How CBD Can Help Seniors
Our body deteriorates as we age. No one knows how or why. Some attribute it to our genes that are programmed to do such. Those of faith believe it’s ordained by a higher power. Others say aging is caused by injuries from ultraviolet light over time, wear and tear on the body, or byproducts of metabolism. All we know is the effects of aging and the symptoms. Aging is a process that cannot be stopped or reversed.
We all age differently. Aging is a complex process that most gerontologists (people who study aging) feel is a conglomeration of many lifelong influences, which include heredity, environment, culture, diet, exercise and leisure, past illnesses, and many other factors. Furthermore, we all age at a completely unique rate. Some systems can begin aging as early as age 30. Other aging processes are not common until much later in life. There is no way to predict exactly how you will age.
Many conditions are a result of this uncontrollable aging process. Seniors suffer from cancer, alzheimer’s disease, pain, anxiety, inflammation, mental health issues, eating disorders, glaucoma, and insomnia. CBD, a cannabidiol that impacts the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body, can help alleviate many symptoms of medical conditions seniors face. Herbal Pharm Rx is dedicated to bringing CBD products to those who need them. Contact us today!
WHY CBD FOR SENIORS?
CBD is the non psychoactive cannabidiol found in hemp plants with significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned.” In fact, CBD can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC, the cannabidiol found in hemp plants that does produce a high effect. Interacting with the ECS, the system in our body that tries to maintain homeostasis in many areas, CBD can help block pain indicators for instance, help send the right messages to your immune system to relieve autoimmune diseases, and help with your sleep-wake cycles to maximize your sleep. CBD relieves many conditions seniors suffer from.
- Pain relief. Many seniors suffer for arthritis and nerve pain, sometimes debilitating pain. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory, decreasing arthritis and nerve pain. Many seniors love our Herbal Pharm Rx’s CBD Balm-250mg, which comes with a convenient, roll-on applicator. This CBD balm is infused with 250mg of CBD per 2oz bottle, and when applied, mimics the application of ice, increasing blood flow to the affected area. The CBD acts on the endocannabinoid system to reduce pain signals being sent by the brain and reduce localized inflammation. Users can apply CBD balm directly to the affected area, allowing targeting of problem areas. This CBD balm by Herbal Pharm also incorporates other natural anti-inflammatories such as arnica and tea tree oil. Perfect sore muscles, chronic pain, inflammation, and sore joints that seniors suffer from.
- Promotes healthy bones. CBD can help osteoporosis, a bone condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. Osteoporosis afflicts millions of seniors every year. Furthermore, because of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties, patients with multiple sclerosis may be helped as well.
- Fights glaucoma. Glaucoma, which is a neurodegenerative disease (the breakdown of neurons in the communication process from the brain to the body), affects the sight of individuals from an increase in pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is a cluster of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in irreversible vision loss-and ultimately can cause total blindness.Glaucoma is preventable in most cases. Going back decades, there is supporting evidence that cannabinoids can reduce pressure in the eye by up to 25%, however the required dosage of inhalation of full THC cannabis has posed a risk to some patients. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has been less rigorously studied, and most of that data is in animal models.
- Insomnia. The older we get, the more difficult it is to achieve sustained periods of deep sleep. During the deep sleep phases, our brain regenerates, repairs, and solidifies memories. Sleep is of the utmost importance to prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or glaucoma. When seniors complain of insomnia, they often turn to sleeping pills, which can form a heavy dependency and have side effects. CBD can help seniors stay in the deep sleep phase and reduce the amount of time in the lighter sleeping phases. Herbal Pharm offers two CBD products to help with sleep: one for during the day and one for night-time use.
Taking care of your body as you age is important for overall health and wellbeing. CBD products can help with a variety of problems that afflict seniors as listed above. Along with eating healthy and staying active, seniors can use CBD oils as a supplement to relieve conditions that make living life challenging. Consult your doctor for specific recommendations for dosages and specific product recommendations for your particular condition.
Herbal Pharm Rx believes in offering the highest quality CBD oil-based products for your use in relieving symptoms from pain, anxiety, and inflammation. We offer a variety of mediums for your convenience. If you like pills, we offer CBD tablets. If you want to mix CBD in your smoothie, we offer CBD tinctures. If you like targeted relief, our CBD balm rolls on smoothly to soothe those areas that need attention the most. If you want a quick pick-me-up, CBD gummies are available for those afternoon lulls.
Herbal Pharm Rx is here for you. We value our customers and desire to see them satisfied with our CBD products and CBD oils. Herbal Pharm Rx offers a lot of information on CBD and its effects. We are always happy to answer questions you may have about our products or CBD in general. Our mission is to provide the relief you need through our CBD oils. Visit our online store today!