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CBD gummies may be able to help with so many aspects of your health, like pain management, stress, and sleep quality. Theoretically, CBD gummies should be able to help manage erectile dysfunction and the dreaded performance anxiety.

But before we can say for sure, let’s delve into

  • What erectile dysfunction is
  • What the root causes are
  • And how CBD gummies may be able to help

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

ED is a common condition that affects more than 30 million men in the U.S. every year. The condition is characterized as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection in order to participate in sex.

Some of the main underlying root causes of ED are,

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Heart Health
  • Weight Issues

Traditional ED Treatments

Even if you’re not familiar with ED, you may know of the traditionally prescribed treatments. Known more commonly as Viagra and Cialis, sildenafil and tadalafil are drugs that require a prescription from a doctor.

CBD, on the other hand, is a natural alternative and doesn’t require a prescription at all.

How CBD Works

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid produced by hemp and cannabis plants. It is sought after and used for its many therapeutic properties. And, unlike its cannabis counterpart, THC, CBD does not make users feel “high” or intoxicated.

Instead, CBD works with our body’s endocannabinoid system which plays a role in regulating several bodily functions. Some of those functions include,

  • Emotional regulation
  • Sleep quality and sleep cycles
  • Inflammation response
  • Cardiovascular function
  • Stress response

For a deeper dive into the endocannabinoid system and what it does in your body, read our blog post on it here.

Can CBD Address Root Causes?

Let’s state right up front that CBD gummies aren’t going to replace traditionally prescribed ED medications. Viagra works by blocking a protein that tells your brain to stop sending blood to the penis. CBD simply doesn’t do that.

But that doesn’t mean CBD can’t help you manage some of the root causes of ED. Some of the benefits of CBD include,

  1. Anxiety Management: Anxiety, stress, and specifically performance anxiety are common causes of erectile dysfunction. While not FDA-approved, many people use CBD for its anti-anxiety effects. You may find the same relief and be able to enjoy the moment as it were rather than getting in your own head.
  2. Improving Sleep: Sleep issues are one of the most common reasons that most people use CBD consistently. Some studies have found that men with ED usually have an underlying sleep issue, like sleep apnea.1 While CBD isn’t a treatment for sleep apnea, any additional shut-eye it can help you get will help you in the long term.
  3. Enhancing Mood: Our endocannabinoid system’s role in our emotional regulation can help with our overall feelings of well-being. CBD can promote relaxation and help bring our endocannabinoid system back into homeostasis.

Using CBD Gummies For Erectile Dysfunction

CBD gummies offer a convenient, tasty way to consume your daily dose of CBD. If you’re thinking about using CBD gummies to help with some of the root causes of ED, consider the following:

  • Full Spectrum: Are you still subject to workplace drug tests? If you are, be conscious of the type of CBD gummies for ED you buy. Full-spectrum CBD gummies contain trace amounts of THC that will fail a drug test. Look for gummies made with CBD isolate, like Sunset Lake’s CBD Sour Gummy Bears.
  • Dosage: Always start with a lower dose and gradually increase as needed. Finding the right CBD dose for you and your situation is a practice in trial and error. That also may mean not
  • Test Results: Always be sure to look for your potential product’s lab test (certificate of analysis). This document will verify your CBD gummies’ quality and CBD potency. If you notice, most brands on Amazon won’t be able to provide this as they aren’t real CBD products!
  • Consult Your Doctor: If you have underlying health conditions or currently take medications, consult with your doctor or your pharmacist before taking any CBD. Cannabidiol can interact with some Staten-class drugs.

Final Word

CBD gummies are a natural alternative that you can experiment with to treat ED. But do know that we need more time to research and fully understand how effective it is. CBD also isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice, nor can it replace prescribed treatments.

If you are considering using CBD gummies for ED, please know that results will vary, and what may work for someone else may not work for you. However, if you do find CBD that works for you, stick with it.

The “best” CBD gummies for erectile dysfunction are whatever works for you, your sexual health, and your underlying causes.

Sources: 

  1. Gu, Yiwei et al. “Erectile Dysfunction and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Review.” Frontiers in psychiatry vol. 13 766639. 26 May. 2022, doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2022.766639
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