CBD is a new (at least to the mainstream) product that has been exploding in popularity in recent years across the United States, especially for common issues like joint pain and arthritis. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what CBD is, CBD stands for “Cannabidiol” and it is a naturally occurring component in industrial hemp or cannabis.
CBD is the largest non-psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant and unlike THC, CBD does not produce a high. Cannabidiol is currently being scientifically studied across the country because of the natural health benefits it offers.
One of the most widely used forms of CBD is CBD oil. CBD oil has been used to treat anxiety, depression, acne, heart disease, pain, and much more. CBD is legal in every state in the United States as long as it has less than 0.3% THC (LivelyOwl CBD has 0% THC), which is the active ingredient in cannabis that produces a high.
CBD is so wonderful because you reap all of the benefits in the cannabis plant without having to experience a psychoactive high. CBD has even proven to be effective in treating pets that suffer from pain or inflammation. Many CBD specialty stores stock treats for cats and dogs that suffer from various ailments. Another massive benefit of CBD oil is that it is practically impossible to become addicted to so there is no need to worry about abusing the product, just make sure to check with your doctor if you are taking any medications because there could be a possible interaction between the two.
Many people across America have been treating their pain with CBD. Arthritis is the current leading cause of disability in the United States. There are two forms of Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes a person’s immune system to attack the joints and cause inflammation. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects joint cartilage and bones causing stiffness and pain, usually in a person’s knee, hip, or thumb joints.
Recent studies done on animals further show that there have been positive effects of CBD treatment on joint pain. A 2016 study found that topical treatment with CBD helped to reduce inflammation and joint pain that was associated with arthritis. In 2017, a study showed that CBD was effective in treating joint pain caused by Osteoarthritis.
These findings have been encouraging across the scientific and medical community. Many patients are seeking a product that can treat their joint pain without having to use an addicting medication (opioids) and CBD is quickly becoming the go-to solution.
CBD has such a wide variety of uses and can treat a large number of health problems. There are many forms of CBD products that can be tailored to almost every individual’s needs. CBD can be ingested through oil form, baked into a wide variety of foods, it can be turned into concentrate form and the user can vape it, and there are also a wide variety of topical products in the market today.
If you want to treat an ailment without having the intoxicating effect of THC or possibly addicting medications, CBD products may just be the answer for you.