Can CBD Help Reduce Aging? 

With all the exciting research we’re seeing about the many ways CBD oil supports health, it may not surprise you to hear that it can be a potent tool in an anti-aging program. When the subject of anti-aging comes up, people often associate it with wrinkles and skin health. And while CBD does provide anti-inflammatory skin care, it helps stave off the effects of aging in many more ways. To stay healthy and strong as the years go by, it’s important to support your body in every way. Here are just a few of the age-related health problems that CBD helps to combat. 

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Age-related Issues That CBD Combat 

Inflammation 

This is a huge contributor to aging and a number of health problems. Inflammation can be triggered by many things, including a lack of sleep, poor diet, pollution, and disease. Controlling inflammation helps your body function better and feel better. A wide body of research shows that CBD helps reduce inflammation in many different ways. This anti-inflammatory effect has been demonstrated in a great number of different illnesses, including autoimmune diseases, which are notoriously difficult to treat. In fact, the anti-inflammatory action of CBD is so profound that scientists suggest it may help fend off certain cancers that are caused by inflammation. 

Brain Health 

Age-related brain problems may be the most frightening prospect of aging for many people. Because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, CBD is being researched as a neuroprotectant, a substance that defends the neurons in the brain against damage. It has been demonstrated to be better at protecting the brain from damage caused by toxins than other well-known antioxidants. As the science of neural health grows, CBD is emerging as an important tool in the battle against the effects of age on the brain. 

Weight Control 

Extra pounds can be a health problem, particularly as we age. However, restrictive diet and exercise regimes can be harmful. CBD may be a gentle way to treat obesity. It seems to help the body metabolize fat, as well as convert white fat tissue into brown fat. Brown fat is metabolically active in a way that white fat is not, and scientists are very interested in it for weight management. Because of these effects, CBD is being considered as a promising way to prevent obesity. 

Diabetes 

Another common health issue people face as they age is diabetes. This disease can result in a cascade of other health problems, including cardiovascular disease, neuropathy, kidney damage, and even blindness. There’s evidence that CBD can reduce the incidence of diabetes, possibly through anti-inflammatory action. And for people who do have diabetes, it may be an effective way to reduce the oxidative stress that it causes, and thereby prevent many complications. 

Bone Health 

As people age, their bones become more vulnerable to fracture. Worse still, sustaining a fracture can have significant negative impacts on mobility and even life expectancy. Part of the problem is that fractures do not heal as well as we age. It may not be a surprise that part of the problem is inflammation in the body. Not only does CBD help reduce inflammation, it also seems to help fractures heal by improving collagen crosslinking and stabilization. This could possibly result in better and faster healing of fractures, allowing people to return to their lives sooner. 

We are only starting to understand all the ways CBD can support the body. The science is very promising, though, suggesting that CBD may be an excellent way to maintain vibrant health as we age. At TerraVida we offer a wide range of products to help you feel your best. If you have any questions about which product is the right one for you, please contact us.