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Introduction:

According to the survey of United States CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Arthritis is a disease that has affected nearly 54 million Americans. In this disease, joints start to be inflamed that leads to a decreased range of motion, discomfort, and joints stiffening. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis that affects adults aged 65 or above [1]. Arthritis needs proper care and medication otherwise it gets worst with time and becomes unbearable for the patients.

There are several studies made, that suggest CBD aids, and is very effective for arthritis. Studies done on animals show the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effect. Furthermore, CBS is very safe when talking about chronic arthritis and assists in relaxing from the pain. Any treatment that a person goes through generally has some downsides to it as well as some benefit towards the use, for example, a person can feel dizziness, or sleeplessness, or even some liver problems, in rare cases. Some experts even move on to suggest that CBD may disturb the human body’s natural system of pain regulation, which in turn leads to tolerance, so that later down the road the person may need more amount of CBD than initially. In addition to this, as historically proven and based on available research data this has proven to out lie its cons.

CBD Mode of Action on Arthritis: 

In Arthritis, CBD acts in the human body via the endocannabinoid system. This system is active on the receptors that are found on the multiple areas of the spinal cord and brain to stop the pain signals’ transmission. It is found to be 10-times more effective than morphine when it comes to effects on a certain type of nerve cells in the brain. Not only that, in response to stress it produces pain relief. CBD can produce peripheral pain relief as well by stimulating the receptors of CB1. Chemically CBD is similar to some endocannabinoids that bind to ECS receptors like arachiodonoylethnolamine and 2-arachidonoylglycerol or anandamide. This binding helps to increase the anandamide level on high doses, resulting in pain relief. CBD also has antioxidant activity comparatively higher than Vitamin E or C. It is considered one of the most active endocannabinoid modulators to relieve pain in arthritis patients. It aids in increasing the signalling of adenosine that leads to the reduction in inflammation and also produces relief in pain [2].

Form of CBD for consumption to treat Arthritis:

CBD can be consumed differently for the treatment of Arthritis. These are discussed below:

  1. CBD Gummies: Gummies are found to be an effective introductory product of CBD. These gummies are already measured so you don’t need to worry about measurements or droppers. Most of the gummies’ CBD products start with low doses so you can start with a small dose and then build on gradually. However, CBD in form of gummies takes some time to reach its full effect so you will not get immediate relief from them. Although they do not produce immediate effects their effects last for almost 4 – 6 hours.
  2. CBD Topicals: Topicals are the salves, creams, and balm and these products tend to be beneficial for arthritis pain. Although it is not clear how the compound crosses the skin barrier and absorbs in the cell. Topicals hold promising results.
  3. CBD Oils:  CBD oils is beneficial for the sufferer of arthritis. It produces a positive effect on joint pain in arthritis. It also serves as a nerve protector and reduces the inflammation in joints [3]. CBD oil affects the human body differently than THC. CBD oil affects 2 receptors, called CB1 and CB2 to minimize the pain effect of inflammation.
  4. CBD Dietary Supplements: To utilize CBD in form of medicine to reduce joint pain and inflammation in arthritis [3].

In all of the types, the most preferred mode with immediate action is the use of oil to treat arthritis pain. Various researches tend to prove the significance of CBD oil in treating arthritis pain. Topicals are also helpful in reducing joint inflammation.

Conclusion:

CB2 is directly linked to the immune system. This relationship with the immune system provides insights as to why this has a great effect on arthritis. Because there is a human tendency to opt for a more natural way of tackling any problems or medical issues before going towards a more comprehensive medical procedure or processes.

This is a very good option for those people who think of this as the way to go, because before the dawn of technology as we know it today, people used to mostly use herbs and plants to generate medications for their daily uses and some critical cases as well, and this is a small inheritance that we have received from our ancestors over time.

When used in controlled quantity CBD has proven to be a vital source of relaxation for arthritis patients. Moreover, as with any other treatment method or medication, if taken in large quantities or quantities not approved by a professional or a consultant sooner or later proves to be somewhat problematic and has side effects as well. So, before the intake of CBD, it must be done under consultation with a professional to discuss the level of arthritis and the amount or quantity of CBD to be used to get the maximum amount of benefit while keeping the risks to the bare minimum. CBD potential outbreak as its production legalized and manufacturers started experimenting by making different products that are capable of doing wonders to the human body.

 

Citations:

[1] “CBD Oil for Arthritis: Does It Work?” Weedmaps, 13 Aug. 2020, weedmaps.com/learn/cbd/can-cbd-oil-help-treat-arthritis-pain.

[2] Thomas, Dr. Liji. “Does CBD Oil Work for Arthritis Pain?” News, 5 Feb. 2020, www.news-medical.net/health/Does-CBD-Oil-Work-for-Arthritis-Pain.aspx.

[3] Jennifer Freeman, MD. “Does CBD Oil Really Help Treat Arthritis Pain?” RheumatoidArthritis.org, www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/cbd-oil/.

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