CBD has also been shown to help those who struggle with depression. Although there haven’t been substantial studies into how CBD effect human models, it has shown some pretty promising benefits in animal models, and in humans in anecdotal evidence.
CBD has been shown to act on the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, which is involved in a number of different biological processes such as pain perception, anxiety, mood, appetite, sleep, etc. When humans are treated for depression, it is usually with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which work to block the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain, making more serotonin available. In a Brazilian study, it was found that CBD activates this receptor, allowing more serotonin to be used and activated in the body. These results are backed up by recent investigations by Veterans Affairs Canada, focusing on PTSD in veterans. It was noted that there was a notable reduction in opioid use and a massive 30% reduction in Benzodiazepine use (antidepressant/ anti-anxiety medication), when cannabis was used as a replacement or as a supplement to treat PTSD in veterans.
This is just one of many potential benefits of CBD for male impotence, which has been found to work quite well for a range of other mental health problems including stress, psychosis and even working to improve intimacy between sexual partners.