There are many different forms of arthritis and related diseases - a few are covered here. 

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the inflammation of a joint connecting two bones that develops gradually over many years. The protective cartilage inside the joint gradually breaks down. This makes movement of affected joints more difficult and painful. In time, bones of the joint may rub directly against one another, causing severe pain. Initially, it presents as an occasional mild ache in the joints that progresses into chronic pain, stiffness, and swelling.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, however, is an autoimmune disease (see our page on autoimmune disease).

Gout is a complex form of arthritis, where urate crystals accumulate in your joint, you can read more about gout here, and the gout diet here

 A 2001 study demonstrated that cannabinoid receptors are involved in the nervous system response linked to arthritis and concluded that cannabinoids can treat inflammatory pain due to arthritis. 


Using CBD 

CBD can be very effective in treating Arthritis. You can use either CBD 800 or CBD Plus - there is no cut and dried answer over which one is better and some people prefer one over the other. Many people use both products - CBD Plus is great for day time use and CBD 800 is great for evening use. 

If you are using CBD 800 to treat Arthritis, use the micro to standard dose. If you are using CBD Plus, start with one pump in the morning, and depending of the effect you may want to up the dose to two pumps. If you are using both, start with one dose of CBD Plus in the morning and micro dose with CBD 800 at night. 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to dosages, and you will need to monitor the effects. We suggest keeping a diary to do this, since you may need to tweak your dosages. Always start with a micro dosage to check sensitivity. 

Topical products containing CBD and THC  are also recommended for the skin nearest the joint pain (THC is currently illegal in South Africa)