CBD oil or hemp oil is oil extracted from cannabis plants. Recently, people have used CBD oil to get rid of pain related to chronic health conditions like arthritis. Perhaps you wonder if this oil is effective to cure chronic pain or even arthritis. Well, Veterans CBD oil helped my knee pain. But what is CBD oil and how exactly does it help with joint pain or inflammation?

An overview of CBD oil

Unlike other psychoactive compounds, CBD oil does not have mental effects, rather it gives relief to people with pain. In fact, the use of CBD oil exceeds the simple manner of relieving pain. It treats different conditions such as depression, epilepsy, diabetes, and antibiotic-resistant infections, among others.

How CBD oil relieves knee pain

In the US, arthritis is a condition that leads to disability, which affects more than 50m citizens. Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are some of the well-known kinds of arthritis.

OA is a degenerative condition that touches bones and joint cartilage, leading to stiffness and pain. Mostly, the condition affects the knee, thumb and hip joints.

RA, on the other hand, is illness whereby the body attacks your joints leading to inflammation. In most cases, the disease affects the feet or hand, which causes stiff, swollen and painful joints.
CBD impacts the immune system, hence improving autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. According to research, CB2 receptors are commonly found in uncommon top levels in joint tissues of all arthritis patients. That is why using cannabis fights joint inflammation because it activates CB2 receptors.

In addition, CBD impacts the manner in which these CB2 receptors react to any signal coming to them, and for sure aiding in the reduction of pain and inflammation. According to 2008 research, for the same argument, CBD has an impact in the management of chronic pain.

Applying CBD oil

CBD comes in powder or oil form and you can use it to form gel or cream. Then you can apply the same to any affected part accordingly. Alternatively, you can find CBD capsule or mouth spray. Sativex, for example, is a cannabis mouth spray that relieves arthritis pain. But, it is a combination of both THC and CBD plant extracts. However, you should seek medical attention before using CBD.

It is also important to do a research on whether the law allows the use of CBD oil in your area. In 2014, Arizona legalized its use because many people testified its medicinal benefit to treating epilepsy. Either way, CBD oil does not make the user high because it is extracted from high-CBD, low-THC cannabis plants.

The bottom line

Perhaps you might wonder if CBD oil has side effects. According to medical research, CBD oil is properly tolerated, although some users might have a few side effects. As for my side, Veterans CBD oil helped with my knee pain and had minimal effects.

Some of the side effects you can encounter include nausea, a feeling of irritability, trouble and tiredness. But in the long run, CBD oil relieved my knee pain. Researchers have a strong belief that CBD impacts CB2 receptors in the immune system and brain. Thus, it reduces pain and inflammation.

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