Older adults experience slower metabolism, increased likelihood of polypharmacy, cognitive decline and chronic physical/mental health problems. There is a need to enhance knowledge of the effects of cannabidiol use in older adults.
CBD has no intoxicating effects or abuse liability, and because of its widespread activity in the ECS, it has been proposed to be beneficial therapeutically for a variety of health conditions in people of all ages.
Generally, older adults suffer from more chronic medical and mental health conditions (eg, chronic pain, insomnia, and mood and cognitive disorders) than younger adults. Experts say CBD use will continue to gain momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may ease symptoms of ailments like chronic pain and anxiety.