I struggle quite a bit with arthritis in my fingers.
My knuckles swell up and become extremely stiff and painful, but arthritis makes it taxing to type on the computer system, open jars, weed the garden and other things! While I’ve consulted with a doctor and been provided with a variety of pharmaceuticals, I’ve been unwilling to try them! There are truly too many long-term side-effects. A fantastic deal of internet research led me to the cannabis store. When I consulted with one of the budtenders, he advocated cannabis-infused topicals. I actually was amazed by the selection of ointments, creams, lotions, salves and bath bombs on the shelves. These products don’t cause any true psychoactive effects because the THC doesn’t work its way into the bloodstream, and cannabis topicals work to treat localized pain, skin inflammation, acne, insect stings, burns, wounds and more. The body’s endocannabinoid system basically produces CBD to regulate a list of functions. CBD interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors to trigger a range of cellular responses and achieve balance and well-being, and because pain stems from in the nervous system, it can be hard to treat. CB1 receptors are located just under the skin while CB2 receptors are often found in the immune cells in the nervous system. They are responsible for inflammation and pain. CBD found in the strains of cannabis stimulate the body to generate more of its own CBD and lessen pain and inflammation. Cannabis creams are filled with essential oils such as lavender and usually smell great. Application doesn’t require any extra gear or expertise and the effects are totally long-lasting. They have been life-changing for me.