Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce inflammation associated with Lupus. It does this by interfering with the processes that cause inflammation in the body. For those who suffer from Lupus, it is important to know the right dosage to take. Doctors recommend a base dose of 10 to 20 mg a day. The recommended ratio is one milligram of CBD to six grams of body weight.
CBD works by influencing the endocannabinoid system, a system of specialized cell receptors. These receptors work to control several functions in the body. CBD is known to increase the levels of two-arachidonoylglycerol (called 2-AG). Research has shown that higher levels of 2-AG in patients with lupus reduced disease activity.
Despite the limited research, CBD can relieve pain associated with lupus and may even help people with lupus manage their condition. CBD can activate CB2 receptors, which reduce inflammation in the body. Similarly, it can help people with lupus manage their joint pain. However, it is best to consult your doctor first before trying CBD to control inflammation.
While CBD can improve symptoms of lupus, more research needs to be done before it is approved for use in lupus patients. As of now, it is not yet approved by the FDA, but the Lupus Foundation of America supports more research into the relationship between CBD and lupus.