Dealing with joint pain is, well, painful. Whether from arthritis, of which there are more than 100 distinct types, inflammation, or injury, joint pain can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks or get a good night’s sleep.
For those dealing with it, any type of relief can make a big difference in quality of life. Although the research is still ongoing, CBD may offer an alternative treatment to the more traditional drugs for joint pain and arthritis. This is because CBD may be effective at managing both pain and inflammation.
CBD is the shortened name for cannabidiol, which is a compound found in hemp plants. Scientists believe CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system, which is essentially our body’s motherboard, regulating processes such as inflammation and pain response. Although the exact mechanism through which CBD helps to relieve the symptoms of joint pain is still being studied, there has been some extremely promising research.
Some of this research has shown that CBD may be an effective treatment for specific types of joint pain, such as arthritis. A 2017 study showed CBD can lessen inflammation in rats with osteoarthritis, which is the most common type of arthritis caused by repetitive use of joints over time. Connected to this reduction of inflammation, the researchers also saw a reduction in nerve damage and pain. Another study in the journal Nature found that CBD may even have benefits for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, an auto-immune form of the disease.
As for choosing a CBD product that works for you, try Miraflora’s Tincture, which comes in natural flavor and a mint flavor as well as a variety of dosages and sizes. It’s the fastest-acting, as the CBD is applied directly under the tongue. The Soft Gels provide a consistent dose of CBD and are easy to take on the go. The Recovery Balm is a soothing CBD topical made with virgin shea butter, extra virgin coconut oil, and aromatic oils.
As always, make sure to check with your doctor before trying CBD, especially if you are taking other medications.
All of Miraflora’s CBD products are made from organic full-spectrum hemp flower oil made from the hemp grown on the Miraflora family farm. If you’d like to find out more about how Miraflora can help you be your best, naturally, check out more articles on our blog.