Canamis CBD for chronic conditions

Around 15 million people in the UK are living with long-term conditions or chronic diseases which are managed with drugs and other treatment, for example: diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and hypertension (high blood pressure). 

More common in older people, chronic illness affects 58% of over 60s compared with just 14% of under 40s hitting those in the poorest social class the hardest. 

Chronic illness is not just an issue for those suffering; it also affects society as a whole. Treatment for chronic conditions makes up around £7 in every £10 spent on health and social care. Chronic conditions are also responsible for 50% of all GP appointments, 64% of all outpatient appointments and 70% of all inpatient bed days. 

Chronic conditions do not have a cure. Instead, we rely on medication to treat the symptoms and with continued research into the benefits of CBD oil for chronic conditions, we predict that one day doctors will be prescribing CBD oil alongside alternative therapies such as exercise and healthy diets. 

How can CBD help with chronic conditions? 

The role of CBD in pain management continues to evolve and evidence from animal studies has shown that CBD exerts its pain-relieving effects through its various interactions and modulation of the endocannabinoid, inflammatory and nociceptive (pain sensing) systems.  

It’s therefore difficult to articulate how CBD can help with chronic conditions as symptoms vary vastly between individuals. CBD is not a medicine or a cure, but it can often help support individuals in an active and healthy lifestyle. 

More and more individuals with conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, MS, depression, glaucoma, skin conditions and anxiety are turning to this simple daily supplement to help with their symptoms. 

How does CBD help support health? 

CBD is a cannabinoid that is capable of interacting with the endocannabinoid system - a network for neurotransmitters, receptors and enzymes found throughout the body. 

There are two types of endocannabinoid receptors; CB1 and CB2 that are found throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. There are also endocannabinoid receptors in other parts of the body, including the skin, spleen, immune system, reproductive system, kidneys, pancreas and liver. 

This system helps us maintain homeostasis or balance throughout the body and the human body needs to keep things stable to function correctly. Body temperature, blood glucose levels, pH and calcium levels are just a few examples of processes that need to be kept consistent. 

CBD helps the endocannabinoid system by inhibiting the enzyme which breaks down anandamide (an endocannabinoid produced in the brain). Preventing this breakdown process results in the body having higher levels of endocannabinoids at its disposal (a good thing). 

Why choose Canamis CBD? 

Our CBD is available in many different forms, allowing you to take a path that works best for you and your lifestyle. 

  • CBD oil drops under the tongue are the most common way to take CBD. It’s a discreet and portable option that can be enjoyed at any time of day. This method also makes it easy to keep track of your dosage, thanks to the handy pipette measurements. 
  • CBD Soft Gel Capsules are similar to a daily vitamin supplement and offers a slow-release option with lower bioavailability. Anyone a little apprehensive about taking hemp-derived products might feel more comfortable with this format. 
  • CBD skincare options are ideal for topical application. We offer skin creams suitable for pain relief, acne control and eczema and psoriasis.  

Is CBD oil safe? 

Yes, CBD oil is very safe. It is not addictive or habit-forming, and it cannot be abused like some treatments for chronic illness. Provided you check that it is compatible with other medications, there is no reason to believe CBD will not be safe for you to enjoy and improve your wellness.