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The dawn of CBD Hemp extracts for the treatment of Arthritis and Arthrosis. Evermore patients suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis in some form or another, such as Rheumatoid Osteoarthritis, or Psoriatic Arthritis. Most of the commonly prescribed medications are either limited in their treatment success or have severe side effects. Therefore, it is no wonder that an ever-increasing number of patients seek alternative treatments with CBD Hemp products.
Arthritis refers to any inflammation in the joints. However, can also affect the tissues surrounding the joints and other connective tissues. Arthritis is characterized as a rheumatic condition inducing a range of painful symptoms, which impair a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Rheumatic conditions such as arthritis tend to involve pain, stiffness, and swelling in and around one or more joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system attacks their joints, causing inflammation. RA commonly affects the hands and feet and leads to painful, swollen, and stiff, eventually deformed joints.
Osteoarthritis (OA) Is a degenerative disease that affects joint cartilage and bones, causing pain and stiffness. It often also affects the hip, knee, and thumb joints. Arthrosis is another name used to describe OA.
Joint pain and stiffness are by far the most common ones;
Swelling of your joints;
Redness of the skin around affected joints;
Reduced range of motion in affected joints.
Joint pain and joint stiffness;
Tenderness around affected joints;
Reduced flexibility in affected joints;
Bone-to-bone grating or rubbing;
Bone spurs, or small bits of extra bone growth that may develop around affected joints.
Treatment for arthritis aims to control pain and inflammation. Thereby minimizing joint damage, and improving or maintaining function and quality of life. There are several treatment plans for arthritis. However, the primary objective sought by therapists is often just pain relief. Most commonly, doctors will prescribe treatments for pain management, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
While scientific research is still at its inception, CBD extracts from medical marijuana plants or hemp plants offer a viable alternative. They can either replace or complement the treatment of arthritis pain.
Peripheral cannabinoid receptors play an important role in the body’s ability to inhibit and control pain. This is due to its ability to suppress pain processing through the activation of the CB1 & CB2 receptors. In addition, CBD also restores the balance of endocannabinoids such as anandamide and FAAH which are thought to play a role in blocking pain signals.
Glycine receptors (GlyRs) play an important role in the sensations of pain. CBD has been shown to significantly reduce chronic pain by suppressing α3 GlyRs receptors.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties are mainly due to its ability to decrease the activity of the enzyme cyclooxygenase. It does this in a similar way as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen and Naproxen.
Researchers found that CBD can also reduce the associated oxidative stress of inflammation. It achieves this, by exerting an immunosuppressive effect.
It’s important to use a high-quality product and do so regularly when using CBD for a condition such as arthritis. There are a number of cannabis-derived products that will help with it:
The dosage of CBD for Arthritis is very personal. Furthermore, it is also dependent on the type and severity of symptoms. The general rule of thumb for CBD dosage is 25 mg of CBD, taken twice daily. If results from this amount are not felt, the serving size can be increased by another 25 mg. This can be repeated every 3-4 weeks until the optimal dosage is found.