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Arthritis and CBD

Posted by Bee Woodcock on

Arthritis is a general way to refer to a joint ailment that causes pain and inflammation. Arthritis is very common and affects over 54 million adults. There are different types of arthritis that can be classified as mild, moderate, or severe depending on the swelling, pain, stiffness, and range in motion. 


Arthritis is the leading cause of disability among US adults and for many, traditional methods of treatment are not enough to help with the symptoms. US adults spend on average $200 billion per year on rehabilitation for arthritis. This has caused some to turn to natural supplements to help with relief from pain and inflammation. As more research is released, CBD is showing to be a promising approach to relieving symptoms associated with arthritis. But how do you know if trying CBD for your arthritis is right for you? 


What is CBD?

CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found naturally in cannabis plants such as marijuana or hemp. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties and does not cause any feelings of intoxication or “high”. CBD is commonly used to help with symptoms of pain and inflammation.


What types of arthritis can CBD help with?

CBD has benefits that can assist with symptoms of arthritis in a variety of forms, but research has mostly been conducted on Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation conducted a poll and found that almost 15% of Americans reported using CBD for arthritis-related symptoms, and has started recommending it as a way to help with pain in addition to regular medication. 


Osteoarthritis and CBD

Osteoarthritis affects joint cartilage and bones, causing pain and stiffness in hips, knees, and joints. Because of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD may help with the pain associated with Osteoarthritis. A study published in 2017 analyzed whether CBD could help with osteoarthritis pain and joint neuropathy and found that it did both because it decreased joint inflammation and served as a protectant to the nerves. Therefore, CBD may be used to help reduce inflammation of the joints as well as serve as a protectant for the nerves. 


Rheumatoid Arthritis and CBD

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, leading to painful, swollen, and stiff joints commonly in the hands and feet. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system in the body, which is involved in regulating pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function. CBD may be used to help with rheumatoid arthritis by assisting the endocannabinoid system, allowing the body to regulate the immune system and help reduce inflammation. CBD is most effective when being used to control systems rather than as a way of actually preventing the disease.



How do I choose a product that is right for me?

CBD may be consumed in a variety of methods including edibles, oils, and inhalants. Each person’s preference is different and can be catered to your lifestyle and needs. CBD dosing also varies by each person based on their weight, body composition, and health status. It is always better to start with a lower dose and increase as needed until you find what works best for you. A general guideline is 1mg - 2mg for every 10lbs of body weight. Always talk with your doctor to discuss the effects of CBD with other current medication. 


Where can I find quality products?

CBD Kratom offers more than 450 CBD products, including edibles, pain creams, tinctures, oils,

skincare, and pet treats, all grown naturally in Colorado and Oregon. For pain and inflammation, our customers reported the best relief by using sublingual oils and tinctures or topicals like pain creams and body oils. To see our extensive line of premium CBD products check out our online shop or visit a location near you for a personalized one-on-one experience. For more information, visit https://cbdkratomshops.com/

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