Can CBD help relieve arthritis pain?
Scroll to know how Harbl’s CBD range could help aid the discomfort and anxiety associated with arthritis.
Arthritis can be a distressing pain, preventing a person from doing all the things they love, and managing the resulting symptoms can be very restrictive.
An acute or chronic inflammation of joints – arthritis leads to a range of conditions from pain and stiffness in the joints to swelling, decreased range of motion, joint deformities and more.
There are more than 100 different types of arthritis with the most common being – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis starts with the deterioration of cartilage, the flexible tissue lining joints and over time this leads to joint damage and pain.
It was long considered a natural consequence of aging, however external factors, such as injuries, can initiate chronic cartilage breakdown.
Inactivity and excess weight could also trigger the problem and genetic factors can affect how quickly it gets worse.
On the other hand, rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in joints.
Over time, the affected joints may become misaligned and damaged and the tissue lining the joint can become thick and could wear away surrounding ligaments, cartilage and bone as it spreads.
There is no cure for arthritis, however, people who want to take control, are desperate to find ways that may help!
Today, it’s common to be often asked – “have you ever tried CBD for your arthritis pain?”
Extracted from the hemp plant, CBD-based products are booming these days and unlike THC, CBD isn’t psychoactive – that is, it doesn’t cause the intoxication or high associated with marijuana use, says the Harvard Medical School
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and affects the release of neurotransmitters to one’s brain inhibiting the sensation of pain as well as reducing inflammation and anxiety.
“A non-intoxicating phytocannabinoid, CBD from cannabis sativa that has demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects in several conditions including arthritis. Our study demonstrates that it increases intracellular calcium levels, reduces cell viability and IL-6/IL-8/MMP-3 production of rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RASF)” says the National Library of Medicine.
Additionally, the Arthritis Foundation conducted its own poll and found that – 29% reported current use of CBD and nearly 80% of respondents were either using it, had used it in the past or were considering it. Of those using it – most reported improvement in pain or stiffness, physical function, sleep and well-being.
CBD can therefore – help limit pain, inflammation, relieve stiffness and preserve joint function as well as potentially aid in some of the discomfort and anxiety associated with arthritis.
Look no further because Harbl’s CBD range is here to help you!
Our collection is truly unique due to its original composition – a combination of the Harbl Relief Cold as a topical on the painful areas and the Harbl Pure 2-3 times a day may help decrease the pain and inflammation along with Harbl Relax and Harbl Dream that may improve anxiety as well as overall ability to function and sleep!