Arthritis is an umbrella term that refers to the inflammation of a joint.
There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, with some of the more common types including:
- Osteoarthritis – the protective cartilage inside the joint breaks down
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – the joints and other organs are attacked by the body’s own immune system
- Psoriatic Arthritis – is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks the body
- Fibromyalgia – is considered a central pain syndrome.
- Lupus – is an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects many parts of the body, including the joints, kidneys, skin, blood, brain and other organs
- A reduction in the normal amount of the cartilage tissue
- An infection or injury to the joints
- Autoimmune disorder
- Swelling and redness around the joint
- Tender, warm, swollen, stiff joints
- Loss of motion
- Boney and scar tissue buildup
- Weakness and severe, ongoing pain
Cannabinoids, such as CBD, attach themselves to specialized receptors in a person’s brain and immune system. One of these receptors, called a CB2 receptor, plays a role in the immune system by managing pain and inflammation.
Researchers believe that when CBD enters a person’s body, it may attach to CB2 receptors. Alternatively, it may cause the body to produce natural cannabinoids that attach to the CB2 receptors. Either way, scientists think CBD affects the way that these receptors respond to the signals that they receive, possibly helping reduce inflammation and pain
A gluten-free diet, weight loss and swimming also can reduce symptoms.
- CBD oil
- CBD creams or gels that people can apply to the skin of the areas affected by arthritis
- Also can be taken in capsule form or as an oral spray
What Women Say
“Once I got my CBD oil, I used it sublingually (under my tongue) every couple of hours. It started working hour by hour more and more. After day 1, almost all the pain was gone. After I used up the bottle, I bought some other CBD product but it didn’t work, I got scammed and found out there was not much CBD in the product. Now I’m wiser and look carefully at the label and who I buy from. Based on my experiences, I would say that everyone with Fibromyalgia pain should try CBD oil – but make sure it’s the good stuff!”
“Arthritis pain is one of the most common reasons for persons using Medical Herbal Cannabis in North America. Severe arthritis is the condition listed in more than 50% of all Cannabis authorizations in Canada.”
“Historically, therapy with marijuana was used to ease the symptoms of a broad spectrum of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis.”