If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic arthritis pain, then you may have heard that CBD (cannabidiol) may help relieve some of the pain associated with this condition as a treatment. CBD is an active compound found in the marijuana/cannabis plant and is extracted from the plant without the THC properties that create a “high”
CBD, unlike its marijuana counterpart is non psycho active and non addictive. In order for CBD to be legal in the UK market it must not contain more than 0.3% THC content. THC is the component that causes intoxication so you don’t need to worry about getting a “high”
There are many different types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis to osteoarthritis so the effects of taking CBD will vary per user.
What do the studies show?
According to studies and research that are animal related, It was shown that CBD actually had pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. This is because CBD exerts its pain relieving effects through the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system which helps to regulate mood, sleep, chronic pain relief, appetite, memory and other functions. It is a naturally occurring system in the body and CBD can help to bind to certain receptors in the body for anti inflammatory effects.
Do people with arthritis take CBD for pain relief?
Many people who suffer from inflammatory arthritis or different types of arthritis have bought CBD to help with their pain relief. Some people actually prefer taking CBD to taking pharmaceutical drugs as it is a natural alternative and plays a role in pain reduction.
There are many benefits of CBD such as it is a plant-powered product that is packed with beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. It naturally supports our immune system by binding to specific receptors in our body to help regulate pain and sleep.
A lot more people are now turning to CBD as an effective treatment as it less risky than other therapies and has less side effects than most pharmaceutical drugs.
We always recommend that before you start any new therapies that you talk to a medical health professional that helps treat arthritis first. As well as using CBD as part of your treatment, we also recommend that it shouldn’t be the only treatment you use, exercise and healthy diet will also help contribute to pain relief.
What types of CBD products are there?
There are many types of CBD products available in the market that can help treat arthritis pain. You can take CBD in a variety of ways such as by mouth, on the skin or inhaled
Taking a high strength CBD oil such as elitemii’s 1000mg dropper bottle is a good start for individuals who haven’t tried taking CBD before. You can always build up to a higher strength such as our 2000mg Oil, but we recommend starting on a lower strength first and then building up to see what works for you.
The oil used in our droppers is organic and non GMO. Every dropper comes with a lab certificate and is third party tested for your safety. As our oil is pure and clean it has quite an earthy taste which some people don’t mind. By taking it orally the oil is absorbed by the body directly into the bloodstream. this is done by taking a few drops under the tongue and holding in the mouth for up to 60 seconds and then swallowing. The effects should then be felt after about 15 to 45 minutes.
For a more controlled dosage you can take capsules which give you a measured dosage for more convenient use. Some people have started to take CBD in other forms such as gummies and chocolate but experts don’t recommend this as the actual dosage in these edibles can be unreliable.
On the skin:
Another great way to help relieve arthritis pain is by using a topical CBD such as our Massage Oil or Balm. Our CBD massage oil contains beneficial properties that can help reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, aid in joint flexibility and reduce stress.
This oil is a harmonious blend of sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut, Jojoba, vitamin E oil and supercritical CO2 extracted CBD from full plant extract. For best results, we suggest taking a nice hot bath before use or using just before you go to sleep. work the massage oil onto areas where you are most affected by pain and make sure the oil is fully absorbed into the skin.
If you prefer another method, we have some handmade natural bath bombs that contain pure essential oils that can help relax and de stress your body.
CBD e-liquids are fast becoming another popular method to take CBD and get the benefits it has to offer. By vaping, it allows the CBD to be absorbed directly into the body and you do not get the earthy taste that some people hate. Instead you can take it in a range of flavours such as Cherry Cola, Forest Fruits and Millionaire menthol.
Our CBD e-liquid is nicotine free and is not addictive so is better than most vape liquids on the market.
All in all if you are looking to start incorporating CBD products into your pain relief treatment, then elitemii CBD products are a great choice. Not only are we cost effective, but our products are of high quality, lab tested, pure strength (meaning you get the amount of CBD stated on the label) and are clean and safe to use.
The Oil in our tinctures are extracted using the most expensive and purest method of supercritical CO2 extraction giving you a pure and clean oil. Our CBD oil is also farmed using ethical farming practices, so you are safe in the knowledge you are getting a premium product that has been farmed organically with no added chemicals.
All our products contain the legal limit of THC in the UK market and our Vape liquids are THC free. Best of all delivery is FREE in the UK.