Most of us are fully woke to the deliciously green pastures of the CBD world (terrible pun intended), which is fab, of course – but guess who’s missing out? That’s right. Great-Aunt Myrtle and co.
CBD has many, many health benefits, and is vastly creeping its way into a myriad of products. First, we saw the hemp revolution; now we’re riding the crest of the CBD one.
Viva la Ganja!
Looking for a holistic, non-pharmaceutical approach to managing our physical and mental health isn’t just for hippies, hipsters, and millennials! Nope – the senior generation are included in the expanding group of individuals who can benefit from the many wonders of CBD.
But are they?
Well, not so much. Or not as much as they should be.
Unfortunately, many members of the ‘silent generation’ aren’t reaping the numerous benefits of CBD, mostly due to lack of awareness about its nature and origin – not to mention that yes, of course, it is safe and legal, and no – it won’t get you high! (Sorry if that’s not what you wanted to hear, Myrtle, you cheeky devil, you!)
CBD still holds a small amount of stigma to those unenlightened to its purpose, which is why a little bit of CBD knowhow can go a long way….
What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a chemical found in marijuana – but NOT the one that gets you high, which is known as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is removed, obviously for legal purposes, but also so its users can fully reap its medicinal benefits without feeling like a knock-off version of Cheech and Chong!
Typically, CBD is available as an oil, but is also sold in the forms of an extract, a vaporized liquid, balm, gummies, creams and lotions, bath products, and oil-based capsules/tinctures.
So, how can the oldies benefit from using CBD?
Well, much in the same way the younger generations can. CBD (which isn’t the same thing as medical marijuana, just FYI) is used to treat a whole heap of issues ranging from anxiety and depression, right through to physical ailments, such as Fibromyalgia and arthritis. Heck – people are now using CBD oil to treat their ailing pets!
Yup, even Felix and Scooby are living their best lives, thanks to CBD!
CBD isn’t for everyone though; we know that. What works for you, works, and what doesn’t… you get the picture.
So, should our grandfolks be jumping aboard this bandwagon? The answer is ‘hell yes’ (or perhaps ‘HELL YES’, if they happen to rock the hearing devices!)
There is growing evidence as to how CBD can treat issues that affect us in our later years – but it pays to do your research. If you’re thinking of introducing an older friend or relative to the wonderful ways of CBD – good on ya! But spend a bit of time researching the ideal product/strength that will suit the particular person and the particular reason why you think they should ride the CBD train.
And do keep in mind that while CBD doesn’t bamboozle your system with the many nasties that come with pharmaceutical products, that’s not to say it isn’t without its side effects.
The bottom line
Much the same as finding the ideal CBD product for yourself, the rules also apply with finding one for Grandma.
- Start with a low dose
- Bear in mind their body weight/overall health
- Make sure it is sourced from a reputable CBD retailer
So, to conclude: yep, Great-Aunt Myrtle and her BFF, Beryl, could definitely benefit from CBD oil, but do your research first. We’ve put together a little list of products we think those two cheeky monkeys could benefit from. CLICK HERE!