CBD for Arthritis
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Cannabis has over the years been under scrutiny by many governments. Many countries have made hemp legal and some still, unfortunately, have not. The hemp plant is legal in most countries because research has shown that it has many health benefits to the human body. The main advantage of the hemp plant is that it has a lower concentration of THC and other components that make cannabis exhibit some psychoactive effects. In place of THC, the hemp plant has more concentration of cannabinoids that are very helpful to the functioning of the body. Studies have shown that CBD present in the hemp plant is capable of healing many diseases including Arthritis.

What is Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition that results in inflammation, soreness as well as stiffness in the joints. In most cases, the hands, wrists, and feet are afflicted by this condition. These symptoms can become worse from time to time which is referred to as flare-ups. Although it can be rather difficult to predict a flare, it is feasible to lessen the number of flare-ups thus providing relief to the sufferers. Individuals might experience discomfort in other parts of their bodies or other general symptoms such as weight loss and fatigue.

Why does CBD work for treating Arthritis?

CBD oil (Cannabidiol) is a medicinal ingredient that we derive from cannabis. Research has proven the competency of CBD oil in treating various conditions. In fact, CBD has shown great promise in countering the effect of drugs, minimizing their usage, or even getting rid of them totally. In one particular trial research on CBD oil, individuals struggling with arthritis reported an overall decrease in inflammation as well as soreness. It is widely believed that the oil is responsible for controlling our immune response which helps to prevent excessive production of inflammatory chemical substances within our system. Besides this, CBD is likewise analgesic thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

The patient will be relieved of pain given that CBD aids in reducing inflammation significantly. Consequently, they are able to sleep much better which results in an overall improvement of their health. This also allows the person to become more active. In some cases, patients tend to lose their appetite while suffering from autoimmune arthritis. CBD oil will aid in lessening the pain and also reviving the patient’s appetite. In this way, they will be able to receive the much-needed nourishment to fight against the condition effectively.

What are the Benefits of Using CBD to Treat Arthritis?

  • Reduces any need for opiates
  • Relieves pain
  • Lessens side effects caused by traditional arthritis treatments
  • Reduces any need for NSAIDs
  • Enhances mobility
  • Helps to sleep better

What are the side effects of using CBD to treat Arthritis?

While CBD is generally considered safe, some people will experience some side effects. The side effects include nausea, diarrhea, drowsiness, change of appetite, and a dry mouth. The symptoms are rare, though, and not as severe as the ones caused by the conventional drugs used to treat arthritis.

CBD dosage for Arthritis

Every person is different and everyone’s reaction to CBD is different. The recommended dosage from each product can differ greatly, creating some confusion. Dosage may be different depending on the percentage of CBD oil you are using. On average, 25mg of CBD a day is effective for most people. For strong symptoms, the dosage can be increased slowly over a week until the symptoms feel better. This, of course, is different for every patient and should be monitored. For more details about dosage, see our post on CBD dosage.

How can I use CBD to treat Arthritis?

There are various ways in which you can start using CBD. Some of these have been mentioned below:

Use a Topical Salve

A topical salve will play a key role in relieving discomfort from your joints as well as muscles. Even though you will easily find them in your local dispensary, you might find it tough to get hold of these products in regions where weed is not legalized. But there is hardly any reason to worry since it is possible to buy a salve which has been designed for managing joint pain in particular.

Vaping Or Smoking

Inhalation works the fastest and you can just stop as soon as you feel you’ve had enough. This method is recommended if you are experiencing severe pain and need fast relief. Within about 30 min of inhalation, you should experience the full effects of the CBD and the feeling could last between 1 and 4 hours, depending on how much you inhaled. This method may not be available for everyone depending on which country you live in and if the laws are a bit stringent.


This method is taking the CBD oil under your tongue. This is commonly done with a dropper, or you can measure your desired amount. The word tincture usually refers to something which is extracted with alcohol, but our CBD tincture is extracted using the CO2 method. This method of extraction is the best because it is the cleanest and most efficient. In the case of alcohol extraction, some toxic residues can be left behind.

Sample all the Strain Types

It is a fact that Indicas, Sativas, and Hybrids have their own strengths as well as drawbacks. Therefore, make it a point to try all types of strains out there and see which is going to work in your case. Bear in mind that CBD-heavy strains can be extremely useful in calming and relaxing a patient especially if they are struggling with painful joints and sore muscles.

CBD for Arthritis – Customer Reviews

Read about the experience people have had using Nordic Oil products for treating arthritis*

I’ve had arthrosis in both knees since… ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I have arthrosis in both knees. Since I have been taking CBD capsules I can walk better and have reduced the painkillers down to one tablet in the evening. Previously I had to take up to 5 tablets a day. I am thrilled and continue to order from Nordic oil.”

Trustpilot review by A. Avemark

My experience with hemp oil is… ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“My experience with hemp oil is very positive, as a result of which I was able to reduce my painkillers by about 70% (I have arthritis in the joints).”

Trustpilot review by F. Knueppel

Help with knee pain ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I take the 5% CBD Oil 3x daily 4 drops against my strong pain from knee arthrosis! I feel much better, not pain-free but much better and experimenting with the dosage may bring better results in the future 😉 Delivery is fast and uncomplicated!
Thank you and keep it up !!!”

Trustpilot review by Gänschen 

What is Research Saying About Using CBD for Arthritis?

At present, almost 50% of the people who are more than 65 years of age are struggling with arthritis in the US alone. It has been estimated that around 60 million adults, plus many children are suffering from this painful condition these days, many studies have been conducted to prove the effectiveness of CBD in treating arthritis. In the subsequent paragraphs, we have penned down a few of those studies along with their results.

According to a study which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2000, arthritic symptoms were induced in several mice by scientists artificially. The animals were then treated with CBD. As a matter of fact, CBD was administered both orally and by injection and it was found that CBD helped in slowing down the progression of damage to the joints.

Brightfield Group, which happens to be a cannabis-research firm, conducted a survey on as many as 2,400 individuals suffering from persistent arthritis in the year 2017. In this particular study, it was revealed that the consumers of CBD oil expressed their satisfaction after using the product. In fact, it was later found that 42% of those folks had quit other pharmaceutical medicines in favor of CBD.

*Nordic Oil’s products are available in a number of countries, therefore the reviews we receive are in many different languages. The customer reviews within this article have been translated for the convenience of our English speaking readers

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