Arthritis, it couldn’t possibly affect me, right? Hopefully not! However, according to Arthritis NSW there are 3.9 million people who suffer from it in Australia. That’s one in six people. Even more, two million of those affected are aged between 15-64, so it isn’t something that only affects the elderly.
So, what is arthritis, and what can we do about it? (Shortcut: premium hemp oils online in Australia have been shown to help, but we’ll delve deeper into that later.)
Types, Causes and Symptoms of Arthritis
Most people think arthritis is arthritis, it’s just one health issue. There are in fact over 100 types of arthritis, and the most common ones are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis.
The causes of RA and osteoarthritis are quite different. With RA, the body’s immune system attacks the joints. Ever remember seeing your grandmother’s hands swell and her complain of pain? That’s what that was.
With osteoarthritis, though, it’s a case of wear and tear on joints we use a lot. This is something that people who regularly run, for example, may feel in the knees as they get older.
While the causes are different, symptoms are quite similar and involve inflammation of joints in various parts of the body, and pain goes with it. Symptoms include:
- Joint stiffness, often beginning in the hands
- Numbness and tingling, as a result of inflammation putting pressure on nerves
- Joint swelling, which often gets worse over time
- Decreases in range of motion
There’s no cure available, but it’s not all bad news!
CBD Research and RA
Remember when we said RA is caused by the body’s immune system attacking its own joints? That makes it an autoimmune disease. Now, we don’t want to get too technical here, but cannabidiol (CBD) directly affects two receptors in the brain, called CB1 and CB2, and these reduce pain and the effects of inflammation. Moreover, CB2 receptors are directly linked to the immune system’s response to inflammation, so CBD helps on two fronts for RA! Amazing, right? (For lovers of medical jargon, read the very technical study about this here.)
If you or someone you know is suffering, you can go online and buy some healthy hemp oil here now. We must note, though, that CBD should not replace medications unless in consultation with your medical professional.
We started Down to Earth because we believe in the healing properties of CBD. We try to keep our prices low to provide affordable hemp oil to Australia as cheaply as possible while still ensuring laboratory certified quality. See our discount packs here, or reach out to us to see how we can help.
CBD Research and Osteoarthritis
A study published in the journal Pain in December 2017 looked at whether CBD could help those with osteoarthritis pain and joint neuropathy. Their findings showed that it did both because it decreased joint inflammation and served as a protectant to the nerves. If you’re suffering from any kind of arthritis or inflammation, we won’t blame you for not reading this article any further and simply going to buy some premium hemp oils online in Australia right now!
If you’re still reading, though, there are many peer reviewed studies on how CBD can help with various inflammatory conditions like arthritis. Do a quick web search, you’ll see.
We pride ourselves on supplying the best premium hemp oil in Australia, and a huge part of that is helping people in pain. Even if you’re not buying from us and searching the web for premium hemp oils online in Australia, we hope this article helped. Just make sure that wherever you do buy from, they provide independent laboratory analysis of their products, like we do here.
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