There are hundreds of reasons to take CBD, and evidence suggests it can have significant benefits for male health and longevity.

CBD can help reduce the risk of heart disease and combat all sorts of cancer, particularly prostate cancer. It improves mental health and helps your brain age strong. It improves sexual function and may even help reduce erectile dysfunction. It has even been shown to promote bone healing and is known to relieve pain and inflammation.

Based on the available evidence, here is how CBD supports overall male health and well-being:

1. CBD reduces the risk of heart disease.

Heart disease is the second leading cause of male death in Canada.

CBD has been studied to help lower the risk of heart disease by relaxing blood vessels (vasodilation), which can lower blood pressure, and by protecting against oxidative stress. These are two key factors in the development of heart conditions.

CBD's other cardiovascular benefits include reducing inflammation in blood vessels, which could ease the strain on the heart and potentially prevent heart failure, and reducing the risk of ischemia, which happens when a part of the body (such as the brain or heart) gets inadequate blood flow.

2. CBD helps combat cancer.

An estimated 45.1% of men are likely to develop cancer at some point in their lifetime, and about 1 in 8 men will develop prostate cancer specifically.

CBD has demonstrated anti-cancer properties in a variety of studies across nearly all "hallmarks of cancer," particularly for its ability to slow tumor growth and induce cancer cell death.

A more recent 2023 study demonstrated that CBD reduces the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. It makes these cells less likely to survive and multiply. This effect of CBD is linked to its ability to decrease the levels of certain proteins that control cell growth, such as cyclin D3, CDK4, CDK2, and CDK1. Additionally, CBD lowers the activity of AKT, a protein that normally helps cancer cells grow.

3. CBD improves mental health.

On average, approximately 4,000 Canadians take their own life each year, of those suicides; 75% are men. This makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death of males in Canada. With 17% of Canadian men reporting fair or poor mental health, it's no wonder that an estimated one million Canadian men suffer from major depression each year.

CBD Regulates the Stress Response: There are more than 8 clinical trials demonstrating that CBD can significantly reduce the stress response and its manifestations (anxiety, depression, burnout, and fear). By curtailing the stress response, it allows the body and mind to shift back to a balanced state.

Anxiety and Depression: In addition to inhibiting the stress response, studies suggest CBD may reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression by interacting with serotonin 5-HT1A receptors.

Read: CBD & Stress: More Effective Than Pharmaceuticals?

4. CBD supports immune function.

The immune system is crucial for overall health. Studies show that CBD is a powerful immunomodulator, balancing the immune response. This could be especially beneficial for autoimmune conditions where the immune system attacks healthy cells.

5. CBD balances inflammation.

Inflammation is a natural immune response, but chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases. CBD has shown promise in balancing inflammation, which could benefit conditions like arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

6. CBD helps with diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes affects over 9% of Canadians, and research indicates CBD might help control blood sugar and reduce stress, which are extremely important for diabetes management. It’s also being studied for its potential to reduce insulin resistance.

7. CBD is neuroprotective.

Long-term brain health is vital for cognitive function. Studies show that CBD has neuroprotective properties that could protect neurons from degeneration, potentially aiding in the treatment of neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and maintaining brain health.

Read: 7 Ways CBD Actually Improves Brain Health and Performance

8. CBD improves sexual function.

According to a 2009 article published in the journal Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, researchers have found ECS receptors in the sexual reproductive organs, such as the testicles. They’re also present in the brain.

Emerging evidence suggests that CBD may enhance libido by reducing anxiety. Some people have anxiety about sexual performance, which decreases their libido. Relieve anxiety, and the desire for sex may go up.

Other research suggests that CBD increases blood flow and promotes smooth muscle relaxation, which can lead to improved sexual experiences.

9. CBD increases sperm quality and quantity.

While research is ongoing, some studies indicate that CBD might influence hormone regulation and potentially impact sperm count through hormonal balance.

10. CBD may help with erectile dysfunction.

CBD’s potential to reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure could indirectly benefit those experiencing erectile dysfunction related to these conditions.

Read: Horny Science: Can CBD Help With Erectile Dysfunction?

11. CBD supports bone health.

CBD appears to promote bone health by enhancing bone healing, as well as the growth and strengthening of bones through accelerated osteoblast formation.

12. CBD relieves arthritis.

CBD shows promise in pre-clinical studies for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, and as an add-on therapy to individuals with arthritis, although human studies are needed to confirm these effects.

Where to find high-quality CBD oils.

You can find high-quality, organic CBD in several My Supply Co. formulas. All of them are organic, non-GMO, free of fillers and preservatives, and are formulated with MCT oil made from sustainably harvested coconuts.

Full Spectrum, our clinical-strength full-spectrum CBD oil, is your SPF (stress protection factor). Up to 50mg of Full Spectrum CBD oil twice daily helps reduce anxiety and alleviate the emotional, hormonal, psychological, and physical manifestations of stress.

Isolate, our clinical-grade CBD isolate oil, is your daily support for mood, focus, and mental clarity. Up to 150mg of Isolate CBD oil twice daily helps to keep you calm cool and collected.

For sleep that helps you repair and recover, night after night, you may be interested in one of our CBD-infused Sleep Solutions.

Fall and stay asleep with CBD Sleep Solution, a science-backed combination of potent herbs used for thousands of years to promote calm and ease you into restful sleep.

1:1 Sleep Solution takes CBD Sleep Solution a step further by adding THC, helping to relieve pain and inflammation and promote recovery from an active lifestyle.

Sleep fast and deep with CBN Sleep Solution, a melatonin-free alternative to 1:1 Sleep Solution that helps you optimize your healing power at night.

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