Top 4 Uses of CBD in Seniors (60+)creative33
Whether you consider yourself a ‘Senior’ or a ‘Forever Young at Heart’, it’s undeniable that with advancing age, along comes a whole array of ailments, aches and pains that require constant management.
Our typical modern lifestyle by and large is a detriment to the human body.
Our bodies were never designed to work so many hours for so long into our twilight years, nor are we meant to be so sedentary.
To top this off, our ancestors a mere one hundred years ago had a drastically different, collagen heavy diet that aided in delaying the onset of many ailments that we see in the modern Senior.
But we can’t dwell on change, nor can we fight it on a broad scale. Instead, we simply have to adapt to what the world gives us!
CBD, or Cannabidiol, has in the last decade gone through a renaissance of research into its properties, effects on the human body, benefits both physiological and neurological, and this is no truer than when in the context of using CBD to combat, relieve and reduce age-related issues.
A quick refresher: CBD – Cannabidiol – is not psychoactive, does not get you high, does not come from the Marijuana or ‘Weed’ plant and is 100% legal in the UK (provided it is purchased from a reputable manufacturer like ourselves, with laboratory production methods that maintain consistent legal standards).
Tetrahydrocannabinol is the other substance, the one that gets you high and in some parts of the world, in trouble with the law.
That’s simply nothing to do with our products.
So now that we are all caught up, here we have 4 of the top benefits of introducing CBD oil into your daily life as a member of the older generation:
Arthritis, Pain and Inflammation
Technically, this is 3 things already, but they all actually come under the same bracket, so to speak.
Studies have shown a clear and notable link between consumption of CBD and a significant reduction of inflammation throughout the body.
It has long been recognised that the inflammation in joint and muscle tissues is ultimately the major factor in most cases of Arthritis.
The physical stresses and damage caused by the inflammation is what can lead to debilitating and unbearable pain as the illness progresses.
CBD counteracts this, which is why it functions as a highly effective means of pain management.
We all know the old trope: once you reach 50 and over, it’s likely that you’ll have to get up once or even several times a night.
But did you know this can be due to the fact that Insomnia, as well as a variety of sleep disorders, become exponentially more prevalent as you age?
Though sleep disorders are a vast set of disorders, CBD is excellent at combatting the symptoms of Insomnia, by relieving tension in the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the brain, creating calm state as well as again, reducing inflammation that may be triggering insomnia.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia can be a harrowing disease to cope with, for both the individual and their friends, family and loved ones.
Fortunately, new research has suggested that CBD Oil, in high enough quantities can help in the reduction of some of the symptoms related to Alzheimer’s disease, such as agitation and aggression, two common side effects.
The reduction in these two symptoms, due largely the researchers believe the neurologically calming effect CBD proliferates, carers are more easily able to provide the care needed to the vulnerable individual, as well as there is a reduction by-proxy in the likelihood that the individual will indirectly hurt themselves or others.
There is sound evidence that Cannabidiol halts and even reduces tumour growth.
The exact mechanisms of how are still being studied intensively, but it is confirmed that it does.
Researchers in a variety of studies have observed the slowing of tumour growth when CBD is introduced into the host, as well as a halting of tumour spread and migration – equally important during any cancer treatments.
Not only that, but there is further evidence that CBD actually increases the potency and efficacy of other cancer drugs.
As another side effect, CBD has been shown to minimise the nausea and vomiting that results from chemotherapy treatment, which is reason enough to possibly try it.
Ongoing research is being undertaken into CBD as a cancer preventative, but is still underway.
Of course, if you’re interested in exploring how our CBD products can help you today, click the link below to take you to the online shop section of our website.