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Can CBD Help Arthritis?

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In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other similar conditions that affect the joints.

Arthritis is a group of different conditions that cause pain, inflammation and deterioration of joints and surrounding tissues. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and decreased movement and mainly affects the knees, hips, hands and spine.

Can CBD Help?

We all have an endocannabinoids system (ECS) which is made up of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and metabolic enzymes,  which all play a crucial role in the human body maintenance of homeostasis via various physiological and regulatory mechanisms. 

The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) has two main types of cannabinoid receptors and CBD interacts/simulates these receptors.

Most of the CB1 receptors are located in the brain and help with coordination, mood, thinking memory, and appetite. The CB2 receptors, are found throughout the rest of the body and are responsible for the body’s response to pain and inflammation.

When CB1 receptors are activated in the brain it creates an analgesic response (pain relief) whereas the CB2 creates an anti-inflammatory effect. 

This is why CBD can help in reducing inflammation and swelling which is what can help give people relief from arthritis as well as general aches and pains. Many studies on CBD have found several potential benefits for people with arthritis.

CBD Eases Arthritis Pain.

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One of the primary benefits of taking CBD for arthritis sufferers is the positive effect on pain.

A study published in the journal Pain in December 2017 analysed whether CBD could prevent osteoarthritis pain and joint neuropathy. Based on their findings, researchers confirmed that CBD can help decrease joint inflammation and help protect nerves.

Chronic Pain Conditions.

Research published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management suggested that CBD is helpful with easing pain for individuals diagnosed with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia pain.

CBD Helps Reduces Inflammation.

Reducing the body’s inflammatory response is key to managing arthritic conditions such as Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  CBD is well known for helping to reduce inflammation in the body, it does this by stimulating our natural anti-inflammatory chemicals such as Serotonin and Anandamide.

CBD to help you sleep better.

Poor quality sleep has such an impact on every aspect of our lives and is a major contributor to poor physical and mental. Regularly taking CBD one hour before time can have a positive effect on your sleep. The more regularly you take CBD the better the results.  CBD will not sedate you or give you a false sleep like a sleeping pill can, instead the CBD will allow your body to relax so you are ready to sleep, then wake refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

How Can I Take CBD?

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There are a few different ways to take CBD, each method has its own unique absorption profile. Options include ingestion, topical application and sublingual administration.

Sublingually: CBD is absorbed through tissue under the tongue and enters the bloodstream in around 15 minutes. This is one of the best ways to maximise absorption.

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Dosage frequency & amounts are at the user’s discretion, with a maximum daily dose of 70mg. New users are recommended to start on a low dose and build up gradually to a standard daily dose of 20-25mg.

Mg of CBD Per 10ml bottle   Drops Per 10ml Mg of CBD Per Drop Recommended dose Number of servings
500mg 200 2.5mg 10 drops 20 servings
1000mg 200 5mg 5 drops 40 servings
2000mg 200 10mg 2-3 drops 80 servings

How long does it take for CBD oil to work for joint pain?

It may take a few days for CBD oil to start relieving your aches and pains. Everybody metabolised CBD differently and the exact dose will vary from person to person, your weight, metabolic rate, condition, and response to CBD will all affect the amount that you require. The best way to start using CBD for the treatment of arthritic symptoms is by taking a small dose such as 25 mg of CBD a day.  Build up the dose by adding  1- 2 drops extra each day up gradually until you are happy with its therapeutic effects. It can take up to 6 – 8 weeks to get the full results from CBD as it has a cumulative effect.

Using CBD balm on my skin for pain.

Using CBD topically is probably the best way to deliver CBD fast and directly to where it is needed most without going through the digestive system as you can rub CBD oil directly on the affected area. This is a great way to relieve localized pain and inflammation. We offer a number of different balms and creams that can offer this fast-acting pain solution.

For a more comprehensive dosage chart follow this link – CBD dosage

Leaf Organics is dedicated to offering the best CBD products available in the UK. We have extensively researched and sourced the best products (see our Lab Reports) and created an extensive FAQ page to answer some of your questions.

Should you need further information or help to choose the best CBD products for you, please contact our friendly team today.

By Michelle |October 6th, 2021|Premium Organic CBD  | Stockport |


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