The top 5 most common uses of CBD oil are: chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
According to a recent survey, participants reported that CBD oil-treated chronic pain, arthritis and anxiety ‘very well by itself’.
Topical CBD oil is not going to completely get rid of pain in arthritis patients. But, it will help make the pain more manageable and in turn, can improve the quality of life.
Arthritis is a condition in which individuals experience inflammation of one or more joints. This leads to symptoms like: swelling, pain, stiffness, redness around joints and disrupted motion.
Current arthritis medications help reduce inflammation of the joints.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can provide similar effects and it may be able to stop the disease from getting worse over time.
Cell culture studies have found CBD to inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory responses.
Furthermore, a recent study revealed that topical application of CBD could reduce inflammation in rats with arthritis. There were no reported side effects.
Pain is weighed on a scale, which goes from 0-10. The pain score in rats treated with 6.2 and 62.3 mg/day went from an average of 4 to 1.5 within 4 days of treatment.
CBD oil has excellent potential for reducing inflammation and pain in arthritis patients as, it shows high effectiveness, has a good safety profile and does not seem to produce any side effects.
Most importantly, the same rat models were used to test the effectiveness of oral CBD oil for reducing pain in arthritis.
The topical application was found to stronger than the oral supplements.
Self-initiated use of CBD oil by arthritis patients has only produced positive results.
There is a lack of high-quality clinical trials in this area. In the future, with greater scientific evidence in hand, CBD oil can become an approved treatment for arthritis.