CBD For Men's Health



Cannabidiol or CBD is an active ingredient found in the Cannabis sativa plant. This compound has been shown to help regulate mood, immunity, and homeostasis. CBD oil is usually extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant and mixed with an inert carrier oil such as hemp seed oil for use. According to the 2022 Forbes Health Survey, 60% of US adults use CBD in some form, while 55% of users prefer to use CBD in the form of oils and tinctures.

Benefits of CBD For Men's Health 

According to the Men’s Health Network, a lack of education and awareness, as well as poor lifestyle choices, have all led to a significant deterioration of health in American men. The most common diseases and ailments that men face across the globe are cancer, depression, heart disease, respiratory disease, liver disease, and erectile dysfunction. Many of these health conditions can be reversed or treated with CBD. The benefits of CBD for men’s health include:

Relieves Anxiety and Depression 

CBD is commonly used to calm the mind. In a 2017 study conducted by the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry, 57 men were tested for anxiety during simulated public speaking events. The subjects were given a placebo and different quantities of CBD - 150 milligrams, 300 milligrams, or 600 milligrams - before their event. The participants who received 300 milligrams of CBD experienced less anxiety compared to the placebo group. It was shown that the effects of CBD were similar to antidepressants.

Treats Seizures and Epilepsy 

In 2018 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a CBD drug, for the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine is used to treat seizures that result from Lennox–Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) and Dravet Syndrome (DS), two rare types of epilepsy that are common in men.

Alleviates ALS Symptoms 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disease that damages the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Thus, ALS causes the loss of muscle control in the body. The causes of ALS are unknown but may be hereditary in most cases. According to a 2019 study published by the National Library of Medicine, patients who received a combination of CBD and THC in varying doses showed improvement in their ALS symptoms. The ALS patients with moderate or severe spasticity experienced the fastest symptom improvement.

Reduces Diabetes Complications 

Research has shown that CBD provides significant health benefits to diabetes patients. In a 2016 study published by the American Diabetes Association, 62 type 2 diabetes patients on insulin therapy were given either CBD or a placebo. Patients who received CBD saw a decrease in resistin, a hormone that affects insulin resistance, as well as an increase in glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP), a hormone that promotes the release of insulin after food intake. The study showed that CBD is a potential treatment for diabetes and helps the body regulate insulin-related hormones.

Reverses Erectile Dysfunction 

CBD has been shown to effectively treat the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, including low blood flow, mental ailments, and hormonal imbalance. CBD relaxes blood vessels to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. In addition, CBD reduces stress, anxiety, and hormonal imbalances in men.

Ways to Use CBD

The way CBD is consumed or absorbed depends on the disease or ailment being treated. There are multiple ways to use CBD and enjoy its health benefits:

  • Oral: Taking CBD capsules or adding CBD oil to food or drink
  • Sublingual: Placing CBD oil under the tongue before it is swallowed
  • Transdermal: Placing CBD oil patches on the skin
  • Inhaled: Inhaling CBD vape cartridges
  • Topical: Applying lotion containing CBD oil on the skin 

Final Words 

CBD provides many health benefits for men and can treat a variety of diseases or ailments, including mental disorders, chronic pain, and hormonal imbalance. Although many of these health benefits have been proven, it is advisable to consult an expert and get detailed instructions on CBD use for different health conditions.

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