10 Reasons Why You Should be Using CBD as a Modern Midlifer
CBD –or cannabidiol– has been getting a lot of attention because of its health benefits. It’s known for being used as an organic or natural remedy for pain, but it can also be of use in helping a number of conditions including severe joint pain, sleep, and anxiety.
As we all know, our age range is exactly the time when we start to feel many of these issues, which is why many Modern Midlifers use CBD as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.
Here is a list of ten reasons why Modern Midlifers are using CBD – and you should too.
CBD is most commonly used and most widely recognized for treating pain. Cannabidiol is excellent for reducing inflammation which causes most body and joint pains. It is considered a better alternative to over-the-counter pain medications because CBD does not cause liver or kidney damage.
2. Heart Health
CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties may be able to reduce risk factors that can lead to heart disease, like high blood pressure. It may also be able to reduce the risk of related conditions, like stroke.
High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for hypertensive heart disease. Your blood pressure can rise under stress, but research is showing that even a single dose of CBD can lessen that spike.
3. Improves Coordination
Coordination loss is a disorder of the nervous system that affects a person’s movement. Although CBD is not a definitive cure for loss of coordination, it can help manage its symptoms.
It offers relief to users by relaxing the body and reducing tremors. Many studies have shown that CBD has neuroprotective properties. This means that in cases of mobility problems due to neurodegenerative disease, CBD could reduce the symptoms of loss of mobility and motor skills.
4. Improved Immune System
CBD possesses anti-inflammatory properties that could prevent dormant cells from developing into tumors. It regulates immunity and the production of white blood cells as well, helping your immune system work smarter and keep you healthy.
CBD also works very well with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis in the body. Read more about the endocannabinoid system and how it works with CBD on our blog.
5. Mental Health and Stress Reduction
Studies have shown that CBD may help lower feelings of isolation and reduce the effects of PTSD. It can calm the brain and support the hippocampus, which is the area of the brain that is important for memory and healthy emotion.
There has also been research indicating that CBD can reduce anxiety behaviors relevant to multiple disorders beyond PTSD, including GAD, PD, OCD, and SAD, with a notable lack of anxiogenic effects without many of the negative side effects as pharmaceutical drug solutions, such as valium.
6. The Opioid Crisis
According to new research, we Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers –or as we like to say around here, Modern Midlifers– have lower metabolisms which makes us more susceptible to addiction partly due to a decreased ability to break down drugs like opioids.
CBD, on the other hand, has analgesic effects and helps reduce inflammation which can be a great alternative to potentially addictive opioids.
7. Brain Health
There are three ways CBD can help improve brain health: by reducing inflammation in the brain, by reducing too much oxygen buildup, and as a neuroprotectant and brain stimulant. CBD may, therefore, help reduce the decline of memory and other brain functions.
8. Improved Sleep
Researchers have discovered that the endocannabinoid system plays a pivotal role in maintaining body functions including regulating circadian rhythms. CBD attaches to these receptors in the body and helps the sleep/wake cycles. It can also help decrease anxiety and pain which can both interfere with a restful night’s sleep.
According to a report by the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of CBD.”
In other words, despite the concern for developing a dependence on this alternative treatment, CBD is not an addictive substance.
10. No ‘High’ Effect
Lastly, we know about the taboo surrounding cannabis and, by extension, CBD. However, unlike THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD does not get you ‘high’ or have psychoactive effects.
Although both compounds are found in the cannabis plant, CBD has been used for centuries as a form of alternative medicine for healing and soothing. In fact, the first documented use of cannabis-derived medicine dates back to 2737 BC when Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung used a cannabis-infused tea to aid with a variety of ailments including memory, malaria, rheumatism, and gout.
Ultimately, CBD offers a range of benefits that are incredibly helpful to people embarking on their Second Act. Being able to begin new adventures and learn new things is empowering, but doing so on pharmaceutical drugs hardly feels the same.
It is important to remember that when using CBD topicals for pain or CBD tinctures for sleep, or for whatever ailment you are looking to address, you should be looking for high-quality products.
Wisdom Essentials strives to keep our fellow Modern Midlifers in mind when formulating our line of CBD products so you can continue on this journey of life without a worry.
Check out our shop and discover for yourself how CBD will let you live your best life.
*Disclaimer: If you are currently taking any prescription medications, please speak to your health care provider before trying CBD.