What Is CBD?
Both Hemp and Marijuana originate from the same Cannabis Sativa plant.
CBD is the oil extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stem of a Hemp plant.
Hemp classifies as Cannabis Sativa containing less than 0.3% THC.
Marijuana classifies as Cannabis Sativa containing more than 0.3%.THC.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound that causes intoxication or ‘high.’
The Farm Bill made these classifications legal under US Federal Law.
It is vital that you only buy CBD products from a reputable company. CBD production is currently unregulated, and therefore you might unknowingly consume a product with high THC levels. All our CBD products are organically farmed, and independently third-party batch tested. Every package comes with a unique QR-Code to tell you everything you need to know about your CBD product.
CBD for Seniors: How to use CBD
The first step is to speak to your healthcare provider. If they give you the go-ahead, it’s time to purchase CBD from a reputable company. All our products are organically farmed, hemp-derived, and rigorously tested by an independent lab.
There are many CBD for seniors’ options, but two of the most popular are:
To take CBD oil, you use a dropper to place droplets of CBD oil under your tongue. These droplets will be absorbed quickly. It’s recommended that seniors start at a low dose, 2.5mg, and slowly increase if required.
CBD Gummies are a candy that is enriched with CBD. These are a popular option as the dose is fixed in each candy.
They are not as effective as the oil as they need to pass through the digestive system, but you can gradually increase your dose like the oil.
We recommend you keep a record of your daily CBD dose to help your healthcare provider assess CBD’s benefits for your health.
CBD for Seniors: Inflammation
The ability to reduce inflammation is one of the primary reasons that medical science is closely studying CBD across the world.
Inflammation is thought to be strongly linked to an error in the Endocannabinoid system. CBD oil works with the body’s Endocannabinoid System that controls your body’s homeostasis.
Homeostasis is a system of pathways in your body that maintain your health and well-being. It achieves this by maintaining and adjusting the biochemical pathways that connect all the body’s systems and organs.
The molecules that connect these pathways are cannabinoids. This is why it’s thought that CBD oil can calm and relax the body so well because it contains so many plant cannabinoids.
CBD for Seniors: Diabetic Neuropathy
Numerous studies have been carried out over the last decade to determine the effects of CBD on diabetes. While it’s still early days, promising studies have shown a potential decrease in the common side effects of diabetes, such as a reduction in neuropathy pain.
CBD is not a replacement for diabetic medication. Speak to your healthcare provider if you wish to take CBD and are Type1 or Type 2 Diabetic.
CBD for Seniors: Sleep
Sleeplessness can lead to ill health and anxiety. Seniors can often suffer from joint pain, restless legs, or other irritations that prevent a good night’s sleep. CBD has been shown to help with both falling asleep and staying asleep. Linked with the ability to reduce inflammation, it can lead to an improved sleep cycle for seniors.
CBD for Seniors: Anxiety
Many people suffer from SAD, Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder at some time in their life. However, as an older adult, anxiety is often missed by doctors. Many factors, including reduced physical mobility as we age, can lead to worry and anxiety. CBD has been shown to help reduce SAD.
A study that measured SAD levels in people before and after public speaking found that the group who received a single treatment of CBD oil before the event reported significantly reduced anxiety when compared to the placebo group.
CBD is used daily by 1 in 5 adults over the age of 50 in the US as of 2020. Unlike over the counter drugs, CBD is very likely to affect your health with minimal side effects positively.
Our team at BuyCBDProducts can answer any of your queries about CBD.
Please Note: If you are currently taking any medications, discuss with your doctor before taking any CBD product as it may interact with your medicine. If you have been advised to avoid grapefruit while taking medication, you should not take CBD.
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