Men, CBD and Your Health

Men, CBD and Your Health

Story by Shells Hasley Karle

While CBD is an appealing option for a wide variety of people, CBD has many benefits specifically for men and men's health. CBD is one of the numerous active cannabinoids found in industrial hemp. Unlike the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marjuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) CBD does not give you the feeling of being intoxicated. In fact, it may have the opposite effect!

CBD products were made more readily available on the market with the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill which made CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC legal in all 50 states. Since then, you can find high quality and organic CBD in Alexandria at Your CBD Store on S. Washington St.

What we know about CBD and its uses are positive and exciting, as more research comes to light we hope to see even more benefits. Here are just a few of the ways that men can use CBD and why.

Anxiety and CBD

CBD works in conjunction with your body's endocannabinoid system, this system is made up of a network of receptors that help regulate several important functions of the body, like the nervous system and immune system. CBD can have a calming effect on the brain which reduces stress and anxiety. Several studies point to the potential benefits of CBD for anxiety, as some research has even shown a therapeutic effect for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Alertness and CBD

Often people struggle with the midday or late afternoon lag in energy where we normally reach for that next cup of coffee or sweets. By stimulating your energy levels during the day, taking CBD can help improve your energy levels, quality of sleep and overall health.

Post-Workout Soreness and CBD

It's not always all about the pain to gain. A far more natural way to deal with sports-related injuries or post-workout soreness is to use CBD topically as well as internally.

We know there are major concerns over prescription pain drug overdoses, researchers are focusing on looking for safer alternatives for pain management. CBD shows great promise for treating pain and inflammation from workouts and contact sports. In fact many professional athletes who take CBD are up-front about how CBD has changed their lives, the list includes several retired NFL players and many in the MMA arena. In 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list of banned substances, which provided a path for pro-athletes to take a more natural approach to pain relief and their overall health.

While maintaining a healthy way of living 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 fight off stress and anxiety, or improve your stamina throughout the day and quality of sleep - CBD may be just the right addition to your health and wellness routine.

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