There’s a common misconception that CBD is only for women.
And, while it’s true that CBD has a wide variety of health benefits for everyone, the truth is that there are a surprising amount of benefits of CBD for men specifically. Today we’re talking about CBD for men; why you should take it, how you should use it, and what kind of CBD dosage you should be aiming for.
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First of All: What is CBD?
CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of 80+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana (THC), CBD doesn’t make you feel high or make you experience any psychoactive effects.
Until 2018, cannabis (as well as heroin and ecstasy) was considered a Schedule I drug- making it illegal to produce, sell, or use. But thanks to the signing of the Farm Bill, full-spectrum CBD is now legal (as long as it has less than .3% THC present) in all 50 states.
Since cannabis products were banned for such a long time, there is a ton of information that needs to be done about the effects of CBD, its anti inflammatory benefits and the complexity of this plant overall. However, what we DO know has doctors and scientists alike all very excited.
- So, what about all the reported benefits of CBD products? Great question. We’re outlining just a few of them here:
CBD Can Help With Anxiety
Ever had one of those days at work where your boss is on your case, or you just can’t focus on anything because you have a lot going on at home? A 2015 review found that CBD can soothe stress and anxiety CBD by working in tandem with your body’s natural endocannabinoid system. Your ECS is a complex network of receptors that help regulate things like the nervous system, immune system and other vital functions. When it’s activated by your body’s endocannabinoids, CBD can have a calming effect on the brain, reducing stress and anxiety.
Next time your anxiety is getting in the way, try a few drops of CBD to help you feel a little more zen.
CBD Can Make Sex Better
According to BioMed Research International, health practitioners have been using cannabinoids for years to improve Erectile dysfunction (ED) and sexual performance.
Even though we’re still trying to pinpoint the specifics, one theory is that CBD could help take off sexual performance anxiety, relax your blood vessels and promote blood flow- which will promote better and longer-lasting sex for you and your partner.
CBD For Post-Workout Soreness
No pain, no gain…right? Wrong. You don’t need to accept pain as part of your daily life if you have experienced sports-related injuries or post-workout soreness– and you don’t need to turn to pain meds, either.
Because of the concern over prescription pain drug overdoses, researchers are now focusing on safer alternatives for pain management. CBD looks incredibly promising for natural treatment pain, post traumatic stress disorder and inflammation from workouts and contact sports.
Speaking of sports…
Athletes And CBD
In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list of banned substances, paving the way for pro athletes to take a more natural approach to pain relief and their overall health and wellness.
There are plenty of pro athletes who have joined the ranks of CBD lovers- here are a few names you might recognize:
Former Denver Broncos quarterback, Jake Plaummer, knows all-too-well the pain that is associated with playing football. He recently told Mile High Sports, “My body feels great after playing for 10 years. I owe a lot of that to CBD, and what it’s done for me.”
Retired NFL linebacker, David Ahrens, told Men’s Health, “I enjoyed a 10-year playing career. I have taken more pain pills in that time than most people have in their lifetime. I wish I had known about the benefits of CBD for men much earlier.”
“I think in due time, the NFL is going to realize that CBD is not a performance-enhancing drug. If anything, it helps with anxiety, helps with concentration, it helps with pain,” says Ebenezer Ekuban, former defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys.
Chris Camozzi, MMA Fighter uses CBD oil to help him to speed up his recovery time between training sessions. He began taking CBD oil following a severe knee injury. Since then, CBD has become a routine component of his training, and claims that CBD oil has drastically improved his overall health and wellness.
How Much CBD Should Men Take?
Researchers are only now beginning to understand the entire potential of CBD for men. If you’re curious about the potential benefits of CBD, why not see what all the hype is about yourself?
While maintaining a healthy lifestyle looks very much the same for men and women alike- there are certainly some issues that affect men a little differently than women. Whether you’re taking CBD to improve your sex life, high blood pressure, heart disease and heart health, chronic pain, regulate body weight, fight off anxiety, or improve your quality of sleep- CBD might just be the perfect addition to your routine.
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