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How CBD Oil Can Help You With Your Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a condition where the joints are inflamed, and there is pain while moving the joint. There are many types of arthritis, but one common factor among them is inflammation. Anyone who has arthritis knows how challenging it can be to manage the pain and other symptoms.

These conditions are often challenging to treat, and there aren't many remedies that provide effective relief. However, studies show that using CBD oil for arthritis may effectively reduce pain and inflammation. There are several different kinds of arthritic conditions, and each one responds differently to varying forms of treatment. Here we will explore some ways that CBD oil can help with arthritis.

What is Arthritis?


Arthritis affects 1 in 7 people - a whopping 3.5 million Australians. It occurs when the autoimmune system causes inflammation in the joints. What causes arthritis is unknown. Not great, huh?

But you can learn how to get rid of arthritis in your fingers and joints; at least, you can ease the pain to manageable levels. So this is a hot, burning, very touchy topic. "But arthritis only affects my grandparents!" You wish; this can quite easily affect adults in their 20's. So you and all your family best grab a seat and listen up.

What is CBD? 

CBD, or "cannabidiol", is just a compound we can extract from the cannabis plant. CBD will not get you high but might make you a little tired. CBD in most products is extracted from hemp leaves, which has up to 0.3% of THC, the active compound that gets people high. CBD is eaten and digested, absorbed via the skin, or can be vaped/smoked. 

Can cannabis oil help rheumatoid/psoriatic arthritis? Can cannabis oil help arthritis? You betcha: as the body absorbs the CBD, it works in tandem with your body's very own ECS system.


How Does CBD Help With Arthritis?


CBD oil is a chemical compound extracted from hemp and cannabis plants with a wide variety of health benefits. One of the ways it can help with arthritis is by reducing joint inflammation. This can help reduce pain and swelling and make it easier to move and be active. CBD can also help improve sleep and mood while living with arthritis. 


CBD oil specifically does help pretty effectively with arthritis. It won't necessarily cure you, but it's scientifically backed not just as a pain reliever but as a potent anti-inflammatory. Research has found that CBD decreases joint inflammation and serves as a protectant for your precious nerves.So for people with varying pain levels - yes, CBD oil might be for you. Luckily, in Australia, you should be eligible for the Special Access Scheme through your GP, gaining you legal access to CBD products. But CBD isn't the only part of our favourite plant that has a part to play in giving arthritis the boot. Need more info? Our ultimate guide to CBD can be found here.


The entire Marijuana plant holds similar properties, not just the CBD oil. The Hemp seeds and oil extracted from hemp (you can buy legally in Australia here) are also powerful in reducing inflammation. And it isn't just us saying it; it's you, folks:

" I have Osteo Arthritis, and the hemp oil is taking the pain away slowly but enough to notice. I also have menopause for the second time with only really bad sweats, and the oil has stopped the sweats in its track. Cannabis Co I love you people." - Dennise … Well, Dennise, we love you too; congratulations on your pain relief! 


Unless you try it, not many out there will know that Hemp seed oil can help alleviate symptoms of arthritis. Hemp oil contains the optimal 3/1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, a scientifically proven anti-inflammatory balance, and contributes to easing arthritis. Hemp oil also has Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), another fat that can help relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

These factors make the oil an excellent substitute for CBD for those who can't access it and want a nutrient that can be taken daily without any side effects or forms.Well enough, self-promotion; for now, let's talk more facts.

Please click here if you want to read more about the benefits of hemp seed oil.

Knuckles and arthritis


Does Cracking Your Knuckles Give You Arthritis?


No. "Cracking joints" and "popping knuckles" are mostly misunderstood phenomena buried in wives' tales. There are many theories trying to explain why joints crack or pop and why people do it in the first place, but the reason is unknown.


Generally, if you are cracking your knuckles or fingers, or other joints and you aren't feeling any pain, the scientific consensus is that you aren't damaging yourself. But let's have common sense. If you intentionally and repetitively are cracking your joints all day long, you're probably annoying the people living around you. That isn't very enjoyable socially, but it could... It COULD also be troublesome if it starts producing pain.


Knuckle "cracking" hasn't really been proven to be good or bad. Specifically, knuckle cracking doesn't cause arthritis. But if it did, rub some CBD or hemp seed oil on those knuckles. The "cracking" sound in your joints could be created from pressure pulling gasses around the joint temporarily into it. This is not bad. "Cracking" sounds can also be heard if tendons snap over tissues because of minor adjustments in their gliding paths. Some patients with arthritis might notice that cracking their fingers, for example, worsens the pain, but none of this is studied enough to prove much.

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Which Type of Arthritis Can Be Treated with CBD Oil?


CBD oil can be used to treat many different types of arthritis. These include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. These types of arthritis are all different, but CBD oil can help treat joint inflammation and other symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation and damage. CBD can help reduce joint inflammation and reduce the risk of joint and further tissue damage. Osteoarthritis is caused by joint degeneration and wear and tear from years of activity. CBD can help slow down the rate of degeneration and improve the ability of cartilage to heal. 


CBD and hemp seed oil can treat animals for joint and mobility issues. If you have a pet suffering, please check out the BUDDYPET range, specifically formulated by a vet and uses the hemp plant as its core ingredient. You can read more on how to treat animals here. 



How to Use CBD for Arthritis?


The most popular forms of CBD used for arthritis are oil tinctures, gummies, and sprays. There are also creams and topical treatments that are meant to be applied directly to the joints. All these forms of CBD are effective, and it comes down to personal preference and what works best for your body and lifestyle. Creams are suitable for localized pain and inflammation that are present in a specific joint. They are applied directly to the painful area and can provide quick relief. Gummies and tinctures are best for long-term comfort and consistent use. They are easy to add to your daily routine and can be effective in treating chronic pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.



According to bioMDplus, here is a guide to using the cannabis oil for arthritis:

- Taking the product in the evening.

- Trying vaping or using a topical cream before edibles because the impacts are more effective.

- Be careful with products that contain THC, particularly if you're still a young adult.

- Some studies show that higher doses don't necessarily provide better relief in contrast to moderate doses. 

- Directly applying an affected area of the skin with CBD will deliver the best results while reducing adverse side effects. 

- Placing CBD under your tongue offers immediate relief, unlike using edibles. 

- Vaping CBD extract sends the product directly to your bloodstream reasonably quickly. You may begin to feel the effects immediately, which helps relieve acute pain. Likewise, vaping CBD goes through the digestive system, allowing the body to absorb more of the product.


How to Buy CBD Oil?


CBD oil is a great natural way to treat arthritis. It can help reduce joint inflammation and pain and improve sleep and mood. CBD can also help reduce inflammation throughout the body and improve overall health and wellness. However, getting hold of CBD in Australia can be tricky.

CBD oil can't legally be sold to the public in Australia, but you can file an application for medical use through the Special Access Scheme - your GP should be able to help you out there. If you need help, please reach out to our team today. 


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