CBD (cannabidiol) is becoming more and more popular as a natural product for people looking to improve their health and wellbeing. CBD is one of many chemical compounds that can be extracted from the cannabis plant, but unlike THC (another chemical found in the plant), it does not cause a psychoactive ‘high’. It is now being used in the production of health and wellbeing products which have been found to have many physical and mental health benefits. But could CBD enhance your life? Here we explore 6 of the health benefits of CBD oil for men to help you decide.
- Lowering blood pressure
Heart disease is a big concern for men in the US; it is the leading cause of death with common issues being high blood pressure, stroke and heart attacks. CBD has been shown to lower high blood pressure, even when people find themselves in stressful situations, reduce inflammation and prevent the death of cells around the heart caused by stress.
- Improving sleep
A healthy sleep routine is crucial to ensuring our minds and bodies can function to their full capacity. When we deprive ourselves of sleep, we rob our bodies of the chance to repair and refresh what we have damaged from the day before. This can make us more susceptible to stress, anxiety, weight gain and can weaken our immune system and cause us to lose focus. CBD can not only reduce issues such as pain, anxiety, and stress, which interfere with sleep, but it can also stimulate the receptors in our body that regulate our sleep cycle and improve our quality of sleep.
- Reducing anxiety and improving mental focus
Modern life is busy and hectic with a lot of demands on our time. This has led to more and more of us suffering with chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. When in this state of mind it can be very difficult to function to our full potential or to focus on anything other than negative thoughts and emotion. CBD has been shown to have a positive impact on anxiety and stress, as well as post-traumatic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. There is a misconception that CBD has a sedative effect, but it can actually increase energy levels, calm the mind and improve cognitive function to enable better concentration levels.
- Relieving chronic pain
Whether you are living with pain because of a medical condition, injury or an aging body, chronic pain can lead to not only physical restrictions in life but also emotional and mental health issues in the long term. CBD can reduce inflammation and can also interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is vital in the regulation of sleep, immune system and the body’s response to pain. CBD can interfere with neural transmitters that conduct pain through the body.
- Supporting muscle recovery
CBD is known for reducing inflammation which can make it a beneficial supplement to take either before or after a workout as it can aid in muscle recovery. After exercising, the muscles begin to break down so that they can rebuild themselves with more strength and this can cause pain known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS. It causes a feeling of tired and tender muscles, which CBD can help to alleviate, either when taken as a supplement or applied to the body as a topical lotion or cream such as those offered by Cancalm.
- Improving sex life
There are several reasons why CBD can improve your sex life. CBD can help to calm the mind reducing stress and anxiety, both of which can interfere with men’s sexual performance. By feeling more relaxed, less self-conscious and more positive, you are more likely to enjoy sex with your partner. CBD can also increase the levels of serotonin in the brain which will improve your mood and can make you more sensitive to pleasure. Finally, CBD can reduce pain which can be an obstacle to maintaining an active and fulfilling sex life.