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Can Cannabis Improve Heart Health?


According to the American Heart Association, approximately 77.9 million American adults have high blood pressure, putting them at increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure can further shorter life span and potentially decrease quality of life. While routinely treated with medication, diet, and exercise, there is a new weapon to fight hypertension. Recent studies demonstrate the value of cannabidiol (CBD) in reducing both resting blood pressure and blood pressure response to stress.

Studies Show CBD Helps to Improve Your Heart Health

Investigators from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom administered either 600 milligrams of CBD or a placebo to nine adult male volunteers in a double-blind, crossover study. The results published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation showed a statistically significant reduction in blood pressure for those taking the CBD. A single 600-milligram dose of CBD reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 6 mm HG at rest. Simply lowering blood pressure by just 5 mm HG2 can lessen the chance of stroke by 34 percent and risk of ischaemic heart disease by 21 percent. There is also decreased likelihood of further complications as result of high blood pressure such mortality, dementia, and heart failure.

Along with potential use in lowering blood pressure as a preventive step toward heart health, CBD may prove beneficial in the prevention and treatment of myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury. An additional study indicated that CBD produces a substantial cardioprotective effect from ischemia, reducing infarction size. CBD may also minimize the severity of arrhythmias during an acute attack.

Ways to Use CBD to Benefit Your Heart

Some users apply CBD directly to the skin to be absorbed into the body. Others prefer to take CBD capsules or mix drops into their food or drink. Either way, CBD hemp oil is not only easy to use but affordable enough for people with limited financial resources. There are no dangerous side effects, but some users report minor issues with irritability, nausea, and sleep.

The medical community continues research into the efficacy of CBD, further verifying already considerable proof of its effectiveness. While the miracle of a safe, affordable, and successful natural remedy for high blood pressure may seem too good to believe, it is here and available. Those with chronic medical issues are especially rewarded by this oil.

Fortunately prejudice against hemp and marijuana products has lessened in recent years as consumers have become more aware of the potential therapeutic benefits. CBD hemp oil is legal to use, won’t make anyone high, and offers relief to consumers who are suffering from a variety of conditions that adversely affect their quality of life. In fact, CBD may very well extend the lives of those suffering from high blood pressure and other serious illnesses.

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