Exploring How CBD Oil Can Work For Psoriatic Arthritis
Earlier we were discussing psoriasis, a chronic skin disorder that can inflict pain and discomfort to patients of all ages. We also discuss how CBD can be an alternative treatment for the skin disorder as CBD has anti-inflammatory properties which is beneficial in handling psoriasis. Now, we will discuss Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) and how CBD oil can play a role in treating the ailment. There is an estimate of 2.25 million Americans that are diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.
The Mayo Clinic classified psoriatic arthritis as a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that has no cure. The two are often interrelated. Most people suffer from psoriasis for a long time before being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. But this is not always true as some people suffer from joint pain from arthritis before experiencing skin rashes. Psoriatic arthritis attacks happens when your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues. The immune system react by causing inflammation in the joint areas as well as overproduction of skin cells.
The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis includes:
● Swollen fingers and toes
● Foot pain
● Lower back pain
● Changes in nails
● Eye inflammation
Psoriatic arthritis can affect joints in one or both sides of the body. Both psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis are chronic diseases that will worsen in time.
There are five types of psoriatic arthritis: Distal interphalangeal predominant which affects the end joints of the fingers and toes. It can also cause changes in the nails. Asymmetric oligoarticular affects less than five joints in the body typically in one side of the body. Symmetric polyarthritis is the most common type of psoriatic arthritis that affects five or more joints and occurs on both sides of the body. Spondylitis is inflammation that occurs in the spinal area causing neck pain, stiffness in lower back and limits mobility. Arthritis mutilans a very severe type of psoriatic arthritis that can destroy and deform joints in the fingers, hands, wrists and feet.
PsA can be triggered by environmental factors, medication, allergies, psoriasis, food, stress, anxiety, illness, skin trauma, smoking and drinking alcohol.
CBD or cannabidiol is being use as an alternative treatment for psoriatic arthritis. Even though more research is needed, we already know that CBD has multiple benefits such as pain management, anti-inflammatory properties, promotes better sleep, treats insomnia, reduces stress and anxiety. For example, in 2019, a study revealed that 80% of test subjects reported that their anxiety level was reduced after using CBD for a month.
Even though CBD cannot cure psoriatic arthritis, but researchers have shown that CBD can help reduce pain sensation and inflammation. CBD can also play an important role in reducing anxiety. Patients that suffer from PsA experience a high level of anxiety when they are suffering from pain. Life with PsA is not easy and anxiety can help trigger symptoms of arthritis.
So what is the best type of CBD to invest in? There are three types of CBD that can be easily found in the market.
Full Spectrum CBD contains all the natural components from the cannabis and hemp plant. We are talking about the whole package here which includes all the terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids. Full Spectrum contains cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBN, and traces of THC too. CBD products are made from Full spectrum when it enters the body it has the potential to be most effective in treatment and enhancing one's health and well being than any other kind of CBD. Mellow Organic's Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil has been lab tested for pesticides, harmful chemicals and microbial. Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil comes with 1,800 mg CBD and available in 30ml bottles.
Broad Spectrum CBD it's very similar to full spectrum except it doesn't not contain any THC and it won't cause any mind altering or in another word it is non intoxicating.
CBD Isolate are a form of CBD that goes through extraction process leaving all the cannabioniods and other components behind and what is you get is the purest form of CBD. CBD Isolate is good for people who want to enjoy CBD without dealing with any psychoactive effects from THC. Mellow Organic's original Mellow CBD Oil is made from premium CBD mixed with MCT oil and available in Natural and Orange flavors. The size available is 30 ml per bottle.
CBD is available in topicals like Mellow Organic's Mellow CBD Soothing Balm with aromatic vanilla scent and comes in 50 grams tube. CBD is also available as edibles, vaping oil, cannabis flowers, capsules and tinctures.
Before you buy your next CBD products there are things you should look out for:
● Always buy from reputable source
● Products should be lab tested from third party laboratory
● Ingredients should be properly listed
● Should come with clear instructions
● Content and amount must be included in the label and packaging
● Should be clearly labeled CBD Isolate, Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum
Written by Vivek Roachthavilit
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