Health Benefits of CBD for Seniors–in general
In the last few years, CBD has sparked a massive shift in the health and wellness communities as people everywhere are finding natural relief for their health conditions.
Based on the findings from multiple research studies, CBD can provide natural relief for over fifty conditions including arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, numerous stress-related disorders, and more. While its properties can certainly benefit individuals of every age, in this article, I would like to discuss the population most affected by severe health conditions.
Let’s explore the amazing benefits of CBD for seniors and discuss the massive impact CBD can have on this group of individuals.
A Major Health Problem for Seniors… and America
Today in America, there are over 46 million individuals who are 65 years of age or older. While some happily transition into this stage, others refuse to acknowledge it. At the end of the day, it makes no difference―we all get older.
Based on that same truth, as our bodies naturally age, we will all face the threat of serious health conditions, and most will be afflicted by them.
Findings from leading institutions confirm the unfortunate truth:
According to the Harvard Neurodiscovery Center:
5 million senior citizens suffer from Alzheimer’s
1 million senior citizens suffer from Parkinson’s
300 thousand senior citizens suffer from MS
According to the CDC, 49.6% of senior citizens suffer from Arthritis
Mental Health America found that 27% of senior citizens suffer from severe anxiety disorders that are significantly impacting their ability to function
And these are just a few of the conditions that the older members of our population endure…
With America’s senior population projected to outnumber the minor population (under 18) by 2035, we need to think of a solution, and quick. Could CBD be the solution we need to keep our senior population healthier, longer?
How CBD Can Benefit the Health of Seniors
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant.
Like other cannabinoids, CBD can interact with receptors in our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which research has shown is the catalyst behind the many effects of the Cannabis plant. It is also the reason psychoactive cannabinoids like Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can induce euphoric or mind-altering effects on the user.
Now, unlike THC―CBD is non-psychoactive. This means it will not make the user high, while continuing to deliver the many health properties of the Cannabis plant.
Because these benefits are uniquely aligned with the conditions generally afflicted by seniors, CBD is positioned as the perfect solution to improving the health and lives of our senior citizens!