Seniors are much more likely to contest with chronic conditions, less restful sleep, more physical injuries, and the decline of their mental health. While CBD still lacks scientific support, large amounts of anecdotal evidence show that CBD can improve people’s quality of life, specifically when taken as an addition to their health regimens.
These are three ways in which CBD can help elderly people:
Chronic or infrequent pain
CBD in the form of capsules, oils, topical creams, and water-soluble solutions can treat different kinds of pain. Regardless if the pain is infrequent or chronic, these situations can become debilitating.
CBD has palliative and anti-inflammatory properties, helping people find respite from their injuries while also aiding in the recovery process after surgery or other medical procedures.
Insomnia can affect individuals from all ages due to a myriad of outside factors including stress, anxiety, pain, or even just bad habits.
Seniors are especially prone to sleeplessness because of hormonal instabilities. A specific problem we all face as we cross the threshold into our 30s is the declining presence of growth hormones. The older you get the less there are. These hormones work in tandem with a person’s sleep cycles. This results in seniors getting less deep sleep which can be detrimental to one’s overall mood and, in turn, start to affect their health.
While CBD’s effect on sleep hasn’t been studied in-depth, studies of the compound have built a case with favorable outcomes when CBD is used to treat stress, anxiety, and PTSD. All of which can undoubtedly be directly associated with poor sleeping habits.
There needs to be more medical studies implemented in order to completely comprehend the full spectrum of CBD when used as an alternative medicine, including its possible side effects. Currently, however, there has been no solid body of evidence compiled that points to health issues due to long-term use. Studies have found that the compound can provide relief while also decreasing the amount of prescription and over-the counter medications that seniors rely on, many of which can be damaging to liver and kidney functions.