CBD for Seniors

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The global use of CBD has seen a gradual increase over the last decade or so. This has occurred in tandem with an explosion in the number of CBD products available as well as all the different markets where it can be sold. Over this time, CBD has been overcoming its association with recreational cannabis use. Because it is derived from the cannabis plant (although it is not the same thing as psychoactive THC), there has in the past been a strong association of CBD with stoner culture. This is fast becoming a thing of the past, and one of the reasons for that is the massively increased popularity of CBD among the elderly.

This is not to say that CBD is only finding such success against demographics not previously associated with it because of some rehabilitation of its image. CBD just happens to offer a whole range of health benefits, with many – even most – of them being particularly helpful for the elderly and the types of health conditions commonly suffered at such ages. For example, CBD can help with muscle tension and the aches and pains which result from it. There are also topical CBD balms, which can help with the immediate effects of injury and promote sleep.

Yammy CBD, a company specializing in all manner of CBD products, say that it is precisely because CBD can be used in so many circumstances that it has seen its massive surge in popularity. That comes first, with any relaxing of legality or cleanup of cannabis’ image being only a secondary phenomenon.

How Does it Work?

CBD works by binding to endocannabinoid receptors, which are naturally occurring in the body. Also naturally occurring are a certain amount of such endocannabinoids, which happen to be vital for the nervous system’s ability to communicate effectively across the body. As you might know, it is such a process that controls things like pain, mood, and so on. Any substance which specifically targets this part of the body’s system is sure to be able to offer all manner of health benefits.

And these health benefits are indeed diverse. For example, CBD has been shown to aid with sleep, anxiety issues, chronic pain (both general and topical), and a boosting of concentration and focus. It should come as no surprise therefore that CBD is particularly helpful for older people, who often suffer problems in all these areas.

Benefits of CBD for the Elderly

So, what, more specifically, are the different benefits of CBD for the elderly?  Here follows a few of them:

Anxiety Relief

How the brain reacts to serotonin is that which is primarily responsible for governing mood and, therefore, causing anxiety disorders. CBD can help with this, and it can also lessen the physical manifestations of an anxious condition, such as sweating or an increased heart rate.

Neurodegenerative Disorders

When we speak of the elderly, we are usually talking about dementia and other common neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, etc. It should be stated that CBD is in no way a cure for these diseases. But it can promote good mental health to help prevent such conditions appearing in the first place – and it can alleviate some of the symptoms.

Sleep Problems

Sleeping only a little each night is unfortunately a quite common problem within older people. Consequently, it is easy to see how the bedtime application of some CBD oil or a supplement could be extremely helpful.

Ultimately, many of the problems seniors typically face a are precisely those which CBD can help with. It is a match well made.

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