Full Spectrum Hemp CBD products have been touted as having amazing properties in relieving pain and inflammation. There are folks who swear by it and say that it has changed their lives. A lot of research has been done in the past but honestly there is so much more research that needs to be done.

Why may full spectrum hemp CBD products be effective for relieving these nagging issues? It all has to do with your amazing endo-cannabinoid system. This, the largest neurotransmitter system, helps regulate many of the processes in your body. We do know that it plays a role in regulating the inflammatory process. Again, more studies need to be done but it’s exciting nonetheless! 

One segment of the population has found CBD to be effective and recently the Arthritis Foundation responded with some guidelines regarding CBD – here’s what they had to say:

https://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/pain-management/chronic-pain/arthritis-foundation-cbd-guidance-for-adults.php

The Issue

The Arthritis Foundation is aware of the growing popularity and availability of CBD-based products. Industry reports show that people with arthritis are among the top buyers, and pain is the leading reason for purchase. Our July 2019 survey of 2,600 people with arthritis shows significant use of and interest in CBD(cannabidiol).* Earlier surveys have shown repeatedly that pain is the most burdensome arthritis symptom. 

The Arthritis Foundation Position

As the largest organization representing the voice and needs of people with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation has always welcomed new treatment options because no single drug, supplement or therapy works for everyone. We believe patients should be empowered to find safe management strategies that are appropriate for them. The more options available, the likelier it is that more people will benefit.

We are intrigued by the potential of CBD to help people find pain relief and are on record urging the FDA to expedite the study and regulation of these products. While currently there is limited scientific evidence about CBD’s ability to help ease arthritis symptoms, and no universal quality standards or regulations exist, we have listened to our constituents and consulted with leading experts** to develop these general recommendations for adults who are interested in trying CBD.  

It’s important to know that combining CBD with other pain relievers and permeation enhancers (compounds that allow for deeper penetration) can increase CBD’s effectiveness. nurseMARK formulated extra strength pain cream combines lidocaine and menthol to enhance the effects of the product overall. 

At the end of the day it’s an exciting time to be in the cannabinoid healthcare space.