It is estimated that in the UK, over 10m people have either arthritis or conditions that cause discomfort, pain or inflammation in the joints. As well these aforementioned feelings, arthritis can restrict movement, having a considerable impact on a person’s day-to-day life.
Arthritis is often treated with a combination of physiotherapy and medication, and while CBD is not a cure for arthritis, more people are exploring its potential to ease tension and discomfort. A recent poll from the Arthritis Foundation found that 80% of respondents were either using CBD, had used it in the past, or were considering it.
In this article, we will be delving into some of the ways CBD can help people with arthritis relax, unwind and hopefully develop a more positive relationship with their body.
How can CBD help with arthritis?
CBD can help to unwind tight muscles, easing stiffness in the joints. While studies are yet to provide robust evidence as to how CBD can treat arthritis in humans, research in the US shows that out of the 14% of Americans who use CBD Oil, 40% of them do so as a way to help with pain relief.
CBD works best when used in daily rituals, several of which are suggested to help people with arthritis. For instance, they may wish to try yoga to improve their flexibility and reduce feelings of physical and mental tension. CBD and yoga have a long, intertwined history with CBD, enlivening the senses and allowing the body to enter a deep calming state.
People with arthritis often struggle to gain a good night’s sleep, which in turn often exacerbates pain and discomfort. There are multiple ways in which CBD can help create a healthy, restorative sleep cycle. For instance, CBD Balm can be lightly massaged into areas that are particularly tense or inflamed. Many people also find relief when taking CBD with a warm bath. The heat can help ease the inflammatory chemicals in joints that cause arthritis symptoms to flare up.
Is CBD safe to use for arthritis?
CBD Oil is entirely safe for use for people with arthritis. Some people may not know the difference between CBD and THC, which is the psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant. Our premium quality CBD Oil has been cultivated from legally-grown hemp so that it contains no trace of THC.
Our products are officially classified as food supplements, therefore we cannot make any medical claims. We always advise that any specific concerns relating to arthritis, or any other conditions, be discussed with a doctor or healthcare professional first.
What’s the best way to take CBD for arthritis?
There are various ways to take CBD. People with arthritis may find it helps to apply CBD Balm directly to specific areas of tension. For this, we recommend EASE CBD Muscle Balm. This Balm combines 300mg of premium CBD with a rejuvenating blend of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Camphor and Arnica.
Alternatively, many people find the best way to take CBD is by ingesting it orally. This involves taking drops under the tongue via delicious drops for fast and direct results. The CALM 500mg CBD Oil includes Mint, Camomile and Ashwagandha, known for their delicious flavours and soothing effects, to help relax the mind and body,
We are strong advocates for new CBD users discovering what works best for them. This allows people to listen to their body and choose their own limits. Our mantra is to ‘start low and go slow’.
For its part, the Food Standards Agency advises that healthy adults should not take over 70mg of CBD in a single day. Our FAQs page answers a range of queries about the different ways to take CBD, as well as helping people find their ideal dosage.
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