From getting rid of pain instantly to curbing the reality of depression momentarily, it is said that this “natural remedy” really does help in many aspects of people’s lives, but maybe not your sex life.
According to the American Journal of Men’s Health this controversial herb makes ED significantly worse.
Cannabis has been legalized in many countries, proving that it isn’t as dangerous as once thought, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a good thing to use.
Researchers reviewed previous literature regarding the relationship between cannabis use and ED. They identified five studies of sufficient quality to include in their analysis.
In total, there were 3,395 healthy subjects, 1,035 of whom used cannabis. And out of those who were cannabis users, 69.1 percent had ED.
An average of 147 million people or 2.5 percent of the world’s population uses cannabis every year, which makes it even more important to highlight the lesser-known dangers of it.
While scientists still haven’t found the true reason why cannabis affects erectile function, there are a few logical explanations.
Erectile function is regulated by the paraventricular nucleus in your brain, so it is possible that cannabis gets into the cannabinoid receptors located here.
Also, there are cannabinoid receptors in your corpus cavernosum, the spongy tissue on the underside of your penis. This is the part of your penis that facilitates erections.
It is clear more research is needed, especially when it comes to the type, potency, dose, and frequency of cannabis use.