Arthritis and CBD

Arthritis is a common illness that affects millions of people throughout the world.  It can affect people young and old, contrary to popular belief that Arthritis affects only the elderly.

It is an inflammation of the joints, which can be very painful.  It can cause a debilitating stiffness that needs to be managed with pain relieving medicines.

There are two types of Arthritis, one which is Osteoarthritis and the other being Rheumatoid-Arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis, affecting millions worldwide.  It's development is typically seen in adults from their mid-forties onwards.

Joint damage is the cause of Osteoarthritis or general wear and tear, which happens over time, hence why a lot of people get the disease as they age.

Osteoarthritis can affect hands, knees, toes, fingertips and the spine.  It can cause swelling and inflammation.  As the disease progresses pain can become more intense.

The difference between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis is that Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease.  The symptoms are the same as Osteoarthritis.  The soft lining around the joints is mistaken as a threat to the body, this then makes the body attack that threat.

There are several things you can do to help yourself when suffering from either kind of Arthritis.

Regular exercise is very beneficial, as keeping the joints moving will lessen the stiffness.

Eating a healthy diet which includes fish, chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables helps manage weight.  Being overweight will put unnecessary strain on joints.

The right amount of regular sleep will help rest joints and reduce swelling and inflammation.

Although doctors prescribe suitable medication for the individual, many people now look for alternative solutions.

CBD flowers and oils are now being sought more than ever. 

CBD (cannabidiol) is found in the hemp plant.  It is a compound that doesn't create the 'high' effect, unlike the psychoactive ingredient, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

CBD flowers and oils are excellent from treating chronic pain.  It relieves inflammation and swelling.  It can relax the muscles surrounding the joints.

A small dose of CBD oil can be taken underneath the tongue.  It's effects should be noticeable around 20 minutes after taken.   CBD oils can also be applied to the area for pain relief.

Industrial hemp is farmed all over the world now, and CBD oil is extracted from the plant using super-critical extraction methods.

CBD is safe to use and cannot be overdosed.

There are many suppliers on the worldwide web, and it takes a discerning shopper to know what is value for money.

Most producers will be certified, with regular analyses being carried out on their products.

 

 

 


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