A customer recently asked if CBD could help with symptoms of gout. While gout is technically a form of arthritis (joint inflammation) it is characterized by an accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints of the extremities. These crystals, or shards, of concentrated uric
To that end, I recommend a product containing tart cherry extract, which works to dissolve these crystals and remove them from the joint spaces. We carry a combination product that includes not only tart cherry extract but turmeric extract as well. Turmeric is well known for its remarkable anti-inflammatory properties. Like CBD, it also interacts with our own Endocannabinoid system to act as a balancing influence.
Additionally, I would suggest minimizing intake of purine-rich foods as purine creates uric acid when broken down. Foods rich in purine include shellfish, red meat, refined sugars and alcoholic beverages. The symptoms of gout do not necessarily represent an over consumption of these foods, but rather a lack of efficiency in clearing uric acid from the body, which may worsen with age, and may be further restricted due to certain metabolic or genetic circumstances.
If you have further questions, come see Joel in the wellness department!