Have you considered CBD for your arthritis pain? The team at Transformative Health understands how debilitating chronic pain is and has put together the following information to better help you understand the potential benefits of CBD for arthritis pain.
If you live with chronic arthritis pain, you’ve probably thought about cannabidiol (CBD) as a supportive aid. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in addition to CBD and other chemicals, are found in marijuana. Though, CBD isn’t psychoactive like THC, so you won’t experience that “high” feeling.
Did you know that roughly 14% of Americans reported that they currently use, or have used, CBD products for pain relief, according to an August 2019 Gallup poll? The Arthritis Foundation also conducted a poll that revealed a 29% recurrent use rate of CBD, either in topical or liquid form, and almost 80% of participants were either using it, had used it previously, or were seriously considering it.
About Arthritis Pain
There are over 100 different forms of arthritis, and although they all behave differently, the one invariable is pain. However, treatment is geared towards reducing stiffness and pain.
What Evidence Points to CBD’s Effectiveness for Arthritis Pain?
Here’s what Harvard Health Publishing had to say about recent lab studies indicating that CBD could provide promising benefits for pain, and animal studies have shown potential pain and anti-inflammatory relief. CBD can either be:
What are the Downsides of Using CBD For Pain Relief?
While CBD is deemed safe, it can result in some mild to moderate side effects, including:
- Dry mouth
- Feeling Tired
- Decrease in appetite
- Interactions with blood thinners
You should note that medical marijuana shares like side effects, but will likely cause an increase in appetite due to what’s called “the munchies”.
The Bottom Line
If you’ve thought about CBD, this article reviews the basics of CBD use. Keep in mind that regardless of the specific type of arthritis that you have, it’s important for you to continue your prescription medications, even if you additionally use CBD products.
If you’re living with chronic arthritis pain, and have been considering CBD, or if you simply have questions about CBD, schedule your visit with Transformative Health today. We look forward to guiding you through your journey of living your best life. In the meantime, consider checking out our blog.