MEN’S PHYSICAL HEALTH AND CBD
CBD is often talked about in mainstream media and social media channels. On several occasions, you must have seen it being touted as a post-workout add-in booster in your morning coffee, smoothie, or even evening tea.
One can even purchase a CBD-infused sports bra. But what precisely is CBD? And how does it make a difference in men’s physical health?
CBD VS Hemp
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is the second most abundant active ingredient in cannabis plants.
While CBD is a prerequisite for medical marijuana, it is extracted from hemp plants, which fall in the same class as marijuana. However, CBD does not cause the ”high” feeling seen in marijuana.
What Does Research Say on Physical Health In Men During Covid?
According to BMC, with the onset of covid, minimal physical activities and deconditioning took place for fear of contracting the disease. The first-ever lockdown in the UK had a varying effect on men upon physical health-related activities across the population.
According to Sport England’s ‘Active Lives’ in asurvey, older men could exercise more to promote their physical health. In return, promoting body immunity. However, for how long can one exercise without feeling exhausted? Not forgetting the after-workout muscle spasms.
Deconditioning is a syndrome of functional, physical, and psychological decline that results from prolonged inactivity.
Deconditioning may result in loss of muscle strength, a condition that can affect men at any age. However, it’s more prevalent and severe in older men.
CBD And Fitness
In recent times, CBD-infused products have been picked up for various uses, one of them is fitness.
CBD oils for fitness come in various forms, which include;
- Tinctures and gummies
- Edibles and cookies
- Salves, lotions, and sprays
- E-cigarettes and blunts
- Vitamin supplements
Because CBD products are non-psychoactive and do not present a euphoric feeling, it’s not addictive. Hence, one can smoke CBD at any time of the day, depending on the desired effects they would like to experience.
However, as with several workout supplements, there might be side effects. Hence, one should consult their doctor before opting for CBD in promoting physical health.
CBD has been in use by humans, in fact, for thousands of years. As technology advances, more studies backed up by scientific evidence continue to reveal more uses of cannabis.
A current major trend is the use of CBD before or even after a workout.
CBD affects how endocannabinoids work in the body. Endocannabinoids are the ones responsible for making one feel nice and having a relaxed sleep.
You might be eager to join the bandwagon of CBD in men’s physical health. It’s always wise to do it cautiously.
Potentially, as a man, after having a quality nap, you will work out better. Right? In return, your physical health gets better as well.
Pros & Cons of CBD Use
CBD works in different ways for different people. Some of the factors which determine effective CBD will include:
- Body chemistry
- Drug tolerance levels
- Chemical composition of your CBD
- Method of Ingestion
Before any attempts in using CBD, it might help to talk to your medical doctor. They will help you weigh the CBD benefits VS the cons.
CBD’s Side Effects In Physical Health
As with any medical product or supplement, one must weigh benefits against the drawbacks, including side effects.
In several cases, some CBD users might not have experienced any side effects after using CBD. While in others, they do experience them to some degree.
The potential side effects to physical health in men include
- Appetite change
- Dry lips
There can also be possible interactions between prescribed medications and CBD.
Do Physical Health Benefits of CBD Outweigh Risks?
Whether CBD use outweighs its potential risks is more of a personal choice. Holistic Herb encourages you to be well informed before making such a critical decision.