Is CBD Good For Arthritis?
If you’ve been experiencing painful joint issues and swelling, a great question to explore to improve wellness is: Is CBD Good For Arthritis?
There really is no particular age where arthritis creeps into your joints, but generally speaking the older you get, the more chances you may have.
Because CBD has been studied and researched to provide effective relief when it comes to inflammation ( which is what arthritis is) it may be the best thing you could do for yourself!
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is the swelling, tenderness, and inflammation of joints in your body.
The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage in your joints to break down – which can cause a ton of pain and tenderness.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease where the immune system attaches your joints, beginning with the lining of the joints – causing inflammation, pain and more tenderness.
Symptoms of Arthritis
You may have asked yourself if you have arthritis – I know I have!
A long time knuckle-cracker, I have experienced some of these tell-tale signs and symptoms below:
- Stiffness in joints, fingers, toes, hips
- Redness in areas where joints bend like knees, ankles, wrists
- Decreases range of motion – meaning where you could once bend or twist, it hurts to do so.
How Does CBD Alleviate Symptoms of Arthritis?
Studies continue to emerge on the positive and beneficial effects of cannabis on arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
What we know so far is that cannabis may act as an anti-inflammatory pain relief solution.
This is promising for those suffering with arthritis as inflammation is the number one sign and culprit of this condition.
And to add insult to injury (so-to-speak) arthritis can be very painful.Period.
It has also been researched that cannabis may be a big contender when it comes to alleviating pain.
Sounds promising right?
What Are Some Ways To Use CBD ?
If you’re looking for options when using CBD to help alleviate arthritic pain, look no further!
Way #1: Cannabis Topical Cream
Why not make this yourself? We have an easy DIY recipe below. Give it a try and let us know how you made out in the comment section of this article.
- 1/2 cup Cannabis coconut oil
- 2 tsp beeswax pellets
- 4 drops camphor oil
- 6 drops peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus oil
Start by melting the coconut oil and beeswax together. Use a double boiler. Stir well.
Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. Then add the all the essential oils. Stir again.
Pour the mixture in a container with an airtight lid, and allow it to cool completely.
The video recipe serves as a visual guide and might not be the exact same as the blog recipe.
Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
Way #2: CBD Oil
Taking CBD oil sublingually- just a fancy word for under the tongue- may help improve overall wellness and reduce symptoms and pain!
Way #3: CBD Capsules
CBD capsules are great for two main reasons. The first is that if you don’t care to take straight oil under your tongue, a capsule is the next best thing.
Secondly, CBD capsules are discreet, easy to swallow and can travel with you just about anywhere.
It’s important to note here, that when CBD products say that they are Isolate or Broad-Spectrum, it means that these products do NOT contain THC – the psychoactive ingredient that gets you high.
Way #4: CBD Gummies
Taking a yummy CBD gummy (with no THC) is a fun, easy and tasty way to get your daily dose of CBD!
Lubricate those joints, and start to feel some relief when taking CBD gummies on a regular basis.
You can make your own with this recipe, or simply buy them online from a reputable company like this one.
Way #5: CBD Edible Recipes
Now more than ever, it’s easy to eat your CBD! There are plenty of great recipes out there so you can get creative in your cannabis kitchen!
Craving chocolate while getting your dose?
Here’s a tasty and easy recipe for you to try that requires little to no effort at all!
Servings: 4 people
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 cups Dark Chocolate chopped small/fine
- 3-4 tsp CBD Oil peppermint-infused CBD oil makes this taste even better!
- 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup Coconut flakes unsweetened
- 2 tbsp Stevia, Swerve, or replacement sugar/hemp sugar
- 1/2 cup Pistachios shelled, and chopped
Heat dark chocolate and coconut oil in a small stove-top pan over medium-low heat until just melted
Remove from heat and option to stir in 1-2 tsp of CBD oil
Add in all other ingredients and mix until everything is coated in chocolate
Pour onto a parchment lined pan and put in the fridge for 25 minutes to chill
Break or cut up into squares and triangles, and enjoy!