With the increasing number of states across the country that have welcomed the legislation that makes marijuana legal, both medical and recreational, the new products are specifically adapted to the aging population. One of these products, which come in many forms, is cannabidiol or CBD. The CBD that can be taken in multiple ways, including topical cream, unmanageable or edible dyes, is the non-psychoactive part present in marijuana. Put simply, CBD offers all the benefits of marijuana without making the user busted. The positive effects resulting from the use of CBD can be particularly positive for the elderly.
Many seniors are unaware of how medical cannabis can improve their quality of life and how the use and use of marijuana have changed. Because CBD is extracted from the marijuana plant, the elderly can benefit from the medical benefits offered by the extract without the psychotropic sensation in the head or body often associated with marijuana. In addition, older people have the opportunity to take CBD in more familiar forms than to inhale smoke. CBD is an oil extract and therefore can be added to things like topical gels, dyes, and edible products.
In many cases, these cannabis derivatives can reduce or even replace the use of harmful and addictive prescription drugs
It has long been known that cannabis is an analgesic to the same extent, perhaps even better, than drugs. For example, clinical studies have shown that marijuana is very effective in reducing arthritis and nerve pain. Creams are an effective cure for muscle and joint pain.
Cannabis could provide great help for the elderly in relation to bone fragility. According to a study, the use of cannabis can help heal fractures and keep bones healthier. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis can be very useful for patients with multiple sclerosis.
Although CBD is known for its calming effects on elderly consumers, it promotes the feeling of energy and acts against inertia. This is because CBD strengthens cells in the human body and contributes to complete regeneration. In addition, CBD is an antioxidant that promotes a sense of alertness that can be disturbed by the presence of free radicals. A study shows that cannabidiol has stronger antioxidant properties than vitamin C and vitamin E.
There has been increasing research supporting a link between cannabis and the treatment of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease (the breaking of neurons in the process of communication from the brain to the body), affects the sight of individuals from an increase in pressure in the eye known as intraocular pressure (IOP). After decades, there is evidence to support the fact that cannabinoids can reduce the IOP by up to 25%, however, the necessary dosage of complete THC cannabis inhalation represented a risk for some patients. However, due to the symptoms associated with glaucoma, CBD as a pain management product works well and could have the advantage of helping to reduce pressure.
Insomnia and sleep problems
The older we get, the harder it is to get prolonged periods of deep sleep. During the phases of a deep sleep, our brain regenerates and is freed from toxic substances, which have been produced by the body itself. Therefore, the quality of sleep is also of immense importance to prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or glaucoma. Elderly people have often prescribed sleeping pills, which have great potential for addiction and a wide range of unpleasant side effects. CBD can help in the extension of the deep sleep phase and in the reduction of lighter sleep phases.
Alternative to prescription drugs
The number of elderly people who use prescription drugs is growing every year. Pharmaceutical companies present to our government one of the largest pressure groups in the country, to promote the efficacy and stability provided by their products. However, prescription drugs can be extremely dangerous and can be responsible for organ damage, tissue damage, drug addiction, and even death.
In comparison, marijuana is a safe alternative to prescription drugs, with fewer side effects and low traits of addiction. This benefit is increased with CBD and has in fact been used to combat prescription drug addiction. No deaths or overdoses have been documented, which are related to marijuana.
Alzheimer’s and dementia
An emerging trend being studied is that marijuana can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. According to numerous studies, cannabinoids and CBD can contribute to the elimination of a toxic protein related to this disease. This is caused by a loss of brain inflammation and the regeneration of damaged cells.
Although the potential benefits of using CBD are well documented, it is recommended that you always consult your doctor regarding the use of any substance
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