Can CBD Oil Really Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis?
People with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) or other chronic pain conditions have started using CBD oil as an alternative solution to help alleviate their pain symptoms. RA is an autoimmune disorder. When it occurs the immune system can cause unintentional attack on tissues of the body. According to Mayo Clinic, Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect the lining of joints which may cause bone erosion and joint deformity. Inflammation from RA can severely cause damage to other parts of the body too.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis include:
● Loss of appetite
● Joint stiffness especially in the morning or after inactivity
● Tender, warm or swollen joints
Medications for RA has improved tremendously, but one still experience severe pain and discomfort from rheumatoid arthritis. Enlisting help from CBD oil can improve your pain, reduce the stress and anxiety from pain and at the same time you may be able to rest more.
We want to share a real life experience from someone who have been suffering from RA and have decided to start using CBD to improve his conditions.
“You just sit still because it’s too painful to stand,” says Lev, 44. “Everything you can imagine doing is painful. Even eating is painful. Driving a car, opening a door, turning the ignition.” Ron Lev has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for a long time. The medications he was taking were not helping him much. He was about to give up and had to accept the hard fact pain was part of his life now. But then one day he heard about using cannabidiol (CBD) to alleviate the symptoms and pain.
When he decided to use CBD for his pain he has already been on steroids for 23 years. He did experience side effects from long-term usage of steroids including gaining weight, bloating and having thinned skin. While he did make attempts to stay off the steroids, the pain was so bad that he had no choice, but to continue his medication. A few months after taking CBD he was able to stop using steroids altogether.
There are plenty of scientific evidence coming to proof that CBD can help with RA. A study published in 2020 from Cell Disease & Death claims that that cannabinoids can alleviate pain from RA and act as an effective anti-inflammatory agent, with few, if any, side effects — unlike anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids or biologics options.
A survey published in the 2019 from the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that 80% of people that took legalized cannabis for pain relief described the experiences as very helpful. 82% of them reported reduction and stop the use of medications. In a report published in Current Opinion in Rheumatology, researchers found that cannabinoids show to have anti-inflammatory effects. When they activate cannabinoid Type 2 receptors in your body they decrease the production of cytokine. Cytokines are proteins that are involved in inflammation.
There is no denying that there is a need for more studies on how CBD can play a role in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis and how CBD can affect both our physical and mental health. But Rheumatologists are more keen than ever in prescribing CBD as a supplementary option to helping enhance the effects of RA treatment.
Here's some suggestions on what you need to know before you start using CBD for Rheumatoid Arthritis:
● CBD Oil is not a replacement for medication. It should be a supplement taken with medication.
● Always consult with your medical care provider if you want to start using CBD for treatment.
● Do not stop taking your medications without doctor's evaluation first.
● Choose CBD products that are lab tested for pesticides, microbial and heavy metals like CBD products from Mellow Organic.
● There are three types of CBD available. CBD Isolate that contains only pure CBD and no THC like Mellow CBD Oil. Full Spectrum CBD Oil like Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil made from CBD, THC, cannabinoids like CBN, CBC, CBG, THCA. Broad Spectrum is similar to Full Spectrum but without THC.
● Consult with your doctor on the dosage and potency of your CBD products.
● Smoking or vaping CBD can cause health issues with the heart and lungs.
● Dropping CBD under your tongue may be the most effective way for CBD to be absorbed into your body system.
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Written by Vivek Roachthavilit
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