Can CBD Help Relieve Arthritis Pain?

CBD has been showing promise in reducing the side effects and common symptoms of arthritis. It interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to reduce inflammation and pain perception. This has led many arthritis patients to use CBD in combination with traditional medication. Studies have been conducted to determine if CBD oil is an effective treatment for arthritis pain, and the results have been encouraging.

However, more research is needed to confirm its efficacy. Dr. Daniel Clauw, professor of anesthesiology, rheumatology and psychiatry at the University of Michigan and director of the Center for Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research, is leading research on the effects of cannabis, particularly CBD, on pain. He believes that CBD's ability to calm the body's response could make it a viable pain reliever for people with arthritis.

The National Centers for Complementary and Integrative Health state that cannabis or CBD could have modest benefits for chronic pain. However, CBD products are not authorized as medicines for use in arthritis by the MHRA (Regulatory Authority for Medicines and Medical Devices) nor have they been approved by NICE (National Institute for Excellence in Health and Care) or the SMC (Scottish Medicines Consortium). With just 25 mg of isolated CBD per dropper, it is easy to administer doses and take exactly what is needed to relieve pain. It is important to note that while the findings so far have been encouraging, more research is needed to confirm that CBD oil is an effective treatment for arthritis pain.

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