Many studies have come out recently regarding the increase in the use of cannabis and CBD products in the older population. With this surge, more products are being manufactured to cater to the needs of those with chronic pain and what some consider “the effects of aging”. We don’t believe that aging has to be painful, in fact, many have reported that our products have helped alleviate pain that traditional medications could not ease.
CBD (cannabidiol) has opened up new doors of possibility for those who seek the positive benefits of the cannabis plant but do not want to feel “high”. In fact, you don’t even have to smoke if you don’t want to smoke. CBD is an extract that can be absorbed into the body in a number of ways, aside from smoking. We do offer a vape juice and CBD isolate for those who enjoy smoking, but we also provide tinctures, capsules, body balms, and roller ball applicators.
Here are 4 ways that CBD could help you:
There have been several recent studies that show reduction of pain in our older populations with arthritis and nerve pain. In a study by the European Journal of Pain, topical application of CBD to rats with arthritis showed a decrease in inflammation and pain without notable side effects. Medical research shows that a large amount of pain is due to inflammation, and CBD has been tested and can offer an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease that causes pressure in the eyes and can damage the optic nerve. If left untreated, serious glaucoma can eventually result in vision loss. In fact, glaucoma is known as one of the major causes of irreversible blindness, affecting nearly 3 million Americans. Early studies have shown that the human eye tissues have a large number of cannabinoid receptors that can be responsible for regulating ocular pressure. Ingesting CBD could help support symptoms and severity of glaucoma.
As we age, deep sleep is harder to achieve. When we are in deep sleep, our body recharges and eliminates potentially harmful toxins. Sleep can have a big effect of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s & glaucoma. It’s not uncommon for medical professionals to prescribe sleeping pills to help curb this problem, but these medications come with their own side effects. CBD has shown to have a calming effect on the body and can offer some users an easier access to relaxation and a deeper sleep.
Food is the largest nutrient source we receive, so eating well can help prevent nutrient deficiency as we age. Natural intake of vital vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, iron, and calcium can determine how well wee age. If appetite is suppressed, less nutrients are consumed, which can create larger problems over time. CBD has recently shown that it could be a beneficial appetite stimulant, and in turn, can help reduce weight loss, mental acuity, and bodily weakness.
Fully Activated cannot prescribe you CBD for your aches and pains, but we’re happy to suggest products that may help to alleviate your discomfort. With our variety of full spectrum and pure CBD tinctures, isolate, capsules, and body salves, we’re happy to discuss which is most accessible to you!