CBD flower against osteoarthritis: how does it work?
Cannabidiol is not a cure for osteoarthritis per se...but rather for its symptoms, including pain and inflammation.
Our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates a number of vital functions, including pain. Cannabinoids like CBD interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in this system and change their response to pain signals sent from the brain. This is what we call an “analgesic” effect. But that’s not all.
CBD is an excellent anti-inflammatory, and its action is particularly effective on muscles and joints. This is also why it has found its place in the medicine cabinet of top athletes.
CBD flower against osteoarthritis: what does the science say?
A benchmark study carried out by American researchers in August 2022 came to the following conclusion: “CBD helped reduce pain (83%), strengthen physical abilities (66%) and improve 'improve sleep quality (66%)'.
On average, the 428 osteoarthritis patients who participated in the study said that CBD reduced the intensity of their pain by 44% . Better: “the majority of participants were able to reduce or stop taking certain medications such as anti-inflammatories, acetaminophens and opioids”, with the agreement of their doctor.
CBD flowers against osteoarthritis: instructions for use
Our CBD flowers against osteoarthritis have been chosen for their generic profile with a dominant Cannabis Indica, the calming and soothing hemp strain. They are also rich in myrcene and pinene, two analgesic and anti-inflammatory terpenes.
Start by grinding your CBD flowers finely to make them easier to use. For osteoarthritis, we recommend that you opt for a good infusion, just to diffuse the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects over several hours. Don't forget to add a fatty substance in your hot drink, for example coconut milk, whole milk or honey to increase the bioavailability of CBD.
If you feel acute and intense pain, opt instead for vaporizing CBD flowers at less than 220° C (to avoid combustion which releases harmful substances). Inhalation activates the effects of CBD in a few minutes, because the molecule is quickly found in the bloodstream, without passing through the digestive system.
You can supplement your consumption of CBD flowers against osteoarthritis with topical CBD oil, to be applied directly to the painful joint. Ask your doctor for advice.
Remember: the effects of CBD depend on your regularity. Cannabinoids only express their full potential when after one to two weeks of diligent consumption. The molecule must be able to accumulate in the body to influence the endocannabinoid system.
CBD is not a medicine. It is not intended to treat your osteoarthritis. Rather, it is a natural molecule that helps you better manage your symptoms, including pain and mobility. Light physical exercise (walking, yoga), a balanced diet (rich in protein), maintaining a healthy weight and postural exercises will also help you in this regard.
CBD flowers against osteoarthritis: why choose 321CBD?
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