Arthritis is one of the main issues that people use cannabidiol (CBD), and it is also one of the most researched areas regarding CBD. Below are summaries of two studies regarding CBD and arthritis.
This study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examines the impact of CBD on the paw of rats. The point of the study was to examine the anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesic effects of CBD, given once a day for three days, after the onset of acute inflammation. Prostoglandin E2 (PGE2) was assayed in the plasma, and cyclooxygenase (COX) activity, production of nitric oxide, and other oxygen-derived free radicals in the inflamed paw tissues.
All these markers were increased following carrageenan. Cannabidiol had a time and dose-dependent anti-hyperalgesic effect after just a single injection. Edema peaked at three hours and lasted 72 hours. The study says:
“a single dose of cannabidiol reduced edema in a dose-dependent fashion and subsequent daily doses caused further time- and dose-related reductions. There were decreases in PGE2 plasma levels, tissue COX activity, production of oxygen-derived free radicals, and NO after three doses of cannabidiol. The effect on NO seemed to depend on a lower expression of the endothelial isoform of NO synthase. In conclusion, oral cannabidiol has a beneficial action on two symptoms of established inflammation: edema and hyperalgesia.”
A second study examines the impact of transdermal/topical CBD on arthritis. Again, plasma was measured after administering as little as 0.6mg/day. “Transdermal CBD gel significantly reduced joint swelling, limb posture scores as a rating of spontaneous pain, immune cell infiltration and thickening of the synovial membrane in a dose-dependent manner” said the study. Finally, the conclusion of the study was, “These data indicate that topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviours and inflammation without evident side-effects.”
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