Best CBD Gummies For Sex: Confidence & Pleasure
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Research has also revealed that phytocannabinoids like CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system, aka the body's "master regulatory system" that has receptors all over the body—including in our reproductive organs and skin. And while the presence of the lock (receptors) and key (CBD) mechanism in our sexual organs could suggest that taking a CBD supplement orally could activate feeling and perhaps support arousal in these areas, more research is needed to prove that theory.
Because of these promising findings, some companies have begun to develop CBD gummies meant to support people's pleasure endeavors.* And anecdotally, some customers seem pleased: Dennis Mistrioty, CEO of BATCH CBD, says several customers have reported using their CBD gummies for an extra kick to their sex life.
"Some people have found that CBD reduces performance anxiety2, which allows them to be more present and prolong their experience. Others have found that CBD offers enhanced sexual pleasure, especially with full-spectrum products,"* he tells mbg, though notably, research has yet to definitively prove these specific claims.
How CBD helps with sex
Enhances mood and reduces stress to put you into a relaxed state, which could allow more confidence in the bedroom and reduce performance anxiety.
Confused by CBD? This glossary can help:
Endocannabinoid system (ECS): A cellular-level communication network involving cannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, and specific enzymes. This system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis across all the body’s organs and physiological functions, such as stress resilience, mood, sleep, appetite, inflammatory balance, and pain modulation.
Cannabinoids: Unique bioactive compounds that interact with your body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Your body creates cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) and you can also ingest them (called phytocannabinoids) from certain plants like Cannabis sativa, aka hemp.
Cannabidiol: The formal name for CBD, a unique phytocannabinoid compound found in the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa).
Full-spectrum hemp: Full-spectrum hemp has the full array of the hemp plant’s cannabinoids—including CBD—as well as other beneficial compounds, like terpenes, flavonoids, and fatty acids. By law, full-spectrum hemp extracts in the U.S. can have up to 0.3% THC by dry weight (i.e., trace levels).
Broad-spectrum hemp: Broad-spectrum hemp retains many of the beneficial compounds found in full-spectrum hemp but filters out any THC. These extracts are sometimes referred to as “THC-free” products.
CBD isolate: CBD isolate products have a single cannabinoid: CBD. As a result, they won’t provide the “entourage effect” from the full array of hemp bioactives.
Terpenes: Unique aromatic bioactive phytonutrient compounds that give many plants their unique aroma, flavor, and beneficial biological properties.
Flavonoids: A large family of polyphenolic phytonutrients found in many plants (including hemp) that give particular flavors, colors, and health properties.
Is CBD safe?
Hemp CBD is generally considered safe, with feeling tired being a potential side effect3 (but typically this occurs at higher doses). Other reported, though less common, side effects4 include decreased appetite and GI issues like queasiness and loose stools.
According to Heather Jackson, CEO of cannabinoid research nonprofit Realm of Caring, CBD is generally nonaddictive and in fact, doesn't bind to a specific receptor in the brain. "Because CBD modulates and regulates instead of simply binding, it does not produce addiction, habituation, tolerance, or reinforcement," she previously told mbg.
"Rather than requiring periodic increases to regain efficacy, once a person reaches 'saturation,' or their 'subjective therapeutic dosing level,' they can stay there and in some cases even decrease to a maintenance dose."
Thus, the key to safe CBD use is in the dosage. The right dosing is different for everyone and how each person metabolizes it. (For a helpful reference point, mindbodygreen internally categorizes less than 20 mg of hemp CBD as gentle, 20 to 39 mg of hemp CBD as moderate, and 40+ mg of hemp CBD as strong.)
Moltke recommends "starting low and slow with a dose of around 15 mg of hemp-derived CBD and gradually working your way up." Mistrioty agrees and recommends gradually increasing it until finding the minimum effective dosage, which is the smallest amount needed to produce the desired effects.
"The ideal dosage of CBD can vary greatly from person to person, as everyone is unique and may have different needs and tolerances," he notes. "It is important to keep in mind that the dosage that works for one person may not work for another, and it may take some trial and error to find the right dosage for you."
Is there a best CBD for erectile dysfunction?
Low testosterone levels—which can be checked at-home using an at-home testosterone test—are often responsible for low libido and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, a variety of factors impact male sex drive and performance, such as chronic stress, poor sleep, low vitamin D, and even not enough antioxidants.
Addressing the root of the problem with your medical practitioner is your best bet for getting to the root of the problem.
If you do decide to pick a CBD gummy, you'll want an option specifically formulated for sex drive like House of Wise. However most supplements formulated with erectile dysfunction in mind do not incorporate CBD into their formula.
How do you use CBD for sex?
Does CBD help with erectile function?
Is there a CBD gummy for sex?
What is the best CBD gummy for sex?
A great sex life happens through intentionality, experimentation, and a curiosity to try new things. Taking hemp CBD gummies may be one yummy strategy to help support a satisfying sex life in the bedroom.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
What we changed:
3/16: A new CBD glossary was added to break down basic CBD terms.
4/3: Our team updated product copy to reflect whether a product was organic, as well as the cost per mg of CBD. We also called out key ingredients to make selecting the right CBD gummy for sex even easier.
4/18: We added a new section focused on the link between CBD and erectile dysfunction.
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