Tens of millions of men in America suffer from ED (erectile dysfunction). The condition may arise from psychological problems, from physical causes, or from both together. Heart disease, obesity, and age, are all often implicated in ED. Conventionally, depending on the cause from which a specific instance of ED may arise, psychotherapy and prescription drugs may help. Recently, however, there has been some interest in the possibility is that cannabidiol products such as CBD (short for cannabidiol) oil could be helpful as well.
A look at research on the subject of CBD and ED
Research on the relationship between CBD and ED has tended to focus on the psychological effects of ED, rather than the physical ones. More specifically, CBD oil has been seen to help people manage the stress and anxiety that usually come about as a result of this condition. While most of these studies have focused on the way full-spectrum CBD oil helps with ED, a few have also looked at CBD isolates (products that have CBD alone, and none of the other compounds found in the hemp or cannabis plant), and found that they bring positive effects. Since CBD is the predominant compound found in the cannabis plant, cannabis, by itself, could help with ED, as well.
For men whose ED comes about as a result of performance anxiety, the psychological nature of the problem may be helped with CBD oil or other CBD products. A review published by the University of Washington (adai.uw.edu/pubs/pdf/2017mjanxiety.pdf) looks at how small doses of CBD can help with anxiety. The paper also notes that while THC was often observed to have an undesirable effect on performance anxiety, CBD was seen to be a steadying influence.
A different study, titled A naturalistic examination of the perceived effects of cannabis on negative affect, has also found that cannabis offers relief from anxiety and depression, both significant psychological causes of ED. For men who find that prescription ED medications don’t suit them, CBD may be of help.
Being overweight can contribute to an ED problem. Since CBD products, especially ones that also contain THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), can potentially help with obesity by suppressing appetite, over the long-term they could be of indirect help addressing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27573936/). Broad-spectrum CBD products that contain both compounds can be of relevance. It’s important, however, to make sure that the product you buy is tested and certified at a lab to contain the ingredients listed.
There is much anecdotal evidence in favor of CBD
Anecdotally, many people who use CBD products tend to feel spontaneous, and willing to give anything to try. They often also experience greater sensitivity to touch, which tends to make sex more pleasurable and desirable.
Certainly, CBD isn’t definitively linked to overcoming ED. CBD, however, comes with none of the incidental effects of prescription drugs for ED. If ED, in your specific case, comes about as a result of psychological causes or because of obesity, you could find that CBD brings you the help you need.