CBD for Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Seniors: Does It Really Work?

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We have all heard that worrying too much will give you wrinkles, and chronic stress has been shown to have numerous negative health impacts. From weight gain to insomnia to an increased risk for heart disease, stress can have a range of impairing impacts, but can it also accelerate or contribute to aging? More research is needed to definitely answer that question, but there may be an answer to reducing stress and slowing its potential impact. CBD is thought to have a host of potentially therapeutic properties, with stress reduction and management of anxiety being just one of them.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of many naturally occurring compounds in hemp and cannabis sativa plants. CBD is extracted from cannabis and hemp plant’s flowers, stems and seeds, which can then be isolated, combined or crafted into a variety of CBD products. CBD works directly with the human body’s endocannabinoids system. By interacting with receptors responsible for regulating many bodily functions – such as appetite, mood, pain, sleep cycles and more – CBD can have a positive effect on serotonin levels in the body, while simultaneously binding with receptors in the ECS. Based on research to date, CBD has been shown to be generally safe and has few to no side effects.

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