Arthritis, the Most Common Condition in America

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Arthritis, the Most Common Condition in America

Do you suffer from the most common condition in America?

According to the Center for Disease Control, arthritis limits the activity of over 21 million adults. The most common forms are osteoarthritis, which tears or wears down the cartilage, and rheumatoid, which is an autoimmune disease. The basic cause of both is inflammation.

Individuals can find relief with the right dose of the supplement glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate. Others use Cetyl Myristoleate which acts as a joint lubricant. However, arthritis treatments may have side effects.

A 2016 study funded by the American Cancer Society concluded “. . . that topical application of CBD (cannabidiol) has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation without evident side effects.”

Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system which is made up of receptors sites throughout the body. One of these receptors, called CB2 plays a role in the immune system by managing pain and inflammation. When CBD enters a person’s body it may attach to CB2 receptors possibly causing the body to produce natural cannabinoids. Scientists think the way these receptors respond to the signals they receive may help reduce inflammation and pain.

Plenty Pharma in Loveland offers one-on-one consultations to help you choose products that may help with your arthritis. Plenty offers a variety of topical products that you can sample in store. All Plenty products must pass stringent testing to make sure they are safe from farm to shelf.

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