CBD is trending among senior citizens. One of the reasons for this is the ease of use. CBD can be introduced into the body in many different ways, from oil, vapor, topical cream, ingestible tinctures or edibles. CBD delivers the benefits of marijuana without making the user high. The positive effects of using CBD are particularly welcoming to seniors.
Products containing CBD can reduce or even replace the use of harmful and addictive prescription drugs.
Here are 5 reasons why CBD should become a regular part of every seniors’ health routine as they age.
1. Bone Health
There are many studies concluding that CBD aids in healing fractures and is an ally in bone and joint health. Because CBD also contains anti-inflammatory properties, it is very useful for those battling multiple sclerosis.
2. Pain Relief
It has long been known that cannabis is a pain reliever. Its effectiveness can even be better than prescription medication. For instance, studies have proved that cannabis is very effective in decreasing arthritis and nerve pain. CBD infused creams are an effective cure for different muscle and joint pains.
3. Insomnia and Sleep Issues
The older we get, the more difficult it is to achieve sustained periods of deep sleep. During the deep sleep phases, our brain regenerates and is freed from toxic substances produced by the body. Most importantly, good sleep quality helps prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease or glaucoma. Frequently, elderly people are prescribed sleeping pills. These pills can be addictive and have a wide range of unpleasant side effects. CBD can help in the extension of the deep sleep phase and the reduction of the lighter sleeping phases.
4. Alternative to Prescription Medications
The number of seniors who use daily prescription drugs grows each year. Pharmaceutical companies are one of the largest lobbying groups in the country, promoting the effectiveness and stability provided by their products. However, prescription drugs can be extremely dangerous for its users and can be responsible for organ damage, tissue damage, drug addiction, and even death.
Cannabis is a safe alternative to prescription drugs. It has fewer side effects and lowers addictive traits. Furthermore, CBD has been used to combat addiction to prescription drugs. There are no deaths or overdoses recorded that relate to the cannabis plant.
5. Alzheimer’s and Dementia
One hot topic in CBD research is the prevention of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Cannabinoids contribute to the elimination of a toxic protein related to this disease, resulting in the loss of inflammation of the brain and regeneration of damaged cells.
Looking for products for your senior family members to try? Don’t just settle on any CBD product that you see. Do your research and understand how the product is made and what exactly is in it. We operate an organic hemp farm and oversee the operations from seed to final product resulting in high-quality CBD products. We recommend starting off with our full-spectrum CBD oil. Have questions? Just ask!