CBD Oil For Arthritis
We are standing on the threshold between Summer and Fall and in Ohio and the weather cannot make a clear commitment. One thing is clear, however, no matter what the season, there will be some form of humidity. With humidity brings joint pain for the millions of arthritis sufferers. There are over 200 different types of arthritis, broken down into four categories: Degenerative, Inflammatory, Infectious, and Metabolic. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Humans are not the only species to suffer with arthritis, many of our four-legged best friends also suffer as they age.
Medication for arthritis sufferers are not without serious side effects and are often, not effective. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, biologics and even opiates are prescribed to offer relief for a debilitating disease. Facing physical debilitation is daunting enough without the added threat of addiction from opiates and other pain management medications. A study that was published in the Journal of Rheumatology, published by Dr. Sheng-Ming Dai found that arthritis patients have unusually high levels of CB2 receptors in the affected joint tissue. CBD oil interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors to help reduce pain and inflammation. CBD oil can offer an alternative to medication that is non-addictive and non-psychoactive. Our pets can even benefit from CBD oil and be more active as they age.
On a personal note, I have suffered with arthritis since high school and with degenerative disk disease for over the past ten years. For the past couple of years, I have had sincere concerns about how much longer I’ll be able to work in my present capacity. I have been offered opiates as an option to reduce my pain, but I have refused. CBD oil has given me another option and has enabled me to push through the particularly painful days. I am hopeful that I can stay employed longer and live a more productive, independent life with less pain. Using CBD oil at bedtime has also improved the quality of my sleep and allows me to rise out of bed in the morning with much less stiffness.
The owners and staff at Premium Hemp Company began this journey with CBD with a sincere desire to help other people. In the process, we also found that we could help improve our own lives. We are excited to share the benefits of CBD with our customers and to share in their success stories.
Written by K. Wainwright