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 (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:
Your ability to fall asleep and sleep peacefully throughout the night is regulated by your circadian rhythms. Your endocannabinoid system regulates your circadian rhythms.
The activation of key ECS receptors has a direct impact on how hungry you feel, how your body processes nutrients, and how efficiently the foods you eat are converted to energy.
By regulating the release of serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and more, your ECS plays a vital role in regulating fear, anxiety, depression, stress, and how you respond to their impact.1
Research shows that the cells of your immune system contain a large number of endocannabinoid receptors believed to be instrumental in balancing inflammatory responses and preventing immune system overactivity.
The areas of your brain crucial to memory and learning have a high concentration of endocannabinoid receptors. Researchers believe the abundance of ECS receptors suggests your endocannabinoid system directly influences your ability to adapt to and retrieve information.
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:
Many seniors trying CBD for the first time appreciate the option of a pre-measured product, the convenience of CBD capsules, softgels, or gummies. Most pre-measured CBD products contain an amount of CBD that works well for most people.
First time CBD users should start with a small serving size. A small amount of CBD can be anywhere between 2-30 mg. The choice is yours. If you don’t get the results you anticipated, increase by a small amount of CBD at your next serving.
It can take several days or several weeks for your body to start responding to CBD. That’s why it’s commonly recommended to increase your serving size slowly. Some seniors prefer increasing in small increments each serving; others choose to wait several days or a week to give their bodies time to adapt.
Although descriptions and reviews can tell you a lot about a product; you may not know what type of CBD works best for you until you try it. Many seniors find they prefer using different types of products depending on their needs. Some days you may find a topical preferable to a tincture; other days, you may find it better to use a combination of 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:
Quality CBD products specify the amount of CBD they contain in milligrams (mg). You should also be able to tell which part of the plant the oil was extracted from by looking on the manufacturer’s website or reading the product label. Genuine CBD is extracted from the stalks stems and flowers (aerial parts) of hemp plants. Reputable manufacturers will also provide access to their third-party test results and display certification by the US Hemp Roundtable, US Hemp Authority, National Hemp Association, or similar organizations.
Gimmicky products or products of questionable quality are often described in vague terms. Vendors use generic phrases like “high potency” or “extra strength” without specifying the CBD content. You may also find companies misrepresenting their products by marketing hemp seed oil as having similar value to CBD. That’s why it’s important to know that hemp seeds do not contain CBD. You may also find exaggerated health claims, no access to third-party tests, or gimmicky products like toothpicks or candles, products unlikely to provide any effect.
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:
CBD tinctures can be used in many ways. You can place the oil under your tongue and hold before swallowing or mix your CBDistillery™ tincture with your favorite beverage or recipe. CBD tinctures are an excellent option for those who are interested in finding the best value for their money.
For seniors with a sweet tooth, CBD gummies may be an ideal way to enjoy your CBD, a flavorful, fun option you will look forward to taking. CBDistillery™ 30mg Gummies are available in two types, one for use any time, and one specially formulated to use at night.
CBD capsules are most often preferred by seniors looking for a convenient way to take CBD. All CBDistillery™ Capsules contain a pre-measured serving of CBD in a convenient form that’s easy to swallow and easy to add to your current pill or vitamin regimen.
Topicals are ideal for seniors who want targeted benefits in a specific area of their body. CBDistillery™ Topicals can be used on their own, or to enhance the effects of ingestible CBD products. CBDistillery™ has two topical products. One is formulated with arnica, lavender, and other botanicals chosen for their potential to help soothe joints and muscles; the other is blended with skin-soothing ingredients including olive oil, apricot oil, and frankincense.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The product most often called CBD oil is a blend of hemp extract and a carrier oil, a tincture. CBDistillery™ Full-Spectrum 1000mg CBD Tincture is a medium strength product that works well for many players. CBD tinctures are easy to use; simply place the oil under your tongue and hold a few seconds before swallowing.
CBD products are ideal for rubbing down muscles after a grueling game or strenuous workout. CBDistillery™ CBDol Topical CBD Salve is specially formulated with eucalyptus, arnica, lavender, and other natural botanicals.
Vaping is an easy CBD option for players on the go and the fastest method of CBD delivery. CBDistillery™ 200mg Disposable Vape Pens are ready to use right out of the box and available in a wide variety of flavors. Our vape pens and cartridges are powered with CCELL technology, a state-of-the-art wickless atomizer system.
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.
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™.
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.
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.
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.
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:
You can take advantage of your cat’s grooming instincts by letting them lick CBD oil off their paws. If your cat resists, consider administering CBD oil directly into your cats mouth using the dropper provided in your bottle of pet tincture. While your cat may initially resist having CBD oil squirted into the side of their mouth, providing a treat after administering their hemp oil supplement will soon make the process easier. A CBD pet tincture can also be used topically for its potential to calm inflamed joints and skin irritation.
Many cat owners find that placing a few drops of CBD pet tincture on their pet’s food is an easy way to get their cat to take CBD. To ensure your cat takes the full dose of CBD, mix the tincture with a small amount of food rather than the entire portion. Mixing CBD oil with a smaller portion of food decreases the risk of CBD being left behind in an abandoned dinner bowl.
Some people add CBD pet tinctures to their cat’s water dish. This may be the best option if your feline’s appetite is not what it should be. When adding CBD to your cat’s water, use a smaller amount of water than your cat usually drinks to ensure your cat is lapping up the CBD.
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:
CBDistillery 150 mg 30 ml CBD Pet Tincture contains hemp oil from the stalks and stems of industrial hemp, blended with the cold-pressed oil extracted from the seeds of the plant. The result is a CBD oil that is easy for your cat to digest. Each full dropper (1 mL) of CBD contains 5 mg of CBD and each drop contains 0.25 mg.
While both pet products, the 150 mg and 600 mg tinctures, take up the same amount of space in a 30 ml bottle; our 600 mg 30 ml Pet Tincture contains a higher concentration of CBD per ml. Each full dropper (1 mL) of a 600 mg tincture contains 20 mg of CBD at 1 mg per drop.
Whether your best friend is feline or canine, CBDistillery’s Man’s Best Friend CBD Oil Pack is the ideal way for you and your four-legged companion to experience the remarkable health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD. Your value pack includes two 30 ml bottles of CBD, 1000 mg for you and 150 mg for your furry friend. An exclusive “CBD and Chill” bandana completes the package.
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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