4 Benefits that CBD brings to the health of older adults

Posted by Open Hemp Shop Team on Sep 17th 2022

4 Benefits that CBD brings to the health of older adults

CBD or cannabidiol is one of the two most important cannabinoids naturally present in the Cannabis plant. Unlike THC (the other best known cannabinoid), Cannabidiol is not psychoactive, which means that it does not produce mental disorders.

Due to the increase in recent years of scientific studies that support the extensive benefits that CBD brings to health, many people around the world have discovered its various favorable effects and consume it regularly. One of the population sectors where its use has grown significantly is that of the elderly, since the evidence of its low toxicity and the absence of side effects, as well as its high effectiveness in its therapeutic effects are determining factors.

Many favorable effects are attributed to this compound, but in this article we will refer only to the five disorders of older adults most commonly treated with CBD.

1. Sleep problems

Although insomnia is not exclusive to older people, with increasing age there is a tendency for some deterioration in sleep patterns. To resolve this disorder many people turn to sleep medications, the harmful effects of which are more than proven.

There are several studies that show that, due to its properties against stress, CBD helps to improve the quality of sleep, additionally avoiding the use of sedative and tranquilizer drugs commonly indicated for these problems, which are highly addictive.

2. Chronic pain

A high percentage of older people suffer from chronic pain associated with inflammatory processes of various kinds. Many studies support CBD's ability to act on inflammatory processes and consequently its properties help control pain; in fact there are reports showing, in people treated with CBD, a "clinically significant reduction" in pain-related symptoms along with very few or no adverse side effects.

3. Stress levels and anxious states

Numerous scientific studies show that by interacting with the receptors involved in the regulation of our mood (serotonin and adenosine), cannabidiol can reduce stress levels and anxiety states that often afflict the elderly. This combined action contributes greatly to improving the person's perception of the situation, which has a significant impact on their mood.

4. Bone deterioration

As the body ages, bones experience loss of vital minerals and become brittle, making them more likely to break. Recent research show that CBD is capable of slowing down the deterioration process and is even thought to help strengthen bones. While additional clinical trials will be needed, the results so far are very promising.

CBD Recommendations

Although a large body of scientific evidence supports the use of CBD, it is important to emphasize that it is not a medication and should not substitute for any pharmacological treatment. For this reason, if you are an older adult, we recommend consulting a doctor before you start using Cannabidiol.

NOTE: The CBD products sold by Open Hemp Shop come only from hemp, the genetic line of cannabis that can be legally marketed.

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