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In recent years people have been turning to hemp for its numerous health benefits and therapeutic properties. Below, we discuss 3 ways CBD, a cannabinoid may aid men’s health specifically.

Cholesterol control

Statistically speaking, young men are at a higher risk for developing high cholesterol than young women. Estrogen levels are noted as having a protective effect against high cholesterol, though women’s risk of developing high cholesterol goes up during menopause. CBD may help improve cholesterol through its ability to regulate lipid uptake and blood pressure. High levels of cholesterol can indeed adversely affect one’s heart health, which leads to our next benefit.

Heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. Biological, behavioral, and psychosocial contributions to the gender gap in coronary heart disease between men and women. Medical professionals recommend a variety of lifestyle changes, such as limiting alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy diet, and exercising routinely, to lower the risk for heart disease. Recent research has been promising regarding heart-healthy benefits of CBD.

Recent studies suggest CBD may aid in significantly reducing cardiac dysfunction and offer a plethora of cardio-protective benefits due to its natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Stress plays a major role in our heart health, and studies support the notion that long-term stress significantly increases the risk of heart disease. It’s also important to note that CBD’s calming properties may aid the reduction of resting blood pressure.

Erectile dysfunction

As men age, men can experience issues that can affect their sexual performance and overall experience with their sexual partners. There’s good news! CBD may serve as a powerful support for men seeking a healthier and happier sex life. Studies on traditional Ayurvedic medicines suggest that the Cannabis sativa plant, which is the primary source of CBD, may aid ejaculatory function and serves as an all-natural aphrodisiac to improve sexual libido and sexual experience.

References:

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  2. Stanley, Christopher P et al. “Is the cardiovascular system a therapeutic target for cannabidiol?.” British journal of clinical pharmacology vol. 75,2 (2013): 313-22. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04351.x
  3. Jadoon, Khalid A et al. “A single dose of cannabidiol reduces blood pressure in healthy volunteers in a randomized crossover study.” JCI insight vol. 2,12 e93760. 15 Jun. 2017, doi:10.1172/jci.insight.93760
  4. “Men and Heart Disease.” National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/men.htm#:~:text=Heart%20disease%20is%20the%20leading%20cause%20of%20death%20for%20men,in%20every%204%20male%20deaths. Accessed 2 September, 2021.

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