Most of the time you find it hard to believe you’re getting older. Your chronological age can’t be disputed but you feel much younger, even decades younger! But lately you’ve noticed it’s not as easy to reset after physical activity, and discomfort is appearing in new spots.
Getting older is a fact of life, but temporary, occasional discomfort doesn’t have to go hand-in-hand. It’s never too late to take back control, and if you’re reading this article, you’re on the right track.
But while you’re doing your due diligence, many other people are missing out on natural options like CBD, worried a product from the cannabis plant species could get them high. Fortunately, there are many CBD options on the market that contain zero THC (the psychoactive element in hemp).
If you’re a senior, family member or caregiver here’s what you should know about the benefits of daily CBD use:
1. Targets Temporary, Occasional Discomfort
One of the advantages of CBD over common pain relievers is that it desensitizes pain at the nerve level while at the same time minimizing aches and pains, and reducing inflammation. For the full rundown of the science behind how CBD works like nature’s Advil, check out our CBD 101.
2. Helps You Find Peace & Clarity
Have you noticed the busy-ness of life these days? It can make it hard to switch off and power down when you feel “wired” from sunrise to sunset. Because CBD facilitates relaxation and calmness, it brings the body back to balance, helps you unwind no matter what’s been going on in your day, and helps you find that much needed “off” switch.
3. Goodbye Sleeping Pills
As you get older, restful sleep can be hard to come by, which is when our brain cells restore themselves. CBD can help you wind down after a long day, promote natural sleep, and support relaxation.
So now that you’ve got your head around CBD and some of its benefits you are well placed to take back control of your wellbeing. And by the way, you’re not alone in your researching, with recent studies showing that overall cannabis use by those aged 65+ increased 250% between 2006 to 2013. So the next time frustrating temporary, occasional discomfort stops you in your tracks, try CBD as an alternative option to getting you back to doing what you love, with those you love.