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Should Active Men Try CBD For Health Management?

Written By Alejandro Hormechea 08 May 2020

Cannabis is growing increasingly popular, and has a surprising number of benefits. Specifically, cannabis can be especially helpful in health management. But not all cannabis products are created equal; before using a cannabis product, it’s important to know what product you’re using, and any possible effects it might have on your body.

What Exactly is It?

According to Project CBD, CBD is short for cannabidiol, a natural compound found in the flowers of plants in the Cannabis genus. There are four major popular cannabis products that people use: 1) marijuana, 2) hemp flower, 3) CBD oil, and 4) help oil. Each of these products begins with a cannabis plant, but while marijuana is addictive and illegal in the United States, CBD is non-addictive and legal in all 50 states as long as it contains less that 0.3% THC. CBD oil is made from the extraction of cannabidiol from a Cannabis plant. Many athletes use CBD to manage pain and swelling. CBD oil is generally taken under the tongue so that the cannabidiol can absorb directly into the bloodstream.

Pain Reduction

CBD oil has been found particularly helpful in pain reduction, especially after a workout. According to Sweet Leaf Farms, marijuana has actually been used for pain management for over 4000 years, and modern research in CBD is showing similar effects for pain management. If you are active and have been experiencing some pain and swelling following physical exercise, it may be helpful to consider using CBD.

Mental Health Benefits

Depression and anxiety are surprisingly common mental illnesses; if you are suffering mentally from these conditions, CBD could help you. While many people who suffer from depression and anxiety use pharmaceutical drugs to treat their illnesses, these drugs often cause multiple negative side effects like nausea, insomnia, drowsiness, and sexual dysfunction. On the other hand, according to Parsley Health, cannabinoids are naturally occurring substances which can regulate serotonin levels in the body, helping you feel better without causing as many harmful side effects.

There are many reasons why using CBD can be beneficial for your health. Pain reduction and mental health benefits are only two of the many positives which can come from using CBD. If you are curious enough to try it, there are a number of providers online as well as in person who can assist you in buying the right product for your health needs. Make sure, however, to conform that your CBD contains less than 0.3% THC so that you buy a legal substance.


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