Did you know that 40% of Americans using CBD oil are using it specifically for pain relief? Yet 45% of Americans over 65 do not use it at all. I would think that with all the talk and testimonials that exist raving about how it works for pain, that the over-65ers would jump on board. But I honestly believe that the older generation doesn’t really understand what CBD oil really is. Many think it’s marijuana, pot or whatever they call it.
Heck, I’m 56 and I am so lucky that someone told me about CBD oil for pain. I actually started using it to help me sleep. Then I noticed that my bad knee wasn’t hurting so bad when I stepped out of bed in the morning. Praise God. Before CBD oil I suffered from a torn meniscus in my right knee and I basically have bone rubbing on bone. I’m sure it was always been inflammed so the CBD oil made a huge difference when I began taking it on a regular basis.
My mom is in her 70’s and has suffered from two hip replacements not to mentions endless hours of physical therapy but no one ever mentioned trying a CBD oil for her pain or even a CBD cream or lotion for topical use. Now I did have to explain to her exactly what CBD oil was and stress to her that it would not make her high. We laughed about it but she really had no clue.
Since the 2018 Farm Act legalizing the cultivation of hemp was signed into law last December, many CBD-based products have hit the market, but the large majority of Americans are not yet familiar with them or don’t use them. Those who say they use them do so primarily to treat pain, anxiety and sleeplessness.
Older Americans, as I mentioned above, are less familiar with CBD products and less likely to be using them now. As the FDA begins to regulate CBD products and if they become more mainstream, older Americans may stand to benefit the most from them for the treatment of the aches and pains that come with age.
I plan to continue sharing my experiences with different CBD products on this site and hope that you will contribute as well.