Erectile dysfunction is a complicated issue that can stem from a number of different underlying causes.
Many people experience ED due to an underlying medical condition that is affecting their vessels, hormones, or circulation, like diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. But, others may develop regular or occasional ED because of more psychological causes including general anxiety, or performance anxiety that makes it difficult to calm down and function sexually at their best.
Some people have suggested that the popular CBD oil may help with some forms of erectile dysfunction. But, does this actually make sense, and who might want to give CBD a try?
Below, we will go over the hypothetical reasons why CBD may help with erectile function in certain situations, what types of ED might be more likely to respond well to CBD oil, and how to use CBD oil if you want to see if it helps you.
There are not currently any studies showing or suggesting that CBD oil can definitely have a positive impact on erectile dysfunction.
But, there are a few things that we know about CBD use that some people are extrapolating to situations like ED.
For instance, we know that CBD may help reduce blood pressure temporarily to some extent. For some, a reduced blood pressure may actually mean improved blood flow. Since adequate and quick-responding blood flow is key to a healthy erection, this may be part of the connection in some users.
Also, in the case of men that have difficulty with ED due to general nerves or performance anxiety, CBD may be the ticket to help them relax, get out of their head a little bit, and be more in the moment.
Together, CBD’s vessel-dilating abilities and anxiolytic properties might hypothetically lead to fewer ED symptoms in some cases. Although, we have yet to have any studies backing this up.
Even though it still has not been substantiated that CBD can help with any kind of ED, if it did help for some people, it would be more likely to be those dealing with psychological causes of ED. This would be people dealing with anxiety specifically related to being nervous about sexual activity, pleasing their partner, or just those who tend to get really nervous in any social situation.
Unfortunately, physical causes of ED like cardiovascular disease, or diabetes are not likely to be overcome by taking a temporary dose of CBD. For these situations, you may be able to improve your ED symptoms by improving the underlying conditions, or by trying prescription medications.
There are so many CBD products currently on the market, that it is tough to have a one-size-fits-all suggestion on how exactly to use CBD if you are trying it out for ED.
Your best bet is to choose an oral product, either liquid, oil capsule, or edible containing CBD. Then, follow the instructions on the package to try and figure out a dosage that works for you.
It may take a few tries to figure out what amount and timing work to help you feel relaxed, but not too fatigued.
The side effects of CBD may include fatigue, GI upset, dry mouth, lightheadedness, and a decrease in blood pressure.
While CBD is safe to use for most people, it can negatively interact with some medications. Talk to your doctor to see if trying CBD is ok for you. Also, some CBD products contain trace amounts of THC which may be detectable on some drug tests.
CBD is a non-psychoactive hemp-derived oil that people have experimented with using for a range of health conditions and situations. And, even though it has not been clinically studied yet, some people claim that CBD might help out with ED.
Hypothetically, CBD may provide ED benefits in the form of a temporary blood pressure reduction which improves circulation, or by providing reduced anxiety for those dealing with performance anxiety or general anxiety.
It would be more likely for CBD to be helpful for people experiencing ED due to these anxious psychological causes of ED, rather than physical causes of ED.
If you do want to try CBD for erectile dysfunction, pick up an oral liquid, capsule, or edible formulation and follow the instructions on the package to see if it helps.
CBD may not be a good fit for everyone, and may interact with certain medications, so talk to your doctor before giving it a try.
If your ED is due to a physical issue, stronger prescription medications like Sildenafil (generic Viagra) or Tadalafil (generic Cialis) may be a more successful route to try over CBD oil.
Here at Strut, you can order prescription Sildenafil or Tadalafil online through our secure telemedicine platform. Simply select the medication you are considering, complete a free online questionnaire-based consultation, and checkout.
Our U.S. doctors will review your information and make sure treatment is appropriate for you. Then, your prescription order will be put together at a U.S. pharmacy and shipped to your front door with our free shipping.