CBD and arthritis
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the UK. It is increasingly becoming apparent that CBD is effective at treating arthritis
There are two types of arthritis:
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): An autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system attacks their joints, causing inflammation. RA commonly affects the hands and feet and leads to painful, swollen, and stiff joints.
- Osteoarthritis (OA): A degenerative disease that affects joint cartilage and bones, causing pain and stiffness. It often affects the hip, knee, and thumb joints.
An number of studies have pointed to CBD possibly being effective for the treatment of arthritis and symptoms
A 2011 study "clearly shows that atypical cannabinoid receptors are involved [and] may be advantageous for the treatment of inflammatory pain."
A 2014 review of literature concluded that "compelling evidence suggests an active participation of the endocannabinoid system in the pathophysiology of this disease"
And in particular the most compelling evidence for CBD and arthritis is a 2017 study that concluded "CBD treatment prevented the later development of pain and nerve damage in these OA joints"
While these studies that indicate CBD is effective for treating arthritis are great to read nothing is more pleasing to us then customer feedback. Last week we were contacted by a customer who left the following review
“over the last three or four years my arthritis has spread to my thumbs, fingers and wrists. I can’t use anti inflammatory products and was resigned to living with the pain. I heard about Salve’s cream from a pal and gave it a try. I am sure it helps, its cooling effect mitigates the pain straightaway and as an added bonus the aroma from it is fantastic. I suspect the cumulative effects are better. I am happy to say the product helps me manage my pain”