By CONNIE ORTIZ
Are you part of this amazing generation known as the Baby Boomers? Baby Boomers grew up during a period of prosperity. Present day baby boomers control 70 percent of the nation’s disposable income, and they are the driver of many modern solutions in healthcare and retirement as they continue to age. More and more baby boomers are looking at CBD products to assist them with some of their health challenges.
CBD is a natural Phyto cannabinoid known as cannabidiol. Unlike Marijuana, CBD derived from hemp does not give you that euphoric feeling. However, research does suggest that CBD may have a lot of analgesic properties and over a period of time, CBD can help by promoting overall wellness.
CBD interacts with our body’s natural endocannabinoid system. Our endocannabinoid system is involved in every system in our bodies. It interacts with our CB1 and CB2 receptors. They’re either fully activated by the receptor that it binds to, or it binds to the receptor but does not activate it and can block the activity. CDB has also been known to interact with other non-cannabinoid receptors like our serotonin receptor, the feel-good receptor.
As baby boomers and their parents get older, there is more anxiety and stress; it’s pretty common as we get older. Baby boomers tend to have more stress as they become the care takers of their parents. There are many things that can set off anxiety in seniors, but there are studies that suggest that CBD can be a benefit because it can boost the levels of the neurotransmitter Anandamide, which promotes the good feelings of happiness and it can help Anandamide last longer.
Serotonin receptors are important in our mental health, and the evidence is that CBD helps activate the serotonin receptor. Serotonin receptors help regulate our mood and anxiety.
As we age, we are prone to aches and pains. But if you begin a regimen of CBD, after a while you will notice, like so many athletes have, that CBD is naturally anti-inflammatory and can help with muscle recovery. It’s a natural alternative that is non-addicting and does not come with a long list of side effects.
It’s easy to get on a regimen by starting your day with a cup of CBD infused Organic Coffee. CBD coffee with its low dose of CBD gives you that boost and could elevate your mood and increase mental clarity without giving you that jittery feeling that you sometimes get from caffeine.
Also consider adding a sublingual CBD tincture/oil, or an edible CBD Gummy. These are a tasty little treat that are very easy to take, but they are a great way to keep CBD in our systems.
Consider too a CBD Topical for external use only. A topical is absorbed directly through the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness or inflammation. A topical is used more often.
Connie Ortiz, who has been serving customers for over 25 years, is CEO of Nona Oils, LLC, and is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She discovered the benefits of CBD and after 6 years in the industry, now has her own products as well as certification as a CBD Coach through the CBD Training Academy. Contact her at NonaOils@outlook.com or visit www.nonaoils.com