It’s unfortunate that so little research has been done on the effects of cannabidiol for treating arthritis in humans. We found a few studies on rats and mice. There is also a recent double-blind placebo-controlled trial in dogs (Pain, April 24, 2020).
CBD oil from hemp is fantastic for arthritis pain. It’s good for a number of other things, too.
Q. CBD oil is the most effective remedy for my arthritis. I took meloxicam for years, but the side effects made me look for alternative relief.
What Is CBD Oil?
A. CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found in Cannabis sativa. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not make people high. There are some hints that it may be useful for pain relief, so we are pleased to learn it is helping your arthritis pain.
What do you do for your arthritis pain? Some people get by with pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen. Others embrace home remedies. The wide range of possibilities, from foods like tart cherries or raisins soaked in gin to acupuncture or supplements such as ashwagandha or MSM, suggests that no one approach works for everybody. One reader is enthusiastic about CBD oil.
The investigators found that low-dose cannabidiol was no better than placebo, but high-dose cannabidiol was helpful. The authors suggest that CBD might be helpful in treating pain and improving quality of life for humans as well as dogs with osteoarthritis. Other scientists have also bemoaned the lack of clinical trials of CBD for joint pain (Cureus, March 23, 2020).
These are unsettling, anxious times. It’s little wonder that many people are having trouble sleeping. As a result, they are eager to try even a nonstandard treatment if they believe that would help. Would CBD help you sleep? One reader is wondering.
Q. I have had a lot of trouble sleeping, especially since I started menopause. I know someone whose temperament (anxious-tending) and age (50s) are similar to mine. He’s male and I’m female, so I’ve got all kinds of extra-fun hot-flashy kinds of things to make nighttime interesting now.
Could CBD Help You Sleep More Soundly?
There have been few if any randomized controlled trials of this compound for insomnia. However, in a large case series (72 individuals), CBD was associated with reduced anxiety and improved sleep (Permanente Journal, online Jan. 7, 2019). For some people, CBD can lead to digestive upset, fatigue and drowsiness (Current Neuropharmacology, Oct. 2019).
Anyway, his go-to sleep remedy is a time-release melatonin capsule coupled with a dropper of CBD oil. I have never done one remotely illicit drug in my life, and my family thinks it is hilarious that I am considering CBD oil. All the same, my friend claims to be sleeping easily nine hours a night. That sounds like an absolute dream to me, given that at least half the time I wake up in the middle of the night and have terrible trouble getting back to sleep. Could CBD oil help with insomnia? What about melatonin?
A. Fortunately, CBD (cannabidiol) is not illicit. Even though it can be derived from Cannabis (hemp or marijuana) plants, it does not make people high.
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With diplomas in Naturopathy, Herbalism and Homeopathy, Dawn Welch, Nutritionist brings to your service at Peoples over 30 years experience in natural health and a wealth of knowledge!
With diplomas in Naturopathy, Herbalism and Homeopathy, Dawn Welch, Nutritionist brings to your service at Peoples over 20 years experience in natural health and a wealth of knowledge!