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CBD for Lupus
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Between 6.5 and 7 million people live with Lupus wordwide.
When first diagnosed with lupus, one is usually immediately placed on prescription drugs to treat the symptoms but not cure the disease. Modern medicine has yet to find a cure for lupus. Many drugs often cause more pain and more symptoms, so additional drugs are prescribed to help tolerate the initially prescribed ones. This makes for a lot of synthetic chemicals running through the body’s system. If not showing marked improvement, dosages can be increased, causing even more side effects. Joints often swell and ache. Lupus also can cause depression and anxiety, gastrointestinal issues, skin rashes, and headaches – all associated with coping with deep pain. With 44 states now legalizing the use of medical marijuana and nine states allowing it for lupus, it can be surmised that this all-natural drug is helping with the pain and sickness associated with lupus. But the use of cannabis can greatly affect the quality of day to day life and put you at risk legally with your employment. The THC in cannabis is the compound that is associated with a psychoactive or “high” effect. This altered state can preclude the ability to accomplish normal daily tasks. All-natural hemp sourced CBD could be an answer. When CBD is derived from hemp it can legally contain no more than 0.3 percent of THC, which is well below the amount that will affect you in any way.
How CBD Works To Relieve Lupus
CBD has shown to help decrease inflammation in multiple ways by interfering with the process through which the body generates inflammation. Our bodies actually have special receptors that react to the presence of cannabinoids. The body also produces its own cannabinoid compounds that it uses to reduce pain and maintain general well-being. The ECS or Endocannabinoid System is the messenger system in the body. The system regulates many functions and it is implicit in the settlement of pain. These special receptors are present in the pain circuits of the sensory nerve to the brain. CBD is a super Cannabinoid and when taken is mediated through multiple pathways to introduce apoptosis (normal cell death) in activated immune cells (a good thing), the reduction of cytokines (signal proteins) and chemokines which signal inflammation pain and tend to increase FoxP3 + regulatory T cells.
With research just beginning, there are promising results related to pain relief using CBD. A lot of people already using CBD for lupus stand as living proof, through their testimonials, that CBD is more than capable of offering a pain-free experience.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for lupus pain, dosing can vary widely depending on the depth of pain you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.
You may also want to use our topical CBD products which are applied directly to painful joints and muscles.