The Medical Community Takes Notice
Medical doctor Les Elkind discusses research that supports how CBD could potentially help with arthritic symptoms.
Looking to Reduce and Relieve Arthritis Symptoms?
You are not alone.
The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.
Symptoms of arthritis include pain, aching, stiffness, and swelling in or around the joints.
What the Research Says about CBD for Arthritis
The use of CBD has rapidly increased as it has demonstrated efficacy in pain management in neuropathic pain, arthritis, chronic pain 1-4.
This is positive news for people with arthritis. A topical CBD lotion for arthritis is an excellent option for people looking for additional pain relief with little to no additional side effects 3,4.
CBD Medical Study Provides Hope
In the first ever controlled trial of a hemp-based medicine for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a significant analgesic effect was observed and disease activity was significantly suppressed following the use of Sativex, a whole plant medical cannabis extract. 5
Anti-Inflammatory Pain Mechanisms
Typical pain treatments, like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids, and others, are often ineffective or can only be taken for short periods of time due to toxic side effects. Research from the European Journal of Pain has shown that topical CBD is effective at relieving pain and inflammation without evident side effects 1.
Active CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory antioxidant. This acts as an endocannabinoid modulator, a mechanism that various pharmaceutical firms hope to emulate with new chemical entities (NCEs). 6
Is this Legal in the United States?
Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, CBD is legal throughout most of the United States and has a growing body of research that supports CBD use as an adjunct/replacement pain reliever for a wide range of ailments. 7
How Topical CBD Creams Work
Research suggests that topical nano CBD creams absorb rapidly and binds to our bodies CB1 and CB2 receptors. Our CB1 receptor controls brain function and immune cells, while CB2 controls the immune system, central nervous system and skin.
According to a 2018 study (GW Pharmaceuticals), CBD topicals are absorbed and bind to our biological system to desensitize receptors and mediate pain, inflammation and other chronic conditions.
We suggest three options to start your journey with CBD.
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1. Hammell D.C., Zhang L.P., Ma F, et. al. Transdermal Cannabidiol Reduces Inflammation and Pain-Related Behaviors in a Rat Model of Arthritis. European Journal of Pain. 2015; 20(6): 936-948.
2. Nielsen S, Sabioni P, Trigo J.M., et. al. Opioid-Sparing Effect of Cannabinoids: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017; 42: 1752-1765.
3. Mucke M, Phillips T, Radbruch L, et. al. Cannabis-based medicines for chronic neuropathic pain in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018; 3: 1-91.
4. Petzke F, Enax-Krumova E.K., Hauser W, Efficacy, Tolerability, and Safety of Cannabinoids for Chronic Neuropathic Pain. Der Schmerz (The Pain). 2016; 30(1): 62-88.
5. Preliminary assessment of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of a cannabis-based medicine (Sativex) in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2006 Jan;45(1):50-2. Epub 2005 Nov 9.
6. Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches: The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE Textbook on Patient Management. Timothy R Deer, Michael S Leong, Asokumar Buvanendran, Vitaly Gordin, Philip S. Kim, Sunil J. Panchal, Albert L. Ray Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 11, 2013
7. Yanes JA, McKinnell ZE, Reid MA, et al. Effects of cannabinoid administration for pain: A meta-analysis and meta-regression. Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology. 27(4):370-382.