7 Benefits of CBD Oil: What Seniors Don’t Know!

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Last year, the Harvard Medical School posted a blog that pointed to numerous studies indicating that CBD oil is effective in stopping and reducing the frequency of seizures. Here are other benefits of using CBD. 

  1. Pain management. Nearly half of all seniors have arthritis, and 75-85% suffer from chronic pain. Studies have shown that CBD has few to no adverse side effects, and it manages pain more effectively than NSAIDs.  
  2. Cellular health. CBD promotes energy by strengthening cells and contributing to cellular regeneration. It is also an antioxidant that fights against free radicals more effectively than Vitamins C and E.
  3. Quality of sleep. Many seniors turn to sleep medications when they have trouble falling asleep. However, these can interfere with current medications, become habit-forming, and lead to a hungover feeling the next day. CBD can calm the mind enough for you to fall asleep and avoid taking strong prescription drugs. 
  4. Combat addiction. The country is currently facing an opioid crisis, and Americans aged 65 and older are not immune. CBD has been shown to help combat addiction
  5. Improve heart health. Heart disease is the most common health condition among older adults, according to the American College of Cardiology. High blood pressure can lead to heart conditions, but a 2017 study found that CBD oil reduced resting blood pressure in 100 men. 
  6. Deter neurodegenerative diseases. Because of the way it reacts to the brain and the central nervous system, experts believe CBD could be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. 
  7. Mood disorders. Everyone has mood swings, but seniors are subject to drastic shifts in mood due to things like declining health, disability, boredom, or the loss of a loved one. CBD can help regulate serotonin and alleviate stress, calm the mind, and improve cognition. 

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