Hemp Oil With High CBD – a Possible Aphrodisiac?
Cannabis has been used to treat a number of ailments for thousands of years. With huge strides being made in modern medicine, the use of cannabis has sparked the interest of many researchers, especially hemp oil with high CBD.
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A popular myth surrounding the use of marijuana and cannabis is that it causes damage to the reproductive system. A commonly held view is that smoking marijuana decreases testosterone levels in men, making them virtually impotent.
This wild theory has been proven to be false and several well-known studies have challenged these claims. Although marijuana does tend to lower sperm counts in men, these levels return to normal once the effects of consumption wear off.
There is much debate as to whether cannabis increases or decreases the libido. The reason for this is because cannabis tends to affect individuals differently. Dosage also plays an important role. While some men have reported cannabis to be an extremely effective sexual stimulant, others complain that being under the influence of marijuana interferes with their ability to sustain an erection.
This leaves us in a quandary. Can hemp oil with high CBD content be used to treat a low sex drive or will it serve to compound the issue?
Research conducted at the University of Texas has shown that THC affects laboratory mice in two distinct ways, depending on the dosage. For smaller dosages, THC tends to increase testosterone production quite dramatically. However, mice that were given larger doses showed a marked decline in testosterone production within twenty minutes of ingestion.
The study found similar results in humans. Those who took low to moderate doses of THC experienced increased sexual stamina. Men were found to be more attentive to foreplay and technique. Many women have complained that men often don’t pay attention to the subtle intricacies of love making. This was not the case with low to moderate doses of marijuana.
The research also found that large doses of marijuana tended to affect sexual performance negatively. Men complained of losing interest or not being unable to sustain an erection. Basically, they were too high to do the job. Their female partners agreed.
It is important to note that this study focussed on THC levels. It did not take into account what hemp oil with high CBD content could do for men and women. Would hemp oil with high CBD content be beneficial to women suffering from frigidity?
Sexxpot – for women
Karyn Wagner of Paradigm Medical Marijuana believes women do not require as much THC as men. She has developed a strain of marijuana with low THC content and high CBD content. This strain comes from a variety of cannabis known as Mr. Nice and being marketed under the umbrella of Sexxpot. According to the marketing hype, these are the flowers she really wants.
Eloise Thiesen, who sits on the board of the American Cannabis Nurses Association seems to concur. Thiesen regularly treats women in their 50’s and 60’s who are looking to medical marijuana in order to enhance their sexual drive. She sees great promise in Wagner’s sexxpot and believes hemp oil with high CBD content could be the game changer.
Although marijuana has undeniable proven medicinal benefits, there is still far too much controversy for us to provide a definitive answer as to whether or not CBD oil from hemp is viable as a treatment for impotency or not.
While low to moderate doses of THC increase testosterone levels in men, higher doses are doing the opposite. Women appear to benefit from strains of marijuana with high CBD content and have reported increased sexual libido. The opposite appears to be true for men.
At present it seems as though we had best wait for more studies to be conducted. At the moment it seems as if the conflicting reports are all dose dependent and to lean one way or another could be irresponsible. For now, the best we can suggest is to consult with a medical practitioner. Do some research, ask around. Try it yourself and draw your own conclusions.
Author: Andrea Durrheim