TOP 7 CBD BENEFITS FOR SENIORS

Co-founders of LivmoreCBD, Jay Presser and Samion Popkov, discuss the principal benefits of CBD products for their customers aged 55 and over. People 55 and over are among the top users who benefit from daily CBD use. Our mission at LivmoreCBD is to provide education, information and guidance to those seeking to use our products.

1.  Pain Relief

It has long been known that CBD is a pain reliever to the same extent as, perhaps even better, prescription medication. For instance, clinical studies have proved that cannabis is very effective in decreasing arthritis and nerve pain. Anti-inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, usually suffered by those 55 and over, are helped by CBC topical creams and CBD oils.

2.  Bone Health

CBD could provide a great need for the elderly as it relates to bone fragility. According to a study, cannabis use can help heal fractures and support healthier bones. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis can be very useful for patients with multiple sclerosis.

3. Glaucoma

There has been growing research that supports a link between cannabis and the treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma, which is a neurodegenerative disease (the breakdown of neurons in the communication process from the brain to the body), affects the sight of individuals from an increase in pressure in the eye known as intraocular pressure (IoP). Going back decades, there is supporting evidence that cannabinoids can reduce IoP by up to 25%, however the required dosage of inhalation of full THC cannabis has posed a risk to some patients. However, due to the accompanying symptoms of glaucoma, CBD as a pain management product works well, and may have the added benefit of helping reduce pressure.

4.  Insomnia and Sleep Issues

The older we get, the more difficult it is to achieve sustained periods of deep sleep. During the deep sleep phases, our brain regenerates and is freed from toxic substances, which were produced by the body itself. Therefore, sleep quality is also of immense importance to prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or glaucoma. Frequently, elderly people are prescribed sleeping pills, which have a great potential for dependency and a wide range of unpleasant side effects. CBD can help in the extension of the deep sleep phase and the reduction of the lighter sleeping phases.

5.  Alternative to Prescription Medications

The number of seniors who use daily prescription drugs grows each year unnecessarily and continuously. Pharmaceutical companies present our government with one of the largest lobbying groups in the country, to promote the effectiveness and stability provided by their products. However, prescription drugs can be extremely dangerous for its users, and can be responsible for organ damage, tissue damage, drug addiction and even death.

 In comparison, marijuana is a safe alternative to prescription drugs, coming with fewer side effects and lower addictive traits. This benefit is heightened with CBD and in fact has been used to combat addiction to prescription drugs. Neither deaths nor overdoses have been documented, which are related to marijuana.

6.  Stimulates Appetite

A general, dangerous health hazard among older citizens is the loss of appetite, which causes weight loss, tissue weakness, and mental issues. While marijuana has been extensively researched, and shown to improve the appetite of users, CBD likewise has proven to be a good appetite stimulant and thus helpful for seniors.

7.  Alzheimer’s and Dementia

An emerging trend that is being researched is could marijuana prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. According to multiple studies, cannabinoids, and by extension CBD, can contribute to the elimination of a toxic protein related to this disease. This is triggered by a loss of inflammation of the brain and regeneration of damaged cells.

While the potential benefits of CBD use are well documented, it is recommended that you always consult your physician regarding the use of any substance. And, further be aware that the use and possession of marijuana or CBD is illegal in several states. 

Jay Presser and Samion Popkov. LivmoreCBD. 1133 N. Milwaukee Ave., Riverwoods, IL 60015. Ph: 847-947-8121. Find us on the web at Livmorecbd.com. Write to us at [email protected]

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