WHAT CAN CBD OIL DO FOR ARTHRITIS?
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.
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?
Dr Ron Goedeke, specialises in alternative and functional medicine. He is a foundation member of the New Zealand college of Appearance medicine and has been a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging medicine since 1999. With over 20 years of experience in the anti-aging field, Dr Ron Goedeke is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leaders in this new and growing field of medicine.
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