In recent days, the benefits of CBD have come increasingly to the forefront of the health community. While many studies are still in the process of proving CBD’s full effects, we have already seen benefits for skin conditions, neurological issues, acne reduction, and a decrease in cancer-related symptoms. Early studies also show that CBD can affect blood pressure.
Blood Pressure Issues
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a serious condition impacting nearly half of the adults in the United States.
Though not everyone experiences the same sorts of noticeable daily symptoms, hypertension puts people at risk for heart disease and strokes, leading to nearly half a million yearly deaths. While medications can have success in managing hypertension, these medications come with their own sets of side-effects as well.
One of the best ways to deal with hypertension is to be proactive about your health and keep high blood pressure from developing unnecessarily. Though not all cases of hypertension can be avoided, the numbers would be drastically reduced for many if they would follow a few simple steps.
To reduce your risks of developing hypertension, consider
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Reducing sodium intake
- Eating a balanced diet
- Exercising regularly
- Managing stress
- Limiting alcohol
In addition, you might also consider looking into how CBD can affect blood pressure.
CBD and Blood Pressure
Though there still remains some research to be done on exactly how CBD affects blood pressure, early studies are hopeful.
In one small double-blind crossover study that set out to investigate how CBD affects blood pressure in humans, healthy male volunteers were given 600 mg of CBD or a placebo. Their cardiovascular properties were then monitored for changes and the results were analyzed.
Researchers found that the subjects who had taken the CBD had overall lower blood pressure.
This data shows that acute administration of CBD reduces resting BP and the BP increase to stress in humans, associated with increased HR. These hemodynamic changes should be considered for people taking CBD. Further research is required to establish whether CBD has a role in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. (NCBI)
Granted, this is a small study; however, the evidence looks favorable that CBD can have a positive overall effect on blood pressure and heart health.
Take CBD to Be Proactive
Though some people turn to CBD products as a reaction to something they’re suffering from (headaches, insomnia, skin conditions, and so forth), there’s something to be said for the wisdom of being proactive.
Since nearly half of all American adults develop hypertension, it only makes sense to take proactive steps to ensure that you are not one of them.
Taking CBD could prove a supportive measure alongside diet and exercise to make sure you stay on the positive side of that statistic.
Which Product Is Right for You?
Choosing which CBD product is right for you could take some trial and error.
First, there are many forms by which you can experience the benefits of CBD.
- Gummies and edibles
There are also many brands and various recommended dosages. To be honest, if you’re just getting started, the array of choices could feel completely overwhelming.
Choosing the right product and learning what method works best for you may take some time, but if the results can lead to lower blood pressure and better overall health, the time and effort invested would be more than worth it.
Fortunately, you don’t have to struggle through this alone. The experts at Transformative Health are here to help.
Transformative Health Can Help
To learn more about the health benefits of medical marijuana, or to discuss issues related to high blood pressure and hypertension, contact Transformative Health today.