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Can CBD Help Arthritis?

Over 50 million in the U.S. have been diagnosed with arthritis or rheumatic disease according to the Arthritis Foundation.

Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and decreased movement.

Can CBD Help?

The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) has two cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2.

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.

CBD impacts the CB2 receptors indirectly, not by attaching to the CB2 receptor, but by allowing the body to make more of its own cannabinoids help the body with pain and inflammation responses.

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.

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

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

Based in Stockport, 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, please contact our friendly team today.


Leaf Organics products are a food supplement only and should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Leaf Organics products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Keep out of the reach of young children. Always read the label. All products contain less than 0.1% THC.