Cannabidiol (CBD) is the hot product in the health world. You’ll find it in everything from gummies and drinks to suppositories. It’s even made its way into grooming products. Big companies have been quick to cash in on the trend.
The downside is that there’s a lot of misinformation out there. That’s one of the reasons that we started Learning CBD Oil in the first place. We want to set the record straight. CBD oil has a wide range of benefits, but it’s not the cure-all it’s being made out to be.
Erectile dysfunction is something that most men prefer not to talk about. They find it embarrassing, a sign that they’re not quite as manly as they should be. If that’s the way you feel, think again.
Researchers at the University of Washington estimate that 30 million American men have this condition. Sexual desire is a lot more complicated than seeing someone attractive.
In this post, we’ll look at how to use CBD oil for erectile dysfunction. Could it be a viable treatment? Let’s see what science has to say.
Thankfully, perhaps, you’ll be left in no doubt about your condition. You’ll know you have erectile dysfunction if:
Every man, at some point in his life, will have trouble getting into the swing of things. That’s normal and usually passes quickly. If it’s an ongoing problem over the course of three to six months, it’s time to consider treatment.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the causes can be physical or mental. Possible causes include:
Were you surprised that low testosterone levels didn’t feature on the list? So were we. As it turns out, though, disorders related to the endocrine system are the least likely cause of erectile dysfunction.
The endocrine system manages testosterone production. That means that testosterone production is likely to be the least of your concerns here.
You’ve got a higher risk of developing the condition if:
Okay, so now we understand a little more about the condition itself. As you can see, there is a range of causes. So many, in fact that it’s a good idea to see your doctor to rule out illness. If you have a chronic illness, your doctor can discuss treatment plans with you.
Once you’ve done that, try these tips:
Can CBD have an effect on your sexual health? CBD acts on the endocannabinoid receptors. These are present in your testicles. So, in short, yes, CBD does impact your sexual health. Why might it help with erectile dysfunction? Let’s examine that:
Scientists have discovered that our endocannabinoid system is capable of bringing the endocrine system into balance. This could have a significant impact on your health overall. By balancing hormones like insulin, CBD might prevent insulin resistance from developing.
Taking CBD orally will work well here.
If chronic stress is at the root of your problem, CBD’s anxiolytic properties could help. At present, there’s a lot of discord about what the oil can actually do. One thing users do agree upon, though, is that it has a calming effect on most people.
Please note, we said, “most.” Some people find that CBD increases anxiety. We recommend trying a small dose orally first to see.
Another option would be to rub in CBD cream into tense muscles. This doesn’t have as much of an effect on the whole body but is excellent for spot relief.
Yes, CBD does help to dilate vessels. This causes increased blood flow. The effect will be felt if you’re taking the drops orally, but a topical application is probably more useful here.
We’re willing to try this out. It makes sense. Whether or not the increased blood flow will have the desired effect remains to be seen. You’ll also have to work out what the underlying problem was, or you’ll have to use the cream every time you have sex.
We’re going to start this off with a big warning. In some people, CBD oil can cause the munchies, similar to what you experience if you smoke weed. One of the members of our team found this out the hard way. He describes the feeling of never being able to get enough food.
If you find that you have this problem, make sure that all snack food is cleared out of the house. Otherwise, you’ll eat it. Plain salted popcorn, without butter, makes a practical alternative that won’t make you pack on the pounds.
In this study, however, CBD resulted in significant weight loss. Anecdotal evidence seems split on the subject. Some users find that CBD reduces their appetite; others find the opposite.
We don’t recommend using CBD alone as a weight loss aid unless you’re sure that it will suppress your appetite.
CBD is a natural product derived from a natural source. So is orange juice. Would you ever drink three gallons of orange juice for breakfast? Of course not – that would make you ill. The World Health Organization has said that CBD’s safety profile is good.
Initial research does seem to back this up. Even using CBD in high quantities produces few side effects. That said, though, there’s little research on the impact of long-term use.
What we’ve been seeing is CBD products flying off the shelves. Our concern, shared by the FDA, is that people see this compound as perfectly safe.
The FDA, however, cautions that drug trials for seizure medication pointed to possible liver damage. The drug was approved because the benefits outweighed the harm. It does, however, put paid to the idea that there are no dangers here.
Another issue that the FDA raised is the possibility of drug interactions and the potential for overdosing. The problem at the moment is that this is an unregulated industry. These products are considered herbal supplements and so not subjected to rigorous testing.
We’re not trying to scare you off using CBD oil. What we want to do is to convince you to use it responsibly.
Be sure that you know what the dosage of each drop of product is. Stick to the minimum doses to start off with. If that doesn’t help, then increase your dosage. Also, take note of the different products that you use. Work out what your overall dose per day is and keep it controlled.
Finally, choose high-quality products from reputable suppliers. As anyone who has tried these products will tell you, not all brands are the same. Some are far more effective than others. It’s worth looking for those good brands.
There are plenty of people out there trying to cash in. Some are well-intentioned but don’t have the know-how to extract the correct compounds. Others are out to make a fast buck. Your oil might not even contain the compounds that you need.
CBD oil could well help with erectile dysfunction. It’ll be especially useful if the causes are attributed to stress. At the same time, though, you’ll need to make lifestyle changes. Here it’s not enough to pop a pill and move on. You also need to put some effort in and make good choices.