Does CBD oil act like Viagra?

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    Cannabidiol or CBD oil has taken over the health industry and it appears that the compound from Cannabis plant can aid in virtually everything from anxiety to pain. Yet, one aspect of a happy and healthy life is satisfying sex life. For men with erectile dysfunction (ED), CBD oil is seen to act like Viagra – it increases blood flow to the penis so it can achieve a hard erection sufficient for sex. And the best part of it, it is not intoxicating or does not cause “high” feeling as marijuana’s psychoactive chemical THC does.

    For many men, ED is an off topic to discuss as it could make some feel ashamed or embarrassed. Yet it is very crucial that we have to talk about it.

    According to statistics, men can experience ED regardless of age. According to the University of Wisconsin, the incidence of mild ED increases by about 10% with each decade of age. As much as 50% of men struggle with ED at age 50.

    Achieving an erection is a complicated process that involves the muscles, brain, blood circulation, hormones, and nerves. Another reason why we need to discuss it is that ED could be an indication of other health issues. ED can be caused by physiological or physical factors or a combination of both. On the other hand, CBD oil exhibits a holistic effect in treating various psychological and physical conditions negatively affecting your sex life.

    Atherosclerosis

    Healthy circulation is a requirement to get an erection. Clogged arteries due to atherosclerosis limit blood circulation across the body and can thereby cause ED. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD oil can treat the inflammation causing ED.

    Stress

    CBD oil has soothing and relaxing effects that can help relieve stress that contributes to ED. The terpenes in full-spectrum CBD oils also contribute to its potency.

    Anxiety and Depression

    ED in one way or another cause mental disorders. According to a study in 2015, anxiety and depression are very common among men with sexual disorders, including ED. CBD oil was proven to possess antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like effects.

    Diabetes

    Diabetes can cause ED, damaging the blood vessels in charge of achieving an erection by hampering the blood flow to the penis. Experts have found in recent years a strong relationship between insulin resistance and inflammation. The natural anti-inflammatory properties of the CBD oil can aid prescribed medicines in dealing with the effects of diabetes such as the damage it brings to blood vessels.

    Hormone Imbalance

    A lot of issues in the body, from abrupt mood swings to appetite change, to erectile dysfunctions, can be affected by hormonal imbalances. ED may be caused by low levels of thyroid hormones or testosterone.  CBD in the body interacts with the natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the body. It is an intricate body system which is in charge of maintaining many bodily processes, including hunger and mood regulation, as well as hormone regulation. 

    Using CBD for ED

    There are a lot of means to use CBD oil for ED, the most common of which is through the sublingual method or the use of a dropper to put a small dose of the compound under the tongue. There are also CBD vaporizers, rubs and gummies available in the market. If you want to apply CBD right to the penis, there is also a CBD ED lube to try. Remember though that most condoms are not compatible with most oil-based lubricants and hence might boost the chances of one breaking.