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Hemp cream for arthritis – My choice

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well, today I want to tell you about a hemp cream I have been using for my arthritis.

This cream has actually overtaken my Boswellia cream in terms of pain relief! Many of my readers will know that is quite shocking as I have been a huge advocate of Boswellia and I do still recommend it.

Truth is since using this hemp cream for the past few months I have seen a massive reduction in pain and swelling.

5 Kind Hemp Active Gel

A topical cream that seems to work wonders!

I know some of you will be thinking jeez this guy must spend all his spare time oiling and rubbing himself and that’s not completely true.

I usually apply cream in the morning and later on in the evening if need be.

On that basis, this cream should last you a few months. It is, as many of you will have guessed from the name, a cream that contains cannabis sativa seed oil.Hemp Leaf, Cannabis Sativa, Hemp Plant

I must admit throughout all the things I have tried, in what is so far, my 5-year journey through the arthritis wilderness. Products containing cannabis seem to yield the most positive results!

Here in England, they have just made cannabis oil available on prescription for conditions with chronic pain.

Unfortunately, I cannot get any yet as we need to wait a little longer while the doctors are educated about this plant and how to prescribe it.

Or maybe the pharmaceutical companies are scrambling around wondering how they are going to be able to market this plant and make money from it, as they do with their magic bullets.

It must be a little embarrassing for them, all the manufacturing and science that goes into producing their pills and it turns out there is a plant provided by the Earth and whatever or whoever made it (depending on what you believe) that is better than any tablet produced!

It is almost as though when the Earth was created it was made with provisions to keep us well.



Crazy talk I know!

Needless to say, I will be booking in with my doctor when the cannabis oil becomes available.

I don’t tend to visit the doctor as you may guess I get tired of going in there and coming out with a prescription for two or three medications.

Doctor: “Take these tablets for the inflammation, they may cause stomach irritation or bleeding though so take these tablets as well that will protect your stomach”.

Me: “Doesn’t things like probiotics help protect your stomach, you can get them from fermented foods such as sauerkraut can’t you?”Pill Capsule Medicine Medical Health Drug

Doctor: “Just take the prescription and get out”.

Don’t quote me word for word but you get my point!

Pros/Cons

I won’t drone on here I’ll just keep it simple.

Pros = Fantastic pain relief, probably the most pain relieving product I have used!

Pros = It’s got a menthol smell that I enjoy so that is a pro for me!

Pros = One tub can last a good few months.

Cons = I mentioned how this had overtaken Boswellia for pain relief, though one thing Boswellia has over this which it has over many creams is its slow absorption.

Boswellia stays on the surface of the skin for longer, making it workable for longer when massaging a joint to move swelling or scar tissue.

Some people may think it is expensive at first glance but I am not putting that as a con as you get what you pay for.

I don’t skimp when it comes to things that can help my health and when it works out at roughly 5 or 6 pounds a month I don’t consider that excessive.

You can have a look at the product here, or click the image below.

Is it good?

Yeah, it’s dope.

I would suggest you have a further look at the product, it really has helped me with the pain especially as the weather turns colder here!

I am conscious that some of you who are reading may live in a place where medicinal cannabis is already prescribed.



If any of you have had any experience of this I would love to hear from you and I’m sure some of our readers would be eager to hear different experiences.

Leave a comment below or on our social media platforms!

It is also fast approaching my favourite time of year, CHRISTMAS!!

I’m feeling festive already so if any of you have any decorations up yet share a picture just for my benefit πŸ™‚

I’ll kick it off with my new purchase.

Thanks for reading, speak soon, Andy.

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Andy

I am diagnosed with severe arthritis in my ankle after an accident in 2013. I am managing to do more and more each year and currently take no pharmaceutical medication. I want to share with you things that have worked for me and hope that this becomes a place where people share their knowledge to help their fellow man/woman :)

28 Comments

  1. Hi,

    Your article is very interesting and helpful. I got lots of relatives and friends whose suffering from arthritis.
    thank you for the inputs. Your article is very informative and useful.
    I will definitely share this to my friends and relatives.

    • Hi Joyce great to hear from you!

      I am so pleased you found the article useful!

      Thank you for reading and commenting 😁

  2. Hi, Andy, I definitely think hemp is the future to remedy many chronic illnesses, with more to come down the road. I love your take on how the pharmaceutical company would be scrambling (they are). I often read Lew Rockwell and watch the Corbett Report on YouTube and they would definitely agree with you on this article regarding pharma. I actually refuse to go to the doctor for this reason: many can’t wait to put us on a prescription which never prevent or cure, only treat the illness. Excellent article regarding hemp and what its potential is to help relieve many different types of chronic diseases.

    • Hi Todd thanks for sharing your insights.

      I am glad to hear you enjoyed the article. I haven’t read Lew Rockwell or watched the Corbett Report I will take a look though, thanks for the info and thanks for reading and commenting πŸ‘πŸ»

  3. Very helpful article. Both my wife and I are sufferers and sometimes the painkillers are not enough.
    We will give this a shot!

    • Hi Roadcred good to hear from you, I’m glad you found this useful!

      Thanks for reading and commenting 😁

  4. I love how Hemp is being discovered as a healer to many ailments. It’s also nice of you to share remedies that are natural, I believe one day we will all go back to nature for all our illnesses. I have been drinking celery juice in the morning, and i am feeling great on many levels.
    Thank you for a great post, all the best of luck with your healing journey…

    Sahar

    • Hi Sahar thank you for reading and commenting!

      I too think that more people are starting to realise that there are many natural things that can heal us. That’s great you are feeling so good I always put celery in my juice and smoothies it is fantastic for detoxifying and a good anti-inflammatory.

      Best of luck with your journey as well!

  5. Hi there im so happy to hear about this as I have really bad pains! Think this hemp cream is really great!

    • Hi Liliana, glad to hear you have found this article useful.

      Let us know how you get on and thank you for reading πŸ™‚

  6. I know it’s not “quite” the same, but I used to smoke a lot of marijuana, weed, grass, ganja, or whatever you prefer to call it in your part of the world.
    I can tell you this, since I stopped smoking it, anxiety has gone up, sleep has gotten worse, creativity died out, and I find it terribly hard to relax these days.
    There’s a reason there are cannabinoid receptor in the brain (see this related wikipedia article) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoid_receptor). I think it’s because we are supposed to use hemp, weed, whatever derivative you prefer.
    As for pain reduction, yes, I do remember being remarkably pain and ache free when I was an avid smoker.
    My wife doesn’t approve. Shame, because sex drive has also decreased greatly, lol. So she ain’t getting much but it’s her fault. She complains and I tell her why.
    Great post, hemp is indeed a powerful aid for many ailments. And I have seen many a child’s seizures all but disappear altogether because of hemp oils. I’ve seen chronic taurette’s patients stop stammering minutes after taking a dose of marijuana or hemp. It really is amazing to see.

    • Hi James thank you for reading and commenting!

      I understand the points you make and how you have been affected since ceasing use. It is still a controversial subject, I have a family member who is an avid cannabis smoker. At the start he was still himself, now he has an incredibly heightened anxiety and paranoia level. He smokes it everyday and cannot go without it, it has also led to him using other drugs as well and is now a complete addict with a miserable life.

      I guess people respond differently but because of this I always recommend trying hemp creams or oils with controlled THC amounts, as oppose to smoking it.

      Thank you for your useful link we discussed a similar subject in https://thearthritisfight.com/can-cannabis-cure-arthritis

      I have also seen hemp be an excellent remedy for seizures as well and the owner of our corner shop takes it for his MS, he says it is the only thing that works.

      Hopefully more people will reap some of the benefits.

  7. Andy,
    What a great article. Being in the fitness industry, I constantly come across people dealing with arthritis and it seems everyone is trying alternate ideas in trying to deal with it. You provide a new “idea” or new way to help deal and fight arthritis. I really enjoyed reading your post.

    With Gratitude,
    Joseph

    • Hi Joseph good to hear from you.

      Yes it seems a common problem unfortunately.

      I am constantly researching and trying to find natural resources that can help.

      We have to keep fighting πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

      Thanks for reading and commenting πŸ‘πŸ»

  8. My grandma really struggles with arthritis will definitely be sharing this with her as nothing has really seemed to help to this point.

    • Hi Brandon thank you for reading and commenting!

      I am sorry to hear nothing has worked for your Grandma. Hopefully if she tries this she will get relief, I certainly have.

  9. Andy,
    Arthritis is something that runs in my family pretty deep. This article hits home. I have never heard of The 5 Kind Hemp Active Gel. This is something I will be able to get for my parents.

    Have you ever looked into the keto diet and the benefits it may produce with arthritis?

    Cheers,
    Nic

    • Hi Nic sorry to hear that arthritis seems to run in your family.

      I hope some of your relatives do find relief from this cream.

      I am currently trying to do a Ketogenic diet to see what results I get, I will keep you informed 😁

      Thanks for reading and commenting πŸ‘πŸ»

  10. I am currently following a Paleo diet as part of my efforts to reduce both the pain and the inflammation from my osteoarthritis. There are times, thought that a topical would be nice. I’m curious if has any THC in it at all in addition to the CBD.

    • Hi Kelli good going with the Paleo diet I would expect positive results from that.

      I can see no mention of THC on the ingredients list.

      I think a topical cream will be a great addition for you.

      Thanks for reading and commenting πŸ‘πŸ»

  11. Thanks for sharing this information. I have been curious about hemp products such as oils and lotions. I will keep an eye out for this 5KIND stuff.
    Have a great evening!

    • Hi Olympia, no problem at all thank you for reading and commenting.

      I hope you have some joy with the product!

  12. Hi Andy. Thanks for sharing your experience with hemp. It just recently became available in New Zealand through prescription as well. I imagine the pharmaceutical industry is terrified of the prospect of losing their ‘customers.’ We know that their goal is to have long-term customers where ideally, most of the population are on multiple prescription medications for life! A great business model, but so bad for anyone who actually wants to get well!
    I agree with you that everything that we need for optimal health is provided by nature, free for our use. Hippocrates said it best when he said: β€œLet food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

    • Hi Andrew, thank you for reading and commenting!

      Nice to hear we are on a similar wavelength. I think a lot of people are coming round to the idea of finding natural remedies, especially those who are suffering bad side effects to prescription medication.

      Great quote, one of my favourites!

  13. This is an interesting article thank you. I am suffering some joint aches and pains, and my mum certainly is, but we have not tried this.
    As I also live in the UK I can sympathise with you, the damp, coldish weather is so uncomfortable and makes you feel stiff and old before your time!!

    Hope you continue to find more natural methods of helping yourself. All the best.

    • Hi Joanne, thank you I am glad you enjoyed the article.

      Yes you will be able to sympathise then maybe time to save up for a villa to go to in the winter, could count that as a natural remedy πŸ™‚

      I hope you and your mum can find some remedies, thank you for reading and commenting!

  14. Hi, Andy. You gave me a good laugh for the morning. I do appreciate that in a writer. So sorry about your condition and I am happy you are getting relief from natural herbs. I am in agreement that the earth created by God has all the herbs we need for good health.
    I also know that prayer works. I will remember you in prayer for healing.
    It’s very pleasing to know that you are enjoying the Christmas season. I am in the Caribbean (Jamaica) and we enjoy Christmas in the Sun. I have no pictures for you at this time but surely the spirit of Christmas is here.
    Enjoy the season.
    Jasmin

    • Hi Jasmin, good to hear that you enjoyed reading the article!

      Yes I am getting plenty of relief, getting better all the time. We are in the midst of winter here and I am still not suffering yet so fingers crossed.

      Yes I do pray regularly and will certainly welcome any prayers from anyone else, so many thanks. I am slightly jealous you are in the sunshine, hope you enjoy the season too and as always thank you for reading and commenting πŸ™‚

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