Thanks to modern medicine and scientific innovations we humans are living a lot longer than we used to. But prolonging the life cycle of our bodies doesn’t come without making a certain investment which first and foremost includes self-care. And most seniors know a great deal about what exactly this entails. Their health foods and supplements, holistic therapies and practises, and mindful exercises all of which aim to produce desirable effects in terms of overall health and longevity. Today we’ll discuss how CBD and Hemp Products play their part.
How is CBD Good for Seniors?
As we age, our bodies do too. And in doing so our bodies require more support to function optimally. The days of eating whatever you want without worrying about repercussions and lifting yourself from the floor with ease might be over but that doesn’t mean you’re no longer capable of achieving a sense of well-being. CBD Hemp Oil offers seniors a restorative opportunity to engage an inner regulatory system that plays an integral part in how our bodies function. CBD offers naturally occurring benefits with no known side effects as opposed to majority of harsh, synthetic pharmaceuticals. CBD research has shown no evidence to date of inciting co-dependency and has been tolerated well at extremely high doses, removing worry of potential toxicity concerns.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Specifically, CBD can help seniors by engaging their Endocannabinoid System (ECS). CBD works in the body by activating biological receptors in the brain, gut and nervous system. When Full Spectrum CBD enters the blood stream, it communicates with these receptors and then distributes throughout the body. We produce Endocannabinoids internally which bind to our ECS receptors located in the nervous system, glands, immune cells, stomach, organs, brain and connective tissues. By taking CBD, we introduce phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids naturally occurring in CBD Hemp Oil) to our Endocannabinoid System. Phytocannabinoids aid our own endocannabinoids in regulating homeostasis among all our physiological systems.
How Can Seniors Benefit from using Hemp Balm?
Seniors don’t have to ingest CBD in order to reap the benefits it has to offer. Another popular way Seniors can benefit from the properties of CBD is through topical application. Hemp Balm contains CBD that is absorbed through the skin to target areas closer to the surface. Cannabidiol (CBD) is an excellent skin emollient as cannabinoids (phyto and endo) are, themselves, lipids. Endocannabinoids are present in sebaceous gland cells and as lipids they function to store energy, signal other cells, and act as structural components of cell membranes. Hemp Balm containing CBD works in conjunction with your skin to help soothe and rejuvenate through lipid synthesis. Elixinol’s Hemp Balm formula is non-greasy, easily absorbed and perfect for dermal protection and moisturisation.
Can Seniors get a prescription for CBD?
Seniors in the UK cannot not expect to obtain a prescription for CBD any time soon. Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are considered food supplements and regulated as novel foods, which means in order for them to exist in the UK market, they must first undergo stringent health and safety compliance. With that said, you can rest assured that the future of CBD is bright because novel food classification spells quality assurance for consumers. For now, though, it is up to you be your own health advocate and research the ways in which using CBD Hemp Oil can be your ally.
Studies have shown promising pharmaceutical application in terms if CBD, but before your doctor can write you a prescription for it, much more controlled testing is needed.
CBD and Drug Interactions
Studies are currently ongoing involving potential drug interactions with CBD because, as you can imagine, there are a lot of bases to cover. The best way to ensure it is safe for you to consume CBD is, of course, to ask your doctor but there is also a secondary rule of thumb which offers effective insight. If the medication you take has a grapefruit interaction warning, you should stay clear of CBD. This is because CBD, like an enzyme found in grapefruit, can affect the metabolization rate of certain medicines leading to higher concentration of medication in the blood stream.
More and more people are looking for natural solutions to medical problems. Partly thanks to a movement away from the dependency of synthetic pharmaceuticals, which often come with unpleasant side effects, and partly as a movement to simply embrace the capacity of more natural therapies. While we don’t claim that CBD will be your cure-all, we do acknowledge its practical scope. We believe Seniors are perfect candidates for CBD use because senior bodies are in need of a little extra support. A little extra support that CBD Hemp Oil might be able to offer.
Why not explore what CBD can offer you today?