Cannabidiol Health Benefits & Effects


So now you know what CBD oil is (and isn’t).  You know that it is a natural substance derived from cannabis, but that it is not the same thing as THC.

So the big question is this: What can it do for your health?

The answer is “a lot.”  Your body actually has its very own endocannabinoid system (ECS).  This system of receptors is responsible for regulating appetite, pain, mood, memory, sleep, and more.  You know how you get a “high” sometimes when you run which dulls your pain and feels … well, amazing?  Researchers think your ECS may be involved with that.

Your body actually produces a couple of cannabinoids referred to as Anandamide and 2-AG.  These have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body.

When you take CBD, it has a similar effect.  By acting on the TRPV-1 receptor, it is able to reduce pain and inflammation.  Acting on adenosine receptors, it can boost memory and cognition.  When it acts on 5-HT1A, it combats depression.

So let’s check out a few of CBD oil’s potential benefits for your health.

  1. Lose weight.

One of the areas we focus on here at OTC Male Enhancement is fat loss.  There are a few supplements we recommend for losing weight, and now we can add CBD oil to the mix.

Research into weight loss and CBD is still in the starting stages.  Some studies have shown hopeful results, however.

In the linked study, the scientists were looking at cannabidiol and rat feeding patterns.  At the end of the study, they stated, “Cannabidiol reduced food intake in line with some existing reports, supporting the need for further mechanistic and behavioral work examining possible anti-obesity effects of cannabidiol.”

Is that a lot to go on?  Not yet, but more research is certainly warranted.  And who knows—if you find yourself slimming down after you start using CBD oil, it could just be the cannabidiol that is doing the trick.


  1. Maybe improve sexual health directly.

I am going to be straight up on this one.  It’d be awesome if CBD oil could help you get a harder erection or last longer in bed—and maybe it can.  But it is a tossup at this point.

According to this abstract, “Studies examining the effects of cannabis use on male sexual function have been limited in both quality and quantity. Most results of these studies are conflicting and contradictory.  While some did outline the beneficial effects of cannabis in enhancing erectile function, others did not.”

So right now, there is no saying for sure whether CBD oil might help you get or keep that hard-on.

But you know what?  I’m an optimist.  Considering how many other proven benefits CBD oil does have for men’s health, I am going to go out on a limb and say it is possible.


  1. Regulate your mood and combat anxiety.

One thing is for sure, and that is CBD oil is great for improving your mood.  It is an antidepressant, antipsychotic, and anticonvulsant.

You know what?  A lot of issues with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are psychological at root, not physical.

So by treating issues like performance anxiety and depression, it is possible to overcome these problems without resorting to medications.

So at least from an indirect vantage point, CBD has definite benefits for men’s sexual health.  When you can get back to feeling like yourself, you are far more likely to be able to perform in bed.


  1. Prevent disease, stay healthy, and feel your best.

We focus on anti-aging treatments and nootropics on our site too.  Well, if you want to get back to functioning and feeling like you did when you were younger, CBD oil can definitely be a big help.

Here are some of CBD’s other research-backed health benefits:

  • Combat pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more.
  • Reduce seizures from epilepsy.
  • Fight nausea.
  • Clear up acne and improve your skin (arguably a form of “male enhancement” if it helps you get laid, right?).
  • Sleep more soundly at night, an wake up feeling refreshed.  This benefit is particularly useful for sufferers of PTSD.
  • Prevent diabetes.
  • Slow the progression of mad cow disease (let’s hope you never have to use that benefit!).
  • Fight against MS.


Pretty awesome, right?  And in case you don’t know this, inflammation plays a critical role in the development and progression of many age-related diseases.  Since CBD is anti-inflammatory, it could help to slow the effects of aging body-wide.  So taking it over the long-term could have extensive health benefits.