CBD for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

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Rheumatism is a disorder of the body’s immune system. The immune system becomes overactive attacking healthy cells which leads to permanent inflammation in the body (Can CBD Help With Rheumatism, 2018). More than one in four adults are affected by rheumatic arthritis (Barbour – MMWR [66] 2017). According to the Arthritis Foundation “for people aged 18 to 64, about one in three people (both men and women) have doctor-diagnosed arthritis and/or report joint symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of arthritis” and for people over the age of 65, more than two in three women may have arthritis and more than one in two men may have arthritis (Jafarzadeh 2017). Major symptoms of rheumatism include soreness, decreased movement, pain or discomfort, and stiffness.

Research on CBD oil has shown potential of becoming a natural pain relief option easing these rheumatic symptoms. So what’s the science behind it? Cannabinoids are produced by the body already and they have two receptors called CB1 and CB2. Coordination and movement, pain, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, memories, and other functions are involved with CB1 receptors whereas CB2 receptors are common in the immune system affecting pain and inflammation. CBD comes into play by directing “the body to use more of its own cannabinoids (Johnson, 2018).” This has led authors of a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine to find CBD significantly decreasing inflammation and neuropathic pain by targeting a3 glycine receptors which affect “inflammatory pain sensitization (Xiong, Cui, Cheng, Yang, Chen, Willenbring, Zhang, 2012).” CBD offers a more natural alternative as research continues to show potential on CBD’s alleviating properties.

If you are struggling with joint pain and soreness, we suggest our two Sana CBD products listed below.

Please discuss with your healthcare provider before starting any new medications or supplements to ensure that there are no interactions with your current medication and treatment regimens.

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