CBD for Seniors: Serving Sizes, How to Choose, and CBD Products for the Elderly


Beanie Babies, pet rocks, and Rubik’s cubes were once insanely popular items. If you remember these products, you may also recall that interest diminished as the novelty wore off. When considering the increasing interest in CBD, many people, particularly those with a bit more life experience, wonder if the growing popularity suggests CBD is just another passing millennial fad.

If you’ve been curious about CBD products, it may be helpful to know that hemp-derived CBD is getting favorable reviews from people of all ages, including those 65 and older. Knowing the many reasons other seniors are using CBD could help you decide if these products could also be right for you.


Seniors are Loving CBD Products

Seniors are loving CBD (cannabidiol) for its ability to influence the receptors of their endocannabinoid systems (ECS), the largest regulatory system in your body. It’s the interaction between the messengers and receptors of this essential system that keep nearly every function in your body running the way it’s supposed to.

Under the effects of illness, stress, or injury, your body may need more ECS messengers than it can make. If that happens, communication can fail. CBD mimics the effects of the chemical messengers made in your body and interacts with the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. Just a few of the many functions regulated by your ECS include:







Finding Your Perfect Serving Size

Many seniors find the topic of CBD serving sizes a bit confusing. That’s understandable. Determining how much CBD you should take depends on several variables, including product type, CBD concentration, and how your body responds to CBD.

Everyone is different.  A serving size that works for you might be too little or too much for someone else. To help determine your unique needs, consider the value of the following suggestion:






Navigating Your Way Through Genuine and Gimmick CBD Products

Before making your first purchase, it’s essential to know how to differentiate between quality CBD products, and the poor quality or gimmicky products unlikely to give you the results you were hoping for. You can protect yourself from a disappointing purchase by remembering that genuine and gimmick products will have all or most of the following:




4 Popular CBD Products for Seniors and the Elderly

While browsing your options, you likely noticed there are numerous CBD products to choose from. The product you select should fit your needs and your lifestyle. Some of the many CBD products popular with senior citizens include:






Always Consult Your Health Care Provider Before Using CBD

Although CBD is considered a safe, natural product with little risk of side effects, CBD use is not recommended for everyone. If you have a medical condition or take medication, it’s important to discuss your interest in CBD with your doctor before ordering.


For Quality, Selection, and Value Seniors Trust CBDistillery™

Seniors looking for high-quality products at reasonable prices place their trust in CBDistillery™ products. CBDistillery™ CBD products are crafted from non-GMO industrial hemp grown using natural farming methods. Our hemp oil is CO2 extracted and third-party tested so you can verify the purity and potency of our product by viewing the test results on our website or scanning the QR code on your product label.


  1. Journal of Young Investigators. R Cofresi (2014 December) Endocannabinoids Modulate Mood.
  2. Nature Neuroscience. J Clapper et al. (2010 October 13) Anandamide Suppresses Initiation Through a Peripheral Endocannabinoid Mechanism.

NHL CBD: CBD Helps Keep the Puck Moving for Hockey Players

NHL players are some of the toughest sports professionals to be found anywhere. Not only do players train hard to perfect their skills on the ice, players are routinely punched, kicked, shinned, and thrown into panes of glass during competition.

Since post-workout recovery is vital to player performance and team success, many NHL players are adding CBD to their daily routine. Understanding some of the many ways CBD helps keep the puck moving for hockey players might help you determine if hemp-derived products could be beneficial for you.


Why NHL Players Love Using CBD

NHL players love using CBD because this safe, natural product is shown to support numerous functions by interacting with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the largest regulatory system in your body. CBD is shown to mimic the effects of the messengers made in the body and interact with ECS receptors.  Just a few of the many processes regulated by ECS function include:


Athletes are Loving What CBD Provides

Professional athletes across multiple sports are loving what CBD provides. Since their careers depend on their ability to rest and recover, numerous professional athletes are using CBD to support essential functions throughout their bodies, including the following CBDistillery™ Brand Ambassadors:

Contact Sports 

Michelle Waterson 

Mixed martial arts is described as one of the most dynamic and challenging full-contact sports. Michelle Waterson relies on a combination of throws, holds, kicks, punches, and takedowns to achieve dominance over her competition. This MMA fighter uses CBD to help calm her mind and enhance recovery.

 “After using it (CBDistillery CBD), I’ve noticed a difference in my recovery both mentally and physically.”

Anthony Pettis 

Mixed martial artist Anthony Pettis was the final WEC Lightweight Champion before the organization merged with the UFC. Today, Anthony Pettis is a competitor in the Lightweight division of the UFC. To take full advantage of CBD’s potential influence on training and recovery, this Brand Ambassador relies on a variety of CBD products.

 “CBD has become an integral part of my training and post-fight regimen helping my body’s natural healing process.”


Non-Contact Sports 

Performance Racing: Peregrine Performance Racing 

Peregrine Performance Racing is an elite track and criterium cycling team based in Southern California. Team members maintain fitness and stamina with high-intensity workouts and weight training to keep their bodies in top form. Fitness recovery is considered a contributing factor in team success.

 “CBD is an extremely important key to our success and we highly recommend it.”

Surfing: Albee Layer 

Albee Layer is a boundary-pushing surfer credited for flopping the script on the sport while making his name known throughout the surf community worldwide. Hailing from Maui’s North Shore, Albee is known for his go-for-broke, raw, progressive style. Albee Layer is also one of numerous elite athletes using hemp-derived CBD products.

“I’ve heard about this CBD craze for a while now It wasn’t till I went through two hip surgeries that I really gave it a chance and have LOVED the results, excited to back products that make my life better on a daily basis.”


Is CBD legal to Use in the NHL? 

Yes. The NHL is one of the most progressive of all professional sports leagues in terms of cannabis use. The organization has no policies prohibiting the use of CBD products. Although the NHL does routinely test for marijuana, players are not penalized if they test positive. If a significant amount of THC (indicating heavy use) were to be detected, players are usually sent to a behavioral health program rather than being suspended or fined.2 Currently, the NFL, NBA, and MLB have a much more punitive approach to cannabis use.


CBD Products That Keep the Puck Moving

Many NHL players are quite enthusiastic about their experiences using CBD products. It may be interesting to note that the head of the NHL Alumni Association, Glenn Healy, recently announced a CBD study to examine the therapeutic potential of the cannabinoid for former athletes.3 Just a few of the many products NHL players are using to keep the puck moving include:






Supporting Performance and Recovery with CBDistillery™

Hockey can be a rough sport. A growing number of NHL players are using hemp-derived CBD for its potential to support the function of their endocannabinoid system and enhance their recovery efforts.

To learn more about your endocannabinoid system, visit CBDistillery™ to download The Ultimate CBD User Guide. While your there, you may want to take a moment to view our quality selection of CBD topicals, tinctures, capsules, and CBD vape products. All CBDistillery™ products are third-party tested to ensure the purity and potency of every product we offer.


  1. The Western Producer. A. Arnason. (2018 December 06) NHLer Credits CBD for Recovery.
  2. Boston Globe. (2019 August 27)Here are the American Team Sports Leagues’ Policies on CBD Use
  3. Leafly. R Druzin. (2019 March 19) NHL Alumni Study Centres on CBD, Puts THC on Ice.

Balanced Health Botanicals™ Receives Self-Affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Status

This Milestone Achievement Continues the Vertically Integrated Family of Brands’ Commitment to the #CBDMOVEMENT™ by Providing Safe, High-Quality Products



DENVERNov. 14, 2019  — Balanced Health Botanicals™(BHB), parent company to the fast growing CBDistillery™ brand, announced today that the Company’s hemp-derived full-spectrum cannabidiol extract, and CBD isolate, has received self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in accordance with the stringent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety guidelines. The self-affirmed GRAS process applies to novel food additives, providing assurances of safety as a food ingredient through exhaustive review by independent toxicological experts in the field.

BHB implements various protocols and procedures to ensure their customers have full trust in the safety and quality of their products. Over the course of a year, BHB partnered with academic experts to develop GRAS dossiers that were then submitted to a third-party panel of toxicologists to determine the safety of their CBD full-spectrum extract and CBD isolate, and thus awarding the status of self-affirmed GRAS.

“As the leaders of the #CBDMOVEMENT™, consumer safety is our first and foremost priority and the self-affirmed GRAS certification is a huge step for both Balanced Health Botanicals and the growing CBD industry,” said CEO Chase Terwilliger. “We are dedicated to providing safe and high-quality products– our customers deserve nothing less. The self-affirmed GRAS status adds upon our list of industry leading safety protocols. We encourage all CBD companies to take the right steps for the consumers and go through the GRAS process for their extracts,” said CEO Chase Terwilliger.

Balanced Health Botanicals™ owns and operates some of the largest brands in the hemp-derived CBD industry, including CBDistillery™, the flagship brand of BHB, CBDistilleryRx, retail exclusive line of broad-spectrum hemp-derived CBD products to help improve overall health and wellness and BOTA™, luxurious plant-powered, hemp-derived CBD skincare and supplements.

For more information on Balanced Health Botanicals, their products and their mission, please visit: https://www.balancedhealthbotanicals.com.

About Balanced Health Botanicals:
Balanced Health Botanicals™ (BHB) is a vertically integrated family of hemp-derived CBD brands that includes CBDistillery™, BOTA™, and CBDistilleryRx™. Flagship brand CBDistillery™ was founded in Denver in 2016 to pursue a rapidly growing and predominantly untapped market. It has since evolved into one of the largest and most cost-effective brands in the CBD market, sold in retailers nationwide. CBDistilleryRx™ is a retail-exclusive line of broad-spectrum hemp-derived CBD products that combines the power of CBD with proven, effective ingredients to help improve overall health and wellness. The all-new BOTA™ is a line of premium plant-powered skincare and supplements that combines powerful natural botanicals with hemp-derived CBD. BHB’s mission is to provide the highest quality, U.S. grown, hemp-derived CBD products at fair prices and to be the premier CBD education resource. BHB has made significant investments in its infrastructure, supply chain capabilities and product portfolio to solidify itself as the leader of the #CBDMOVEMENT™.



Balanced Health Botanicals™ Launches Gimmick-Free CBD Campaign

Campaign Provides a Call-to-Action for Industry Players to Step Up with Real Results, or Get Out


Denver, CO (July 15, 2019) Balanced Health Botanicals™ (BHB™), parent company to the fast-growing CBDistillery™ brand, today unveiled their Gimmick-Free CBD campaign calling out companies that are taking advantage of the emerging and unregulated CBD industry. Consumers are being targeted with everything from toothpicks to candles, as CBD is being incorporated in products to grab their attention and drive sales, nullifying the importance of supplementing high-quality CBD.

The campaign also intends to legitimize brands – like CBDistillery – that provide real products, with real results, and help consumers understand what CBD products they can trust to provide wellness for both mind and body.

“From legislators to industry players and consumers, there is already confusion surrounding this compound and the future of the industry. This wild west of gimmicky products on the market are only hindering positive industry progress,” says CMO Chris Van Dusen. “Our company was founded with a mission of providing real products we believe in without all the gimmicks and it is time for someone to step up and challenge the current trend of using CBD as a buzzword simply to help sell products. We want to empower our consumers with the knowledge to purchase products they not only understand how and why to use, but that they can trust.”

With over 3,000 companies currently occupying the space and even more being created, CBDistillery’s Gimmick-Free campaign was born out of a necessity to highlight the misuse of CBD that has spread throughout the industry. This campaign is providing a call-to-action for consumers to pay attention and look beyond the marketing ploys before making purchasing decisions. With the industry under a fine microscope, it is also a call-to-action for industry leaders to guarantee their products are third-party tested and trustworthy.

CBDistillery’s campaign will launch July 15th with a prominent 7-billboard display in Times Square featuring a number of gimmicky CBD products – from toilet paper to condoms – compared to their own gimmick-free products. To amplify the campaign, the Times Square launch will be followed by an omnichannel marketing approach across social media, radio, email campaigns, direct mail and strategically placed advertisements.

As leaders of the #CBDMovement, CBDistillery is committed to providing the highest quality, U.S.-grown hemp-derived CBD products, at the most affordable prices and to being the premier CBD education resource.

For more information on BHB’s CBDistillery Gimmick-Free CBD campaign, please visit: GimmickFreeCBD.co.


About Balanced Health Botanicals:

Balanced Health Botanicals™ (BHB) is a vertically integrated family of hemp-derived CBD brands. The flagship brand CBDistillery™ was founded in Denver, CO in 2015 to pursue a rapidly growing and predominantly untapped market. It has since evolved into one of the largest and most cost-effective brands in the CBD market, sold in retailers nationwide. BHB brands CBDistilleryRx™ and BOTA™ were created to further satisfy the needs of consumers in offering pharmacist-recommended CBD and premium skincare products. BHB’s mission is to provide the highest quality, U.S.-grown, hemp-derived CBD products at fair prices and to be the premier CBD education resource. BHB has made significant investments in its infrastructure, supply chain capabilities and product portfolio to solidify itself as the leader of the #CBDMOVEMENT™.

Cats have a reputation for getting in and out of trouble unscathed. While we commonly stereotype pets of the feline persuasion as being independent and rather aloof, most cat owners would dispute those claims knowing cats can be affectionate, curious and downright charming.

Like the people who provide for their health and well-being, cats have wonderfully unique personalities. But they also suffer from many of the same physical and emotional issues as humans. Since the medications used to treat our feline friends are not universally effective or well-tolerated, a significant number of cat owners are turning to hemp-derived CBD for its feline-friendly health and wellness potential.

Is It Considered Safe to Give Cats CBD Oil? 

Hemp-derived CBD is safe for cats, but it is always best to consult your veterinarian and to be cautious of the formulation you select. While you and your cat could experience similar benefits from CBD, it’s important that you avoid sharing your CBD products. Feline digestion is quite different than ours. Pet-friendly hemp oil tinctures are blended with cold-pressed hemp seed oil, rather than MCT oil, to aid digestion.

Will My Cat Get High?

Your cat cannot get high from hemp-derived CBD. While marijuana contains high levels of THC, a cannabinoid with psychoactive effects, hemp does not. Full-spectrum hemp oil, the oil extracted from the stalks and stems of the plant, contains only trace amounts of THC. To be legally classified as hemp, the plant must contain 0.3 percent THC or less.  

How to Give Your Cat CBD Oil 

By nature, cats are more delicate and discriminating about their meals than dogs. Because cats have a heightened perception of bitter flavors, you may have noticed that it can take a considerable amount of effort to get your cat to swallow any substance they object to. While past struggles may cast doubt about your feline companion’s willingness to cooperate with your health and wellness efforts, administering CBD could be easier than you imagine1. Consider the following suggestions:






The Best CBD Oil for Cats 

Once you locate a pet-friendly CBD formulation, it’s important to verify the purity and potency of the products you select. Many CBD pet products contain significantly less CBD than claimed and others are made with low-quality hemp oil. That’s why it’s important to place your trust in companies that rely on third-party verification of product purity and potency and provide consumer access to those test results.

It’s our attention to these important details that make CBDistillery’s pet tinctures the best CBD oil for cats. Consider the benefits of the following products:






Visit CBDistillery for Pet-Friendly CBD Tinctures  


While CBD is credited for a multitude of potential health and wellness benefits, it’s important to understand that CBD is not a medication. Evidence supporting the benefits of hemp-derived CBD is based on laboratory testing, animal studies, and the testimonies of people who use CBD for themselves or their pets.

To share the health and wellness potential of CBD with your feline friends, visit the CBDistillery website. Our CBD pet tinctures are derived from non-GMO hemp seeds and cultivated without the use of fungicides, herbicides, or other potential toxins. You can verify the quality, purity, and potency of our products by viewing the QR code on your product labels or viewing the batch test information within our product images before making your selection.



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