Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main active ingredients found in the cannabis plant. It does not have intoxicating effects but may cause drowsiness. The CBD is usually extracted from different cannabis strains with traces of THC-the active ingredient responsible for getting people high
Research in Animal studies reveals that CBD has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used to treat pain-related ailments like Arthritis and joint support. Most people with cases of Arthritis who use CBD strains reported progressive pain relief.
Although there is still ongoing research about the safety of using CBD, there are speculations that CBD has the potential to interact with common drugs taken by arthritis patients. Therefore, seek medical help before opting to use CBD for treating Arthritis.
Arthritis refers to the inflammation of the joints. The symptoms associated with Arthritis include stiffness, pain, and limited functioning of the joints. The two main types of Arthritis are rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. People who more prone to the disease condition include men, children, adults, and women
The Joint inflammation associated with Arthritis is characterized by swelling, pain, joint stiffness, redness, and warmth. Joint stiffness may lead to poor functioning. When the inflammation is a result of inflammation of many joints, there may be loss of cartilage with a limited motion from the joint damage. Similarly, when Arthritis affects the fingers’ smaller joints, there may be loss of handgrip and stiffness.
There are different forms of Arthritis because they are all rheumatic diseases. Some affect various organs of the body that are not directly associated with the joints.
If you’re considering selecting a Cannabis strain for Arthritis and Joint relief, there are some factors you must take into consideration:
Terpene Profile - The terpene profile of cannabis strain has much more therapeutic effects than we imagine. The number of terpenes present in each cannabis strain adds to the smell and taste of the strain. For example, Limonene has a citrusy flavor, while pinene has a piny scent. The percentage of terpenes present in each strain determines the therapeutic effect it will have in treating Arthritis and joint support.
Quantity of THC and CBD in the strain - There are two key active ingredients in Cannabis that are responsible for its pain-relieving properties. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). Cannabis strains with high CBD contents are the most suitable for inflammatory pains like Arthritis and joint support. On the other hand, cannabis strains with high THC contents are used for treating central and neuropathic pains.
The type of pain - The type of pain you're battling with will determine the kind of strain you will eventually use. Some strains are more effective with mild pains, while some are more effective for intense and severe pains.