CBD supplements for joint pain
We’ve covered CBD products before on the blog (you can read more about its uses here), as they’re widely used and can aid in a variety of health concerns from anxiety and insomnia to everyday or more severe joint pain. CBD, derived from the cannabis plant possesses no psychoactive properties and has been shown to improve symptoms of a number of conditions.
It can first be helpful to identify the key types of CBD that you’re likely to come across in CBD product claims.
Is CBD safe?
The World Health Organization maintains, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
CBD does not get you high, unlike THC (the part of the cannabis plant that is still federally illegal and which you may associate with cannabis.) Instead, CBD is known for being anti-inflammatory, good for pain relief, and effective as a relaxant.
Benefits for Joint Pain
CBD may be an excellent tool to help minimize joint pain and stiffness in people with arthritis, due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties. For the purposes of joint pain, CBD can either be taken as a supplement or applied topically.
CBD is also an effective tool in combatting everyday joint pain, or chronic pain due to other causes. Topical CBD may also be useful in athletic injuries or on minor aches in the back or joints.
The reason CBD is effective is thought to be its two-pronged approach. First, the compound works at the actual site of soreness to deliver anti-inflammation effects. Then, CBD interacts with your central nervous system in order to ease the pain signals sent to the brain when it detects damage (such as the immune system’s attack on joints that causes rheumatoid arthritis.)
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