Talking to your Parents about CBD: Advice for Loved Ones

Talking with your parents about adding CBD into their routine may feel like a challenge. Those of us who have seen the benefits of this cannabinoid understand the importance of educating others about this natural alternative and its potential to balance and support our bodies.

If you’re considering speaking to a loved one about using CBD, be prepared to provide them honest information. Our goal is to make them feel comfortable in their decision to try something new.

Give them the Facts about CBD

Although there are several studies out there that have looked at the therapeutic benefits of CBD, the FDA is still working to answer questions regarding the potential of CBD products.

For this reason, many who are interested in trying CBD still have concerns, and that’s okay! The elder population commonly has stigmas surrounding cannabis-related products. These stigmas can often be overcome by having a simple, meaningful conversation.

Federally legal CBD products are derived from hemp. While hemp and marijuana are both varieties of cannabis, they are two separate plants with different chemical makeups. The THC levels in the hemp plant are much less than in marijuana. A hemp plant must contain 0.3% THC or less, which is not enough to get you “high”. This small level of THC works with the other components of the hemp plant to create stronger therapeutic benefits, without the intoxicating effects of marijuana.

If THC is a concern, educate them on Broad-Spectrum and Isolate products that don’t contain any amount of THC.

Share Testimonials and Scientific Evidence

Real-life testimonials and scientific evidence can be valuable resources.

It’s possible you’ve used CBD products with great outcomes or have a friend who has eased painful symptoms by using CBD. We often look to other people’s successes for motivation and comfort. Bring these stories into the conversation. Show them how CBD has made a positive impact on the lives of so many others.

Hemp-derived CBD products are a natural way to reduce the use of pain relievers and prescription opioids that can wreak havoc on our bodies. Regular use of these medications carries a real risk of addiction and can contribute to increased gastrointestinal issues and falls, among other things.

CBD can be a life-changing alternative to help improve pain, insomnia, neuropathy, and anxiety. There are several studies that back-up the therapeutic effects, like this study on topical CBD application and its therapeutic “potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviors and inflammation.”

Explain What to Look for in a CBD product

There are many CBD products on the market, but not all can be trusted. With the cannabis industry’s growing popularity, the market has become flooded with supplements that contain toxins and harmful ingredients.

Educate your loved ones on where to find high-quality CBD products they can trust. Here are a few guidelines to help them choose a safe CBD company:

  • Look at the source of the hemp. USA hemp farmers are more likely to use healthy techniques than hemp farmers in other countries.
  • Check for a Certificate of Analysis (COA): Trustworthy products should have a COA ensuring third-party testing and quality. You can view Thryv Organics COA’s here.
  • Is the product organic?: Organic products are free from harmful chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides.
  • Does the product have transparent labeling?: The label should tell you the amount of CBD per bottle and per serving, the ingredients used, and suggested use.

Help them Find a Product that Fits into their Life

After you’ve discussed their questions and concerns, show them an example of a CBD product that may work well for them. Offer advice on how these products can be incorporated into their life and routine.

Thryv Organics' CBD Softgels make an easy addition to most routines. If swallowing pills is a concern, CBD drops are an easy-to-take alternative. Adding a moisture-rich CBD salve is a wonderful way to maintain healthy skin while allowing the CBD to absorb into your body quickly.

In the end, choosing to add CBD to their regimen is a personal decision. If you’ve had a discussion with your loved one and they still have questions, consider an in-store or virtual consultation to discuss the best options for their unique needs. We are always here to help guide you!

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