CBD and Baby Boomers…a Match Made in Heaven?
Okay, I admit, I’m a Baby Boomer. Even though I never subscribed to it, the AARP Bulletin appears at my doorstep monthly to remind me of the fact that I’m getting older.
A 2018 AARP article accentuates that CBD’s rise to fame is due in part to Baby Boomers, who’s age-related health problems have them craving a safe alternative to pharmaceutical medications. Baby Boomers comprise nearly a quarter of the U.S. population, and with nearly 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, healthy aging is a huge priority. Many of these Boomers are looking to CBD as their natural alternative.
This generation is becoming more and more open-minded towards cannabis-based products for a healthier lifestyle, with cannabidiol (CBD) leading the way. While the FDA has yet to give CBD its official stamp of approval, the federal government has patented its own cannabis product for use to treat disease caused by oxidative stress. CBD’s governmental endorsement is on horizon…it’s no longer a question of if it will take place, but more a question of when.
Is it Legal to Buy CBD Products?
Since CBD oil is a hemp-based product, it doesn’t require a doctor’s prescription or a medical cannabis card to purchase. Since all Botanic Balance’s products are THC-Free, they are completely legal to buy and ship in the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide.
Keep in mind that CBD products with Zero THC do not produce psychoactive effects, eliminating any chance of any “high” effects from taking them.
Is There Research on the Benefits of CBD?
Though research has been limited in the past surrounding CBD, studies by the National Institutes of Health and other clinical facilities are sharply on the rise, and have revealed promising results. NIH studies have shown CBD can have the ability to aid with stress, anxiety, seizures, inflammation, arthritis, and the list goes on. Please visit NIH.gov and run a search for “CBD and stress” or another subject that interests you, and chances are there’ll be multiple studies on the subject. Do your homework. Be informed.
Us Baby Boomers are turning to CBD in droves, and for good reason. We are in the midst of an opioid crisis, and over-the-counter drugs used to soothe our ailments often come with harmful side effects. Natural remedies are rapidly gaining respect, and CBD is the leader of the pack. It may have taken many of us Boomers half a century to realize we’re no longer indestructible, but it’s not too late…Let’s do this. I am a believer, and I am not alone.