Getting old doesn’t automatically mean handfuls of pills daily. New research on the effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on the elderly population is emerging and shows a promising future in the use of CBD oil to manage the effects of aging.
Natural Pain Relief
There are many remedies for pain relief, but there are also many side effects of pain relievers, such as organ damage. CBD oil can provide more natural pain relief. Clinical studies have shown cannabidiol (CBD) to be very effective in decreasing arthritis and nerve pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Promotes Better Sleep
As you age, sleep becomes more elusive, possibly due to stress and anxiety or because various body pains may keep you from reaching deep sleep. CBD oil is thought to reduce both. Studies indicate that cannabidiol (CBD) may reduce the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep, and may also help you sleep more deeply for longer, which is important in staving off neurodegenerative diseases.
Heart disease is the predominant cause of death in the elderly. It therefore makes sense that you want to find a way to keep your cardiovascular system healthy. CBD oil can help to reduce stress and control blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels. Its anti-inflammatory effects can help with heart diseases and may even help prevent strokes.
Improves Bone Health
As you age, so do your bones, and they become more fragile than they once were; almost half of people over the age of 65 have reported arthritis diagnoses. Research is showing that CBD oil may help delay bone decay and prevent age-related bone disease. It can even help heal fractures and stimulate bone growth and collagen production.
Protects Against Alzheimers and Dementia
It may be a “senior moment,” or it may be an indication of something more serious: the neurodegeneration that accompanies diseases such as Alzheimers or dementia. CBD oil may help prevent the onset of these diseases thanks to its neuroprotectant properties. Cannabidiol (CBD) may enhance the birth of new brain cells and assist the brain in repairing itself, which could help resist various types of dementia. It also plays a role in preventing nerve inflammation which may cause dementia.
Parkinson’s Disease Prevention
Due to those neuroprotectant, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD oil could play a role in managing the symptoms of and even preventing Parkinson’s disease. The better sleep you get with cannabis helps delay age-related neurodegenerative diseases, and some people have indicated improvement of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including tremor and dyskinesias.
Relief from Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a common affliction amongst the elderly population, but the cannabidiol (CBD) and the other cannabinoids found in CBD oil could provide some relief and possibly even prevention, thanks to its promotion of neural health. Not only does glaucoma fall under the umbrella of neurodegenerative diseases for which C BD oil could help provide relief and even prevent, but its pain-relieving effects apply to your eyes, as well. There is even evidence that it could reduce intraocular pressure by as much as 25%.