This is a snippet of The essential guide to CBD by the editors of Reader’s Digest and Project CBD.
Heart disease is a catchall phrase for the disease that develops when the arteries in the heart cannot deliver enough oxygen-rich blood to the heart, causing events such as a heart attack. It is the leading cause of death in the United States, with the death of about 655,000 Americans each year, or one in four deaths. Key risk factors for heart disease include an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, diabetes, overweight and obesity, and excessive alcohol consumption.
Similarly, a stroke, sometimes referred to as a “stroke,” occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked or reduced. So, the same precautions that protect against heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases (such as diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle that you can include) CBD supplementation) can help prevent stroke. CBD it may also play a key role in protecting the brain after a stroke.
Inside your arteries
Research proves it CBD it can help maintain healthy cardiovascular function and prevent heart disease on several fronts, including protection against hardening of the arteries, lowering blood pressure, and reducing the incidence of potentially dangerous arrhythmias.
It starts inside the arteries. When the lining of the artery walls is injured, they form plaque that can cause the arteries to narrow. This is called atherosclerosis; it is a common form of heart disease. Inflammation is the leading cause of this type of injury as well as high blood pressure. Exposure to small chronic doses of THC The progression of atherosclerosis in animal studies has been shown to decrease.
THC i CBD both are vasodilators, that is, they dilate blood vessels, a process regulated by the endocannabinoid system. This can have a strong positive effect on blood pressure. In a 2017 study, British researchers gave a group of men 600 mg of 600 mg CBD or a fictitious supplement and controlled his blood pressure at rest and again after stress tests that normally increased blood pressure. Only this single dose of CBD reduced resting systolic blood pressure in participants by 6 mmHg. In addition, they had less increase in blood pressure in response to stress than those taking a single dose of a placebo pill.
In a follow-up study, where researchers gave 26 men 600 mg of CBD or a placebo for seven days, the results were mixed. Resting blood pressure measurements revealed that participants had developed a tolerance to CBD over time, however CBDThe ability to lower blood pressure during stress persisted. (Of course, if you already have low blood pressure problems, the effects of lowering blood pressure CBD it is something to keep in mind and you may need to avoid high doses.)
“Reduction of arterial stiffness and improvements in internal carotid artery blood flow and endothelial function after chronic CBD treatment, indicates a positive effect on vascular function that justifies further research in relevant patient populations, ”reported Dr. Saoirse E. O’Sullivan.
CBD it can also protect against heart arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats, where the heart beats too fast, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. Arrhythmias can be caused by long-term stress, as high levels of cortisol can raise blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood sugar, triglycerides and other risk factors for heart disease in general. CBDAnti-anxiety properties can help fight stress, reduce cortisol and protect against arrhythmias related to these causes.
Research proves it CBD it can also suppress irregular heartbeats caused by ischemia caused by a stroke (inadequate blood supply to the heart) and can minimize tissue damage caused by lack of oxygen. A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that when rats were given CBD 10 minutes before a 30-minute coronary artery occlusion (partial or complete obstruction of blood flow to the coronary artery, which can cause chest pain, heart attack, and tissue damage) or 10 minutes before it is restored blood flow, experienced fewer arrhythmias and less tissue damage than unreported rats CBD. Research in this area is still at an early stage, but it already shows great potential.
Since cannabinoids also eliminate free radicals and enhance the effects of other antioxidants in the body. CBD it can also protect against heart disease by reducing the cellular damage that occurs when we are exposed to producers of free radicals, such as processed foods and environmental pollution.
CBD it also slows the reabsorption of a chemical called adenosine (i.e., you have more of it in circulation), which calms inflammation and helps maintain good heart function.
If you are already taking medications for your blood pressure, cholesterol, or other heart conditions, it is important to consult with your doctor before you start taking them. CBD. High doses of CBD it can interfere with the metabolism of some of these drugs, which could have problematic consequences.
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