What side effects can CBD have when taken by elderly people who often complain of sleeping disorders, generalised pain, joint inflammation and anxiety?
The answer may seem obvious, but CBD oil taken by the so-called Third Age can only be beneficial. Obviously, if you have particular health problems it is always advisable to consult a doctor.
CBD and sleep
As we age, getting a good night's sleep can become more complicated. Sleeping well means having a deep sleep during which the brain 'regenerates' and tends to delay neurodegenerative diseases.
In this sense, CBD can be a great ally – taking two drops of oil after dinner can help to provide the relaxation that improves quality of sleep.
If you find that two drops is not enough, it is advisable to increase the dosage very gradually, two drops at a time, until you feel the right balance has been reached.
What are the side effects?
What happens if too many drops of oil are taken? Assuming that we are talking about general cases – that is, people without particular health problems, taking too many drops could make you feel sleepy and exhausted, but without particular negative effects.
What Science says
An example comes from a lab study performed on mice. Scientists have shown that CBD could reduce the cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer's disease. In a similar study, scientists studied the neuroprotective action of cannabinoids to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Speaking in terms of current affairs in the US after the legislation of cannabis in individual states, the number of 55-year-old Americans using cannabis has risen from 2.8 to 4.3 million in the last two years.
The case of California where marijuana for medical use is authorised has led to many elderly people using the product.
Eva Aguillara, 80, uses 'grass' to help with mobility problems: “Every medicine has risks – I made my choice.”
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