Arthritis: A Silent Pandemic
An estimated 22.7% (54.4 million) of adults had arthritis diagnosed by a physician. Arthritis prevalence increases with age, and is more common in women (23.5%) than in men (18.1%).
That means that you or someone close to you likely suffers from arthritis or joint pain at any stage. Many patients turn to painkillers, anti-inflammatory medications, and sometimes surgery with the goal of finding relief.
But for many, it’s just not working or the side effects of old-school medications are not worth it. According to the CDC:
“About 43.5% (23.7 million) of the 54.4 million adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis have limitations in their usual activities due to their arthritis.”
By the year 2040, an estimated 78.4 million (25.9% of the projected total adult population) adults aged 18 years and older will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis,2 compared with the 54.4 million adults in 2013–2015. Two-thirds of those with arthritis will be women. Also by 2040, an estimated 34.6 million adults (43.2% of adults with arthritis or 11.4% of all US adults) will report arthritis-attributable activity limitations.”
That’s where CBD has come into the picture for many individuals. CBD has been found to provide relief for those suffering from arthritis or joint pain, whether as a stand-alone treatment or as a supplementary therapy incorporated into their daily routines.
What is CBD?
CBD (or cannabidiol) has been evolving in the mainstream treatment market, demonstrating its value for those experiencing its benefits worldwide. Particularly in the US, use of CBD has skyrocketed in recent years following legalization.
CBD is derived from the hemp plant, which is related to the cannabis plant. CBD is not THC. CBD does not get you high and as long as the manufacturer adheres to development and testing standards, should not appear on a THC drug test.
CBD is believed to directly interact with our endocannabinoid systems, which exists naturally in humans and animals, thus providing therapeutic value in various ways.
Initial research demonstrates potential benefits from both oral consumption and topical use to treat anxiety and other mental health disorders, along with pain, seizure disorders, insomnia, and more. Evidence for the benefits of CBD continues to be discovered, and anecdotal evidence builds daily.
Where to Buy Quality CBD?
When finding the right CBD brand for you, start by evaluating the quality of the product. A lot of low-quality or falsely advertised product exists on the market, so make sure to purchase from reputable brands that fit your values and prove their quality through transparency and accessible lab tests.
At Prime Sunshine we take pride in 3 key aspects: the best genetics, the best growing conditions, and an amazing proprietary extraction technology. All of these initiatives are backed by test protocols that far exceed any regulatory demands. Our products are vegan, gluten free, non gmo, and lab tested.
Prime Sunshine has proudly maintained a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S.
We recommend consulting with your medical physician regarding CBD and all treatment options before you decide. Feel free to contact us for more information at (which email can I use?)