My dad needs help with inflammation, what product is best and how much and how often?


If you are looking for products that would reduce inflammation, my recommendation would be to look for products that are high in CBD. If you are in a state where cannabis is legal, either medically or recreationally, you would want to look for topicals, edibles, gel capsules, sublinguals, vape cartridges, and other cannabis derived products that are high in CBD.

If you are in a state where cannabis sales are prohibited and consumption is illegal, you would want to look for hemp derived CBD products, as hemp is not regulated the same way as cannabis, making it legal is most states throughout the US. Hemp-derived CBD contains a small percentage of the medicinal factors that cannabis derived CBD contains that can help with inflammation and anxiety, in addition to an array of other nutritional benefits like Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, etc.

How often you use these products would be entirely up to you, as we cannot make a recommendation for dosage. Although my advice would be to use the products when you feel your pain starting to flare up, or notice that you are experiencing more inflammation than normal. I would also recommend that you use the products at the first sight of pain or inflammation, as it would be more effective rather than trying to treat it when it is at an increased level.

nsavelli


Hello,
Inflammation is a biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as infection or physical injury; it is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators.

A paper published by the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, stated that "the fact that both Cannabinoid-1 and Cannabinoid-2 receptors have been found on immune cells suggests that cannabinoids play an important role in the regulation of the immune system." They found that when THC was administered, immune cell activity was reduced — which essentially means that inflammation was reduced.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/

And while cannabis research has historically focused on THC, synthetic cannabinoids, or our own naturally occurring cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), there is an evergrowing body of research regarding the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD. In a study with exciting implications, researchers concluded that, similar to THC, "CBD, through its combined immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory actions, has a potent anti-arthritic effect" which may even block the progression of arthritis.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10920191

drkim


While there is no best cbd product, there is probably a ratio of CBD:THC to better suit your own specific goals. Products with higher concentrations of CBD vs THC, such as 20CBD:1THC, will lessen, or even eliminate psychoactive effects, while still providing relief for most. However, products with similar levels of CBD and THC — 1:1 has been the concentration most studied — are more effective in many instances. So, for most people, it takes some trial and error before finding a compromise that works best, while also avoiding unwanted side effects. Dosages will vary according to the patient’s goals, pain level, cannbis-tolerance, current medications, the CBD to THC ratio and other factors. Accordingly, I recommend that you consult with a qualified physician.

drkim


While there is no best cbd product, there is probably a ratio of CBD:THC to better suit your own specific goals. Products with higher concentrations of CBD vs THC, such as 20CBD:1THC, will lessen, or even eliminate psychoactive effects, while still providing relief for most. However, products with similar levels of CBD and THC — 1:1 has been the concentration most studied — are more effective in many instances. So, for most people, it takes some trial and error before finding a compromise that provides pain relief, while also avoiding unwanted side effects. Dosages will vary according to the patient’s goals, pain level, cannbis-tolerance, current medications, the CBD to THC ratio and other factors.

drkim


While there is no best CBD product, there is probably a ratio of CBD:THC to better suit your own specific goals. Products with higher concentrations of CBD vs THC, such as 20CBD:1THC, will lessen, or even eliminate psychoactive effects, while still providing relief for most. However, products with similar levels of CBD and THC — 1:1 has been the concentration most studied — are more effective in many instances. So, for most people, it takes some trial and error before finding a comprimise that provides noticeable relief, while also avoiding any unwanted side effects. Dosages will vary according to the patient’s goals, pain level, cannabis-tolerance, current medications, the CBD to THC ratio and other factors.
Here are a few products, offered in varying ratios of CBD:THC, which should help reduce inflammation:

  1. https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-sublingual-spray
  2. http://dosist.com/pen-relief/
  3. https://www.cbd.org/products/cbd-chocolate
  4. https://shop.lordjones.com/collections/products/products/lord-jones-sigur-berry-high-cbd-gumdrops
  5. http://sensiproducts.com/product/sensi-chew-insomnia-plus-pure-cbd-melatonin/
  6. http://kivaconfections.com/products/bars/ginger

drkim

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