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CBD and Seniors: An Effective Solution for Wellness?

Posted by Greenwald and Gerke on May 16, 2019
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Expanding knowledge about the health benefits of CBD means that this industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States. People of all ages have found CBD to be a helpful tool in managing symptoms and overall health, including senior citizens.

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, and this natural compound comes from hemp. It is closely related to marijuana (psychoactive cannabis), but the main difference is that CBD products don’t give you the “high” that comes from marijuana use. When CBD is derived from hemp, it is legal across the United States. Plus, some states, including California, have passed laws to legalize marijuana for either medical and/or recreational use.

Health Benefits of CBD

Why do people choose to use CBD? This compound can interact with the endocannabinoid receptors that are located throughout the nervous and immune systems. As a result, biological functions can be affected, including anxiety levels, sleep cycles, stress, and pain sensitivity.

These health issues are common among older adults, so it makes sense that people are looking for solutions. Seniors have found that joint and muscle pain can be managed more easily with CBD, enabling them to walk their dog and play with grandchildren without the excruciating pain.

Use of CBD for Older Adults

Here are some of the most common uses for CBD for older adults:

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Pain management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Insomnia
  • Addiction treatment
  • Heart conditions
  • And more

More and more seniors are turning to CBD as a way to overcome common health challenges that are affecting all aspects of physical and mental health. It can be used as a treatment, both with and without a prescription. In fact, CBD providers are finding there is a great interest among seniors because they are interested in the natural alternatives that are available as a substitute for drug therapy.

Local Connections and Industry Advice

At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we’re working hard to keep you up-to-date on the trends and news in the retirement industry. If you are looking for real estate services to find your retirement home, contact us to learn more about our services: (844) 782-9674