Which CBD product is good for a senior person with Osteoarthritis?
Asked 3 years ago
Hi, I’m looking for any advice about help with osteoarthritis for my mum who’s 78. She takes ibuprofen all day, every day, and it’s not much use! She’s tried a low-dose cream from High Street, but with no luck! I’m considering a high-dose oil under the tongue. Any thoughts would be welcome!
Monday, May 10, 2021
Experts say that CBD can help with symptoms of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a disorder that most commonly affects the knee joint and hip joints. CBD shouldn't be seen as a cure for Osteoarthritis, although many individuals who used CBD for Osteoarthritis have reported some degree of relief.
CBD come in various forms e.g tincture oils, CBD vapes, gummies, creams and lotions etc. Each CBD product has its advantages and is effective. Tincture oils provide high bioavailability since there are cannabinoid receptors under the tongue. Gummies also provide an easy way to take CBD. For pain, individuals who use high-quality topicals report almost immediate relief, but if you want relief from inside out, you can take CBD orally.
CBD made for Osteoarthritis and other pain-related conditions are fortified with additives that can help increase their effectiveness. For example, ginger and turmeric are added to some CBD gummies because of their ability to reduce inflammation, arnica oil is added to CBD topicals because of its ability to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling etc; menthol and wintergreen oil can also reduce pain.
To get the full benefit of CBD, you have to get a high-quality CBD. This is where you have to do your research. Avoid CBD products with prices that are too good to be true as CBD doesn't come cheap. Also, check for a certificate of accuracy by an independent laboratory. This is important because some companies do not publish the actual ingredients of their CBD products on the label. Companies with consistently good results are not afraid to show it. You can find this result on their website or on the package the CBD came in.
On dosing, there is no universal dosage for CBD. If you are not currently feeling the effect of CBD, then you may not be taking the right dose. The key is to start slowly then gradually increase until you find a suitable result. Do not stop taking your prescription drugs except you are advised by your doctor to do so. Also, see your doctor before taking CBD along with any other drug. This is because CBD can interact with the metabolism of certain drugs negatively. CBD is not a cure for Osteoarthritis, you should see your doctor before taking any action.
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