Seniors, we are so glad you decided to research CBD and how it could benefit you! We know CBD is all the hype and we wanted to break it down for you. So what’s all this fuss about CBD? What is it? Is it legal? And how can it help me, specifically? We will talk about what CBD is, its legal status and what it can do for you.
CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a compound found in the cannabis plant that has many medicinal benefits. It can be extracted from hemp or marijuana plants and used in many different ways. CBD is used in many different products, (some people use it as an oil or tincture, while others consume it in gummies), and it can oftentimes be hard to know which product is right for you.
Here’s what you need to know about CBD.
Understanding Cannabinoids and CBD
Cannabinoids are compounds found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis is a plant species including the hemp plant (where most CBD is currently extracted from) and the ever so “infamous,” mairjuana plant (contains higher levels of THC). These are two of the most popular cannabinoids but there are over 100 others including CBG, CBN and CBC. It’s likely we all know that THC is associated with “getting high” but, CBD does not get you high.
When people talk about getting high on marijuana, they’re referring to a psychoactive compound called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC interacts with cannabinoid receptors throughout your body, which triggers the release of dopamine—a chemical that creates feelings of pleasure. The more THC in your system, the stronger its effects will be.
With less than .3% THC, CBD does not have this effect on your body because it does not interact directly with these receptors. Instead, it influences your body by increasing or decreasing various neurotransmitters – chemicals that allow neurons in the brain to communicate with each other.
The Endocannabinoid System
To understand how cannabinoids and CBD interact with one another to get the euphoric feeling of CBD, we must dive a little deeper into the endocannabinoid system and what it entails. The ECS is a crucial part of our biology that’s evolved over thousands of years. The system produces and regulates cannabinoids in the human body. Cannabinoids are a group of chemicals that interact with and bind to receptors in the brain, which can help regulate mood, sleep, appetite, and pain sensation.
While there are many moving parts to the system, doctors and scientists have broken it down into 3 main parts:
- Cannabinoid receptors: These receptors interact with both endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids.
- Endocannabinoids: These are the cannabinoids your body makes itself.
- Enzymes: These are responsible for both creating and breaking down endocannabinoids.
These functions include a multitude of things such as pain perception, appetite, mood and learning/memory functions. Once the endocannabinoids have done their job and brought balance, certain enzymes come along to break them down and prevent them from going too far and upsetting the balance in the opposite direction.
For seniors, CBD has shown to help maintain physical and mental well being. With so much research being done on CBD, the potential benefits can increase from here.
Is CBD legal? In a nutshell… YES. Most CBD oil is produced from industrial hemp, the same plant used to make hemp textiles and hemp seeds. This plant contains trace amounts of psychoactive THC – not enough to make you high and usually not even enough to make you fail a drug test. While the trace amounts of THC in full-spectrum oils should not make you fail a drug test, but some trustworthy companies, such as lost range.® provide solutions completely devoid of THC for those for whom random drug testing is a concern with our CBD Isolate tinctures and topical creams.
Are You Ready to Reap the Benefits?
As a Baby Boomer, you know all too well the stresses and strains getting older brings. It can be hard to find remedies that don’t involve prescription drugs with their own set of side effects. This is one of the main reasons so many seniors are turning to lost range.® CBD.
- Sleep: Healthy sleep cycles are essential to a healthy lifestyle at any age. For seniors, at a naturally more vulnerable stage in their lives, regulating sleep is especially important.
Painful Joints: Our CBD Muscle & Joint rubs are designed specifically to
help relieve issues associated with normal daily exercise and activity.
- Stress: Let’s face it, to truly enjoy your golden years you need to know how to unwind. Our CBD Tinctures help maintain normal emotional balance and a sense of relaxation. These benefits of CBD may positively impact many common stresses that older adults may encounter.
Our Top Reccommended Products for Baby Boomers
Based off our best-sellers and customer testimonials from older generations, here our our top 4 recommended products to help allieve the most common ailments amongst the senior populations:
The highest quality and potency you’ll find, our award-winning 4,000mg Gold Buckle Muscle and Joint Rub was voted 1st place out of 180 competitors for strength, quality, testing methods, pain relief, skin conditions and more; and we came out #1. The perfect potent product for targetting specific areas.
Our most popular Muscle and Joint rub packs and incredible 2,000mg of premium CBD and is 100% all Natural and handmade! This CBD Cream helps your body maintain optimal health and maintain physical and mental weel being.
Our Full Spectrum CBD oil tinctures are packed with an array of cannabinoids to help maintain normal emotional balance and a sense of relaxation
lost range.® partnered with our local Beekeeper in Steamboat Springs, CO to obtain the finest quality honey. Each batch of lost range.® Whipped CBD Honey is infused with our Full-Spectrum CBD oil and whipped to give it a light, creamy and delicious consistency. Our CBD Honey has the same great effects as our Full-Spectrum Tinctures – with the added benefits of premium honey and phytonutrients.
Nothing feels more soothing and luxurious than soaking in a hot CBD bath. or optimal results, pour bath bomb powder into a drawn warm bath and soak for 10+ minutes. This product may also be used for a foot soak.
When choosing high-quality CBD for yourself or your elderly loved ones, be sure to check and compare pricing and potency to ensure you’re getting the most effective bang for your buck. Finally, whatever a label says, quality matters most.
Contaminated and poor-quality products can be sprayed with pesticides which won’t give you as much bang for your buck when it comes to how well your body can actually use the CBD. To ensure you’re buying a quality product, make sure the company displays these key marks:
- 100% field-grown hemp extract
- Enhanced bioavailability
- Sustainably farmed
- Allergen Free
- Hemp sourced in the USA, preferably Colorado.
Always look for third-party testing results that indicate the formula is clear of contaminants and contains appropriate CBD and THC levels.
If you’re looking to start your journey with CBD but unsure where to begin, give lost range.® a try. We make a commitment to our customers by delivering CBD that adheres to the highest possible standards of quality. Our mission is to help our customers find natural remedies that will drive them through their endeavors. We are proud of our products and strive for total transparency every step of the way.
If you would like to know more about our products and brand, our staff is always at your service for any questions. Contact us here today.
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