CBD and Kidney Disease
More than 1 in 7, that is 15% of US adults or 37 million people, are estimated to have Kidney Disease
It is slightly more common in women (14%) than men (12%). Kidney disease is the ninth most common cause of death in the United States.
Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. You are at greater risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes or high blood pressure. If you experience kidney failure, treatments include kidney transplant or dialysis.
How CBD May Relieve Kidney Disease
The limited treatment options among individuals with Kidney Disease increase the demand for therapeutic alternatives. CBD may provide support for kidney disease through its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic benefits.
One of the main advantages of using CBD over other pain medications is that it doesn’t cause any additional damage to the kidneys.
The Benefits of CBD for Kidney Disease:
· Potentially reduces pain associated with common side-effects of kidney disease
· May slow the progression of kidney disease
· Studies suggest it may lower inflammation of the kidneys
· Could help protect the kidneys from oxidative damage
A study, which was published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, showed that CBD might help reduce nephrotoxicity by decreasing oxidative stress, inflammation, and cell death.
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.