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Plant-Based Therapy vs. Pharmaceuticals. A Senior Moment

NOTE: Nothing in this section should be taken as a claim about the effects of any of our particular products. No claims are being made as to the use of...

NOTE: Nothing in this section should be taken as a claim about the effects of any of our particular products. No claims are being made as to the use of any of our products and none should be inferred. We simply find this evidence to be interesting and hope it may help customers make more informed decisions.

I’m 67 years old and a “senior”. I’m also an avid supporter of cannabis-type products for better health. So when I came across an article on CNN by Dr. Sanjay Gupta overviewing his latest CNN Special: WEED 7…A Senior Moment I was intrigued.

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Like many of the cannabis users Dr. Gupta describes, I grew up in the “Just say NO, War on Drugs” era. I’d tried Marijuana in college (and yes, I inhaled) and a few times in early adulthood, but never liked the THC “high”. I felt that marijuana was ok for others, but not me.

It wasn’t until 8 years ago when my peripheral neuropathy was “unmanageable” and my doctors were suggesting a ‘lifelong’ course of opioids to reduce the pain, that I discovered the medical benefits of cannabis. Developing what we feel are the most clinically efficacious CBD products, I’ve been able to virtually eliminate the debilitating pain associated with my neuropathy. But that’s not all. I’ve been able to reverse my severe osteopenia (osteoporosis) and the complete eradication of a 5 cm glioma in my brain (something that left my neurologists puzzled).

But apparently, I am not alone. According to Dr. Gupta, I am just one of a growing number of seniors turning to cannabis. In fact, the fastest growing demographic of cannabis users are seniors just like me. And like me, they are looking for a more natural, effective…and even cheaper…solution to medical issues that crop up as we get older.

According to Dr. Gupta, “Since 2020, The United States has spent $4 trillion a year on health care, of which almost $580 billion was spent on pharmaceuticals alone in 2021. When it comes to seniors, 30% of people over the age of 65 take five or more pharmaceuticals every day. But as they have increasingly turned to cannabis instead of pills, the expectation is that prescribed medication use may decrease.”

But what seniors like me are discovering is that cannabis type healthcare products act differently than pharmaceuticals, providing a mush broader range of effects and benefits. This all has to do with the endocannabinoid system which is responsible for creating balance or homeostasis in the body. As we age, the body produces fewer endocannabinoids and as a result when that homeostasis is lost, we fall victim to those problems of aging which encompass things like sleep, pain, and mood.

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Not all cannabis-type products are created equal of course. At Imbue, we take pride in creating the most clinically efficacious products available…fully tested and 100% guaranteed. And we’re here to answer your questions and direct you to the best products that will address the issues you’re experiencing.

So from one senior to our senior customers at Imbue, we’re delighted to help you with your Senior Cannabis moment.

All the best,

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