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Better yet, CBD may be able to address the underlying inflammation involved in inflammatory types of arthritis.

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These oils are formulated with coconut MCT oil and come in 15 ml, 60 ml, and 120 ml bottles. You can choose from five flavors: unflavored, chocolate mint, French vanilla mocha, and Yuzu citrus.

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Broad-spectrum products contain all the same cannabinoids as you would find in a full-spectrum product, but more of the THC is removed.

Concentrations available: Varies based on formula

3. Robust Formulas: When it comes to finding CBD that offers the effects you want, you need to find products that offer a robust formula with accurate labeling. Full- and broad-spectrum formulas should all have a well-rounded concentration of minor cannabinoids like CBN, CBC, and CBG. CBD isolates should never have any THC, and they are the purest form of CBD you can find.

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Concentrations available: 750 mg,1500 mg

Not only does it contain CBD, but the formula also includes significant amounts of CBN, CBG, and CBC. Together they combine to boost the potency of the CBD for the ultimate entourage effect.

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The brightly colored, cheerful packaging will put a smile on your face from the moment you get your order, and the fun flavors will make you forget you’re taking something for your health.

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There’s a good chance you’ve tried it already: according to a Gallup poll in August of 2019, about 14% of Americans report using CBD products, and the number one reason is pain. The Arthritis Foundation conducted its own poll and found that 29% reported current use of CBD (mostly in liquid or topical form), and nearly 80% of respondents were either using it, had used it in the past, or were considering it. Of those using it, most reported improvement in physical function, sleep, and well-being; of note, a minority reported improvement in pain or stiffness.

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As with any treatment, there can be downsides. CBD is generally considered safe; however, it can still cause lightheadedness, sleepiness, dry mouth, and rarely, liver problems. There may be uncertainty about the potency or purity of CBD products (since they are not regulated as prescription medications are), and CBD can interact with other medications. For pregnant women, concern has been raised about a possible link between inhaled cannabis and lower-birthweight babies; it’s not clear if this applies to CBD. Some pain specialists have concerns that CBD may upset the body’s natural system of pain regulation, leading to tolerance (so that higher doses are needed for the same effect), though the potential for addiction is generally considered to be low.

What’s the evidence it works? And what do experts recommend? Until recently, there’s been little research and even less guidance for people (or their doctors) interested in CBD products that are now increasingly legal and widely promoted.

Of course, there is anecdotal evidence and testimonials galore, including reports of dramatic improvement by people who tried CBD in its various forms (including capsule, liquid, topical, and spray) for their pain. But we are still waiting for well-designed, scientifically valid, and rigorous clinical trials (such as this one in progress) that are so badly needed to answer the question of just how helpful CBD may be to people with chronic arthritis pain.

But now, there is.