CBD for seniors: Here’s what you need to know

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While “18 till I die” is a wonderful mantra to recite whenever you have one of those “age ain’t nothing but a number” moments, the truth is that the higher that number goes, the less you believe that mantra. As you get older, you started feeling pain in places you didn’t even know you had. As a senior, there is a very good chance that you have a pill for almost everything. Some work, some just make you wish you were still 18. 

 

Why CBD is the Answer for Senior Conditions

When you hear about senior conditions, what comes to mind? What are you suffering from? A little arthritis here and there? Maybe some anxiety? Insomnia? Sciatica pain? Whatever it is, you probably have a pill for it, and that pill is most likely making you nauseous, and you are tired of taking so many of them every day. 

CBD could be the answer that you have been looking for your entire senior life. Imagine a remedy that not only takes care of your chronic pain but also does wonders for your “chill out” situation? 

According to the Harvard Medical School, CBD products can bring a great deal of benefits to your life. Not only is it natural but it’s also legal, easy on the old physiological system, and thanks to a slew of legalizations across various states, a heck of a lot cheaper than dealing with your physician. And, there are no associated side effects. 

The Benefits of CBD for Seniors

A lot has been said about cannabidiol (CBD), and there is a good reason why people over the age of 65 make up the fastest growing utilization demographic. However, just because old Jonathan from down the street is using it and seems happier of late doesn’t mean that you should jump into it blindly. Here are some excellent reasons why you should consider switching to CBD gummies (or a CBD tincture if you need something a little stronger) for a while. 

It Reduces Inflammation and Helps with Pain

A little joint pain and muscle ache here and there is okay – part of being alive and all that! But as we get older, these joint pains and muscle aches can get so severe that they hinder your movement and ruin your quality of life. That is why many seniors turn to prescription drugs and things like Tai-Chi. 

CBD products present a wonderful alternative that can provide you with long-term pain relief without having to send you out to the park in your pajamas (Tai Chi is awesome, don’t knock it till you try it). 

CBD can help relieve pain associated with conditions such as: 

  • Arthritis
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Neuropathy

Thanks to CBD’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties, this natural remedy is quickly becoming the number one choice for pain relief for seniors across the globe. 

It Helps with Anxiety and Stress

There are studies that suggest CBD use can be very effective when it comes to reducing stress and anxiety in seniors. CBD oil can boost levels of anandamide (a neurotransmitter that promotes feelings of relaxation and happiness). Anandamide is often quickly broken down to enzyme FAAH thus losing its effect. CBD helps to inhibit this process, allowing the effects of anandamide to linger longer in your system thus making you less anxious, stressed, and even depressed. 

It’s a Natural Alternative

Remember when we talked about Tai Chi earlier? There is a reason why such arts are recommended for senior citizens – they work on your relaxation, mobility, fitness, and self-defense (should you need it). They are popular because they are a natural alternative to taking prescription meds for the same issues and are great for your overall health and well-being. 

CBD is popular for the very same reason (without the self-defense bit). CBD has no side effects and does not contain any addictive properties, unlike many prescription pills. Additionally, when dealing with CBD, you have a wide range of options from which to choose. You could go with any of the following: 

These options are getting wider every day and even more exciting. When was the last time you said that about a prescription pill?

CBD presents a wonderful alternative that is not only legal and affordable but is also purely natural for older adults. The right kind of CBD alternative will have you feeling more relaxed, happier, in less pain, and even more enthusiastic about life. 

The best part is that many of these CBD options are very affordable. And the fact that they have no side effects means that you can start using them for your symptoms as soon as your order arrives. Of course, it’s often best to consult with your doctor to ensure that you are not taking any medication that could ruin your “CBD chill.”

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