I have been using CBD oil since November, primarily for arthritis in my hips, and yes, it does help. It does not alleviate all discomfort, but it certainly makes it easier for me to be active. When I started the folks I bought it from advised that it would take 5-7 days for me to notice a difference. And that was about right. I also use the cream at times for sore muscles. CBD oil does work for me as an anti-inflammatory. As others have said, be careful what you buy, there is just hemp oil, which is not the same. Buy from a reputable distributor. There are also different concentrations, so pay attention to that also, I’ve seen bottles of 250, 500, 750, 1000 mg. Then there is the question of dosage, best to start lower and work up if you need to. Best advice is to go to a cbd store and talk with the folks there, or do an online chat with someone from one of these reputable companies. It took me awhile to understand some of the nuances and differences in products. Good luck!