CBD oil is quite popular but as many know, it has several side effects too, especially for seniors. The side effects of CBD oil in the elderly are more serious than in other generations. Let’s dive into what CBD is, why it is used by seniors, and what its side effects are.
CBD is derived from a hemp strain of cannabis. It contains 0.3% THC. This product is legal in most areas of the US. It does not give a feeling of high, and it offers numerous advantages.
Firstly, CBD oil is a great pain reliever. It is used to help with chronic pain and arthritis pain. It also reduces inflammation and muscle spasms.
In addition, CBD oil improves sleep and possibly reduces symptoms related to Alzheimer's.
CBD oil also helps with cancer symptoms and reduces vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy.
Moreover, CBD oil is known to reduce anxiety and help with performance anxiety.
All in all, CBD is used to improve the quality of life by alleviating symptoms such as pain, stress, and anxiety. It prevents cognitive decline, as well as reduces blood pressure in challenging situations.
CBD oil is a great alternative to marijuana as it does not give a sense of “high” while still offering the positive effects of THC; therefore, it is prescribed to seniors.
It is used to help with pains, anxiety, and symptoms from various diseases that can affect the life quality of senior citizens such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes.
CBD oil can also help with various sleep disorders which are more prominent in the elderly.
Last but not least, CBD oil helps with inflammation and arthritis, which are again very common problems for the elderly.
Apart from CBD oil, CBD can also be consumed as a pill, drop, spray or lotion.
When buying CBD oil, it is important to consider the provider. Many overseas companies sell CBD products that have not undergone any testing. Make sure the product is tested and sold by a qualified shop. At Green Fantasy LLC we only use natural products for our CBD oil. In addition, we test it in third party labs and comply with the federal law bill.
Make sure to check with your doctor on the dosage and type of CBD oil before starting to use it.
The side effects of CBD oil in the elderly include dry mouth, tiredness, and fatigue, which is quite common even with other generations.
In addition, CBD oil can also cause diarrhea and reduced appetite which can lead to weight loss and malnutrition.
Last but not least, the most negative side effect of CBD oil can be presented when this product interacts with other medications. Therefore, it is extremely important for senior citizens to consult a doctor before taking CBD oil.