Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States and has an effect on over 50 million people in the United States alone.
Arthritis may be broken down into two major categories, namely Rheumatoid arthritis ( RA ) and Osteoarthritis (OA). RA is an autoimmune disease where a persons immune system attacks their joints and causes inflammation, usually targeting hands and feet leaving swollen and stiff joints. OA, on the other hand, is a degenerative disease that affects joint cartilage and bones, leaving them feeling stiff and in pain. Many studies suggest that a natural cannabis compound CBD relieves the associated inflammatory pain.
Cannabidiol or commonly known as CBD is a generally a hemp extracted resin that is infused into oils, isolates or many other concentrates. It is a major cannabinoid found in cannabis and has a positive impact on the body when used with a healthy diet. CBD is a non-toxic, non-addictive and non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is easily absorbed into our bloodstream. Our endocannabinoid system ( ECS ) is comprised of both our immune and nervous system and is aptly named due to its interactions with both phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are naturally made in our ECS and phytocannabinoids are made in the cannabis sativa plant. Tiny receptors located throughout our ECS allow these cannabinoids to attach and help regulate the production and communication of other important molecules.
Cannabis has always been claimed to have many medical and nutritional benefits. With the broadening and relaxation of many old outdated cannabis laws we are seeing scientists and researchers investigating the medical cannabis claims, and unsurprisingly we are seeing many positive results. The Chinese have used cannabis as a medical supplement for millennia and it was first documented by the Chinese in their book of Pharmacopeia around 3000BC to assist in the treatment of gout, pain and other conditions. Since then modern civilizations have used cannabis to promote general wellness.
Thousands of people are have turned to CBD to help promote balance and wellness while struggling with arthritis. Talk to your doctor and see if CBD could be beneficial in your treatment of arthritis.
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