Baby Boomers and CBD: What You Should Know
Because of the digital age we live in, you have probably seen CBD ads, products, and success stories all over several popular social media platforms. This inundation may give the impression that younger generations are leading the charge to CBD, the increasingly popular holistic solution. However, Baby Boomers and CBD are quite the popular pair.
Believe it or not, Baby Boomers are reportedly the largest age group utilizing CBD products in recent years! That’s right – if you were born between 1944 and 1964, you and your peers are getting the very most out of this groundbreaking compound. While it may seem that ads and blogs are directed to younger crowds, at The Hemp Doctor, we want you to know that we hear you! We have a large Baby Boomer customer base, and it is important for us to provide the answers to all the questions you may have about CBD and how it may fit into your unique lifestyle.
We have outlined a couple of important facts that you need to know about CBD in general, then answered some of the most common questions we receive from our customers. We hope that this will help you gather all of the information you need to shop for all-natural, hemp-derived CBD products to help you feel your best each day!
CBD is derived from hemp, not marijuana, and it will not get you high.
CBD, the acronym for cannabidiol, is a compound known as a cannabinoid derived from plants in the cannabis family. It is a common misconception that CBD is synonymous with marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are both plants in the cannabis family, but only hemp-derived CBD is legal in the United States since the Farm Bill passed in 2018. Even though hemp and marijuana are in the same family, they have different characteristics, including the natural levels of THC that exist within the plant.
You may be familiar with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It is the compound associated with marijuana that is known for producing mind-altering side effects. However, to the relief of many, hemp naturally contains a lower concentration of THC. Plus, the law requires a maximum of 0.3% THC to be present in any product sold, so you can rest assured that any hemp-derived CBD product purchased from a reputable retailer will not get you high or produce any uncomfortable psychoactive side effects.
CBD interacts organically with the body to provide several benefits.
When CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream, the microscopic particles begin interacting with the body by engaging with the receptors in the endocannabinoid system. The complex endocannabinoid system is responsible for a wide array of everyday functions and processes. All-natural CBD immediately begins working harmoniously with your system, working to promote true homeostasis within the body.
The true potential of CBD is yet to be unlocked as research continues to find new, unique ways that this plant-derived compound can improve one’s daily routine – but the compound is promising to scientists.
CBD FAQ – Answers to Common Concerns
Q: Can I travel with CBD?
A: Yes, because hemp-derived CBD is legal in the United States, and it has been since 2018, you can take the all-natural, non-psychoactive compound with you on the go. The most important thing to remember is that you should shop with retailers who only sell hemp-derived CBD and can prove it with a third-party lab report.
Q: Can I take CBD if I take other medications?
A: As a precaution, it is always best for you to speak to your doctor if you plan to add a new medication into your daily routine. Please speak to your doctor, and let them know you are interested in all-natural CBD, then find your ideal product from a reputable, trustworthy CBD brand, like The Hemp Doctor.
Q: Can I combine different types of CBD products, like oral and topical?
A: Absolutely! Many consumers prefer combining different types of products simultaneously to enjoy a more well-rounded wellness experience. Always pay attention to dosage, especially when it comes to orally administered products, to ensure that you are not ingesting more than necessary. We always recommend starting with the lowest dosage for CBD beginners, increasing gradually until you achieve your desired results. Once you find the perfect dosage, consider combining oral and topical products throughout the day, as topical products provide targeted support. In contrast, potent orally administered CBD products offer long-lasting benefits, too! Combining oral and topical products is the best way to enjoy the best that CBD has to offer.
Q: How do I know if my CBD product is high-quality and safe?
The best way to shop for high-quality, safe-to-use, hemp-derived CBD is to find a trustworthy retailer transparent about everything they do. Your CBD brand of choice should always have a highly informative website featuring information about the company, where their hemp comes from, how it is extracted, and more. In general, the most important traits of high-quality CBD products are:
- CBD is derived from organically-grown U.S. hemp.
- Advanced extraction and purification to ensure that all of the beneficial compounds are properly preserved.
- Broad-spectrum and full-spectrum options should be available. Both are highly beneficial, but broad-spectrum products are completely THC-free for your peace of mind.
- Your product should be third-party lab tested to prove quality, and your brand of choice should always provide access to the lab reports so you can see what is in the bottle for yourself.
The Hemp Doctor – Your Trusted CBD Retailer
At The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary, we offer a wide range of industry-leading hemp and CBD products that fit into just about every lifestyle. We realize that you can find CBD just about anywhere, which is why we work to make the quality of our CBD products superior to our competitors. The result is a more bioavailable product, longer-lasting, and more effective for our family of customers.
If you have any additional questions about hemp, CBD in general, or if you’d like help to find the perfect product, reach out to our knowledgeable customer service team, and we will do everything we can to help you. We look forward to our CBD enhancing your everyday life and helping you feel your very best each day!