This is a time of our lives when we need to stay on top of our health, such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping up our medical screenings and check-ups.
Many people in their 50s are enjoying the therapeutic benefits of CBD Oil, which can provide meaningful benefits to all ages, here we explore some of the more specific reasons to this age group:
Menopause: Changing levels of estrogen in our bodies in our 50s can bring unexpected and unpleasant side effects like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep issues and anxiety. The menopause is most common in this age range. CBD has been shown to help with many of the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, such as joint and muscle pain, better sleep quality and anxiety.
Skin Thickness: After 50 our skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and drier – Hence wrinkles become more defined. CBD has been studied for a range of skincare benefits, from psoriasis to wrinkle reduction and studies show that CBD can help reduce lines and wrinkles and slow their progression.
Hair Loss: Typically around your 50s your hairline starts to recede and your overall hair thins and looses volume. CBD is high in vitamin E and Omega-3 and Omega-6 acids, which can help restore scalp tissue and strengthen hair, thus promoting hair growth.
Back Pain: CBD is very efficient in relieving inflammation which is a causative factor of Chronic back pain.
Joint Pain: There are thought to be some 8.5 million people in the UK alone that suffer joint pain that is attributed to osteoarthritis - the main cause is wear and tear over the years. Other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis are caused because of an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the body. There is very promising research around CBD and joint pain due again, to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Digestive Upsets: According to a report in a Postgraduate Medical Journal study, the muscle deterioration causing by aging also impacts our digestive tract, escalating digestive complaints such as IBS, ulcers and heartburn. In scientific studies, Cannabinoids have been found to affect the functionality and behaviour of the bowels and digestive tracts. They can help the body time digestive processes correctly, moving food through the digestive tract at a normal, favourable rate for proper digestion. These digestive processes can be heavily impacted by IBS and may be regulated by Cannabinoids.
Bone Health: Our bone regeneration deteriorates as we age, from your 50s, your bones naturally weaken faster than they regenerate. A recent study published by The Journal of Bone & Mineral Research suggested that CBD could strengthen your bones and help heal fractures.
Heart Health: Your chance of heart disease increase when you get into your 50s. Hypertension involves the contraction and tension of the muscular arterial walls. This constricts blood flow and increases blood pressure. CBD has been shown to be an effective muscle relaxant, reducing muscle tension and increasing elasticity.
Cholesterol: Estrogen has also shown to help keep our cholesterol in balance, after menopause when estrogen declines, heart disease rates in women are greatly increased. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.