I’m sure you’ve all heard the expression “no pain, no gain.” That’s all well and good for someone experiencing minor aches and pains as a result of a hard workout. But for the 54 million people suffering from arthritis, the pain prevents them from getting a workout in the first place. In today’s blog post we’re going to take a look at evidence for the efficacy of using hemp oil for arthritis pain. Much evidence exists, but first we need to take a look at what the disease is.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is basically inflammation of one or more joints that causes pain and tends to worsen with age. Arthritis is far more common in women than men. There are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, but the two common kinds of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which causes cartilage to break down, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disorder that targets the lining of joints.
Using Hemp Oil for Arthritis Pain
Recent studies suggest that using hemp oil for arthritis is a good approach to pain management. Here’s a quick rundown. A study in 2011 found that hemp oil helped to reduce inflammatory pain in rats by changing the way pain receptors in their brains responded to painful stimuli. In 2016, another study found that the topical application of hemp oil helped to relieve the pain and inflammation that come with arthritis. A 2017 study found that hemp oil could be a safe and useful treatment for joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. A similar study in 2016 had similar findings for the other common variety of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.
Why Might Hemp Oil for Arthritis Pain Work?
The exact mode of action for hemp oil is not entirely known. That being said, it is known that certain molecules in hemp oil attach themselves to specialized receptors in the brain and immune system that help to manage inflammation and pain. It’s for this reason that hemp oil is also considered an exciting possible treatment for various types of chronic pain. What else can full-spectrum hemp oil do for you? Check out our infographic to see all the other Hemp Oil Health Benefits.
Try Some for Yourself!
Try some extra-strength hemp infused pain cream, delicious ginger tincture, or hemp infused coconut oil for daily consumption. We combine wholesome, natural foods with the highest quality full-spectrum hemp oil to create delicious and nutritious products for health-conscious consumers. Our products can easily be incorporated into your daily routines from morning to night. And don’t worry, full-spectrum hemp oil is non-intoxicating and legal in most states. Contact us today to learn more.