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Hype or Help? CBD Oil and Osteoarthritis Pain

Hype or Help? CBD Oil and Osteoarthritis Pain Travels with Bibi

Have you heard of CBD oil? Is it a magic elixir or some sort of scientific hype?

CBD oil has been said to help a variety of ailments and is available nearly everywhere from food, oils, balms, gummies, and even dog treats. As a newer product though, it’s still not fully understood by many people, myself included.

I’ve had some joint pain for quite a while and wanted to find out if CBD oil would help, so I went looking for more information.

According to an article from Medical News Today, “Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, also called hemp oil, contains CBD extracts from cannabis plants. Some people use CBD oil to relieve pain associated with chronic conditions, such as arthritis.”

Why Try CBD Oil?

Hype or Help? CBD Oil and Osteoarthritis Pain Travels with Bibi

When I first considered trying CBD oil, I worried about possible side effects and how they would affect me. The biggest worry was that it would get me high, something I had no interest in at all.

After doing some more research, I learned that most CBD products contain very little to no THC so getting high is not a possibility. Good to know!

When I returned from a trip to Tanzania a year and a half ago, where I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, my right hip joint was a mess. I had trained pretty hard for nearly two years to help ensure a successful summit, and as a recent retiree, I think I just wore my hip out from good living and climbing fun mountains.

Daily Pain

Due to hip pain, lifting my right leg high enough to get in the car was quite painful after my Africa trip. And sadly, I was no longer able to exercise to the level and intensity of previous months and even years.

My hip hurt all the time, had limited mobility, and seemed to be quickly deteriorating. Perhaps worst of all, not one single over the counter pain medication helped, and I tried them all.

I did additional research on ways to relieve osteoarthritis pain specifically, and came across CTFO 10x pure full spectrum CBD oil drops. CBD oil was something I knew about from previous research and hearing the experiences from friends who had taken it. Since I wanted to try it myself, I was pleased to receive a complimentary sample to try out.

If you want to give CTFO CDB oil a try for yourself, you can find it here.

How I Took CBD Oil

Hype or Help? CBD Oil and Osteoarthritis Pain Travels with Bibi

I was very excited at the prospect of having some pain relief but was a little wary about trying the oil for the first time. I had done research and felt fully informed but still worried that it would have adverse effects of some sort.

To be cautious, I took the oil one morning when I knew I didn’t have to leave the house or go anywhere later that day.

The directions on my bottle said to take one dropper (20 drops) twice a day. I carefully counted out 20 drops exactly because I didn’t want to accidentally take too much.

After about 45 minutes, I began to feel slight pain relief in my right hip. So far, so good, and the rest of the day seemed to be more pain free in general than most other days. I felt completely normal and had no feeling of being high, and thankfully, I didn’t feel anything else weird or concerning.

After the evening dose at bedtime, where I once again counted out 20 drops exactly, it took the usual amount of time to fall asleep.

Every night for the past several months, my hip made most sleeping positions uncomfortable, so I’m happy to say that once I did get to sleep after that first evening dose, I slept better than most nights.

I didn’t wake up as much during the night either, and in the morning, I felt less joint discomfort. After months of horrible hip pain when getting out of bed, reduced pain was a welcome change.

My Dosage

Hype or Help? CBD Oil and Osteoarthritis Pain Travels with Bibi

I experimented with reducing the dose and found that taking just 10 drops both in the morning and at bedtime was ideal for me.

After a week, my hip pain had decreased by about half and my every day mobility issues became easier to manage. I continued taking the half dose daily for almost a month and was pleased that I had found a product that helped with my pain with no noticeable side effects.

If you’re like me and take half a dose in the morning and the other half at night, a 30 mL bottle should last about 30 days.

My Results

All in all, I can say that over time CTFO CBD oil improved my ability to enjoy life with less joint pain. While people report that CBD oil might help a variety of ailments, I found it to have a positive impact on my ability to enjoy my day, almost like before debilitating hip pain kept me on the sidelines more often than not.

Final Thoughts

Even though I received a complimentary bottle, the opinions expressed here are my own. I loved the CTFO brand of CBD oil right from the start and found it to work well for my hip pain. Everyone is different though, so your results may vary.

Please note that I am not a medical professional and have no medical or pharmaceutical training. This article is for anecdotal purposes only and is not intended to be used as medical advice or any sort of treatment.

Have you tried a CBD oil? I would love to read about your experience and thoughts on how it worked for you. Please leave a comment below and let all of us know.

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  1. This topic has come up a lot lately, thanks for the info. I’m glad that you found something that’s providing you with relief!

  2. I have been curious about CBD products. I really don’t have any reason to try. But, good to know that there were no side effects and it helped you.

  3. I have tried CBD oil, and it wasn’t for me. I had horrible mood swings of the depressed kind. I couldn’t even have the topical CBD. Maybe it was the brand? But I won’t be trying it again. I’m so glad you found pain relief. May I also suggest a chiropractor, stretches or massage for your hip pain. All of those treatments helped my plantar fasciitis. Great website

    1. I go to PT right now and he’s given me stretches me all sorts to try. Sadly, my hip no longer has any cartilage so it’s bone on bone with every movement. I wish stretching worked for me, that would truly make my life so much simpler. 🙂

    1. Agreed! Natural remedies are often just as good, and sometimes better, than what big pharma puts out.

  4. This is really interesting to me because I have arthritis in my knees and I’m running a 500k in July. Yes, you read that right – 500!

    1. I was too Brittany. I also made sure my husband was home that first day, just in case something happened. It turned out perfectly fine and now I never worry about side effects because I don’t experience any.

  5. I’m really glad to hear that it helped you! I am currently developing my own CBD oil for my followers. It is helping a ton of people.

  6. I’ve been meaning to read up on CBD oil & this has really helped me understand it better. Thanks for sharing your experience Bibi!

  7. I have heard about this and considered getting it for my parents especially my Dad who had two accidents and went through 4 surgeries. Thankfully, he can still drive but there are days the pain becomes almost unbearable. I will speak to him about this and if he buys into the idea, will definitely get it for him. Hopefully, he gets some relief! Thanks for this review!

    1. Oh, I’m sorry to hear about your dad’s troubles. Hopefully, he can find some relief. Daily pain is a terrible thing to deal with.

  8. Thank you for this review! Because I damaged my lower back in the military (fell down some stairs onto a metal railing – fun times), I sometimes have muscle spasms if the weather drops too low or if I have to lift a lot of things in one day, like with our move. My fiance has suggested something like this, but I’ve been skeptical. I feel a little more comfortable to try it now.

    1. It worked great for me Kyndall and I’ve heard positive things from others who have tried it for various ailments too. I hope you can find some relief.

  9. CBD is fantastic!!! I love how it’s become more used by consumers bow that people are more aware of where it comes from and the benefits it has.

  10. I have taken CBD for my joints for quite a while now. It not only helps with that but also helps relieve some of my anxiety.

  11. I know a lot of people swear by it. It is not something I personally believe in at this time but I also don’t feel I’ve read enough to give a definitive opinion.

    1. Please read up on it Jen. You might find that a natural product might work for a possible ailment that pops up in the future..

  12. So many folks are talking about CBD! I’m in Colorado where everything seems to be legal, so CBD is the most mild of options. I’m so glad it brought you some relief!

  13. I am going to try CBD oil for anxiety. I’ve been reading a lot about it and I spoke to someone in the industry. So i’m ready to try it! I’ll let you know how it goes!

    1. I’ve heard of several people who use it for anxiety with good results. Let me know how it goes for you!

  14. I’m so glad the oil helped your hip pain! My only experience thus far with CBD is through drinking CBD infused water. A company sent me six bottle of high quality water to try. I noticed that it eliminated the neck pain I was having, due to a car accident years ago, and I slept deeply. I finished off those six bottles of water and my neck pain has never returned. I’d definitely try the oil.

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