{"id":605926457650,"title":"CBD Gummies for Erectile Dysfunction: A Bad Idea","created_at":"2023-07-21T17:20:13-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"CBD Gummies for Erectile Dysfunction: A Bad Idea\",\n \"keywords\": \"cbd gummies for erectile dysfunction, cbd gummies for erectile dysfunction review, cbd gummies for erectile dysfunction reviews, cbd gummies for ED, best cbd gummies for ed, best cbd gummies for erectile dysfunction\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes medical studies on CBD to determine if the supplement is effective for erectile dysfunction (ED), or if it's a waste of money. 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All statements are merely the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to erectile dysfunction.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eM\u003c\/span\u003eany CBD gummy brands promote their products for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). The idea of a naturally-derived cure for ED can be appealing to many Americans dealing with this condition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut is there any research showing that CBD gummies actually improve ED, or are they a waste of money? And does CBD cause side effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze medical studies on CBD and ED to give our take on whether this type of supplement is likely to be effective for ED, or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll share our concerns about efficacy, feature unsponsored user reviews and discuss potential side effects?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDoes CBD Cure ED?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile there is a significant amount of research on CBD for stress, pain and sleep, we can only identify a select few trials on CBD for sexual function in men and ED.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile researching this article, we noted that the majority of articles and products recommending CBD for ED failed to cite a single study suggesting the supplement was effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31313338\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that chronic CBD use can impair sexual function in mice.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC6893937\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emeta-study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmerican Journal of Men’s Health\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that cannabis users had nearly double the rate of ED compared with non-users, but this could be caused by cannabinoids other than CBD like THC or by the way cannabis is typically used (inhalation).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2020 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7563067\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e reported that fewer than 2% of CBD users claim to be taking the supplement to treat ED.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe can’t find any medical evidence that CBD treats or improves symptoms of ED, nor can we even locate one single clinical trial testing the effects of CBD on ED in humans.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is no theoretical mechanism of action that we can identify that would suggest CBD is effective for ED.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt may be a waste of money to use CBD products to support erection health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eED is associated with glucose and insulin dysregulation according to a 2017 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5688886\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, so it may be illogical to take a product category like gummies with added, refined sugar to treat ED.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut does CBD cause side effects? We’ll answer that question in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes CBD Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the benefits of CBD is its relatively favorable safety profile. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile we don’t consider CBD gummies likely to be effective for ED, they shouldn’t cause serious side effects in otherwise healthy individuals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2017 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5569602\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e reported the most common side effects of CBD to be tiredness, diarrhea and weight changes.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/36946485\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e on the safety of CBD published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCurrent Neuropharmacology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal concluded with the following statement:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“Clinical data suggest that CBD is well tolerated and associated with few serious AEs at therapeutic doses both in children and adults.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCan Ginseng Naturally Support Erections?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ginseng_Image.png?v=1672046103\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cem\u003ePanax ginseng\u003c\/em\u003e has been studied in multiple clinical trials for its potential to naturally treat ED and improve male sexual function.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12394711\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Journal of Urology\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efound that after eight weeks of treatment,\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eerectile function scores were \"significantly higher\" in the ginseng group than the group taking placebo pills.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnother\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/8750052\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efound that 60% of patients supplementing with panax ginseng had improvements to ED.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003ePanax Ginseng Extract supplement\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewhich is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eInterested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eon a subscription basis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of CBD Gummies for ED\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of CBD gummies for ED in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFavorable side effect profile\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find any research backing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD had negative effect on erections in one animal study\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAdded sugar may worsen men’s health and ED\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany brands making questionable and unsupported health claims\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD is an overwhelmingly popular supplement category today, but that doesn’t mean it’s effective for everything it’s marketed for.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find any medical evidence that CBD can treat ED or support healthy erections. Using CBD for erection quality may be a total waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne animal study even found that CBD had a negative impact on male sexual function.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD gummies often contain added sugar, and added sugar is clinically shown to be associated with insulin and glucose dysregulation when consumed in excess, both of which can further negate any potential benefit.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD has a favorable safety profile, and based on the available research, we consider it unlikely to cause serious side effects in otherwise healthy individuals.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-07-21T17:27:48-04:00","updated_at":"2023-11-05T16:44:08-05:00","summary_html":"Our research team analyzes medical studies on CBD to determine if the supplement is effective for erectile dysfunction (ED), or if it's a waste of money. 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CBD Gummies for Erectile Dysfunction: A Bad Idea

CBD Gummies for Erectile Dysfunction: A Bad Idea


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice. All statements are merely the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to erectile dysfunction.

Many CBD gummy brands promote their products for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). The idea of a naturally-derived cure for ED can be appealing to many Americans dealing with this condition.

But is there any research showing that CBD gummies actually improve ED, or are they a waste of money? And does CBD cause side effects?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze medical studies on CBD and ED to give our take on whether this type of supplement is likely to be effective for ED, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll share our concerns about efficacy, feature unsponsored user reviews and discuss potential side effects?

Does CBD Cure ED?

While there is a significant amount of research on CBD for stress, pain and sleep, we can only identify a select few trials on CBD for sexual function in men and ED.

While researching this article, we noted that the majority of articles and products recommending CBD for ED failed to cite a single study suggesting the supplement was effective.

A 2020 medical review found that chronic CBD use can impair sexual function in mice.

A meta-study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health found that cannabis users had nearly double the rate of ED compared with non-users, but this could be caused by cannabinoids other than CBD like THC or by the way cannabis is typically used (inhalation).

A 2020 medical review reported that fewer than 2% of CBD users claim to be taking the supplement to treat ED.

We can’t find any medical evidence that CBD treats or improves symptoms of ED, nor can we even locate one single clinical trial testing the effects of CBD on ED in humans.

There is no theoretical mechanism of action that we can identify that would suggest CBD is effective for ED.

It may be a waste of money to use CBD products to support erection health.

ED is associated with glucose and insulin dysregulation according to a 2017 medical review, so it may be illogical to take a product category like gummies with added, refined sugar to treat ED.

But does CBD cause side effects? We’ll answer that question in the next section.

Does CBD Cause Side Effects?

One of the benefits of CBD is its relatively favorable safety profile. 

While we don’t consider CBD gummies likely to be effective for ED, they shouldn’t cause serious side effects in otherwise healthy individuals.

A 2017 medical review reported the most common side effects of CBD to be tiredness, diarrhea and weight changes.

A medical review on the safety of CBD published in the Current Neuropharmacology journal concluded with the following statement:

“Clinical data suggest that CBD is well tolerated and associated with few serious AEs at therapeutic doses both in children and adults.”

Can Ginseng Naturally Support Erections?

Panax ginseng has been studied in multiple clinical trials for its potential to naturally treat ED and improve male sexual function.

A clinical trial published in The Journal of Urology found that after eight weeks of treatment, erectile function scores were "significantly higher" in the ginseng group than the group taking placebo pills.

Another clinical trial found that 60% of patients supplementing with panax ginseng had improvements to ED.

Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract supplement which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.

Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract at this link to the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only $15 on a subscription basis.

Pros and Cons of CBD Gummies for ED

Here are the pros and cons of CBD gummies for ED in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Favorable side effect profile

Cons:

  • We can’t find any research backing
  • CBD had negative effect on erections in one animal study
  • Added sugar may worsen men’s health and ED
  • Many brands making questionable and unsupported health claims
Stay up-to-date on our research reviews

Conclusion

CBD is an overwhelmingly popular supplement category today, but that doesn’t mean it’s effective for everything it’s marketed for.

We can’t find any medical evidence that CBD can treat ED or support healthy erections. Using CBD for erection quality may be a total waste of money.

One animal study even found that CBD had a negative impact on male sexual function.

CBD gummies often contain added sugar, and added sugar is clinically shown to be associated with insulin and glucose dysregulation when consumed in excess, both of which can further negate any potential benefit.

CBD has a favorable safety profile, and based on the available research, we consider it unlikely to cause serious side effects in otherwise healthy individuals.