10 Things Every Guy Needs to Know About CBD

Even though most people consider cannabis to be a recreational drug and something that could endanger their health, the truth is quite the opposite. If you want to do something good for your body and mind, looking into CBD – cannabidiol, a compound you can find in cannabis – is the thing for you. Therefore, here are ten of the most important things every guy should know about CBD.

1. What is CBD?

This is something most men – even those who use cannabis recreationally – are still unfamiliar with. CBD is actually one of two substances you can find in cannabis. But, unlike the other, THC, it’s less well-known and has no psychoactive properties. However, it’s been getting more and more popular in the past couple of years, due to its numerous benefits. That’s why it’s high time you looked into it as well.

2. Your Brain on CBD (and THC)

Besides their differences, CBD and THC trigger the same – or at least similar – brain receptors. That’s why both of these substances have a similar calming effect everyone’s familiar with. Still, CBD triggers receptors in the immune system as well, which means it’s not just meant to give you pleasure, but also do something good for your body.

3. Stress and Anxiety

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There are lots of reasons why people use cannabis and its medical by-products, but the main reason why they use CBD is stress and anxiety relief. With so many men feeling under an enormous amount of pressure every single day, something like this could help them quite a lot. Using beneficial hemp oil for anxiety, for instance, is one of the ways to make your life significantly better without compromising your health. This is something we all need in this day and age, so take CBD into consideration when looking for a new way to solve your anxiety issues.

4. Sleep and Other Phobias

Besides helping people with stress and anxiety, CBD is useful when it comes to other problems as well. Insomnia is one of these things, and the truth is that a constantly rising number of people is fighting it on a daily basis. That’s why they’re not afraid to do whatever it takes to solve their problems, and CBD might be one of the ways to do that. The same goes for social phobia, performance anxiety, and other stressful situations that are easier to handle when you’re using CBD.

5. Inflammation and Disease

Besides having an amazing effect on your psyche and your mental health, CBD can help your body too. From more simple things like inflammation and irritable bowel syndrome to epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and seizure disorder, this simple product can do so much. Some people are even using it in the early stages of cancer, as a complementary and preventive therapy, so take that into account as well. Unfortunately, CBD can’t defeat cancer completely, but can still make a major difference in the way you feel.

6. Directing CBD to the Right Places

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While most men know what THC looks like, they’re not completely sure what the deal with CDB is. Do you inhale it, smoke it, or do something else? Well, CBD comes in the form of an oil, which means you can take it orally. This sounds quite strange at first, but it actually makes a lot of sense. What’s even better is that CBD oil usually comes in different flavors, so you can pick the taste and how you consume it.

7. Vape and Topical Options

Being in a liquid form, CBD is easy to inhale as well, especially if you use one of those vape pens that are more popular than ever. This is a quick and easy way to consume it without making a mess and using complicated equipment. Alternatively, you can apply it directly to your skin, which is particularly useful for people with skin conditions and other problems.

8. Legality

This is a complicated topic, and it has an even more complicated answer. While CBD is completely legal in some parts of the world, it’s still considered illegal in the others. The reason for this is its close connection to THC and the stigma surrounding that product. Even in parts of the world where CBD is not forbidden, it’s still frowned upon. This is a problem we all need to deal with, and allow everyone to use CBD the way they want to.

9. Quality Control

Whether it’s legal or not, the fact is that CBD is very popular today, which is why so many people are into it. However, this gives different manufacturers a chance to trick you into using their products, despite their low quality. There are so many serums, drinks, and even lotions that are full of CBD, so you need to be wise when deciding what to use.

10. Side Effects

With so many benefits of CBD, not that many people think about negative effects. While there are no major side effects that could engender your life, you still need to be careful. CBD can cause fatigue and nausea, which is why you need to consult your doctor before using it. Contrary to popular belief, this substance won’t make you addicted, so that’s something you don’t have to worry about.

There are so many things you need to learn about CBD, but the most important thing to remember is that it’s useful and beneficial on more levels than one.

About Peter Minkoff

Peter is a men's lifestyle writer at The Beard Mag (http://www.thebeardmag.com/) and Men-Ual magazine (http://www.men-ual.eu/) from the UK. Besides writing he worked as a men's grooming consultant for many fashion events. Follow Peter on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MinkoffPeter) for more tips.