Medically reviewed by Dr. Jen Palmer, ND – Naturopathic Doctor,
Director of Education for Charlotte’s Web™
In this article, we will discuss how CBD can benefit older adults and which products by Charlotte’s Web™ may aid their various ailments. We will also go over some tips on how to compassionately converse with elderly loved ones about introducing CBD.
Our elderly loved ones often deal with more and more health problems as they get on in age. It can be difficult to find remedies for their sometimes multitudinous physical and mental concerns. For some seniors, the side effects and dangers of mixing medications can cause even further health complications.
For some, CBD is an effective alternative for seniors to consider.
Why CBD for the Elderly?
The CBD industry has expanded immensely in the last decade, and individuals of every age are eager to learn more about its potential benefits. Below are a couple of reasons seniors are exploring the benefits of CBD.
CBD is Non Intoxicating
CBD is not going to have intoxicating effects, and is not proven to be addictive or lethal by overdose. Seniors can ease their discomforts while using CBD, but not have to worry about dulling their cognition.
CBD Helps with Sleep
Healthy sleep cycles are essential to a healthy lifestyle at any age. For seniors, at a naturally more vulnerable stage in their lives, regulating sleep is especially important.
Common Medical Concerns and How CBD for Seniors Can Help
The new CBDMEDIC™ line at Charlotte’s Web targets arthritis pain. Arthritis sufferers could benefit from the CBDMEDIC™ arthritis ointment, which can be applied directly to affected areas. This ointment infuses the active ingredients camphor and menthol with exceptional quality hemp extract containing CBD.
Health problems, loss of friends and family around the same age, and isolation can cause depression to set in among seniors. As mentioned in the cognitive health section, CBD oils for the elderly can support a feeling of calm that helps with tackling daily stresses*. These benefits of CBD may positively impact many common stresses that older adults may encounter.
Studies performed on mice have shown that the use of THC and CBD might support cognitive health in the elderly brain. CBD oil capsules by Charlotte’s Web are designed to soothe daily stresses and support a positive mood and focus*. Relief from stress as well as maintaining focus and a positive mood can support cognitive health.
In one way or another, most seniors experience a change in their skin in their later years. Charlotte’s Web™ offers topicals infused with CBD and other beneficial ingredients that seep into your skin to revitalize, restore, and rejuvenate.
Whether due to pain, side effects of medications, or problems with stress, trouble sleeping is sadly common among seniors. Charlotte’s Web™ CBD oils can help soothe the mind, ease stresses, and support healthy sleep*. Generally, 17mg is a good starting place for serving size, and you can read more about how much to take in this article about CBD for occasional sleeplessness.
Charlotte’s Web also offers a Sleep Gummy which uses CBD infused with melatonin to support your journey to dreamland.
How to Talk with Your Parents and Grandparents about CBD
Unfortunately, it is common for the elderly to suffer age-related maladies, even if they are in comparatively great health for their age. If you think that CBD might help your older loved ones, here are some tips on how to approach the topic.
Differentiate between CBD and THC. Your older relatives may be unaware of how CBD is different from THC. It is possible that they may expect both to intoxicate them, and thus might be hesitant to try CBD. Explain that CBD is nonintoxicating, and perhaps offer to watch an informational video with them about CBD basics.
Talk to a health care professional. When in doubt, we always recommend speaking to health care professionals about adding CBD supplements to a daily routine.
Learn More About Charlotte’s Web™ and CBDMEDIC™ Products for Seniors
Charlotte’s Web is here to help all ages with our expansive line of full-spectrum hemp extract topicals, gummies, and oils. The additional active pharmaceutical benefits of our new CBDMEDIC™ line designed to address pain can be especially helpful for seniors and their ailments.
When choosing our high-quality CBD for your elderly loved ones, they can expect a wholesome addendum to their health management routine. Trust the Earth™ and guide your parents and grandparents to learn about how Charlotte’s Web can help.