High blood pressure and hypertension affect about 75 million Americans (about 32% of the adult population in the U.S.). Unfortunately, high blood pressure across the world shows no signs of easing up even as this life-threatening illness continues to affect more people due to continuing unhealthy lifestyles, and increased stressors. The relationship between CBD and blood pressure is being studied at an increasing rate and preliminary results are promising.
While the studies are just beginning to surface, some studies have shown that CBD is an effective remedy for high blood pressure, helping to reduce stress, and even restore normal heart rhythms, reducing the chances of experiencing a heart attack.
Should you take CBD for Blood Pressure?
There are many benefits of using CBD to help reduce high blood pressure, reduce stress, and maintain an overall healthy lifestyle
Here are three reasons why you should consider CBD.
1. CBD has Anxiety and Stress-Reducing Properties
Anxiety disorders are at position six, according to research by the World Health Organization. Stress and anxiety can increase your blood pressure. Studies show that CBD can lower stress and anxiety and in turn, helps reduce high blood pressure.
2. CBD contains Anti-Inflammatory and Pain Relieving Properties
High blood pressure causes inflammation and pain. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory that soothes and eliminates swelling in your body.
Eliminating any body inflammation is a common way of preventing high blood pressure. Over time, a person’s unhealthy lifestyle may cause inward swelling of arteries’ walls which tighten the passages by which blood travels. CBD can help vasodilate the passages by relaxing and widening them to enhance blood flow. Of course, changing lifestyle habits, to include eating better, exercising more, and quitting smoking, coupled with using CBD, will yield the best results.
3. CBD is a Natural Remedy
Pharmaceutical drugs given to heal high blood pressure symptoms may cause adverse side effects. They negatively affect your overall health when used over a long period.
CBD oil effects, however, are positive and naturally alleviate symptoms of hypertension, without negative side effects.
Talk to your doctor before using CBD or using CBD with other medications.