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3 Ways CBD Can Help Seniors

CBD provides benefits for people of all ages. When used by seniors, it can improve their quality of life in key ways.

CBD is used by people of all ages, but seniors are a demographic that can really benefit from the daily use of the compound. Aside from providing relief from pain and anxiety, the use of CBD is a good way of treating forms of chronic pain and stress, while also helping people get better sleep. The compound is also a good way of decreasing the use of different medications, which can become troublesome after years of recurring use.

Seniors traditionally struggle with chronic conditions, less restful sleep, more physical injuries, and the decline of their mental health. While CBD still lacks scientific support, some key studies and large amounts of anecdotal evidence show that CBD can improve people’s quality of life, especially when taken as a supplement.

Here are three ways in which CBD can help seniors:

Better sleep

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Insomnia occurs due to a wide variety of reasons, ranging from stress, to medications or bad habits. The condition is the same for people of all ages, but it affects seniors more often.

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Seniors struggle with their sleep due to their age and the fact that their hormones are fluctuating. They no longer produce the growth hormone — one of compounds responsible for our sleep patters — in the same amounts. Seniors are likely to get less deep sleep than younger people, which influences their mood and health.

CBD’s effect on sleep hasn’t been studied in-depth, but CBD and its short term effects on stress, anxiety, and PTSD have been documented. These conditions are almost always connected with poor sleep.

Pain management

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CBD oils and topicals can treat different kinds of pain, whether they’re occasional and obtained from an injury or recurring. These conditions can affect muscles and joints and can be very debilitating.

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CBD has analgesic and most importantly anti-inflammatory properties, helping people find relief from their injuries while also speeding up the recovery process.

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One of the best parts about CBD is its untapped potential. Since the compound can treat a wide variety of conditions, it’s one that a lot of researchers are interested in, especially since it can rid us of the negative side effects that are associated with medications.

Although more research is needed in order to understand the full capabilities of CBD, including its possible side effects, for the time being, nothing dangerous has been recorded. Studies have found that the compound can provide relief while also decreasing the amount of medications that seniors consume.

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