The Benefits and Risks of Using CBD for Men’s Health

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In certain nations, cannabidiol, sometimes known as CBD oil, is one of the fastest growing businesses. You may slather it on your hair in shampoo, chew it in vitamin gummies, and drink it in water, wine, or cold-brew coffee now that it’s no longer restricted to dropper bottles and capsules and Bongs. You can even get CBD-infused dog treats.

CBD oil is marketed as a miraculous cure, with producers claiming that it relieves everything from chronic pain to depression and anxiety. But are these claims true? In this post, we’ll learn what CBD is, what its advantages are, and what risks or side effects it may have.

What Is CBD Oil?

It’s cannabis, but not in the way you’re used to it. You may already be aware that the cannabis plant includes over 100 distinct cannabinoids, which are naturally occurring substances. Hemp refers to cannabis strains that have less than 0.3 percent THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets you high), whereas marijuana refers to strains with more than 0.3 percent THC.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a botanical extract derived from hemp plants (rather than home cannabis growing), therefore it won’t get you high. But it also means you won’t have to meet a shady somebody in a Vauxhall Corsa with dark windows to get them. CBD is diluted with a ‘carrier’ oil, usually coconut or hemp seed oil, once it has been extracted from the plant.

What Are the Effects of CBD?

Here’s when things start to get interesting. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) – named after the cannabis plant that led to its discovery – is a communication system found in your brain and body that regulates a variety of physiological and cognitive functions, including hunger, sleep, immune system, mood, and memory.

Without getting too technical, research suggests that CBD interacts with endocannabinoids, the ESC’s chemical messengers, to provide your brain a protective, anti-inflammatory impact.

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil?

Human studies are few and far between, thus further study is needed to generalize the findings. However, preliminary animal and test-tube studies suggest that the benefits of CBD oil may include (deep inhale) insomnia, acne, liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, osteoporosis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addiction, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and arthritis, as well as symptoms related to these conditions.

The most potential health advantages, on the other hand, are in the treatment of anxiety, which is pertinent given the current state of mental health. But there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence: according to Jon Liebling of the United Patients Alliance, “almost one in ten consumers stated that CBD totally alleviated their chronic pain, inflammation, and anxiety.” And, although claims that it can heal ailments require further proof – your doctor isn’t going to start prescribing it, to put it that way — there’s no medical reason not to experiment until the study is done.

Are There Any Side Effects?

In certain studies, CBD oil has been related to nausea, weariness, irritability, disorientation, dry mouth, and appetite issues. It may interact with the way your body breaks down some drugs, such as blood thinners, in the same way as grapefruit juice does.

Where Can I Get It From?

If you want to test CBD products, now is a great time because major merchants like Holland & Barrett and Healthspan sell them. They also have their own CBD product line with varying doses of CBD, which is reassuring because you know they’re conforming to strict EU purity, dosage, and contaminants criteria. Independent internet suppliers are unable to make the same claim, so avoid their snake oil. CBD oil is available as gel capsules, tinctures, and mouth sprays, among other forms. Some are also available as creams and balms to apply directly on the skin.

Things to Avoid

Don’t get too worked up. The reaction of your body to CBD dose is bell-shaped. If you take too little, you won’t feel anything; if you take too much, you risk side effects like diarrhea, which isn’t exactly relaxing. Because dose research is still murky, start cautiously and determine your personal ‘Goldilocks zone.’

 

 

CBD oil has being studied to see whether it can help with anxiety, depression, acne, and heart disease, to name a few. It has the potential to provide cancer patients a natural pain and symptom therapy option.

There are a number of CBD candies, oils, and lotions available online if you want to test it.