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Arthritis Foundation Releases First CBD Guidelines: 6 Things You Should Know

Arthritis Foundation Releases First CBD Guidelines: 6 Things You Should Know

Since being welcomed into the wellness world, CBD has proven to be, among other benefits, a worthy tool for pain management.

Now the Arthritis Foundation, whose surveys have repeatedly revealed pain to be the disorder’s most burdensome symptom, has officially announced its interest in CBD as a source of relief.

The organization just announced, “We have listened to our constituents and consulted with leading experts to develop…general recommendations for adults who are interested in trying CBD.”

Here are the 6 things you should know!

  • 01

    Arthritis patients are actively seeking out CBD.

    The Arthritis Foundation’s July 2019 survey of 2,600 people with arthritis showed significant use of and interest in CBD. And other industry reports have revealed that people with arthritis are among the top buyers of CBD, with pain being the leading reason for purchase.

  • 02

    And they’re reporting positive results.

    CBD may help with arthritis-related symptoms, such as pain, insomnia and anxiety, but there have been no rigorous clinical studies in people with arthritis to confirm this. The organization is urging the FDA to expedite the study and regulation of CBD products.

  • 03

    But anyone interested in CBD should first consult their doctor and CBD should NOT replace therapies that can slow or stop the disorder.

    Their statement reads, “CBD is not a substitute for disease-modifying treatment for inflammatory arthritis." It also says that “patients who are interested in trying CBD should first talk to their health care provider.”

  • 04

    There are pros and cons to each delivery format, but vaping should be avoided.

    They declared that capsules can work for daily use after a safe, effective dose has been established. They do not recommend vaping, and believe the dosing of edibles (like gummies and cookies) to be unreliable.

  • 05

    A controlled and consistent approach to dosing is advised.

    When it comes to sublinguals, their recommended guide is to: “Go low and slow.” (That’s our stance, too!) For them, this means starting with just a few milligrams a day, and increasing the dose in small increments if the relief is not adequate, or continuing at that dose twice daily if relief is found.

  • 06

    Always shop smart (and cautiously).

    They say to look for products manufactured in the U.S. with ingredients grown domestically, and to choose products made by companies that follow good manufacturing practices established by the FDA.

    (It’s worth noting that Fleur Marché already does that work for our customers with a CBD vetting process that asks our brands for documentation and assurance on everything from farm certification and kitchen registration to third party-testing for potency, purity, and pesticides.)

    Read the Arthritis Foundation’s full announcement here!

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