CBD for Heart Disease: Can It Help?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is the chemical extract of the hemp (Cannabis) plant. According to recent research studies, CBD might be helpful in the treatment of many diseases and physiological conditions such as joint pain, hair loss, and hangover, etc. It might be helpful to improve your focus also. CBD can be also used as a pain-killer. But today, our topic is “Can CBD help in heart diseases?”. Well, it might be helpful in the treatment and prevention of heart diseases. CBD has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties which might be very helpful in the prevention of heart diseases. Through both these properties, CBD can reduce the risk factors that can lead to heart diseases. These risk factors are high blood pressure/hypertension and stroke etc.
In this short piece of article, we will discuss the role of CBD in overcoming high blood pressure and stroke, the possible side effects of CBD, and how to take CBD dose to prevent heart diseases. So, stay with us it is going to be really informative for you.
How can CBD help to avoidheart diseases?
As we have discussed earlier that CBD has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties which are very helpful in the prevention of heart diseases. The common heart diseases are Angina, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Congestive heart failure, and Heart attack. Although there are different causes of these heart diseases but some causes are common among all theses hear diseases such as,
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- High Blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Viral infection
- Uncontrolled recreational drug use
Among all these reasons, high blood pressure is the main and common reason in almost all the heart disease, so first of all, we are going to discuss the use of CBD to normalize high blood pressure.
What is the role of CBD in normalizing high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is the state in the blood circulatory system in which blood travels through blood vessels higher than its normal pressure. It could be the major and leading risk factor for heart diseases such as hypertension. Prolonged High blood pressure could be really dangerous as it can cause severe heart diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and Angina.
Stress could be the main reason for your high blood pressure. In 2009, research was done on people who are suffering from high blood pressure due to stress. It was found that a small dose of CBD oil had miraculously decreased their blood pressure and normalized their heartbeat. From this research, people start believing that CBD might be helpful in treating the causes of heart diseases.
According to the latest research study (2017), CBD was very successful in lowering the blood pressure which was raised due to stress.The use of CBD for lowering blood pressure is not medically proven but it is just having some research study basis. So, it is very necessary to talk to your doctor before using the CBD for lowing the blood pressure because it is the matter of your heart.
Can CBD help in Stroke prevention?
stroke is a heart disease in which a blood clot stops the flow of blood in the vessels towards major organs such as the heart and brain. Different heart diseases have a very strong relation with heart stroke. For example, prolonged hypertension can cause heart stroke. Stroke itself can cause many diseases such as brain hemorrhage.
A recent review has shown that CBD is very helpful in stroke prevention and saves stroke patients from brain hemorrhage. CBD might be help to aid the recovery from stroke also. CBD might increase the cerebral blood flow also which is very helpful in countering the effects of stroke. It is very important to know that most of these studies are performed on animals.
Benefits of using CBD for Health diseases
CBD is very beneficial in removing the causes and sources of heart diseases. Some of the benefits of using CBD for health diseases are as follows,
- CBD might be very helpful in stabilizing your blood sugar level. Abnormal blood sugar level is a major cause of many heart diseases such as hypertension and Angina.
- Overweight is another big reason for heart disease. CBD promotes weight loss through various mechanisms.
- CBD decreases the inflammation of different body parts including heart tissues hence saves you from heart diseases.
- CBD lowers high blood pressure in case of acute stress. High blood pressure is the basic reason for hypertension.
- CBD protects the arteries from oxidative stress.
Side effects of CBD use in Heart diseases
Research studies have reported that there are few side effects of using CBD. These side effects are also recognized by WHO (World Health Organization). Before discussing the side effects of CBD, it is necessary to mentions that CBD isn’t addictive and it is completely non-psychoactive. It means that you can’t overdose on CBD.
Here are some possible side-effects of CBD,
- You could feel muscle fatigue after using CBD.
- There are chances of diarrhea after using CBD.
- You might feel a change of appetite also.
- Change of weight also occurs in some cases.
How to take CBD dose for heart diseases?
CBD oil is the best method of taking CBD for heart diseases. CBD oil is available in the market. The use of CBD oil is very easy and straightforward. Just place 4-5 drops of CBD oil under your tongue and it will dissolve automatically with your saliva. Other methods of taking CBD can be also used but there are very high chances of contamination in these methods such as CBD vaping.
From the above discussion, we can conclude that CBD might be helpful in treating and prevention heart diseases but you have to consult with your doctor before using it.
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