A question often asked by people who are new to cannabis is; can CBD help me with this ailment/pain? CBD can help many different ailments and arthritis will be looked at specifically in this article.
As mentioned in our article on the endocannabinoid system, CBD reacts with this system positively and helps to regulate essential bodily functions.
CBD is a cannabinoid that is found in marijuana and hemp. CBD can be made purely from hemp, with minuscule-to-no THC. Pure CBD by itself will not get you ‘high’ as marijuana does. You will feel relaxed, but, there are no psycho-active effects from CBD.
CBD is a safe substance to use on a daily basis.
How Can CBD Help Arthritis Specifically?
There are two main types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA). Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which an individual’s immune system attacks joints such as the feet and hands. Painful, stiff, and swollen joints are characteristics of RA. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes pain in cartilage and bones. OA causes stiffness, immense pain, and often affects the knees, thumbs, and hips.
When consuming CBD, cannabinoids are what bind to receptors within the brain and imitate endocannabinoids. This is a compound the human body naturally produces to maintain internal health. Cannabinoids are the biological foundation of medical marijuana thriving as a low-cost medicine. After taking CBD oil, the CB2 receptor within the body sends signals to the brain in order to reduce and regulate inflammation as well as pain associated with arthritis.
Recent studies such as the Transdermal cannabidiol reduces inflammation and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of arthritis and Attenuation of early phase inflammation by cannabidiol prevents pain and nerve damage in rat osteoarthritis have shown promise for CBD as a remedy for arthritis.
How To Use CBD
Oils/Tinctures (Can Also Be Added To Food)
Topical (Salve. Balm Etc)
There are even CBD energy drinks available in the United States!
How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
It depends entirely on the individual. As mentioned, there is no one-size-fits-all remedy for any type of ailment or issue. CBD is a highly individualized medicine and there are many factors that dictate how much CBD you will need to take. Start slow and progress from there. I know many who have taken too much CBD, to begin with, and it put them off taking CBD as a medicine any further.
Can CBD Help Other Ailments?
- Athletic Injuries (Knee, Lower Back Etc)
- Pain And Inflammation
- Anxiety & Depression
CBD oil prices can vary, depending on quality, where it is sourced, and how it is made.
Do I Need CBD Oil or THC-Based Products?
The question may remain for some, do I need CBD or THC? This is a question that all medical marijuana patients need to know for themselves. Ailments, lifestyle, age, and much more can play a huge part in deciding whether CBD or THC is right for you.
So the answer to the question of CBD being expensive is a long one, highly dependant on the individual, how much CBD is needed, what ailment CBD is being used for, and if CBD is the right medicine for YOU.
PLEASE do your own research before buying CBD as a medicine. Talk to your doctor about the benefits of CBD and how it can help YOU personally. Just because your neighbour’s grandma’s friend used CBD oil and it made them feel great, does not necessarily mean it will work for you.
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