Why More Seniors Are Choosing CBD.
CBD Education Series
Do you suffer from age-related joint pain, arthritis, inflammation or even insomnia? Or perhaps you’ve got a friend or loved one who is suffering from age-related discomfort?
In this guide, we will cover why more seniors are choosing CBD as a safe and effective natural source of relief. We’ll describe the benefits that CBD may have for seniors, as well as provide some handy tips for seniors who are considering using CBD.
Natural, Safe & Effective Relief for Seniors
Many Seniors are opting to use CBD over prescription painkillers, here why:
CBD has been well-documented to be a safe, effective and natural source of relief which is relied upon by millions around the world to manage their pain, anxiety, inflammation and assist with their sleep.
And unlike some prescription drugs given to seniors, CBD does not appear to have the risk for addiction or developing a dependence – making it a safer choice in some situations. CBD is also non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t get you high as it’s derived from hemp instead of cannabis. This makes CBD functional for both daily and nightly use.
How does CBD work exactly? Well, we must first note that our body already produces CBD in small amounts, which interacts with our endocannabinoid receptors to regulate our pain and inflammation levels, as well as our ability to sleep.
At times, our body is unable to produce sufficient cannabinoids (due to stress, poor sleep & diet, and perhaps age). This decrease in sufficient cannabinoids may disrupt our body’s ability to regulate pain, inflammation and sleep.
By supplementing with plant-sourced cannabinoids, we can help our body to regulate itself better and alleviate excessive pain, inflammation or sleep issues.
Altogether, these are just some of the key reasons why seniors are switching to CBD as their preferred choice for daily relief.
The Benefits of CBD for Seniors
Joint pain, arthritis, inflammation and insomnia are some of the most common symptoms that seniors suffer from.
As for pain, it’s been reported that as many as 25-80% of seniors suffer daily from a chronic pain condition – with numbers varying based on certain conditions and communities. In particular, degenerative joint disease appears to be the overwhelming cause of chronic pain for the majority of seniors, just ahead of “rheumatic diseases” which are caused by excessive inflammation.
As for insomnia, it’s been suggested that as many as 10-30% of adults live with it, with seniors being particularly vulnerable due to causes such as illnesses, medications, sleep rhythm disturbances, depression and sleep disorders like (SRBD, RLS, and RBD).
While there’s no perfect cure to eliminate the cause of pain or inflammation, ongoing research seems to show that CBD does appear to have noticeable benefits for managing symptoms of pain and inflammation.
As suggested in studies like this 2017 report, CBD does appear to have a positive impact on reducing pain and inflammation and for helping people relax.
Furthermore, many seniors may choose to use CBD at night as it may allow them to rest better by soothing any pain that is blocking their sleep. CBD has also been suggested to help those with chronic insomnia and sleep disturbances caused by pain, by improving the sleep quality and length of one’s deep sleep.
Tips For Seniors Using CBD
So now that you understand a bit about how CBD works and the benefits it can provide to seniors, let us give you some handy tips to help you or a senior you know get the most out of CBD!
The first tip is to start low and slow with your CBD dosage as a senior. Start gradually for the first two day, before building up to your recommended dosage using our CBD Dosage Chart.
For some seniors, they may find their CBD working immediately in the first 2 days. For others, it may take up to two full weeks for their body to adjust and for them to start feeling the benefits of CBD.
If you are not experiencing any relief, we suggest increasing your dosage by double the amount, and splitting up your dose to three times daily. This will help saturate your body with more CBD and allow your body to more quickly adjust.
Another handy tip is to have your CBD with some healthy fats. CBD is fat soluble, which means it binds to fat. By consuming your CBD with foods like eggs, avocados, fish, nuts, dark chocolate and cheese, it can help you to maximize your overall CBD absorption.
Lastly, it’s helpful to know that CBD can be energizing in lower dosages and relaxing in higher doses. Everyone responds differently to CBD, some one person’s dose (say 0.5mL of CBD Oil) which is relaxing for them, could be energizing for another person.
It’s important then to first find your baseline in the first few days. If your current dose has you feeling sleepy or relaxed, but you want to feel energized and more focused, try reducing your dosage and using that in the mornings. If you find that your current dose has you feeling too energized, try increasing your dosage amount to create a more relaxing effect and try using that in the evenings.
Where Can I Find Safe & Effective CBD for Seniors?
Made in BC with all-natural ingredients, our CBD products deliver the best in high-quality, effective CBD care for seniors dealing with body pain, arthritis, inflammation, aching joints and insomnia. We offer Canada’s only Full-Spectrum with CBD, CBDV, CBG & THCV, our advanced synergistic blend to help seniors get the maximum benefits from plant-based cannabinoids.
We also offer all-natural CBD Balms that can help with targeted relief for your chronic pain and inflammation, and can also help soothe dry and itchy skin, and healthy CBD gummies for a convenient and delicious way to have your CBD.