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CBD Success Stories: How Cannabidiol Improves Lives

Colorado is known for majestic mountains, craft breweries and, of course, its wonderful world of weed. However, not everyone knows to take advantage of the state’s most progressive medicinal plant-based resource: cannabidiol, or CBD. A compound known to produce medical benefits in both humans and animals, CBD is available in many formats for consumption. Hemp-based CBD products derived from plants with less than 0.3 percent THC are currently legal to produce in Colorado without a license from the Marijuana Enforcement Division and to sell in all fifty states. But cannabis-based CBD products in marijuana dispensaries are extracted from plants with much higher THC contents, and are highly regulated at a state level. Both are becoming increasingly popular among patients and retail consumers a...

Can CBD Help Seniors Manage Chronic Back Pain?

Back pain is the kind of condition that can affect your whole day. From the moment you open your eyes and feel the sharp sting when trying to get out of bed all the way until your day is done and you have finally gotten back to bed. Chronic back pain affects all members of the adult population, causing a significant decrease in life enjoyment and quality. Up to 50% of Americans experience back pain each year. Some experts estimate that 80% of the population will experience back pain sometime in their lives. Even though most cases of back pain are self- limiting and don’t last over a couple of weeks, some do become chronic. Chronic back pain (in seniors) decreases function increases the incidence of depression, creates kinesiophobia (fear of movement), and may worsen other chronic diseases ...

Bringing Motion Sickness Relief With CBD Pills

BY: JELENA If you’ve ever felt nauseated while taking a long ride or got seasick on a boat trip, you’ve felt the uncomfortable sway of motion sickness. Motion sickness is a condition of disturbed body balance and equilibrium.  It is an unpleasant experience characterized by nausea, dizziness, and vomiting, which affects over one-third of the world population. The conventional therapy deals only with the symptoms of the sickness and comes with a number of side effects. CBD, an active ingredient of the hemp plant, is proving to be very effective in providing motion sickness relief. If CBD is becoming an option for you, here is what you need to know. Causes and symptoms of motion sickness Walking on two legs was a very ambitious evolutionary undertaking for many reasons. Standing on two legs ...

Male vs. female cannabis: How to determine the sex of your plant

In the world of plants, reproduction can happen in a variety of ways. Hermaphrodite plants grow single flowers that have both male and female reproductive organs. Monoecious plants produce two different types of flowers on the same plant. And then there are dioecious plants like cannabis, which produce either male or female reproductive organs. Because cannabis grows as either a male or female plant, we can isolate the benefits of growing females with or without male interference. Introducing both males and females will result in cross-pollination and thus seeds, which is how a breeder achieves new genetics. On the other hand, removing a male from the garden allows female plants to grow large, seedless buds (called sensimilla). The resinous buds that we consume all come from female plants....

How to Use CBD to Quit Smoking

Studies have shown CBD to have potential in helping people quit smoking cigarettes. May 30, 2018 Written by Michelle Janikian Supermarkets in Switzerland are selling high-CBD flower, known as “marijuana lite,” next to cigarettes as a relaxing tobacco alternative. Meanwhile, in the UK, two recent studies have shown CBD to have potential in helping people quit smoking cigarettes. But how does this work? Can you use any old CBD to quit smoking? Let’s take a close look at the research to see how you can use CBD to quit smoking cigarettes. CBD to Quit Smoking: What The Research Says In the past few years, there have been two very interesting studies on CBD to quit smoking, both performed by the University College London. The first study, published in 2013, gave 12 dependent smokers a CBD inhale...

How Does CBD Oil Help Improve Longevity and Anti-Aging?

How Does CBD Oil Help Improve Longevity and Anti-Aging? CBD oil has several applications to contribute to a longer, more vibrant life. CBD oil is probably most known for decreasing pain and inflammation. But studies also show that it may have neuroprotective effects. And some also use it improve the quality of their skin. The Best CBD Product for Longevity: For longevity and anti-aging, we recommend a high potency CBD tincture like NewTimesCBD! The best CBD oil to use for anti-aging properties depends on your purpose. For whole body improvement, we recommend an oral tincture taken daily. For immediate relief of pain or anxiety, we recommend vaping. For localized pain or to improve skin quality, we recommend a topical cream or skin serum. Getting older is not a disease, but its symptoms can...

People 65 Years and Older & Influenza

It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared with young, healthy adults. This is in part because human immune defenses become weaker with increasing age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. In recent years, for example, it’s estimated that between about 70 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 50 percent and 70 percent of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations have occurred among people in this age group. So, influenza is often quite serious for people 65 and older. A Flu Vaccine is the Best Protection Against Flu The best way to...

Perfect Holiday Gifts for Seniors!

5 keepsake gifts that celebrate special memories 1. Custom photo album Showcase special photos or events so your older adult can reminisce anytime. For people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you could create a custom book they’ll love to read by adding simple text to photos or images they enjoy. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $16 Shutterfly – from $16 2. Custom photo calendar Help your older adult keep track of days, months, and appointments while seeing smiling family faces. Walmart – from $10 Mixbook – from $25 Shutterfly – from $25 3. Custom photo blanket Keep your older adult warm and cozy with familiar faces all around. These photo blankets are especially nice for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Walmart – from $45 Shutterfly fleece blankets, woven blankets, or custom duvets – fr...

Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: How to Fight Loneliness During the Holidays

By Danielle Fritze | 12.15.2016 Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: 4 Steps to Combat Loneliness in Seniors It’s December, and the holiday season is in full swing. It’s the time of year for good food, and good friends and family—at least for most of us. But for many others the holiday season can remind them of just how lonely they are. The U.S. Census estimates that as many as 28% of adults aged 65+ lived alone in 2010, but a person doesn’t have to live alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can affect anyone who doesn’t feel meaningful connections with other people. Loneliness is more than an emotional issue; it has real implications for physical and mental health. Recent research has shown that feeling lonely or being isolated affects mortality in a similar way to that of a smoking habit of...

How to Use Cannabis to Help with Holiday Stress

People talk about the holidays as a happy and carefree time, but the reality is, for many of us, they’re a recipe for stress. Thirty-eight percent of people in one survey said their stress increases around the holidays, citing lack of time and money, the pressure of gift exchanges, and family gatherings among the top stressors. Another survey by Healthline found that 62% of people consider the holidays stressful, with money being the biggest source of anxiety. “The holiday season is notorious for being a stressful time as consumers decorate their homes, shop for gifts, and plan travel accommodation while also handling the usual day-to-day rituals of work, family, and home management,” said Nimesh Patel, MD, co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Redbird Bioscience. “Even though...

Signs a Senior Needs Help at Home

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one might need support with completing the activities of daily living. How do you know if it is time for in-home care? Look for the red flags listed below. Changes in Physical Function and Mental Status Difficulty keeping track of time Sleeping for most of the day Poor diet or weight loss Loss of interest in hobbies and activities Changes in mood or extreme mood swings Difficulty getting up from a seated position Difficulty with walking, balance and mobility Unexplained bruising or injuries Marks or wear on walls, door jams, furniture and other items being used to help with stability while walking through the ho...

CBD: Medical “Marijuana” Without the High

Bottom Line: You don’t have to get high to get healed Now legal in 29 states, medical cannabis (aka marijuana) can treat a wide variety of ailments from cancer pain to seizures. But what if you don’t want to get high to get relief? That’s where cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from marijuana, comes in. Unlike its more famous cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause even mild euphoria…or give you the munchies. Yet CBD is the subject of some of the most exciting medical research in the field today—it has numerous potential therapeutic applications that may turn it into the next wonder drug for treating epilepsy, anxiety, Alzheimer’s and a host of other diseases and ­ailments. Case in point: Epidiolex, a newly developed drug (key ingredient: CBD), reduces seizures by 3...