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CBD oil for arthritis pain

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What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a disease caused by inflammation, pain, and stiffness of the joints. Most times, the hands, wrists, and feet are the most affected.

These symptoms can sometimes worsen, so-called arthritis thrust. Although the push may be difficult to prevent, it is possible to reduce the number and bring great relief to the person who suffers.

Some may be embarrassed with the way some parts of their body are and have symptoms, such as weight loss or fatigue. In general, all types of arthritis have pain and inflammation in the joints as a unified symptom, which can occur to varying degrees, from mild to severe and debilitating.

Depending on the case, the symptoms may be sporadic or chronic, and although they can be controlled, no form of rheumatic disease is curable.

Today, more and more patients with arthritis are turning to cannabidiol (also known as CBD) for the treatment of symptoms such as joint pain and swelling.

There are many types of arthritis, but the two most common (and most studied) joint diseases are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

CBD oil for osteoarthritis

The breakdown of cartilage and bone in our joints can result from injury or disease. However, osteoarthritis is one of the most common diseases leading to the loss of protective articular cartilage, most of which affect the hips, knees, and finger joints.

Osteoarthritis can be painful, lead to severe fatigue, and cause deformities such as nodules on the fingers.

To alleviate the pain associated with this disease, one often resorts to over-the-counter medicines.

However, the results may be unsatisfactory, and there is a high risk of becoming addicted to opiates, which is why patients with osteoarthritis ultimately have no choice but to live with pain.

Recent research on CBD has revealed new alternatives for the treatment of pain. Several studies have shown that CBD has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects, giving new hope to patients with osteoarthritis to lead a pain-free life.

The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD can reduce the swelling of the joints, which can reduce the cause of the pain.

In addition, research shows that CBD can also have a direct and positive effect on the pain intensity and therefore brings relief and well-being to many affected persons.

CBD is capable of blocking certain receptors in the brain, which also helps to reduce the number of pain signals sent from the inflamed joints.

Many medicines have this feature in common, but the big difference between over-the-counter or prescription drugs and cannabidiol is that CBD is a natural product that is low in the risk of addiction and has no harmful side effects.

More and more pain patients around the world are choosing this alternative treatment option.

CBD oil for rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and progressive disease that causes joint infections. In the development of the disease, invading pathogens attack healthy tissue and cause inflammation.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, i.e., the body’s own defense system cannot fight the disease on its own and could even be the cause of the disease itself.

Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can affect anyone. However, the lifestyle (such as lack of exercise and poor diet) may be a key factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as other factors such as age (25-45), gender (75% of patients are women), and family background.

Due to the increase in obesity, the number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis has also increased, indicating the need for information about the disease, and the need for its treatment and prevention.

Often rheumatoid arthritis causes the instability of the knees, hands, and feet, and in some cases can also deform the joints, especially in the extremities such as hands, feet, wrists, and ankles. In severe cases, pain, swelling, and warm sensation in inflamed joints can also damage nearby internal organs and other joints.

The variety and severity of the symptoms vary from person to person, but often includes joint pain, swelling, persistent lethargy, decreased range of motion, muscle weakness, and joint stiffness, especially in the morning.

In addition, these symptoms can also lead to sleep deprivation due to muscle pain.

Why is CBD effective against arthritis?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a medicinal ingredient derived from cannabis. The research has proved its effectiveness in the treatment of several health problems. Indeed, studies have demonstrated its ability to counter the side effects of certain drugs, to reduce their use, and even to allow their total cessation.

In a CBD oil clinical trial, people with arthritis described a general decrease in inflammation and pain.

It is also accepted that the oil is responsible for controlling our immune response, which prevents the excess production of chemicals, causing inflammation. In addition, CBD is also an analgesic because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

The pain of the person can then be relieved thanks to CBD, which allows the inflammation to decrease significantly.

It is again possible for the person to sleep well, thanks to the improvement of his general condition, and to be more active during the day. Some people tend to lose their appetite when they have autoimmune arthritis.

The CBD oil allows them to reduce the pain but also to regain their appetite. The body, therefore, has all that it needs to be healthy and fight the disease effectively.

What are the benefits of CBD in treating arthritis?

  • Reduces the need for opiates
  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces the side effects of traditional arthritis treatments
  • Reduces the need for NSAIDs
  • Improve mobility
  • Help to sleep better

What are the side effects of CBD?

CBD is generally safe. Though, some people experience side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, drowsiness, changes in appetite, and dry mouth. These symptoms are nonetheless common and non-dangerous.

How much CBD can be used to treat arthritis?

Each person reacts differently to the CBD. The recommended amount may also vary from one product to another, which can create confusion. The dosage may change depending on the CBD concentration of the oil you use. On average, a dose of 25 mg daily is effective for most people. For particularly strong symptoms, the amount can be increased little by little, until the symptoms disappear.

Use this CBD calculator to find out your cbd oil dose.

How to use CBD to treat arthritis?

There are several ways to use CBD. Some are mentioned below:

Vaping or smoking

By inhaling, the CBD is absorbed most quickly by the body, and you can simply stop when you feel it is enough.

Especially if you have acute pain and need quick relief, this method is worth a try. Within minutes, many users notice an effect, and the effect lasts about 1-2 hours, depending on how much you take.

This method may not apply to everyone, depending on which country you live in and how the law is there. For this method, an e-cigarette is necessary.


In this method, the CBD oil is dripped under the tongue. This is mostly done with the help of a pipette, or you can also measure the desired amount.

The word tincture refers to something that is extracted with alcohol, but our CBD tincture is extracted using the CO2 method. This CO2 extraction is the best because it is the cleanest and most efficient. In alcohol extraction, some toxic residues may remain.

Cream for external use

Cream for external use can play a very important role in the relief of joints and muscles. It is possible to buy a cream designed specifically to relieve joint pain.

How does CBD oil work against joint pain?

CBD lowers pain sensitivity. Researchers assume that the path from pain via the nerve tracts into the brain is interrupted

CBD clears the “pain memory”:

When acute pain becomes chronic, it is often due to pain. The body remembers long-lasting pain. That is, the patient continues to suffer, although the former cause no longer exists. This learned pain can be cleared by CBD again. Thus, even after the end of the therapy, they occur less frequently or even not at all.

CBD oil is mood-enhancing

Chronic pain adds an extra burden to the psyche of an individual. Sleep disorders or depression are not uncommon. As CBD raises the level of serotonin (happiness hormone), the mood also improves. Therefore, hemp oil also leads to better treatment of pain disorder.

Testimonials from people using CBD

Here is the story of two people for whom the CBD has been of great help:

‘I made the decision to use CBD oil to treat my persistent headaches, spasms, and insomnia. The results appeared after only a few days,makes me more active and energetic than ever! ‘ Patrick

‘My life changed when I started using CBD oil! I had arthritis for ten years, and it was a real handicap at times. I spent my time lying on my bed, anxious and depressed. But for the last seven months that I take the oil, I can finally move freely without feeling any pain. I do not know how long I will be able to continue this active life, but I am very grateful for this treatment, and I would recommend it without hesitation.’  Robin

What does the research say?

Today, nearly 50% of people over 65 suffer from arthritis in the USA. That’s about 60 million adults. Added to this are children who are also affected by arthritis. Many studies has proved the effectiveness of CBD in the treatment of arthritis. In the following paragraphs, some of these studies and their results are presented.

In a study of the National Academy of Sciences in 2000, the symptoms of arthritis were artificially transmitted to mice.

The animals were then treated with CBD. CBD was administered orally and injected. Thanks to him, the progression of the damage caused to the joints has largely slowed down.

In 2017, the Brightfield Group, a cannabis research company, conducted a survey of 2,400 people with arthritis. This specific study has shown that consumers of CBD oil are almost always satisfied after using the product.

Later it was discovered that 42% of these people stopped their drug treatment from turning to CBD.

What do scientists say about the use of CBD in osteoarthritis?

Researchers at the American College of Rheumatology found evidence in 2007 that the nerves responsible for transmitting pain to the brain are peppered with cannabinoid receptors.

Accordingly, the scientists concluded on the basis of an animal experiment that the CBD application has an influence on the perception of pain.

A study by The Kenneth S. Warren Laboratories in New York State, which dates back to 2000, even recommends oral CBD as an anti-arthritic agent for pain and inflammation.

A recent study from 2013 also suggests the pain-relieving effect of chronic arthritis pain. Not in vain in some cases, the cannabinoid-based drug “Sativex” is used.


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Europe – Where to incorporate CBD affiliate company

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I’m looking for advice. I have been working on CBD affiliate sites for the last few months, the sites are starting to have a decent amount of traffic and I need to incorporate a company.

The question is; where should I incorporate it? I’m not looking for massive tax breaks, but rather a country where the banking isn’t a massive headache and a place where I don’t have to be personally present.


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Plant Power: Everyday Plants That Activate the Endocannabinoid System

When people hear about cannabinoids, they automatically think of cannabis (which makes sense, given the name). What most have yet to realize is that many other plants make cannabinoids too – a lot of everyday flowers, vegetables, and spices that you probably wouldn’t expect. This train of thought was not exclusive to consumers though; until […]

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When people hear about cannabinoids, they automatically think of cannabis (which makes sense, given the name). What most have yet to realize is that many other plants make cannabinoids too – a lot of everyday flowers, vegetables, and spices that you probably wouldn’t expect.

This train of thought was not exclusive to consumers though; until recently, even scientists had only been able to identify cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. But current studies have found these compounds in a handful of common, day-to-day plants, including clove, black pepper, cocoa, echinacea, broccoli, ginseng, hops, and even carrots.

But no matter how much of these plants you consume, they won’t feel any type of psychedelic effects. This is because they don’t have the cannabinoids we’re all familiar with, like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), or cannabigerol (CBN). Rather, they have their own compounds that directly engage our Endocannabinoid Systems (ECS).

The ECS is itself only recently discovered, and understanding how different phytocannabinoids interact with this network of neurotransmitters in our bodies can lead to important medical innovations in the future. Ones that are natural, safer for patients, and more focused on plant-based healthcare.

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Pain-relieving drugs made from plants

­Chronic pain affects at least 10 percent of the global population, which is approximately 60 million people. However, experts estimate that figure to be closer to 20-25 percent on some countries and regions. Finding a solution that doesn’t put patients at risk for addiction and addition problems, is paramount.

As we humans have done since the dawn of time, we continue looking to the plant world for ways to improve our health and wellbeing. Cannabinoids might be the trendiest at the moment, but they’re certainly not the only plant-based compound that’s been utilized to help fight pain.


Opiates get a bad rap because of their high rate for addiction and abuse, but they do have an important place in the world of medicine. Very intense pain, post-surgical or from a broken bone for example, typically won’t respond to cannabinoids. Something stronger like morphine, codeine, and other opiate drugs are sometimes necessary. They have many added ingredients these days, but believe-it-or-not, these medicates have a natural element to them. Opiates are made from opium, which comes from the poppy plant. Just like cannabinoids, these pharmaceutical drugs interact with opiate receptors in the human brain, which is why they can be incredibly effective when used responsibly.


Dating back to ancient Egypt, tea made from the willow tree was used to manage pain and reduce fever. Fast forward a few centuries and scientists are looking at the willow tree yet again, this time isolating the active compound used in that ancient tea – salicylic acid – and used it to formulate numerous medications used to treat pain and inflammation; most notably, aspirin. Salicylic acid is also a very common active ingredient in acne medication.


Common anesthetics like lidocaine, used routinely by dentists to numb the mouth before initializing treatment, are also distantly related to wild plant – Coca. The leaves of the coca plant were used in the ancient Incan Empire in South America to treat many different levels of pain, from headaches to fractures. Eventually, the coca plant gave way to the drug cocaine, which is an illegal drug of abuse but also a very effective anesthetic.   

Plant cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system

Cannabis has been used medicinally for centuries, but it wasn’t until recently that science started to catch up with what our ancestors have been telling us. Ancient texts from China, Egypt, Tibet, and many other parts of the world hail cannabis as a natural remedy for numerous ailments including pain, inflammation, nausea, anxiety, epilepsy, and even sexual dysfunction. But how can one plant serve so many different functions in the human body? It all boils down to a network of receptors and neurotransmitters known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

Unfortunately, the federally illegal status of cannabis and its use as a recreational drug has been a major hinderance on the ability of researchers to study the full capabilities of this plant. Until recently, most of the information we had came from scientists in Israel, where they had less restrictions when it came to using the plant compounds medicinally.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is involved in multiple physiological processes including appetite regulation, pain threshold, sleep/wake cycles, memory, and mood. It plays a major role in allowing our bodies to achieve homeostasis, or internal balance. The discovery of the ECS shed new light on how and why plant-based cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids, affect humans in the way they do. In cannabis alone, over 80 phytocannabinoids have been indexed and these compounds exist in many, many plants we consume regularly.

Other plants that engage the ECS

Like cannabis, many other plants have compounds that engage the endocannabinoid system, and with growing attention on this newly-discovered system, the more sources of phytocannabinoids we have the better. While these other plants don’t have cannabinoids as we know them, many of them contains Alkylamides, compounds that are structurally similar to endocannabinoids, and terpenes, that give plants their unique aromas – both of which effectively activate the ECS.

Plants of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Black pepper
  • Hops
  • Helichrysum
  • Oregano
  • Cinnamon
  • Carrots
  • Basil
  • Cloves
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Cocoa
  • Echinacea
  • Black truffles
  • Electric daisies
  • Liverwort
  • Kava

More about plant terpenes

Worth an additional mention since they often work synergistically with cannabinoids, in addition to activating the endocannabinoid system indirectly. Terpenes are a very large and diverse class of organic compounds that are produced by a wide variety of plants, including the ones listed above. In cannabis, they are secreted by the same glands that produce some of the more dominant cannabinoids including THC and CBD. Their role and effects are quite different, however.

Terpenes are aromatic plant oils that, when combined with other plant compounds, create a never-ending palate of scents and flavors. In nature, terps serve as a defense mechanism by deterring herbivores and by attracting predators and parasites that attack herbivores.

Chemically, terpenes are hydrocarbons, and they differ from terpenoids, which typically have added functional groups such as oxygen. The words “terpenes” and “terpenoids” are often used interchangeably but this is incorrect. Terpenes are also the major component of rosin, which a sap/waxy-like substance that is produced when cannabis buds are placed under high heat and pressure. Climate, weather, age and maturation, fertilizers, soil type, and light cycles can have an impact on the development of terpenes.

As far as cannabis goes, terpenes are the key to differentiating the effects and flavor of a strain. Some terpenes are relaxing, like those found in lavender, while others are energizing, like citrus. Some smell fruity, some are piney, others are musky, or even floral. There really is no limit to the variation. So far, over 100 different terpenes have been discovered in cannabis plants alone, and each strain typically has its own unique blend and composition of terps.

Terpenes have long been known to hold great therapeutic value, and some of the more common ones have been studied more extensively, considering they’re found in many different types of legal plants. More research is needed to determine the extent of their medicinal effects when combined with other cannabis plant compounds.


No matter how many veggies you munch on, or how many spices you add to your dish, you won’t get high from it like you would with actual cannabis. Our everyday plants don’t have THC, CBD, or any of the other major cannabinoids, but they have their own structurally similar compounds that engage with our Endocannabinoid Systems and can offer us natural, medicinal possibilities well beyond what science ever believed would be possible.

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