There are many potential medicinal and therapeutic benefits of incorporating CBD oil into your senior lifestyle. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-anxiety properties are just a few reasons why CBD is gaining popularity as a daily supplement among people of all ages.
Based on our statistics, between 35-40% of those interested in learning more about CBD oil are over the age of 55. They are most attracted to CBD as an option because of its potential health benefits and lack of serious side effects compared to prescription medications.
Here are a few of the most popular reasons that seniors are using CBD oil today.
To Help Manage Pain
One of the most well-known benefits of CBD is its anti-inflammatory properties. Many seniors suffer from arthritis, joint pain, and other chronic pain conditions. CBD can potentially alleviate some of the pain and inflammation. This in turn can lead to a more active lifestyle.
For those wary of ingesting the oil, CBD topicals that are applied directly to the skin are a great, senior-friendly alternative.
CBD can help improve appetite among users, especially when using full spectrum oils. Waning appetites lead to weight loss, fatigue, and by extension a less active lifestyle. After all, when you’re low on energy you don’t want to move.
By stimulating the appetite, CBD can help seniors be more active and get healthy nutrients into their body. This can help improve their overall health.
Improved Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can be the result of a lot of things. Sometimes it’s a chronic condition. Other times it is because of significant pain, anxiety, or other factors.
CBD can potentially help reduce blood pressure by helping to manage pain, stress, anxiety, and other contributing factors. CBD is also showing potential as a vasodilator, which can improve heart health in certain individuals.
Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia
There is no conclusive research that proves that cannabis or CBD oil can stop, reverse, or prevent the diseases that cause dementia. But there are a few promising studies that suggest cannabis could help manage some of the behavioral symptoms such as agitation and aggression.
Always Talk to Your Doctor First
As always, we highly recommend that you speak with your doctor before stopping or replacing any medications in favor of CBD.
CBD is not a miracle cure-all. It is a tool that, when used appropriately, can help improve general health. Sometimes, this means taking it on its own. Other times, it is taken in addition to prescribed medications.
CBD can potentially interact with medications. If you are taking medications, check with your doctor or a pharmacist to discuss the potential interactions.