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CBD and Senior Citizens

Getting older is not fun, and as we age, the likelihood of developing various ailments and disorders substantially increases. There is no way to defy this aging process, but what if we had a way to decrease the aches and pains associated with growing older? With the legalization of CBD in all fifty states, senior citizens now have a way to age gracefully and to have a high quality of life. It doesn’t matter whether they choose to consume their CBD via edibles, as a tincture, or vape this miracle substance, the benefits are limitless. Below is a list of the many advantages associated with the use of CBD for seniors.

CBD Reduces Pain and Inflammation

Studies have shown that CBD directly interacts with neurotransmitters associated with inflammation and pain. The body’s production of endocannabinoids due to intake of CBD consistently shows positive impacts on people’s mood, pain, and immune responses. Seniors are already predisposed to developing excruciating conditions such as arthritis (which is inflammation of the joints), and prior to the use of CBD, treatment was limited to artificial drugs such as corticosteroids which have a myriad of negative side effects. With CBD widely available, our elderly now has access to a better and safer alternative treatment.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia-Related Diseases

Every senior citizen runs the risk of acquiring age-related conditions such as dementia. CBD is now being studied as a possible treatment to reduce symptoms, and is already proving to be promising. California’s Salk Institute recently released research to the public showing that CBD prevents the decline of memory function and preserves brain cells. A 2011 study performed by Tim Karl backs this information up, and additionally purported the growth of new brain cells. Although the FDA has not formally announced the use of CBD as a treatment for dementia, all the evidence supports its potential use and it would be smart for seniors to take CBD as a precautionary measure.

CBD is cheaper than prescription drugs

Instead of taking a cocktail of anti-pain and anti-inflammatory medications, seniors now have the choice to use CBD. High quality CBD oils can run around $35 and edible gummies go for as low as $19.99. When you compare the price of CBD versus a prescription drug such as Cymbalta (commonly prescribed to treat osteoarthritis) which is $473 per bottle, you’ll quickly discover why seniors are upset about healthcare costs. Prescription drugs are over-priced to an extreme and even with medical insurance can be inaccessible to this vulnerable population.

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