3 Health benefits of CBD for Men
It May Alleviate Mental Health Problems
Although women are more likely to be diagnosed with common mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women, possibly due to the attached stigma of being 'weak'.
The reality is that men are 3 times more likely to become alcohol independent than women, are more likely to use and die from illegal drugs, and over 75% of suicides committed, are by men.
Our body's endocannabinoid system is closely involved in the regulation of anxiety and parts of the brain involved with anxiety contain high levels of CB1 receptors. CBD, therefore, has the ability to increase endocannabinoids linked to reducing anxiety and boost serotonin reception thus both regulating mood and social behaviour.
CBD also has the ability to reduce learned fear and the way we process fear memories, so in cases of anxiety where memories could be feeding negative emotions and responses, CBD is incredibly useful.
It Could Boost Your Sex Life
One of the slightly more exciting health benefits of CBD for men is the ability to boost stamina and enhance sensations in the bedroom as well as improving erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is more common than you might think, and most men won't seek medical help. But what causes it? Stress and anxiety are thought to be responsible for between 10-20% of erectile dysfunction cases and the remaining percentage are thought to be down to physiological reasons such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and sleep disorders.
CBD can help to improve blood flow to the genitals by dilating the blood vessels around the area as well as treating any inflammation that may be contributing to the problem. It may also help to increase testosterone levels too.
With a whopping 48% of men suffering from one or more side effects when using Viagra, CBD seems like a much safer and healthier option.
It Can Help to Improve Your Prostate Health
There are many conditions that can affect prostate health such as enlarged prostate, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. Although more clinical studies are needed researchers have made some promising findings.
As CBD helps to regulate hormonal health it could help to inhibit the overflow of testosterone production responsible for causing an enlarged prostate, as well as treating any pain and inflammation caused by the condition itself or by UTIs and kidney stones.
The lesser-known prostatitis is a condition caused commonly by a type of bacteria that enters the prostate via the urinary tract but can also be caused by sexually transmitted diseases too. CBD can help to alleviate any inflammation, pain, and discomfort, as well as potentially possessing some anti-bacterial properties that might help to fight prostatitis.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer that men contract. CBD has been found to induce cell death of cancerous cells as well as inhibiting the growth of a tumour by reducing the blood supply. While CBD certainly isn't a cancer cure it certainly shows some promise in preventing and treating prostate cancer.
Whether you're looking to boost your energy levels, improve your mood or your sex life, CBD can definitely help.