Is CBD suitable for senior citizens?

Over the last couple of years, CBD has seen a huge surge in popularity in the health and wellness market thanks to the benefits that can be derived from this non-psychoactive compound. In this blog we’re going to look at the benefits that CBD can have for senior citizens and also discuss whether or not CBD can safely be used by the elderly. And, while the elderly may feel that cannabis products have a certain stigma about them in this blog, we’ll show how attitudes have changed in recent years.

Is CBD the same as cannabis?

CBD or cannabidiol to give it its proper name is one of the most prevalent cannabinoids in the cannabis family of plants. The other most common cannabinoid is known as THC and has been well documented as causing the high associated with marijuana. CBD, on the other hand, has no psychoactive effects but has some of the same benefits such as pain reduction, stress and anxiety relief and help with skin problems.

Are CBD products safe for the elderly?

As a naturally derived product, CBD is a great alternative to prescription medicine and one that is available in a range of different types of product. As a natural remedy CBD has been proved to be very safe and well-tolerated with a great number of benefits and little to no side effects. CBD is non-psychoactive, non-addictive and can be used to relieve the symptoms of common health ailments including chronic pain, arthritis, insomnia, anxiety and many more.

What are the benefits of CBD for senior citizens?

According to researchers’ new benefits of CBD are being discovered on a nearly daily basis. There is a huge range of potential benefits of CBD for people of all ages but in this article, we’ll focus on the specific benefits for the elderly. These mainly relate to the relief of pain, anxiety and also helping to manage the symptoms of some types of cancers, dementia and multiple sclerosis. Some of the common benefits of CBD usage for senior citizens include:

Bone Health

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties CBD is beneficial for people with multiple sclerosis and other conditions such as osteoporosis. CBD has been shown to help promote cell repair and help strengthen your bones.

Pain Management

Did you know that around 85% of senior citizens suffer from some form of chronic pain which is normally treated using prescription and over the counter medication? CBD offers a natural remedy with some surprising pain management benefits. Studies have shown that CBD can reduce inflammation and alleviate pain caused by conditions such as joint pain, multiple sclerosis and arthritis.

Insomnia and Sleep Problems

Thanks to shifting sleep patterns and chemical imbalances the elderly are often affected by sleep problems and insomnia. Instead of turning to prescription medications which mask the problems and lead to addiction, CBD offers a natural way to help ease anxiety, stress and restlessness that can lead to insomnia and other sleep problems. As well as combating the symptoms of anxiety, CBD also helps you relax making it easier to fall to sleep.

Stimulates Appetite

Weight loss is common in the elderly and one of the causes of this is a loss of appetite. This can lead to some associated health problems such as tissue weakness as well as a host of mental health problems. Getting the right nutrition is an important way of promoting a healthy body and healthy mind. CBD can help to stimulate the appetite and ensure that elderly people are eating enough. As you can see there are many benefits of CBD for the elderly and these can all be enjoyed in a range of CBD products. From e-cigarette vaping and tinctures to edibles and topical creams, CBD is available in different types of products to make it easy to enjoy no matter what your lifestyle.