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Exploring the healing benefits of CBD

Wondering if CBD for rheumatoid arthritis actually works? Well wonder no more, because it most certainly does. Keep on reading to find out why.

Newcomers to cannabidiol (CBD) oil are often curious as to what to expect when having the viscous oil for the first time. The two most common ways to take CBD oil are orally through the mouth, or sublingually, which means to place it under the tongue and allow its botanical compounds to diffuse into the blood through the mucous membrane. Whichever consumption method you choose, you’ll taste the flavor of the CBD oil.   

Hemp cream is a natural pain relief treatment that contains hemp oil. Hemp oil comes from the cannabis sativaplant, which has been used for over 3,000 years to treat a wide array of health problems such as wounds, burns and skin infections. It has also shown to be beneficial for the skin by protecting, moisturize and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

When scientists set out to study the effects that cannabis has on the brain, they made an exciting discovery. They discovered a system within the human body that had previously been relatively unknown. It became known as the Endocannabinoid System, taking its name both from the term cannabis and its active ingredients, cannabinoids.   

Whether you agree with it in principle or not, testing for illicit drug use is a reality for many workers in the United States. Drug testing is mandatory for federal employees, and although it isn’t required in the private sector, more employers are implementing some kind(s) of drug screening.   

The most prominent form of synovial joint disease, osteoarthritis (OA), is characterized by joint degeneration, pain, and in some patients, articular neuropathy.  Chronic pain associated with OA is a major concern for which there are few viable treatments. The first line therapy used to treat OA pain is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); however, withlong-term use their efficacy declines and they can lead to major adverse gastrointestinal and cardiovascular events.  Historically, OA has been classified as a non-inflammatory arthritis; however, there is now overwhelming evidence that synovitis can occur in response to pro inflammatory mediators being released into the joint. It is believed that this low-level inflammation contributes to degenerative changes that affect the entire joint leading to the development of peripheral sensitization and nociceptive pain . In addition to structural defects, there is growing evidence to suggest that approximately 30% of OA patients suffer from neuropathic pain. Thus, a therapeutic which can block inflammation, neuropathy, and pain is sorely needed The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important physiological role in the regulation of tissue inflammation and pain. A functional ECS has been demonstrated in the joints of animals and humans, which acts tonically to maintain joint homeostasis.

Last week saw the announcement that THCa, another molecule found in the cannabis plant, has neuroprotective effects. Apart from flying in the face of the belief that cannabis damages brain cells, why should we care whether something is neuroprotective or not?   

When talking about the therapeutic effects of CBD, it’s often the cannabinoid’s pain reducing ability that is mentioned. As headaches are the most common source of pain in the general population, it would make sense then that CBD could be an interesting therapeutic target.  

 As CBD, or cannabidiol, continues to sweep through the cannabis community, and studies continue to show the amazing benefits of regular CBD oil use, you’re probably thinking about trying it. While CBD continues to grow in popularity, the guidelines concerning its uses, benefits, and most importantly dosage, continue to remain critical questions in the realm of CBD use. So, it’s you want to start using CBD oil, and enjoying all of the amazing benefits, how much CBD oil should you take for an effective dose?