The Baby Boomer generation is warming up to CBD, even to those 65 and older.
Hemp-derived CBD isn’t just for Gen Z or Millennials. Understanding the many reasons seniors are loving CBD and how to take it could help you decide if CBD is right for you too. As a senior, you may have already discovered how cannabidiol (CBD) works. CBD has the ability to influence receptors within the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a regulatory system that communicates between the chemical messengers and receptors to keep bodily functions running efficiently. Some of these functions affect sleep, appetite, mood, memory and the immune system. CBD works by mimicking the messengers that the body makes so that it too can communicate with the receptors of the ECS.Importantly, because CBD is non-psychoactive, seniors can take advantage of all the health benefit without the intoxication of marijuana.
Certainly, the potential benefits and uses of CBD are well documented. However, it is always recommended that you consult with your doctor before use.
There are many ways to take CBD
CBD oil can easily be taken as a tincture or infused into topical lotions and creams, as well as edible products. Determining your ideal CBD dose will depend on several factors, including the form and concentration of CBD, in addition to your response. It makes sense for seniors to start with a premeasured dose of CBD. These CBD products are very convenient and include capsules and gummies. Seniors new to CBD should start with the lowest available dose and then, if needed, slowly increase the dose.
Be patient, as it can take several days or even several weeks to achieve your desired result.
In short, seniors may not know what form of CBD will work best for them until they try it. Also, depending on your needs, you may prefer using a combination of CBD products. For example, some days you may prefer to use a tincture or capsule, and on other days a lotion or cream. Above all, look for a CBD product that fits your needs and your lifestyle.