People of all ages are turning to CBD for its many therapeutic benefits. But one group of people who can really benefit from CBD is seniors. A recent survey shows that seniors are indeed taking advantage of CBD – and that it may be improving their lives!
Survey: CBD Improves Quality of Life For Seniors
Many seniors struggle with chronic health problems that can affect their physical and mental health. Growing old is a fact of life! But thankfully, CBD’s many beneficial properties can work to improve symptoms and to help seniors feel like their younger selves again!
What’s driving so many seniors to CBD? The same survey revealed that seniors are using CBD to help them manage a range of physical and mental conditions.
42% of respondents indicated that they had used CBD to help them manage inflammation, and 40% had used it to manage chronic pain. 38% of surveyed seniors also reported that they relied on CBD to treat their arthritis – a condition known for causing inflammation and pain.
Additionally, many seniors also indicated that they regularly used CBD to treat mental or psychological problems. Approximately 28% of those surveyed said that they used CBD to treat anxiety, and another 22% said they used it to manage stress. Another 12% indicated that they used CBD to improve symptoms of depression.
One of the benefits of CBD is that it can be enjoyed without exposure to potentially harmful smoke or vapor. In fact, over half of surveyed seniors said that they preferred to consume CBD in the form of sublingual drops, with edibles and capsules coming second.
And lastly, thanks to CBD’s minimal side effect profile, most seniors are able to tolerate it just fine. Only 12% of surveyed seniors reported suffering from dry mouth, the most common side effect.