CBD Benefits For Seniors

Seniors today are living more active lifestyles, aided by CBD. In this post we share some of the CBD benefits impacting humans of all ages.

Forget what you’ve heard about “reefer madness,” teenagers in smoke-filled rooms, and dealers in dark alleyways with smell-free baggies of marijuana. The new buzz is all about CBD oil, a product made from cannabis that won’t get you high.

Dubbed “the burning weed with roots in hell” during the 1930s, the hemp plant is once again being recognized for its therapeutic value. This time by a new generation of seniors and veterans. Some for the first time; others who may have smoked it back in the 60s and 70s.  

Whether tired of ingesting mountains of pills each day, or simply seeking an alternative to the misuse and side effects of prescribed pain medications, aging baby boomers are discovering natural CBD benefits.

This comes as no surprise, as this generation, more than any other, has grown up in a time of change, breaking the status quo and leading the way for social reform.

While we are still discovering the many uses for CBD, some of the treatments this fast-absorbing oil has been used for include depression, glaucoma, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, and arthritis.

And while scientists are still scratching the surface on the uses for this amazing plant, there is strong scientific evidence that it may eventually be used to treat Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

CBD is available without a prescription, and can be purchased in quality retail outlets and online sources such as here with Maku.

More than an oil placed under the tongue, CBD can be added to beverages like coffee or tea, and really to most foods. Various recipes combine CBD oil with everything from guacamole and salad dressings to desserts. It offers a tasty treat along with the bonus of therapeutic effects.

Cafés selling CBD infused beverages are on the increase in major cities, such as New York where marijuana is still illegal. For those who prefer edibles, there are prepackaged teas, chocolates, even gummy bears, and more.

No longer interested in remaining home bound in retirement, many seniors continue to seek an active lifestyle. This may be through travel, exercise, or participation in sports such as golf, tennis, and yoga. 

Many have found that CBD applied topically aids in relieving sore muscles, joints, arthritis, and carpal tunnel.

Not to be outdone, the beauty industry has been adding CBD oils to cosmetics, skin care lines, sunscreen, and bath products.

With seniors in mind, manufacturers have been capitalizing on CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties to produce anti-aging eye and skin creams.

While people may experience more health problems as a natural consequence of the aging process, it is comforting to know that there is a holistic alternative with few, if any, proven side effects.

-- Jillian Taylor

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