Our joints form the “hinges” between bones, allowing for smooth and safe movement. When we have issues with our joints, pain and problems with mobility can result. If you experience pain or stiffness in your joints, CBD oil for joint pain can help. An increasing number of studies shows beneficial effects from CBD without the side effects that can accompany conventional joint pain medications and treatments.
What Is CBD?
CBD is a shorter name for cannabidiol, one of the 100+ cannabinoids found in cannabis. First discovered in 1940, CBD accounts for around 40% of the cannabinoids in hemp and marijuana plants. While hemp and marijuana are closely related, the former is a form of cannabis that contains almost no THC. THC is the cannabinoid associated with the high from marijuana, which remains illegal at the federal level, despite being legalized in more than half of all states. Hemp, on the other hand is legal throughout the country, so there is no legal risk to buying or using hemp-based CBD products.
We make our CBD products from high quality, Colorado grown hemp. We extract the CBD using a special process known as Supercritical CO2. During Supercritical CO2 processing, plant matter from hemp is placed in a high pressure, CO2-rich environment. No heat, solvents or mechanical pressing is used in the extraction process, which we believe makes a higher quality product. The result is the best possible extract without damage to the CBD molecules.
Painful Joint Conditions and CBD
Joint pain is very common; around one in three adults says that they’ve experienced some sort of joint pain within the last month. There are a number of common conditions that can cause pain and inflammation in your joints. Some common joint-related issues include: Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that it is caused by the body’s own immune system. RA can hit people at any age. While both men and women can get RA, it is more common in women for reasons that are not well understood.
While there is no cure for RA, some individuals report pain relief when they take CBD either orally or topically. CBD helps support the immune system, which can help reduce the inflammation associated with RA.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in your joints becomes worn and damaged. Sometimes osteoarthritis is related to old injuries. In other cases, it is simply a result of use and strain on joints over years.
There is no cure for osteoarthritis; it is a joint issue that is chronic and that gets worse over time. However, pain relief and increased mobility is experienced by many people who cope with arthritis pain using CBD.
CBD attaches to cannabinoid receptors, reducing pain levels. CBD can also help with inflammation, decreasing the swelling associated with painful joints caused by arthritis.
Gout is a painful joint condition that is caused by a build up of uric acid crystals, which accumulate in the body’s joints. Gout is most commonly associated with a diet of rich foods and a sedentary lifestyle. Caffeine, alcohol and certain types of seafood can exacerbate it. Often, gout is treated with lifestyle changes, including increased exercises and dietary modifications.
CBD helps with the pain and inflammation associated with gout and can provide temporary relief while lifestyle changes take effect.
The bursa are fluid-filled sacs found throughout the body between muscles, bone, tendons and skin. They act as shock-absorbers, reducing friction and pressure during ordinary movements. Bursitis occurs when the bursa become irritated and inflamed. In some cases, bursitis is the result of an acute injury like a fall or other impact. In others, bursitis develops over time as the result of the stress of repetitive movements. Inflammation and stress from other conditions like arthritis or gout can contribute to bursitis.
The most common treatment for bursitis is rest and time. Resting the affected area allows the tissue to heal and the pain to subside. However, while you are healing, CBD can help provide relief. CBD’s anti-inflammatory action can help reduce the swelling and pain associated with bursitis and help you feel more like yourself again quickly.
What Forms of CBD Should You Take for Joint Pain?
The choice of a CBD form and concentration is personal and individual. Most people experiment with a few forms and dosages to find what works best for them. It is best to start with a smaller amount and gradually increase until relief is felt. Because there is no known toxic quantity of CBD, it is safe to test amounts until you find what works for you.
For some people, topical applications such as CBD oil in a carrier oil or CBD cream or lotion works best. CBD is readily absorbed through the skin. The rubbing action associated with topical use can also help provide additional relief.
However, in some cases, rubbing the area around tender joints can be uncomfortable. For this and other reasons, many people prefer taking oral CBD products instead.
CBD capsules and edibles provide convenient and consistent dosages of CBD. Some people take CBD daily to keep levels consistent. Others choose to take it as needed when joint pain occurs.
CBD oil or extract can be taken in food or added to drinks. Many people choose to add liquid CBD products to nourishing juices or smoothies as part of a natural daily tonic.
More recently, there has been an increased interest in hemp flower for CBD. The flower can be smoked or vaped for immediate effects. Choosing the strain that you like best can provide you with the best results.
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Are you unsure which high quality CBD product is right for you? We are here to answer your questions. We are very knowledgeable about the products we carry and can help you understand the unique qualities of each. We would also love to hear about your favorite CBD products and the ones that have worked best for you. Get in touch!