In some states, CBD is sold at many all-natural food stores and online. It can be taken by mouth as oil or extracts, or applied to your skin.
Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience: “Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Health.”
CBD side effects are usually mild or moderate. They can include:
Some lab testing suggests that cannabinoids may help tamp down the body’s immune response. But the studies have been limited to animals, not humans.
More than half of the states have legalized marijuana for medical use. More than a dozen other states allow limited medical uses of CBD.
The Cannabis sativa plant has more than 100 chemicals that can affect your body and mind. The two that scientists know the most about are THC and CBD.
If you use marijuana regularly, it could make you more likely to get anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses.
Taking the First Step
Learn what the science says about the risks and benefits of CBD use for arthritis and what to shop for.
What type of product should I consider? CBD-based products can be taken orally, applied to the skin or inhaled. There are pros and cons for each.
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Does CBD work for arthritis? Animal studies have suggested that CBD has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, but these effects have not been validated in quality studies in humans. Anecdotally, some people with arthritis who have tried CBD, but not all, report noticeable pain relief, sleep improvement and/or anxiety reduction.