The older generation of the country has now received extensive vaccinations, and although their children and grandchildren are still locked up in France for the time being, they can finally enjoy life again. Anyway, CBD products have become very popular during the pandemic, and we want to understand how grandma and grandpa can really benefit from cannabidiol. There has been a lot of research on this issue, but not all retirees need CBD.
After all, the ingredients of the hemp plant are effective in many ways. What are the benefits of CBD for the elderly? Are there any specific rules for seniors?
Why are cannabinoids effective for the elderly?
Everyone has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). Just like lymph or blood circulation, many processes in the body are controlled by ECS. Healing from pain or inflammation and mood depends on a well-functioning system. For example, as usual, the immune defense capacity will weaken with age and this is where CBD comes in. The ingredients in cannabis are called cannabinoids, which have a biochemical mechanism that can stimulate our ECS system and grow precisely by consuming cannabinoids and other plant components. We activate the ECS, which will make the body more stamina and thus improve the health of the body.
What are the possibilities offered by the CDB?
In fact, it should be made clear if you are taking any medications – CBD lowers blood pressure and you should talk to your doctor before taking it to avoid cross effects. However, seniors should no longer believe everything in the doctor’s office and if the doctor refers to hemp, cannabidiol and ECS as a narcotic, it’s especially worth getting a second opinion, after all, our government is doing everything possible to ensure that there is as little education as possible about the highly effective and well-tolerated cannabinoids.
In any case, seniors can try CBD for the following benefits:
- Neurodegenerative diseases Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are currently the subject of intense research and CBD may increasingly help in the future to combat these serious brain disorders, with indications such as Parkinson’s disease potentially being alleviated by cannabidiol’s very potent reduction in inflammation
- Mental Health : Depression, loneliness and anxiety are unfortunately part of the daily lives of many seniors and we have all seen the conditions in nursing homes that people like Health Minister Spahn don’t care about. CBD can improve mood and give more joy in life, especially since according to some studies, concentration and cognitive functions improve.
- Appetite Stimulation : Media-denigrated hemp users are well aware of the feeling of hunger after taking marijuana and with CBD one can certainly do something to have more appetite and a regular meal. Older people often don’t feel hungry, lose weight and weaken the immune system, which can be combated aggressively with CBD hemp.
- Bone density : Of course, even hemp can’t regrow dwindling bones like in youth, but to at least alleviate painful osteoporosis in all its effects, it’s quite possible, and here we go again with CBD’s effectiveness against inflammation and as a cell repair aid.
We haven’t even talked about general pain relief, inflammation, stress reduction, and even heart health benefits, but it’s clear: CBD is a versatile product and is generally well tolerated, has a mild effect, and can be a good help for both acute problems and chronic stress as we age.