CBD For Arthritis
Demand for CBD products in the UK has skyrocketed in recent years due to the unlimited amount of benefits it can provide to our daily lives. The most well known of which are largely associated with improved sleep, suppressed anxiety and overnight recovery from training.
With that being said, the wonders of CBD products continue to surprise human beings as we learn more and more about the cannabis plant. Those that suffer with neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease have reported dramatic improvements in their approaches to coping with such inhibiting ailments.
Shaking limbs and weak dexterity have been calmed and strengthened respectively, allowing said individuals to carry out once difficult daily routines with ease.
As a result of this ever-growing popularity, CBD has become a leading light in ways to manage the pain caused by arthritis.
Arthritis is a common condition affecting many, a condition that can cause extreme inflammation and pain in joints. Thankfully, another benefit of CBD is its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, acting as an organic painkiller to dull the pain of any aching joints.
Research into the legitimacy of using CBD as a way of coping with arthritis is ongoing, but there are positive early signs. CBD can be taken in a variety of different methods, including internal methods such as oil tinctures or capsules.
Or alternatively, external methods such as balms and roll-ons can be used to apply to the sore joint directly, and in the case of arthritis, could be a preferred method for faster and more effective relief.
CBD Benefits For Arthritis
CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, and more specifically from hemp, as opposed to marijuana. Whereas marijuana contains an abundance of THC (i.e. the cannabinoid that gets you high), hemp contains less than 0.3% THC and thus the two are almost completely separate in what they can offer us as human beings.
Hemp contains large volumes of CBD, a cannabinoid that has zero psychoactive effects on the human body.
CBD is thought to work on pain in two specific parts of the body; the central nervous system being one and the other being inflammation within our joints.
Inflammation occurs when tissues are injured by:
- Other Causes
The damaged cells release chemicals including histamine, bradykinin, and prostaglandins. These chemicals cause blood vessels to leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling.
Cannabinoids (CBD) come into play as they interact with receptors that influence pain and inflammation in the body, leading scientists to believe that CBD affects the way these receptors behave and respond to the signals that they receive, thus potentially helping to reduce inflammation and pain.
What Is The Best Way To Take CBD For Arthritis?
As previously mentioned, there are a variety of ways in which you can consume CBD, but in the case of arthritis, muscle pains and achy joints – topicals tend to be the preferred method.
At Puresport, we offer CBD, Turmeric and Ginger Capsules that is hugely popular due to its synergy with Turmeric and Ginger, two natural products that are renowned for reducing inflammation. Each ingredient has been carefully measured to give you the exact dosage you require, in order to extract maximum gain of all three ingredients.
Recommended CBD Dosage For Arthritis
Numerous individuals that have adopted CBD as a way of coping with arthritis have reported anecdotal improvements in their symptoms following the use of their respective chosen CBD product. Doctors are also becoming increasingly open to the idea of using CBD as a way of coping with arthritis related pain.
With that being said, it is recommended that you start off with low doses of CBD and build up from there. Anywhere between 5-10mg twice a day is usually a good starting point.
Start by taking CBD at night only, usually 30 – 60 minutes before bed time and once again, build up the dose again during the day (starting with after waking up) if you feel it necessary.
It is worth noting that CBD dosage can depend on a number of different variables, including your weight, body composition, method of CBD consumption and the condition it is that you are wanting to treat.
Some people like to break their dosage up depending on personal preference. If you feel as though a top up is required at some stage in the afternoon then split your original dosage in half and take them at different parts of the day, making sure it is more or less the same time each day. (I.e. 21:00 before bed and 13:00 after lunch).
There is still some studying to be done into the legitimacy of using CBD as a product to aid with arthritis but the early signs are extremely promising. Whether you opt for oils, balms or gummies is down to you.
Once again, it is worth reminding to start low with your dosage and then build upon it if required. If you experience any unwanted side effects then consult with your Doctor, however Doctors are still somewhat prohibited on what they can and cannot say on CBD as a product.
However, more and more are coming round to the promotion of CBD over alternative painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.