Becoming a senior adult means getting wiser, but it doesn’t mean you have to slow down. Diet, exercise, and maintaining good mental health are important for navigating life as a senior! Many seniors are not aware of the many benefits that cannabidiol (CBD) can have on their lives. CBD, which can be administered in many ways including topical or ingestible oil, topical cream, or edibles (like gummies), is the non-psychoactive part found in marijuana. In other words, it delivers the wellness benefits of marijuana, without the “high.” Here are five ways that CBD can improve quality of life, especially for seniors.
- Soothing Effects
Being a senior, of course, have its benefits- retirement, wisdom, grandkids… but that doesn’t mean life is just sunshine and daisies! Newly developed ailments and aches and pains can cause worry and frustration. CBD helps maintain a healthy state of calm and relaxation through all the ups and downs of life.
- Helps Maintain Healthy Joint Mobility
Maybe getting up and down isn’t as easy as it once was. Working in the garden, playing with the grandkids, and going about your day can cause strains and sprains. Fortunately, CBD helps maintain healthy joint mobility. So, climb those stairs, go for that hike, but don’t forget your CBD from Sera Labs!
- Supports a Healthy Immune System
As we age, our immune systems weaken . When looking for supplements that help enforce the strength of our body and immunity, look for vitamins B6, B12, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine, and essential fatty acids, Omega 3 and Omega 6. If only there was a supplement that included all of those things… Oh wait, there is; it’s CBD! CBD helps maintain optimal immune support and regulates a healthy immune system.
- Helps Support Normal Sleep Cycles
Sleep irregularities are common for seniors . Sleep is our time to regenerate brain cells that support the brain’s function . So, a good night’s sleep is of critical importance for optimal brain health. CBD may help support normal sleep cycles.
- Mood Maintenance
Of course, if we don’t get enough sleep, it affects our mood, but CBD also helps maintain an everyday positive healthy mood. We all experience an occasional stressful day and relying on CBD is a healthy way to cope with worries, frustrations, and nervousness.
You might be thinking, “Is there anything it can’t do?” Research on CBD is still in its infancy and more studies and developments are being presented every day.
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