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CBD for joint pain
So how effective is CBD at treating joint pain? Everyone has a cell-signaling system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Some researchers believe that CBD affects the ECS receptors in your body — and, in particular, the immune system.
What is CBD?
Cannabis/hemp plants contain a bunch of naturally occurring chemicals called cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of those chemicals.
However, CBD is different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), because it’s not psychoactive. This means it won’t produce the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis. It also means CBD products are legal and readily available to purchase.
CBD for joint pain: The research
Animal studies have suggested that CBD has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. Anecdotally, some people with arthritis who have tried CBD have reported noticeable pain relief, sleep improvement, and/or anxiety reduction. This should come as exciting news to sufferers of joint pain, arthritis, and other related conditions. CBD is thought to work on pain in two parts of the body: the site of the pain (such as your finger joints) and the central nervous system, which sends pain signals to the brain when it detects certain stimulation or damage to nerves and cells.
What types of CBD are available?
CBD is available in a wide range of products. These range from different types of oil to things like skin creams and balms. Oils are normally designed to be ingested, while items such as balms should be applied topically to the affected area. It’s important to make sure you’re getting the right CBD product for you.
CBD for joint pain could be worth exploring as a potential solution to pain as part of an overall arthritis treatment plan. Before using CBD however, you should consider seeking professional medical advice to make sure it won’t interfere and cause problems with things such as prescription medications you may already be taking.