Seniors: What You Need to Know About the Effectiveness and Benefits of CBD Oil

October 19, 2021

Perhaps you hadn’t heard, but it seems that everybody is talking about hemp and CBD oil. What is it? And how might it help you feel better? Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the hemp plant. Hemp as a medical aid benefits thousands of patients. Thanks to a lot of research, people suffering from many ailments feel significantly better thanks to the hemp plant’s active substances. That sounds great! But wait. Is hemp legal in the U.S.? Yes, don’t worry, it is. 

“It’s legal to grow hemp in the U.S. since 2018. Fun fact: hemp was not always prohibited. Historically, hemp was legal in the U.S. during the 18th and 19th centuries. Back then, it played a crucial role in the country’s economy.” What Is Hemp

How CDB Oil Might Alleviate Your Complaints

Researchers have been devoted to the extract of the hemp plant for many years. It has been shown that a number of life-changing health benefits for seniors can be achieved with CBD oil, including:

  • a calming effect on the central nervous system 
  • alleviation of anxiety
  • a reduction in pain
  • an anti-inflammatory effect potential

Research indicates that CBD may help relieve pain and anxiety and improve sleep. It can alleviate symptoms of chronic diseases such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatism. In addition, the plant extract is said to lower blood pressure as well as relieve the side effects of chemotherapy. It can even help with the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

However, no effect can be assured. After all, CBD oil is an herbal extract and not a drug. In addition, CBD is still a component of numerous studies. Until the final results are in, everyone must find out for themselves whether CBD is helpful for their complaints. How? Speak with your doctor.

“Many people use CBD oil to curb symptoms of many common health issues, including some elderly people. According to a 2020 nationally representative Consumer Reports survey, 20% of Americans 65 years and older said they'd tried CBD oil, up from 14% from the prior year in 2019. However, it's important to keep in mind what conditions CBD oil can help and whether it's safe for the elderly to use.” WebMD

CDB Oil Safety for Seniors

Whether you are using CDB oil, CBD gummies, CDB cream for arthritis, or another variation, the oil is easily available. And, there are many application possibilities. Above all, CDB is legal. It can be obtained with a prescription and it is also available over the counter. Many seniors benefit from its use because they suffer from exactly such complaints that can be treated well with CBD oil.

Can seniors take cannabidiol without hesitation? The answer is as simple. CBD oil offers seniors predominantly positive effects! The oil is suitable as a supplement or even a replacement for conventional therapies. Studies show that CBD is safe and effective for most people. Nevertheless, anyone thinking about using CBD should contact their doctor and discuss this in detail. 

“CBD is a molecule derived from the cannabis plant. It is what we call non-euphoric-inducing, in that it doesn’t cause you to feel high, but it is still what we call psychoactive, meaning that it affects the neurotransmitters and the chemistry of your brain, just like an antidepressant or a sleep aid would have.” Forbes 

How to Choose the Best CBD Oils for Older Adults

CBD oil is becoming more and more popular. Today a wide range of products are available. While mostly found through online stores, CBD oils are also available in specialized retail stores and even at large drugstore chains. 

Unfortunately, not all providers deliver what they promise. So, what should you look for when purchasing a CBD oil, and how do you choose the best CBD product?

  1. The origin of the product is important to know.
  2. Pay attention to the extraction method used to obtain CBD. 
  3. Make sure that the residual THC content in the product is below 0.2%. 
  4. Be sure to check if it is a full-spectrum oil or an isolated oil. 

“CBD is in its infancy for use, but it’s growing rapidly as a popular alternative to many drugs and medications. For older adults, it may be especially beneficial in relieving pain and discomfort caused by arthritis. It may also have some protective benefits for the heart and brain.” Healthline 

Are You Wondering About CBD Oil's Side Effects?

CBD oil, like many other natural products, has not only positive properties but also numerous side effects and interactions that can occur with the intake of other substances. Before you begin using CBD, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Some of the side effects of CDB oil can be: 

  • The relaxing effect of CBD can lower blood pressure.
  • CBD can worsen insomnia in individual cases.
  • CBD reacts with ingested drugs like a grapefruit.
  • CBD can increase the effect of certain medications, which can lead to overdoses.

Your Health and Safety are Important to Us

I know you’re wondering, can CBD make you addicted? The answer is a clear no! CBD does not have the potential to make you addicted. This was explicitly stated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a 2018 report: “At present, there are no case reports of abuse or dependence relating to the use of pure CBD.” 

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