WHAT CAN CBD OIL DO FOR ARTHRITIS?Evidence Based This article is based on scientific evidence, written by an expert. This article contains scientific references linked throughout.
Arthritis is a painful and uncomfortable disorder that many people suffer from. There are countless prescribed and over the counter drugs that have been developed to control the inflammation and reduce the pain and some drugs are better than others. These drugs often have side-effects and, in many cases, diminish in effectiveness when taken for extended periods of time.
A Natural Treatment
For many arthritis sufferers, an effective natural treatment that steers them away from medical drugs is in hot demand. There has been a lot of research into this and many herbs and concoctions have come to be seen as effective ways to treat the discomfort. However, more recently CBD oil has become one of the more promising natural treatments for arthritis.
It has been well documented that cannabis has been a highly effective treatment for arthritis and despite being illegal and for some sufferers, this has been the last resort. The downside to conventional cannabis is that it creates a high and this is not something most people want. CBD oil contains none of the THC that causes the high and yet the chemical still retains the anti-inflammatory properties of the drug. For this reason CBD oil is growing in popularity as a treatment of arthritis and evidence is beginning to show that it is an effective and real treatment form many sufferers.
How does CBD work?
CBD oil is 100% natural and is one of the oldest medicinal products known to man. Today we know that CBD works with the endocannabinoid systems reacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. In the brain the CB1 receptor controls things such as coordination, mood, thinking, memory and appetite, this is also where the high from THC occurs. The CB2 receptors work with the bodies immune system controlling pain and inflammation, it is here that CBD begins to treat arthritis.
In the treatment of arthritis CBD oil triggers the CB2 receptors to produce and release more cannabinoids to attack bad cells in the body. Through this process, pain and inflammation throughout the body subside considerably.
Cannabis has been known as a highly effective treatment for pain for thousands of years. A lot of the drugs, including many arthritis medications either contain a small amount of cannabis or copy the behaviour of cannabis or CBD. Recreating the known properties of CBD and isolating them has been a major part of drug research and development in the last few decades. It should make sense, therefore, that CBD oil (that does what the drugs try to copy) is the way forward. CBD has none of the side-effects of many of the drugs and is completely natural. Furthermore, there are many other health benefits that come from taking CBD oil. So, why would you want a copy (a drug) if you can have the real thing?
As with all medicines it is recommended that you seek professional medical advice before using CBD oil to treat your arthritis.