There is a lot of
interest at the present time surrounding CBD oil and it’s possible benefits of
the elderly or ‘senior citizens’. But how do you separate the hype from the
plain facts, and why should CBD be of particular benefit to the older
generation? This is the main thrust of the following article on the benefits of
CBD hemp oil for seniors in particular.
What is CBD Oil – How does
it differ from hemp oil?
This is a very good
question, and one that can be explained quite simply in layman’s terms.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is
just 1 element of the cannabis plant (there are over 85 elements). The other
main element being THC (Tetrahydrocannabidiol). CBD Oil is an oil extracted mainly
from the flower buds of the Industrial hemp plant that has a high concentration
of this cannabidiol element which is usually marked in percentage terms. IE 10%
Hemp oil is an oil
that is extracted from the seeds of the industrial hemp plant and although has
many beneficial qualities in terms of Omega acids, it has NO CBD element.
Full Spectrum CBD
Oil is really the one that is
sought after for its health benefits when it comes to things like Arthritis, Pain
relief, Glaucoma, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and a host of other ailments likely
to affect the older generation in particular.
Is CBD oil legal to
This is a big question
that has a simple answer – YES! However any CBD oil that is sold ‘over the
counter’ must have less than 0.02% THC element. This makes it perfectly legal
to be sold as a ‘food supplement’ (NOT a medicine).
This CBD oil is legal
throughout the USA and Europe at the time of writing.
This is NOT to be
confused with ‘Medical Marijuana’ which is ILLEGAL to use or sell without the
proper relevant licences or permits.
Some other interesting
facts about CBD are these…
- CBD will
not get you ‘high’ So it is perfectly safe to use.
side-affects. Unlike many chemical alternatives, CBD has no recorded side
effects other than ‘dry mouth’ or general intolerance.
- It can be
taken alongside general medications (always check with your doctor first
- You cannot
overdose with CBD or with THC for that matter. According to a report by the
World Health Organisation CBD is “generally well
tolerated with a good safety profile.” And has no adverse health effects See
- A good
quality CBD Hemp Oil such as CBDPure is all-natural and is suitable for
vegetarians & vegans
CBD is also available in many different forms including CBD edibles, gummies, softgels, oils, and muscle rubs for aches & pains.
Check out the CBDPure full-spectrum CBD Hemp Oil Range here..