It’s official: with an estimated value of $3.5 billion this year alone, CBD products are a global craze. They’re widely beloved for reducing anxiety and stress, treating insomnia, alleviating joint and muscle pain - you name the problem, and it seems like CBD could be the solution. But you might wonder, is this CBD trend really all it’s cracked up to be?
Just like anything that causes a lot of buzz, there’s a lot of noise too, and a couple of myths that need busting. The first is that CBD is a flash-in-the-pan fad, destined to fizzle out whenever the next miracle ingredient comes along. And the second is the idea that CBD is the sole preserve of the adventurous young generation, rather than senior or elderly customers.
There are many reasons that cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is a hot new wellness trend. Extracted from the flowers and stems of the hemp plant, CBD has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years - most notably since more and more countries have legalised cannabis. However, neither hemp nor CBD is a drug. The United Nations has never included CBD in its International Drug Control Conventions, and hemp and CBD products are non-psychoactive.
Despite the fact that hemp and CBD don’t have any of the mind-altering effects of marijuana, these different cannabis products are often wrongly clubbed together both in the law, and in people’s perceptions. The hemp plant is a variety of cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC, yet has a host of properties that could be instrumental in health and medicine. That’s why as regulations on cannabis have eased, the body of research about hemp and CBD is growing.
And so is the public interest in CBD. Far from being just another millennial health fad, CBD provides a whole lot of proven benefits for middle-aged and senior users, too. CBD now comes in easy-to-ingest capsules, edibles, and drops - like MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, made with 100% organic CBD in pure hemp oil, and no THC. As well as oral consumption, CBD can have powerful effects when applied topically, especially when it comes to skincare.
So how can you get the most out of CBD if you’re over 40? Here are some of the ways CBD can gently yet effectively improve your quality of life.
They say you’re only as old as you feel - but you wish someone would explain that to your muscles and joints. The same active lifestyle you might have enjoyed for many years is suddenly followed by body aches and pains, as you simply don’t heal as quickly as you once did. Enter CBD - which is known for its serious anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, while being an all-natural alternative to standard prescriptions. There’s a reason why so many professional athletes - even of a certain age - prefer to rely on CBD for restoring their bodies.
For those who suffer from arthritis, CBD works with your body to restore balance by directly affecting the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This complex network is responsible for keeping your hormones, nervous system, temperature, and pretty much everything else in a stable state. To address pain from the inside out, try taking a few drops of MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, once or twice per day.
As we age, getting a good night’s sleep can become harder and harder. Whether it’s anxiety, difficulty with breathing, or changes to our circadian rhythms, seniors often have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. CBD is known to calm the body and mind for a more peaceful rest, while also treating symptoms of stress and anxiety. It acts directly on the ECS to improve your mood and promotes a deep state of relaxation.
Putting a few drops MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil drops in your bedtime beverage is a safe solution to your sleep woes. But there’s also the incredible role that good sleep hygiene plays in treating insomnia. That means having a consistent bedtime routine that sets you up for a good night’s rest. No screen time before bed; no working where you sleep; and a soothing skincare routine to scrub off the stress of the day.
MUKOOMI CBD skincare products don’t just provide a nourishing and luxurious experience. They also help ensure you sleep enough, so you get that healthy glow from the inside out. Our nighttime routine box features Hemp CBD Skin Serum and Hemp CBD Eye Serum, along with a genuine jade roller to massage the serums deep into your skin. If you dread the thought of another sleepless night, we’ll have you looking forward to bedtime again.
Visible signs of aging
At MUKOOMI, we never believe in “anti-aging”. Growing older is a privilege denied to many, and the years only add wisdom and beauty to a face. Sometimes, this takes the form of wrinkles and fine lines, dark spots, and sagging skin - all of which occur as our skin loses its elasticity and ability to regenerate new cells. No matter your age, it’s important to take care of the health of your largest and most protective organ. And for some people, when the face in the mirror looks dull and tired, it doesn’t align with their youthful inner spirit.
Aging gracefully means feeling comfortable and at peace in your skin. That’s where CBD comes in, as a pure and natural skincare solution for older users. On one hand, the calming, de-stressing effects of dosing MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil show up clearly on your face. But the topical benefits of CBD work wonders for mature skin.
Rich in antioxidants, CBD tackles the oxidative stress from pollution and the environment, reducing the damage on your cells. Free radicals that break down your natural collagen supply - which keeps your skin bouncy - are neutralised by antioxidants, so your skin gets a chance to rejuvenate. MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Skin Serum and MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil both come with the added benefits of hemp seed oil. Packed with omega fatty acids and vitamin E, hemp seed oil provides deep nourishment to your skin whether you consume it or apply it directly.
Hormonal skin problems
For menstruating people, one of the perks of growing older is the promise of no more painful, inconvenient periods. Unfortunately, biology has one more trick up its sleeve: perimenopause and menopause. It sounds like a simple end to your monthly period, but menopause comes with massive hormonal shifts that can have unpredictable results - and worse, they often go on for years. Hot flashes, cold sweats, mood swings, insomnia, body aches, and hormonal breakouts are just some of the common symptoms people face.
As your body tries to find a new balance in this sea of shifting hormones, CBD can be a saviour. The ECS plays an important part in the healthy secretion of hormones, and CBD helps it regulate this process. In fact, the ECS modulates your body temperature and neurochemicals like serotonin and dopamine too, meaning that MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil drops can also provide some relief from the mood swings and hot-cold flashes of perimenopause.
As for those breakouts that you thought you had left behind in your teens? That’s where CBD comes into its own as a skincare ingredient. CBD has the unique ability to balance your skin’s production of sebum, or the natural oils it produces. If you struggle with oily skin, CBD can control the excess sebum, while dry skin gets a boost of natural moisture. Meanwhile, its anti-inflammation properties work to soothe acne and redness.
MUKOOMI Hemp CBD Hydrating Toner and Hemp CBD Facial Cream offer balancing, deep hydration of CBD along with the goodness of other botanical actives. Snow Mushroom boosts collagen production, and is also a key ingredient in our Hemp CBD Eye Serum. Japanese Knotweed provides the antioxidant-loaded polyphenol, resveratrol, to fight against skin damage, while Cica restores the skin’s natural barrier.
Along with MUKOOMI CBD Hemp Oil, try out the simple, fuss-free day and night routines. It’s the right time to give your skin the best natural protection, just like it has given you for all these years together.