CBD and Aging Bodies
We have an endocannabinoid system not an Ibuprofen system so using phyto-cannabinoids make sense, right!
Pain is one of the biggest reasons that people use CBD today. CBD is known for its amazing analgesic properties, it binds to our bodies’ receptors and initiates the release of serotonin that help alleviate the perception of pain. It also reduces the sensitivity of stimuli in our body to reduce inflammation.
It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, making it ideal for many seniors suffering from inflammatory diseases such as arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis), Alzheimer’s, type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and others. CBD can be used to treat “flare-ups” of symptoms, but it’s most effective when it’s used regularly; it reduces inflammation over time, thereby alleviating the pain associated with the inflammation as well as other symptoms like muscle spasms and neuropathy.
Osteoporosis is a common bone condition that occurs with age. CBD can strengthen and support bone health; it can support bone regeneration and ensure the bones are not too fragile, decreasing the risk of fracture.
It can improve heart health and can have a rather revolutionary impact on cardiovascular functioning. CBD also can control blood pressure and ensure it is well regulated.
The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of the compound can also protect the heart from damage due to high glucose environment exposure such as during type-2 diabetes.
CBD can help treat the inflammation found in the blood vessels of those suffering from cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure, potentially reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke over time as well as decreasing blood pressure.
CBD can also reduce inflammation in the lungs and may have beneficial effects on the cardiopulmonary system. It may also reduce inflammation in the brain following a stroke and may be helpful in recovery and rehabilitation.
Next up: How CBD works with aging brains.