Ways CBD May Benefit You As You Age

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Ways CBD May Benefit You As You Age

Seemingly overnight, CBD use around the world has exploded. While you might have assumed the average consumer belongs to a younger crowd — the data says otherwise. In fact, since entering the legal market in 2018, use amongst the 65 and up crowd has more than doubled. This isn't surprising once you understand the potential benefits CBD affords us as we get older.

It’s not uncommon for us to face conditions that CBD naturally helps manage as we age, such as arthritis, stress, sleeplessness, pain, and poor appetite. While it's understandable some might still be skeptical, ongoing research continues to advance CBD's reputation as an effective supplement to support overall wellness and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A questionnaire of 1,000 adults 54 and older discovered that over 65% of participants said that CBD improved their quality of life.

5 Ways CBD May Benefit You As You Age

It’s clear that older populations are turning to CBD regularly to help them feel and sleep better. What are some ways that CBD may help you or someone you know up in years? Here are a few of the most compelling benefits worth looking into.

Joint & Muscle Pain Due To Inflammation or Arthritis

One of the most common reasons adults of any age turn to CBD is to seek relief from pain and inflammation of joint or muscle tissue. According to the CDC, nearly half of adults aged 65 and older will experience some form of arthritis.⁸ Research suggests CBD’s antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties may hold therapeutic potential for relief from arthritis pain and inflammation—virtually free from side effects. It can be used both as an oral supplement to relax muscles from within—or as a topical to find localized relief for sore, inflamed muscles and joints.⁹⁻¹⁰

If you suffer from sore muscles and joints, we recommend our Relief + Recovery CBD Balm or CBD Muscle Gel—for targeted relief with the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, fast-acting warmth of capsaicin, and cooling sensation of menthol. Each topical is crafted for long-lasting support to reduce time in recovery from aches and pains.

Can Help Improve Sleep Quality

Sleep is critical for maintaining optimal mental and physical health. However, sleep quality can often diminish as we age.¹¹ CBD is a cannabinoid thought to function as a gentle, yet effective, sleep aid that may help soothe disturbances to the body and mind—making way for deep, uninterrupted sleep without the harmful side effects associated with OTC and prescription sleep pills. CBD sleep supplements are found in a number of formats including tinctures, capsules, and gummies.

If you’re one of the many adults who find a good night’s sleep to be elusive, we would recommend exploring our Sleep Collection. Leveraging a full spectrum blend of CBD, CBG & CBN—and incorporating potent, all-natural, functional ingredients like lemon balm, passion flower, and melatonin—these offerings are specially formulated to help you get to sleep and stay asleep without next-day drowsiness.

CBD May Help Reduce Dependence on Prescription Painkillers

While prescription medicine may provide short-term relief for chronic pain, some are concerned about long-term side effects—namely becoming dependent. However, a recent study indicated CBD could actually reduce—even help to prevent—substance dependence. In the study, 36% of adults who used CBD-dominant cannabis reduced opioid use—and 20% decreased their use of benzodiazepines.¹²

Relaxation & Stress Relief

In addition to pain relief, CBD has earned a solid reputation as a natural alternative for supporting stress relief and full-body relaxation. There’s even scientific evidence indicating CBD could be useful as potential support for anxiety disorders—such as generalized anxiety disorder, seasonal anxiety disorder, PTSD, and OCD.¹³

Our CBD Calm Gummies are a mouthwatering answer to promoting relaxation for the body and mind—encouraging a deeper state of calm and balance.  Enhanced by the soothing effects of L-theanine and ashwagandha, CBD Calm Gummies deliver all the benefits of the full spectrum CBD you know and trust with the bright flavor of ripe huckleberry.

Brain Health

Further early research on the beneficial effects of cannabis show it could possibly contain neuroprotective qualities.¹⁴ In numerous studies, CBD appeared to have therapeutic potential for various forms of brain damage and could ease symptoms associated with dementia—such as motor functioning, agitation, and insomnia.¹⁵⁻¹⁶

CBD Energy Capsules are specially formulated to boost mental acuity while naturally adding some pep to your step. With an infusion of our THC-free hemp and functional, active ingredients—like cordyceps, vitamin B6 & B12, and caffeine sourced from green coffee beans—these plant-based supplements are crafted to encourage sharper focus when you need the stamina to go that extra mile. Another plus? These capsules won’t give you the jitters, as many energy supplements tend to do.

CBD & Your Wellness Journey

Between ongoing research and its rising popularity, it’s increasingly clear that CBD has something to offer everyone— especially as a powerful ally in natural relief for age-related ailments. At Lazarus Naturals, we’re dedicated to providing customers with tested, safe, effective CBD to help optimize mind-body wellness throughout life. We intentionally craft our products to maximize CBD’s restorative qualities by pairing it with naturally derived, clean ingredients to support both your physical and mental well-being. From nourishing topicals like CBD Body + Massage Oil to full spectrum Relax Capsules, Sleep Tincture, and CBD Calm Gummies—we’re proud to offer an accessible range of products to help everyone live their best lives.

To ensure the highest quality CBD is available to those who need it the most, our Assistance Program was established to provide up to 60% OFF to veterans, those on long-term disability, and individuals with lower incomes. In addition, you have the option to split orders of $25 or more into four interest-free payments via Sezzle. And if you're not completely satisfied, our 90-Day Stress-Free Guarantee exists to grant you store credit or with a full refund—no questions asked. We encourage you to discover what best supports you along your life-long journey toward wellness!

While all of our products are third-party tested for purity, consult with your doctor if you are taking medications or have been advised against eating grapefruit.

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Sources:

¹https://www.consumerreports.org/cannabis/cbd-and-cannabis-guide-for-older-adults/

²https://www.remedyreview.com/data/survey-89-of-seniors-whove-tried-cbd-would-recommend-it-to-a-friend/

³https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5877694/

https://www.healthline.com/health/endocannabinoid-system

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3997295/#:~:text=Endocannabinoids%20and%20their%20receptors%20are,bridge%20between%20body%20and%20mind.

https://www.singlecare.com/blog/news/cbd-statistics/#:~:text=How%20many%20people%20know%20what,of%20Americans%20have%20used%20CBD.

https://www.remedyreview.com/data/survey-89-of-seniors-whove-tried-cbd-would-recommend-it-to-a-friend/#:~:text=Nine%20percent%20of%20the%20seniors,the%20same%20before%20trying%20CBD.

https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis-related-stats.htm#:~:text=Prevalence%20by%20Age,-From%202013%20to&text=Of%20people%20aged%2018%20to,ever%20reported%20doctor%2Ddiagnosed%20arthritis.&text=Of%20people%20aged%2045%20to,ever%20reported%20doctor%2Ddiagnosed%20arthritis.&text=Of%20people%20aged%2065%20years,ever%20reported%20doctor%2Ddiagnosed%20arthritis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023045/

¹⁰https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/

¹¹https://www.sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/older-adults

¹²https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40266-021-00913-y

¹³https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/

¹⁴https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5938896/

¹⁵https://www.nature.com/articles/pr2008260

¹⁶https://www.healthline.com/health/alzheimers/cbd-for-alzheimers#what-it-is

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