How CBD may help Arthritis

CBD and arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, it can affect people of all ages – even children and teenagers. Arthritis isn’t a single condition and there are several different types, the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Around 10 million people in the UK are thought to have arthritis. If you have pain in or around a joint or joint’s that doesn’t go away after a few days, you should see a doctor. Finding out what’s causing your pain is key to finding the right treatment and self-help options.

Although there’s no cure for arthritis, treatments have improved greatly in recent years and, for many types of arthritis, particularly inflammatory arthritis, there’s a clear benefit in starting treatment at an early stage. 

Arthritis can make life difficult by causing pain and making it harder to get about. The symptoms of arthritis can change from week to week, and even from day to day.  

Using CBD oil for chronic pain

Cannabinoids, such as CBD, interact with receptors that influence pain and inflammation in the body. Everyone has a cell-signaling system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Receptors are tiny proteins that are attached to your cells. They receive signals, mostly chemical ones, from different stimuli and help your cells respond.  

Experts believe CBD attaches itself indirectly to the cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are responsible for regulating a wide range of behaviors, including appetite, pain, moods, and even your memory. This explains why CBD has such a broad influence on a variety of conditions, whether they’re emotional or physical.  This could mean that CBD oil and other products may benefit people with chronic pain, such as Arthritis.

Fortunately, Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the natural remedies able to treat disorders like arthritis effectively. However this doesn’t mean that we can go around saying that we have a cure for pain relief, we can only go off the customer feedback and a number of promising studies, here are a few…

• To begin with, CBD has demonstrated that it has potent anti-inflammatory properties. A study was done showing that CBD can reduce inflammation and rheumatism-related pain. More importantly, it does so without the unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects that some of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals have.

A 2017 study found that CBD may be a safe and useful treatment option for joint pain associated with osteoarthritis.

A 2020 study found that CBD increases intracellular calcium levels, reduces cell viability and production of rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RASF).  

The Arthritis Foundation recently did a survey, and more than 2,600 arthritis patients answered. People with many different types of arthritis responded – the majority of whom suffer from osteoarthritis (52%) or rheumatoid arthritis (45%) for 10 or more years.  

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CBD products to help treat arthritis

CBD products are available in a variety of forms, sizes, and strengths. Each has a unique effect on the body and mind. So, if you’re new to CBD, this may be a little confusing. Fortunately, we are happy to share our advice and customer experience to assist you in finding the right product for your specific needs. 

The first product that comes to mind in the search for a product to help treat arthritis, is our popular Bio Water Soluble CBD. This is a truly unique product offering 500mg of CBD alongside other cannabinoids such as; CBDa, CBC, and CBN – providing the best possible entourage effect. Our Bio is specially formulated for ease of delivery with a handy dosage pump, all you need to do is squirt your desired amount into water/tea/juice and drink! This product also contains Curcumin which is a natural anti-inflammatory.

The second product that may help treat arthritis is Flora Fusion Topical CBD Patches. The available CBD is slow-released over the course of at least 12 and up to 36 hours! At first, CBD Patches deliver local relief where applied; which slowly spreads out to the rest of the body. That’s why you can place them either around the affected area – or choose a hairless spot with thin skin to place a patch. Flora Fusion’s CBD Patches work extremely well against chronic pain – making it a promising form of CBD for treating arthritis.

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