CBD and Arthritis – How to find the best CBD protocol for pain management
Based on the Arthritis Foundation, 79% of respondents have either tried CBD or want to try CBD to help with their symptoms. We want to help you find a personalized CBD protocol. All of our bodies are different, and it takes intention and time to find what is the perfect fit for you and your body to maximize pain relief.
Before starting your CBD regimen, get a sense of what your baseline looks and feels like. When trying anything new, we recommend doing a daily log versus trying multiple new things at the same time. You want to track everything individually so you know what effect each has on you. Are there certain times of the day, week, or month that you notice are worse for your pain levels? Track your symptoms & have a daily log to notice what effects you are noticing. Be as systematic as possible to find what works best for you.
Sublingual Oil – with CBD oil tinctures you can take drops in mouth, under the tongue and keep under tongue for at least 45 seconds to a minute for maximum bio availability. This method yields greater efficiency when it comes to bio availability, which is the amount of medicine (CBD) which actually gets into your bloodstream. CBD oil is widely considered to be the foundation of many peoples CBD.
Edibles – think of eating CBD edibles as more of an extended/time release. Eating twice or three times a day to spread out the effects. Since edibles go through your digestive system, bio availability rates are lower.
Oral Capsules- swallowing CBD pills is also another method of consumption which yields between 13-19% bio availability.
Topicals – use topically for localized pain, such as an elbow, your knees, or any specific area of pain. Although it is more difficult for CBD to pass through the skin, many people find full spectrum topicals very effective.
Inhalation ( Vape/Flower)- This is the most efficient way of consuming CBD and often the most affordable. Ask us about our CBD vape and hemp flower selection!
There are many different ways to take CBD. Based on the issues you are personally experiencing, there are ways to take this natural medicine which are better than others. For example, if you suffer from arthritis you may benefit more from our CBD topical salve/lotion or tinctures rather than edibles. On the other hand, if you suffer from anxiety, inhalation ( vape/ hemp flower) and sublingual oils will be much more effective and faster acting than any type of CBD topical.
If you know that you have a rough week where the pain is going to be louder than others, instead of trying an edible/tincture dose one time, we recommend starting the preparation and administration of CBD a week before and take it throughout the entire week. Getting CBD built up in your system is key to experiencing the maximum benefits that can be offered. If you notice a reduction of pain, then keep your regimen, but if not then consider modulating the dose or changing to another way of ingesting the CBD. This is all about finding what is the right fit for you and the ATLRx family is here to help. Again, our bodies are not made equal, so really take the time to get to know what works best for you. And if you’re unsure of dosage or where to start – ask us!