What CBD Products Should I Use for Chronic Joint Pain?
Read this to learn about the different products available, how to choose the best CBD products for joint aches and chronic pain, and why you should consult a doctor.
Published June 28, 2021.
Although studies don't explain how CBD may be used to treat arthritis, some researchers suggest that it may effectively manage symptoms associated with arthritis, such as chronic pain.
Factors to Consider
1. The Form of CBD
CBD is available in different forms, including:
- Topical Creams and Balms
Studies suggest that each of the forms has a specific absorption rate. However, you must conduct extensive research to determine the bioavailability of each of the products before choosing a particular product to help you manage chronic pain.
CBD oil is one of the recommended products that may help manage symptoms of arthritis and chronic pain. Another product you may use is topical creams. You can apply them to your joints throughout the day to possibly help relieve joint pain and other skin-related issues.
CBD is a dosage-sensitive compound. Therefore, you should learn how to find the right dose for you and also visit your doctor to learn about any drug interactions if you are on any medication.
3. THC Content
THC is a mind-altering cannabinoid in a cannabis plant that may leave you feeling intoxicated, an effect commonly associated with marijuana consumption.
Some studies suggest that THC may have potential health benefits in small volumes, but it might worsen your health if you consume it in higher amounts.
It's important to understand that CBD is available in three different types, namely:
- Full-spectrum - these products contain all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids in a cannabis plant, including THC. The THC should be within the allowed limit (of less than 0.2%). A combination of little THC and CBD creates an entourage effect, which may improve its efficiency in managing symptoms associated with arthritis.
- Broad-spectrum - contains all of the naturally occurring compounds except the THC. However, it may sometimes contain minuscule traces of THC.
- CBD isolate - during the manufacturing process, all cannabinoids are isolated except the CBD. It's one of the purest forms of CBD.
Before choosing any product to manage joint aches and pains, make an effort to visit your physician to learn about probable side effects and the form that may be most effective for you.