What is CBD or Cannabidiol?
Not to be confused with THC (the mind-altering substance found in cannabis), CBD is also derived from the hemp plant but has no psychoactive effects.
It is available over the counter, legal in France, and consumed to relieve pain and inflammation. No, it's not a medicine! Consumption cannot be suggested here. We recommend that you consult your doctor.
When do seniors start using CBD?
The elderly are more prone to joint problems and aging can be accompanied by chronic pain (rheumatism, fibromyalgia, tendonitis). Against these evils, the CBD has anti-inflammatory properties (a kind of “protective barrier” against pain).
Therefore, CBD calms the nerve receptors responsible for pain by promoting the formation of serotonin. It is also touted as an antioxidant that fights free radicals. Fights cholesterol, gallstones and even digestive issues.
In addition, the CBD molecule appears as an antiseptic that accelerates healing or even as an anxiolytic (for depression). There's something about CBD that appeals to its proponents, and its use, in many ways, is on the rise among older people.