CBD for elderly
Growing older is inevitable, but the aches, pains and anxieties that come with age don’t need to be.
All over the world an increasing number of older people are turning to CBD oils to help treat their age-related symptoms and there is a growing body of research that demonstrates the huge benefits of CBD oil for older people.
Some studies have looked at how CBD oil could help reduce inflammation and back aches, whilst some early studies also suggest it could have positive effects on people with dementia and arthritis.
What is CBD?
Put simply, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. It is one of the two main cannabinoids identified so far. There are various CBD extraction methods used today, and how it is extracted can tell you a lot about the quality of the CBD.
How does CBD work?
CBD works by interacting with the human body by binding with cannabinoid receptors — part of a complex cell-signalling system in the body known as the endocannabinoid system. When you ingest CBD, the body’s digestive system breaks the substance down and the cannabinoid interacts with these receptors, activating them to produce health benefits.
How CBD can help treat age related symptoms
CBD could reduce inflammation and symptoms of arthritis
CBD has been shown in several studies, like this one from 2015 in the journal of Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, to offer relief from pain and inflammation, which as our joints and muscle age is often a major factor that causes pain in older people.
A 2016 study published in the European Journal of Pain examined the efficiency of transdermal CBD for pain and inflammation in animals. Researchers found that CBD helped reduce swelling as well as other signs of inflammation.
The study concluded that CBD provides potential therapeutic relief when aiming to treat arthritis pain, as well as inflammation caused by hormonal, without any apparent side effects.
CBD can combat the anxiety associated with growing older
Managing chronic pain daily can take its toll. Anxiety, stress, and depression are all commonly associated with aging.
Thankfully, there have been loads of studies which identify the potential impact of CBD on mood, including its built-in anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects.
In fact, a study published in 2018 in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that cannabis significantly reduced feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress in both women and men.
And, in a 2019 study published in the Permanente Journal, researchers investigated whether CBD would improve sleep and anxiety. They provided CBD treatment to 72 adults and found that anxiety scores decreased in 79% of patients within the first month of use.
Helping with sleep and improving overall state of relaxation
One of the most commonly reported side effects of people growing older is sleep disturbances and the same Permanente Journal study also looked at how CBD use could improve sleep – sleep scores improved in 67% of patients within the first month.
It’s believed CBD does this by tackling the root causes of your sleep issues. It goes without saying that the less anxious you are and the less pain you are in through the day – the better night’s sleep you a likely to get!
Prevent bone density loss
CBD could also help with low bone density – a cause of osteoporosis and a common side effect of growing older.
The most common cause of osteoporosis pain is a spinal compression fracture. It can cause sudden, severe back pain that gets worse when you are standing or walking and trouble twisting or bending your body.
Some research has found that CBD interacts with a cannabinoid receptor that may play a role in bone density loss. CBD may therefore be able to reduce the rate of bone density loss that can also be a common cause of back pain in older people.
Choosing a CBD oil
Not all CBD oil is created equal. And while it’s true that all CBD, as in the chemical compound, is the same at source, once that’s bundled together with other things it becomes a different story.
At Npp-tropics, our CBD oil contains only the purest ingredients available on market today.
Our products are specially formulated and are the ideal entry point to CBD products for new customers. We use a lighter, but still potent dose of CBD, which makes our CBD oil perfect for beginners.
We use MCT, which acts as a carrier oil, to maximise bioavailability, this means your body is able easily and quickly absorb the CBD. Our pure CBD oil is free of unwanted chemicals or additives, whilst still containing a diverse selection of cannabinoids and terpenes, providing customers with the optimal CBD experience.
Every single batch of Noo-tropics CBD oil goes through rigorous and mandatory batch testing to provide you with complete peace of mind. We use a trusted and credible third-party lab and post every single result here on our website.
We’re here for you
At Noo-tropics, we understand everyone’s CBD journey is different, and if you’re just starting out and still aren’t sure if it’s right for you then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have and we’ll do our best to provide you with the facts so that you can make an informed decision.