Advice for Seniors Trying CBD

August 27, 2019 15:00:19

If you are an older person who wants to use CBD products to improve your health and wellbeing, there are a number of tips that you need to keep in mind so that you can get the benefits you desire without running into any avoidable problems. Here are some of those essential tips.

Start Low

Now that CBD products are readily available in convenience stores, gas stations and even from vending machines, it is plausible to conclude that many people, including seniors, will buy products before or without talking to a professional for advice about dosing.

In such a situation, it is advisable to start on a smaller dose, such as 2.5mg, and maintain this for several days while observing how your body reacts to the product. This cautious approach is even more important given that seniors tend to be on a variety of medications for different conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and arthritis. You can then keep increasing the dosage gradually until you reach the level recommended for the condition you have.

Different Conditions Respond Differently

As one begins their journey of using CBD products to address their health and wellness challenges, it is important to note that different conditions will respond differently to CBD. For example, physical symptoms, such as pain, will respond faster to CBD than mental symptoms, such as anxiety.

For this reason, it is often suggested that seniors use a faster titration when dealing with physical symptoms and a slower titration when addressing mental symptoms since it will take longer for those mental symptoms to improve.

Switch Medications Gradually

As already mentioned, seniors are more likely to be already taking a number of medications to treat various conditions. If you learn that CBD could be an alternative treatment for your condition, don’t switch suddenly from the pharmaceutical product to CBD. This sudden change can make your condition worse, so it is better to gradually increase your CBD intake until you reach the recommended dosage, and then wean yourself off the other medication. If possible, this transition should be done under the supervision of your primary healthcare provider.

Try a Combination of THC and CBD

If you live in an area where marijuana is legal, it may be helpful for you to be open to using low doses of THC in your CBD so that you can get better outcomes. While THC has been demonized as the “bad” cannabinoid and CBD as the “good” one, both have therapeutic benefits and those of THC often show up faster than the ones of CBD. You may therefore observe a greater overall improvement in your health if some THC is included in the CBD product you use. If marijuana is illegal where you live, then restrict yourself to CBD and ask for advice on how to maximize its benefits.

Industry watchers are of the view that CBD industry players like Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQB: PLPRF) and SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) stand to benefit greatly if they develop products that are specifically tailored to address the needs of older people.

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