Terrifying side effects of painkillers and traditional treatments are one of the main reasons to search for a new treatment for arthritis patients. According to a few medical studies, cannabis is a potential way to live without arthritis pain and inflammation.
Use weed cream to reduce arthritis pain
There are the two most common and painful kinds of arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Both of them will give you nothing but cruel pain and inability to move freely. Cannabis can help you fight against the disease.
The secret of almost magical effect of marijuana is in our body. A human body has only two kinds of cannabinoid receptors―CB1 and CB2. According to a recent study, that was published in 2013 in the Oxford University Press journal Rheumatology, people with diagnosed RA have more CB2 receptors than those who suffer from other kinds of arthritis.
Cannabinoid receptors are responsible for binding sites for the cannabis’ active compounds. Depending on the disease, marijuana can act as an anti-inflammatory agent, a pain reducer or even as a bone-growing activator.
For example, patients with RA can reduce arthritis pain with the help of marijuana products. They can even use weed cream to make their joints less weak and their movements less painful. To do so, they need to rub in some cannabis cream at least twice per day: before going to sleep and in the morning.
In the case of osteoarthritis, the main problem is the progressing process of cartilage and bone loss. Marijuana can help people with osteoarthritis to reduce the loss of bone and cartilage, and to activate recovery process.
This possibility was confirmed by two different studies in 2005 and 2008. According to a 2005 study made by a group of German researchers from the University of Bonn, a lack of CB1 and CB2 receptors can lead to bone weakness and, as a result, to osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.
Another study from 2008 confirmed that marijuana use can help recover bones, because cannabis’ active components interact with our body’s bone-building processes in a positive way.