CBD has been a term that has been made trendy by the gen-Z. The ads showing millennials on their skateboards, having a sleek, metallic pen in their hands, exhaling out thick white fumes as they race past the camera in slow motion. It is to no surprise why we associate CBD with the younger generation. But what is surprising to know is, if there is anyone who has more to gain from CBD, it definitely is old and wise amongst us.
Natural CBD is one such herbal medication that really doesn’t discriminate with age and gender. Like they say, there is something for everyone- when it comes to CBD, that couldn’t be more true. Thanks to the variety of ways in which CBD can be manufactured and packaged, toddlers will find much joy in using CBD infused chocolate cakes just as much as the seniors would find relief in using CBD tinctures for their chronic arthritis.
But our focus is primarily on the seniors today. We will be looking into how CBD can be ‘the’ alternative, natural treatment for their health condition that they have been looking for.
It is one of the primary compounds found in cannabis sativa, which has become a star amongst the rest 113 cannabinoids. It is a highly therapeutic substance that safe and deemed as non-addictive. The World Health Organisation has even gone to the length of praising CBD and hemp derived substances, for its vast range of benefits while having an amazing side-effects profile.
Most of the CBD health benefits occur as a result of CBD interacting with a key system in the human body, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for regulating hormonal imbalances, your mood shift and behaviour, even regulates your circadian rhythm that controls your sleep cycle. Apart from this it even links to the immune system and the circulatory system. In essence, the ECS is a very vital part of any healthy able bodied human body. The CBD interacts with select receptors on the ECS, which are the CB1 and the CB2 receptors. The interaction with them creates the effects that we are all aware of when trying CBD, such as pain relief, anti-inflammation, soothing anxiety and promoting homeostasis among many others.
The Benefits Of Using CBD For Seniors
CBD can promote and be very effective in helping you regain a quality life. To help clear the air, CBD is not the same as the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that is found in marijuana. THC is psychoactive, while CBD on the other hand is strictly therapeutic and produces no effects of psychosis or ‘high’ whatsoever. CBD will help in relieving insomnia, mobility issues, pain management and many other issues that come along with aging.
Here is the CBD benefits list for senior:
For Pain Management And Inflammation Control
Pain is one of the common symptoms, and one of the most common ways of the body telling you that something is not normal. This could be as a result of degenerative conditions like joint and bone disorder, arthritis and many other acute as well chronic ailments. Another process that occurs side-by-side with pain is the inflammation. When the cell wall undergoes tear and damage, it sends signals implying the damage. The body in an attempt to curb the bleeding and perform damage-control begins to swell and redden up the site. This means pumping in inflammatory agents. All of this is normal, but when this occurs time and again, it becomes painful and the swelling starts to wear the bones and joints down, causing further pain. Rather than going for NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that have a plethora of side effects ranging from lower blood pressure and increased chances of falling prey to heart ailment, CBD is the perfect natural addition to your medicinal cabinet that will ensure that the pain is reduced without any of the risk.
CBD binds with inflammation signalling receptors (CO-X2), and prevents the intensity of reddening and swelling. It also numbs the pain signals that are being fired by the nerve bundles and helps the user to better cope up with the pain.
CBD For Better Sleep
As you age, the chances of you not catching a wink of sleep can lead to showing symptoms of insomnia. After all, age has a detrimental effect on the ability of one to catch deep sleep. Rather than depending on sleeping pills that are addictive, CBD can be used to invoke deeper sleep cycles and helps in re-orienting the natural circadian rhythm. Use of CBD causes the production of feel-good hormones and also interacts with the brain’s serotonin and GABA receptors-both which are known to regulate mood and anxiety. GABA receptors help in reducing the excess activity of the brain and promote a sense of relaxation. Once the mind is relaxed and at ease, you will slip into a blissful sleep in no time.