very inexpensively. We purchase it at a local Amish store in South Carolina for $17.00.

      • Hi Lori, you can purchase CBD oil from Honey Colony or you can research other reputable sources 🙂 Good luck

    • Hi Lisa ~ I am diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and have been using CBD oil that I get locally in Cornwall. In my personal experience it helps greatly without any bad side effects. I would highly recommend its use Lisa.

        • Hi Sarah, I am not sure about UK suppliers. I’m in the UK but have only bought from the US. You have to pay VAT (+ a handling fee) but you can purchase from Honey Colony (Simply Transformative) from the UK.

    • I would like to try this product I live in Canada. Do you ship to Canada

    • Warren shaw Reply

      I need this oil, where can I get this from? I am desperate for help and even if it only helps with a little relief it will be a godsend. Can you get it in the U.K.?

    • CBD Oil is made from cannabis plant called sativa and is very helpful for chronic pain and other such illness. I have been using since few weeks and it really helped me as it provides low THC and without any side effects. It is safe to use but it is important to know that from where you buy these products as there are huge people manufacturing these products and you can buy at cheap prices in florida.

    • I have been using marijuana products for several years now with great results. CBD oil is a wonderful product, but there is a vast difference in products produced and sold by various companies. There is also a vast difference in how it is produced. Oil derived from hemp is not the same as that from the marijuana plant. It does not contain the same quality or quantity of CBD. BE sure to check if your supplier gets their oil from the marijuana plant.

      • Just for anyone reading this comment, it’s worth being sure that CBD from marijuana is legal where you live.

  2. Sharon morris Reply

    Hello, I have been desperate to begin using cannibas oil for my severe/chronic pain but do not know the dosages I should be taking – Since I still work and also take care of my grandbaby, I cant afford to be super tired due to over-dosing – where can I find some kind of dosage chart? thanks!

    • Hi Sharon, I would recommend contacting Honey Colony as they will be able to advise you on correct dosaging.

  3. I have just got a bottle of oil and need to know how much to use in a vape ejuice mix. Are there any charts out there to help thanks.

    • Hi, sorry I am not sure about vaping. Is there a reason you are vaping over taking it orally? I know Honey Colony can advise re: the latter.

      • For cost reasons mainly as I thought it would go further. The bottle I have was £36 and they say 3 drops 3 times a day and that would only last a week! I don’t have the finances for that sadly. Thanks for your reply ;0) x

        • Ah okay. I’m afraid I can’t offer any advice on that one. The CBD oil from Honey Colony does look like it would be better value than the stuff you have. Still not cheap but at least you get more for your money.

          • Can it be mixed with something to hide the taste? Have only used mine twice as the taste is horrendous. Any tips will be gratefully received :0) x

          • Donna

            Hi Jools,

            I’ve heard of people putting it in tea and other drinks to disguise the taste. Maybe try some fruit juice or a smoothie?

          • Thanks Donna will try that as I really can’t cope with it under my tongue ;0)

  4. This was wonderful information! I have been dying to try some CBD oil for my chronic pain but did not know companies would ship this product! Heading to their website now and sharing this article! Thanks!

    • I’m pleased you found this post helpful Kirstin. If you do try CBD oil, I’d love to hear how you get on.

    • Thanks Lee. I appreciate you sharing my post. I’m not sure of the legalities of cbd oil in your part of the world, so that would be something to look into 🙂

  5. Kathy Wadsworth Reply

    I really want to try the CBD oil for my Fibro! Thanks for posting!

  6. Christina kaltenbach Reply

    I’m interested in trying it !!!! How do I go about doing that?

  7. I’ve recently started using essential oils in my battle with Lupus, RA & Fibromylgia. I have found comfort in their properties. But I am still battling with depression & I stay at home all the time. I would be open to try the CBD oil. I am ready to get some resemblance of my life back.

    • Hi Kendra, I have haven’t tried essential oils myself (only a lotion containing them) but I have heard really positive things about them. I am sorry to hear you suffer from depression. It would be interesting to see if CBD oil would help. Just a suggestion but it might be worth looking into supplements that boost serotonin as these can be depleted with fibro. Good luck.

    • If you are interested in trying I would suggest doing more research and if you do decide to try it, make sure you purchase it from a reputable retailer 🙂

  8. Where do I find CBD oils that don’t cost a ton of mney???? I know the can help just can afford through high pruces.

    • Hi Janet,

      Unfortunately, CBD oil is an expensive product. I wouldn’t advise going for something with a cheap price tag as that would make me question the quality. But do shop around and see what works out as best value for money.

  9. Would this also help for lower back pain, sciatica?? So this is taken orally, would it work topically as well?

  10. Corey gall Reply

    I have been trying to find what can be a easier way to benifit from this great medicine without smoking being it is way to harsh on my throat. No matter what iv tried to smoke has same effect on throat so that being said iv done the baking brownies etc but just wish was able to easily find the oil etc to be able to put into capsules so it is easier to get the benifits. I have both fibro and rheumatoid arthritis. I have so many symptoms i have stopped working almost 3 years ago but have worked since was 12 so was not something had planned very frustrating if there is any way possible to be able to give advice how,where can get what could help for the following sleep at night energy for day to be able to get the basics done i mean would be nice to have the energy to shower daily help with pain specially when weather is bad i hurt nonstop everyday and have tried many dif injections narcotics etc nothing works and am becoming discouraged i hope u have some ideas that could help due to attention span at 0 im running outa ways to focus on much more research thanks for your time

    Corey Gall

    • Hi Corey 👋🏽
      You must try Tumeric Curcumin whether fresh or in pill form is a MUST TAKE for fibromyalgia sufferers. I too have fibromyalgia so I can most definitely feel your pain 😞 (((GENTLE HUGS))) 🤗

  11. Corey gall Reply

    I have been trying to find what can be a easier way to benifit from this great medicine without smoking being it is way to harsh on my throat. No matter what iv tried to smoke has same effect on throat so that being said iv done the baking brownies etc but just wish was able to easily find the oil etc to be able to put into capsules so it is easier to get the benifits. I have both fibro and rheumatoid arthritis. I have so many symptoms i have stopped working almost 3 years ago but have worked since was 12 so was not something had planned very frustrating if there is any way possible to be able to give advice how,where can get what could help for the following sleep at night energy for day to be able to get the basics done i mean would be nice to have the energy to shower daily help with pain specially when weather is bad i hurt nonstop everyday and have tried many dif injections narcotics etc nothing works and am becoming discouraged i hope u have some ideas that could help due to attention span at 0 im running outa ways to focus on much more research thanks for your time

    Corey Gall

  12. Kathryn DeVette Reply

    I would like to try it if it’s not too expensive. I’m on a fixed income and supporting my son and grandson.

  13. Oml , this sounds like what I could be looking for , I have been suffering I mean suffering Fibro for about 10 yrs. And I just can’t believe there’s nothing that helps , this is only oral ? Does it make you goofy ? And does the lotion work just as well ? Thanks So Much !

    • CBD oil won’t get you high 🙂 The honey colony cbd oil is oral. Have a look at my review of the Fay farm serenity lotion too. I think it’s an individual decision and everyone will be different. It’s worth experimenting and seeing what works best for you.

    • No, doesn’t make me and Yes lol
      You must try Tumeric Curcumin whether fresh or in pill form is a MUST TAKE for fibromyalgia sufferers. I too have fibromyalgia so I can most definitely feel your pain 😞 (((GENTLE HUGS))) 🤗

  14. Hello from Captgreg I myself have the symptoms of fibromyalgia I take lyirica and Gabapentin plus the oils which seem to help, what I do for Sciatica pain is Bee Apitherapy I never would have believed how much it helps please do the research before trying.

    • Hi Captgreg, thanks for your comment. It is good the hear what works for people.

  15. I would like to try this oil. I need it for major and serious low back, leg and hip pain. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, but my doctors are focusing more on DJD with disc herniation, lumbar stenosis, scoliosis and sciatica. I DO NOT want Rx pain meds. I’m looking for a more holistic/natural choice. However, the pain is so bad, I’m willing to try just about anything. I middle through the pain each and everyday with a total sit down job that I HAVE to get up from time to time and stretch. If you have any info or suggestions, I welcome them. Thank you.

    • Hi Pam, I think cbd is worth a go but remember there is no magic pill that will take your pain away completely. I’m not sure where you live but if you are in the US I can also recommend a device called a Quell- it’s a wearable pain device. I’ll be writing about it next month and I have personally found it to be wonderful. It doesn’t take away the pain but turns down the volume, which makes a significant difference. If you are in Europe, it should be available soon.

      • OMG!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I will most definitely look for this!!! Fibromyalgia sufferers must also try Tumeric Curcumin whether fresh (a type of root – I think 🤔) or in pill form is a MUST TAKE for fibromyalgia sufferers. I too have fibromyalgia so I can most definitely feel your pain 😞 (((GENTLE HUGS))) 🤗

        • Hi, Marlene. That’s good advice. I’ve actually had IV Curcurmin and I really liked the effects. Have you tried drinking Golden milk? That can be a really tasty way to get turmeric into our day 🙂

    • You must also try Tumeric Curcumin whether fresh (a type of root – I think 🤔) or in pill form is a MUST TAKE for fibromyalgia sufferers. I too have fibromyalgia so I can most definitely feel your pain 😞 (((GENTLE HUGS))) 🤗

  16. I just got my first bottles of Elixinol brand oil. I don’t know how it compares to others, but I am in Australia and we have very strict laws here, so I chose one that was available here. Have only tried two doses so far. It is disgusting, but first time I let it sit, second time I swallowed straight away and the. Ate a square of chocolate., not the healthiest method, but I didn’t get the horrible aftertaste. The one I am using is citrus flavoured.
    Can’t wait to see some improvements…..

    • Good luck Carolyn, I truly hope it helps you and that you experience the potential benefits. Tinctures are always tricky to take and we do sometimes have to get a bit inventive to disguise the taste! I find holding my nose helps whilst I take something to get rid of the after taste with tinctures I’m not fond of.

  17. Catherine Saulter Reply

    I have just recently been introduced to CBD oil and was recommended to use with a vaporizer. I’m wondering if those with fibromyalgia benefit more by taking it directly versus vaping for increased pain relief and relaxation? Any advise is greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Catherine, sorry I can’t offer my opinion as I’ve never vaped. I think, as with most things, it can be individual and is probably a case of experimenting and seeing what works best for you.

  18. Lori a Phillips Reply

    Well I got my oil the other day I think I ended up getting it Fay Farm because it was cheaper and yes it’s two droppers full three times a day ,the taste is horrible but so is my pain ,weigh it out, I was scared when I first took it also because of the other medications I’m on so I started slow , I’m up to the two droppers full now , and so far I haven’t noticed a change , I’m really hoping this works because I’m real tired of all this pain and nothing working , oh I also take baths in Epsom salts with lavender and that seems to help briefly also , I read these faithfully so if someone finds something please let me know ! I tried to get a counseler were I live to start a support group were I live as I feel it would help !

    • Hi Lori,
      With many things, I think with some people it can take time to see a response. I have my fingers crossed for you that it does help. Epsom salts are great and it might be worth speaking to your doctor and considering supplementing with magnesium if they help you. It’s also worth keeping in mind that no one thing will help and it’s a combination of many things that need to come together to provide relief. I think it’s wonderful if you can set up a support group in your area. Good luck!

  19. I’m doing a combo of many things , but the Epsom’s salts in the bath does seem to help a great deal , the oil oml , now tats a different story , tryed that a couple of times , seen no change and just couldn’t gag down any more to go any further to see if it might work so I’m out there still looking for something to help get rid of all my pain so I can have a somewhat normal life !

    • Sorry to hear the oil didn’t help you Lori. Have you tried any creams with CBD oil in them instead? I can highly recommend the Fay Farm CBD lotions 🙂

  20. I have been on CBD oil now for just short of a month and I take 2.25 ml three times a day and it has done wonders. I have had Fibro for at least 8 years and this has been the only thing that has taken away the pain so I can live a better life.

    • This is great to hear Shelley! I am so pleased it is working well for you and is giving you some relief. Take care.

  21. Deidre Mercer Reply

    Every joint-painful; the pain feels like it goes inside the marror of bone.skin hurts. I am bone on bone in the knees; right hip-hurts; pain goes inside joints to bone marrow;all the skin hurts when active;Arthritis in hands;Gout;Debilitatingsciatica;back & neck pain.Knees are bone on bone;

    • I am sorry to hear you are in so much pain, Deirdre. It’s so debilitating. My pain hasn’t been as severe as yours but I have written about how I helped to improve my pain. I hope reading my posts may provide some helpful information to you.

    • Hey Jennifer, I hope you get to try it. You’re right that good quality is important. Brands I’d recommend are Honey Colony (mentioned here), Bluebird botanicals and Charlotte’s web.

  22. I live in the UK and can now get cbd oil from a local herbalist Holland and Barrett I was just wondering, it comes with a pipet and you are supposed to take it by placing drops under your tongue and waiting, but I just can’t cope with the taste, any suggestions?

    • Hi Wendy. I haven’t had that issue as the CBD oils I’ve tried have all been quite pleasant. I’ve tried the one mentioned here by Honey Colony and two by Charlotte’s Web (their mint one and olive oil one– I actually preferred the olive oil flavour as it was quite neutral). Perhaps you could try mixing it with some orange juice? That’s what I used to do with herbal tinctures I didn’t like the taste of 🙂

  23. I have been using the CBD oil for a while now and I must say it’s working pretty good. It’s a really good pain relief, I believe in the future CBD will become an important aid for our health.

    • Hi Silvia. Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m so happy to hear that CBD is working well for you 🙂

  24. My son purchased me some n Holland & Barret in the U.K. If that help people in England

    • I saw that H&B were selling it now. It seems to be becoming more popular over here 🙂

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