Nowadays, the popularity of CBD has gone so much high that people consider about use of CBD oil for all kinds of ailments. CBD as you know is one of the important and active compound that is found in the cannabis plant, which does not produce any “high” effect.
Various studies have been conducted on animals and it was found that it is very useful for providing relief from pain and inflammation. Many people also have tried to treat their pain by consuming certain CBD products and they have also been benefitted.
In many of the states of USA, CBD which is derived from hemp plant is considered legal for consumption, as they contain THC less than 0.3%.THC is a mind altering compound which is also found in cannabis.
Most of the CBD which is derived from any industrial hemp plant has higher concentration of CBD which is further added to carrier oil to produce CBD oil.
Does CBD really work for arthritis?
After conducting various animal studies it has been observed that CBD has got certain special pain-relieving and also anti-inflammatory properties. However, all these effects have still not been tried and tested by the researchers by conducting human trial.
Incidentally, few people having arthritis problem have tried to use CBD, and few people but not all, have reported a noticeable relief from their pain. Also they found that their sleeping pattern has improved and anxiety also reduced considerably.
CBD actually acts through our endocannabinoid system. This system is active in our brain receptors which is found in number of areas of our brain.
Actually, it is ten times more active than morphine to produce its effect on few types of nerve cells of our pain. Also, it is able to produce pain relief while responding to various stressful conditions.
CBD can produce peripheral pain relief and also stimulate CB1 receptors of our brain. Chemically CBD is found to be very similar to our endocannabinoids that can bind to our ECS receptors. It can increase the anandamide levels at higher doses, and as a result produce pain relief.
What dosage will be needed?
As far as dosage of CBD is concerned for arthritis treatment, there is lots of confusion. One reason is lack of enough research about dosage of CBD. CBD affects different people in different ways and no fixed dosage can be offered to any patient.
Another reason is CBD market is too unregulated and the CBD oil obtained from supplier A may greatly vary from supplier B. Therefore, in order to decide the right dosage for any treatment, one has to do trial and error method to decide the exact dosage.
CBD dosage can also vary due to many other factors like age, body weight, body fats, height genetic conditions etc.
Therefore, while taking CBD one must start with minimum dosage and increase at certain steps after each week, till you observe the effect of CBD.