About 1.5 million people in the US suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) nearly three times as many women have the disease as men. RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joint linings which cause painful swelling. In RA the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue including joints and internal organs.
Over time the inflammation can cause bone erosion and joint deformity. Symptoms of RA include swollen joints, joint stiffness, fatigue, fever and loss of appetite. Treatment for RA include physical therapy, regular exercise, prescribed medications and in some cases joint damage correction surgery.
Medications prescribed for RA include Naproxen, Prednisone, Methotrexate, Leflunomide, Hydroxychloroquine, Sulfasalazine, Abatacept, Adalimumab andAnakinra. Each prescribed medication contains negative side effects that include heart problems, kidney damage, thinning bones, bone marrow suppression, diabetes, liver damage, blood clots in lung and severe lung infection.
CBD can benefit RA sufferers because of its positive affect on pain without the negative side effects of prescribed medications. Researchers confirmed that CBD can reduce joint pain, inflammation and serve as a protectant to nerves. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties could also help to slow down or stop the progression of RA. Our AHS 2500 mg CBD cream can be applied topically and is perfect for those who suffer from RA.
Our AHS 1500 mg CBD tincture can also be taken sublingually to alleviate RA symptoms. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and assist you with any questions regarding CBD.