The major benefits of CBD for the Elderly
CBD far from being a supplement and wellness choice for the young, it is a choice for all. So if you are a senior citizen in the golden years of your life, there is no better way to enhance your prime than trying CBD oil and CBD products to take control of your health and wellness journey!
Read on to find out why it may just be the sparkle you have been looking for.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or ‘CBD’ is a type of cannabinoid chemical found naturally in the cannabis plants. Most UK, CBD does not contain ‘THC’ that cause the ‘high’ feeling associated with marijuana, so is safe for new users and has no common or evident side-effects. Some research has shown the core substances in CBD interact with the body’s natural Endocannabinoid system, which contains the receptors for your brain, appetite, sleep, the immune system and pain responses.
The bodies receptors are tiny proteins attached to cells. The receptors receive chemical signals from different body stimuli, causing the cell to respond. This response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
Benefits to the Elderly
As scientific research continues more and more benefits of CBD are being revealed. It has therapeutic and health benefits for all ages, but below are some areas where it has been used to treat some common issues among the elderly:
Pain management - CBD can help alleviate chronic pain associated with treatment recovery and inflammation pain such as sciatica.
Bone and Joint strengthening - As we age, the body’s bone density decreases, if this is left untreated it can often lead to a greater risk of bone fractures. A CBD study in to bone density has shown that CBD oil can help to promote bone healing and preservation.
Many people use CBD for post work out relief to restore torn muscle tissue during exercise. As well as alleviating rheumatic pain caused by arthritis, it can also act as a tissue restorer, helping repair weakened muscle tissue.
Improved Cognitive function – CBD has been proven to help improve concentration. There are also preliminary studies suggesting CBD has a neuroprotective effect against Alzheimer’s disease, and may have the ability to reverse cognitive decline.
Insomnia and Sleep problems – The Neurons in the brain that are responsible for regulating sleep begin to die off into old age. As a result of this elderly people often have great difficulty feeling well rested. Good quality sleep is critical for restoring our physical and cognitive health. CBD’s effect on the bodies sleep regulating receptors can; stabilise sleep patterns, relieve excessive sleepiness during the day and reduce sleep apnea.
Depression and anxiety – Some studies have suggested that CBD provides mood-regulating effects and release of hormones which can aide the treatment of common mental health problems such as mild depression and anxiety. CBD can impact the bodies production of the happy hormone, serotonin. Often people who live with Depression and anxiety have a imbalance of serotonin, so CBD can help begin to rectify this chemical imbalance.
Where to Begin
The product you may choose to start your CBD journey, will depend on what you want the CBD to do for you. Below are some of our suggestions of the types of ways to take it for first time users:
Taking CBD sublingually/under your tongue - Taking CBD oil directly under your tongue or ‘sublingually’ is the fastest way for it to be absorbed into your bloodstream. For more advice on this method check out our blog, ‘Why do I need to put CBD oil under my tongue?
Swallowing and Ingesting CBD - Probably the most versatile method as there are numerous products with CBD oil in on the market. These range from CBD oil capsules, CBD teas, soft drinks, gummies as well as CBD pastes to add to cooking. Why not try our CBD green smoothie recipe ?
Inhaling CBD vapour - CBD oil can be purchased as an e-liquid. Vaping, in recent years has become a popular and healthier alternative to smoking. Inhaling means it is in your lungs and quickly reaches your bloodstream. Up to 56% can reach your circulatory system to be used in the body and can even take effect in 10 minutes.
Skin application - Skin application of CBD oil is the best method for targeting specific areas. You may choose this method for muscle pain and inflammation. There are a number of CBD balms, lotions, salves, shower gels and ointments that can be directly applied to the affected area. These products are a good starter to anyone still new to CBD oil products as they are often packed with essential oils and other beneficial ingredients for the body.
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