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Why Older Americans Are Turning to CBD

Senior CitizensIf you are over the age of 50, you may have noticed that everyday activities like playing with your grandchildren or walking your dog take longer than they used to. Does even the most mundane tasks in your daily routine like going up the stairs or getting out of bed cause pain or discomfort? If this sounds like you, there is something you can do about it that will help you to feel young again and allow you to do many of the things you always enjoyed doing.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is an organic compound found in the hemp plant that has been proven to have a wide array of health benefits. CBD helps improve our overall health by interacting with receptors located throughout the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS.) ECS receptors are responsible for regulating various biological functions like sleep cycles and pain sensation. While derived from the hemp plant, CBD is non-psychoactive, so it does not produce any mind-altering effects. Hence, CBD is available online and in stores nationwide.

So how can CBD products improve your quality of life if you are an older adult? Here are some of the reasons millions of people like you are turning to CBD:

CBD Reduces Inflammation

Since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the late 1980s, scientists have been studying how CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can help treat and even prevent a range of severe diseases and conditions.  Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can reduce inflammation affecting receptors throughout our bodies. CBD products have been shown to alleviate inflammation of the joints, pancreas, and even our brains helping to minimize the symptoms of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and Parkinson’s.

CBD Improves Fitness and Mobility

One of the most common reasons people of all ages are adding products like CBD oil to their everyday routine is CBD’s proven ability to alleviate physical pain. By helping to relieve aches and discomfort, CBD can help you stay active and physically fit.

Regular exercise is essential to staying healthy and independent as you grow older. Studies show that 30 minutes of daily physical activity can help prevent a number of common conditions and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even heart disease. Meanwhile, not setting aside enough time for daily exercise can have severe consequences which can be detrimental to your physical endurance and immune functions.

CBD Improves Sleeping Patterns

As mentioned before, CBD products may alleviate physical discomfort like back or neck pain which can often keep you up during the night. Additionally, CBD has also been found to be effective in treating mood disorders like anxiety, stress, and even depression which can make it harder to fall asleep. CBD’s relaxing and calming properties help you stay asleep during the night so you will wake up the next morning feeling new and refreshed.

If you are not getting enough sleep now, do not wait until it’s too late to do something about it. Over an extended period of time, lack of sleep can lead to severe medical conditions like heart disease and significant weight gain.

A Better Alternative

As opposed to many over the counter and prescription meds, CBD has no dangerous side effects and is non-addictive. In fact, CBD is so safe and effective the FDA recently approved the first CBD-based medication in the United States meant to treat epileptic seizures in children.

Other important reason older adults are choosing CBD is that it is available in a variety of forms such as CBD oils, CBD edibles, and even hot beverages which make it easier to get your daily dose of CBD. However, not all CBD products are created equally. That is why Green Roads prides itself on providing the highest-quality CBD products available on the market. Green Roads products contain all-natural ingredients and are formulated by a licensed pharmacist with decades of experience in the industry. Green Roads complies with all federal and state regulations


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