Baby Boomers in the United States are 47 million strong. Without a doubt, seniors are living fulfilling lives and open to exploring effective health supplements like cannabidiol (CBD) to maintain their youthful exuberance well into their 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. In fact, Forbes reports that one in five Americans over the age of 50 use CBD.
Benefits of CBD for Seniors
Seniors are more active than ever before in history. They travel, play golf, bike, hike, swim, and dance. However, living an active lifestyle during the golden years often leads to aches and pains. The positive effects of CBD can help seniors continue to enjoy their favorite activities without discomfort. Below is a list of several top ways that CBD can help seniors live their best life.
CBD is an effective anti-inflammatory that can ease joint pain caused by arthritis. Seniors can opt to use a CBD topical directly on areas of discomfort, such as the joints in the hands and knees. Simply smooth the lotion, balm, or pain salve directly on the area of discomfort. The CBD will penetrate through the layers of skin to offer almost immediate relief.
At Also Organics, we offer numerous topical solutions that provide the relief seniors need to get up and go.
Also Organics topical products include:
- 1500mg CBD Body Lotion
- 500mg CBD Hand Lotion
- 1000mg CBD Pain Salve
- 500mg CBD Pain Salve
- 1000mg CBD Skin Balm
- 500mg CBD Skin Balm
Soothing Sleep Aid
At the end of the day, it might be harder to relax due to the struggle to cope with the aches and pains of aging. A CBD tincture or ingestible creates a relaxing and soothing effect. The cells of the body are strengthened and rejuvenated. It’s not uncommon to suffer from insomnia due to aging, but CBD is a great non-addictive sleep aid. Seniors often turn to CBD before bed to achieve a more restful and relaxing night’s rest so they’re ready for tomorrow’s adventures.
Memory and Cognitive Improvement
Memory lapses have become an accepted part of aging, but they don’t have to be. Seniors can turn to supplements like CBD to fight cognitive decline. The United States government patented CBD in 2003 for its apparent potential as a neuroprotectant. Research is ongoing but many believe it might prove valuable in fighting neuro-defective diseases such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. CBD appears to offer some protection to the myelin (nerve fiber insulations) which is often destroyed with neurodegenerative diseases. The cannabinoid also appears to reduce inflammation, brain cell decline, and oxygenation that accompany so many neurodegenerative diseases, according to Dementia Care Central.
Heart disease is the perennial leading cause of death in the United States. Ischemic muscle and tissue damage are often the results of a heart attack or cardiac incident. CBD appears to have a very positive effect on helping people recover from a myocardial ischemic injury. Studies also show that cannabinoids assist in lowering high blood pressure.
Seniors who walk, garden, or exercise at the gym are probably familiar with post-workout pain as muscles suffer small tears from overdoing it. However, CBD taken before or after a workout can help ease the inflammation in the muscles which reduces pain. Many opt to take CBD before they do any strenuous activity.
Commonly Asked Questions About CBD
You probably have a lot of questions about CBD. We’re here to help.
Here are the most common questions that seniors are asking about CBD:
Is CBD safe?
Yes, CBD is perfectly safe and natural. However, if you take prescription medication then you should consult with your physician prior to using it to make sure that there are no adverse reactions.
Is CBD legal?
Without a doubt, you have lived through the war on drugs and are also familiar with the stigma so commonly associated with marijuana. However, CBD is perfectly legal. It is not marijuana. CBD is a cannabinoid that is extracted from the hemp plant. You can legally purchase CBD in all 50 states. It is perfectly legal not only at a state level but also at a federal level.
Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD will not get you ‘high.’ It has absolutely no psychoactive properties. THC is the cannabinoid found in marijuana that causes psychoactive effects. Some CBD products such as those that are referred to as full-spectrum do contain trace amounts of THC but by law, all CBD products must contain less than 0.3 percent THC. This trace amount of THC works to enhance the efficacy of a full spectrum product without producing any psychoactive effects.
How does CBD work?
CBD appears to impact the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) in a very positive way. It interacts with the ECS receptors which are found throughout the body. The receptors regulate your sensation to pain, memory, mood, appetite, and more. The ECS is made up of two receptors (CB1 and CB2). CB1 receptors are the most abundant in the body’s central nervous system and the CB2 receptors are found in the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and peripheral nervous systems. CBD’s interaction with the receptors helps to regulate not only inflammation but also pain.
How to Use CBD?
You have options when it comes to using CBD. As mentioned above, you can opt to use an Also Organics pain salves, balms, or lotions to apply directly on inflamed joints. However, many seniors choose to take CBD in the form of a daily tincture. At Also Organics, we offer a wide array of tinctures in varying potencies. We also have ingestible gel caps and gummies which are very convenient to take alongside your other daily supplements. For a quick pick-me-up, you might want to try our CBD drink mix in berry or orange flavor.
What to consider when buying CBD for the first time?
Everywhere you go CBD is being sold. You can buy it online or at brick and mortar stores. With so many brands, it’s hard to know what to consider when buying CBD for the first time.
Here are just a few things to look for in a brand:
- Sourcing: You’ll want to know where the hemp is sourced that goes into the CBD product. Is it grown organically on U.S. farms and free of all pesticides and heavy metals?
- Testing: Make sure that the CBD brand provides independent 3rd party laboratory testing results to guarantee purity and potency.
- Extraction method: CBD is extracted from the hemp plant’s fibers. You do not want to pick a CBD brand that uses chemical solvents during extraction because a residue might be left behind in the CBD. Ideally, the brand should rely on warm water ultrasound or CO2 extraction to ensure purity.
With all of its benefits, it’s no surprise CBD use in seniors is rising rapidly, so why not give it a try?
At Also Organics, we believe there’s always more–more to see, more to experience, more to discover. Life is a playground of opportunity waiting to be explored. Our CBD products unlock your potential to not only go through life but to live it.
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