CBD and Sickle Cell Anemia
Anemia is a common medical condition involving loss, premature breakdown, or dysfunctional manufacture of red blood cells.
It basically means we don’t have enough high-quality blood in our veins and arteries. There are many different types of anemia, each with its own set of treatment options, and symptoms.
Sickle cell anemia is a type of anemia that involves misshapen blood cells.
This condition can be very painful.
How CBD May Help Sickle Cell Anemia
CBD oil is useful for many things, but it mainly works by supporting homeostasis in the body — which can be defined as a “state of balance”. In the case of anemia, there are only a few ways that CBD oil can help; and the people with sickle cell anemia will have the most to benefit from it.
This is because one of the primary side effects of the condition is pain and inflammation as the misshapen red blood cells that get lodged in the tiny capillaries of the cardiovascular system. When this happens, it blocks blood flow from the area, causing the cells to starve for oxygen and nutrients. This is a significant source of pain for these individuals, often prompting them to take opioids or other pharmaceutical pain medications.
CBD directly inhibits the pain associated with sickle cell anemia, and can dramatically improve the quality of life for these patients.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for lupus pain, dosing can vary widely depending on the depth of pain you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.
Medical Disclaimer: The content of this post is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.