CBD Oil for Heart Problems
It’s no secret that CBD contains medicinal properties that help reduce inflammation as well as alleviate pain and make us feel more relaxed. But what about using CBD oil for heart problems? Evidence shows that it might be able to help reduce the risk of such conditions. The great thing about CBD, and perhaps the most interesting, is that we have only touched the surface with regards to its capabilities in medicine and heart problems are just the beginning. Let’s explore whether CBD oil for heart problems may be a form of future treatment.
What’s the Research Like?
Put very simply, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties of CBD oil might be able to reduce the risk of conditions like high blood pressure that can lead to heart conditions. Similarly, it has the potential to reduce the risk of conditions that are related to heart problems like strokes.
The leading cause of hypertensive heart disease is high blood pressure. Much of the time, this increase in blood pressure is caused by stress — a condition that scientists are understanding more and more whether it can be reduced by CBD oil. When used in combination with stressful situations, CBD oil has been shown to reduce both blood pressure and heart rate in both rat and human trials. However, it did not provide the same results in situations that were not stressful, so more study is needed in this area.
Heart disease tends to increase your risk of a stroke. Studies have shown that CBD oil has the potential to protect patients from brain damage after a stroke. During a stroke, it has also been shown to increase cerebral blood flow. However, these studies have solely been conducted on animals, and further research, as well as human trials, are needed.
How Do You Take CBD?
CBD comes in a whole range of different forms, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that you buy from a reputable seller (preferably local) and ensure that it’s organic as well as pure CBD and not mixed with other cannabinoid compounds such as THC.
You can take CBD as an oil, an edible, skin cream, or as tinctures. One of the easiest ways to ingest it is by simply placing it under your tongue. Vaping has become a popular way to take CBD, but recent studies have shown that many CBD oil manufacturers are actually producing a product that is potentially harmful to the lungs. This is because organizations like the FDA do not need to approve CBD oils that are used for vaping, which means manufacturers have no strict safety guidelines to follow. If you wish to vape CBD oil, make sure you do your research first.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Overall, CBD has a good safety profile that is backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It’s not addictive and it is not possible to overdose on it. However, there are a couple of potential side effects that can occur as a result of taking CBD, including:
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in weight
As you can see, these side effects are very minor and aren’t likely to cause long-lasting harm to your health. However, it’s always important to know what to expect so that you can be prepared, so consult your doctor before trying CBD.
CBD oil can be used for heart problems and has the potential to decrease the risk of them as well as related conditions such as strokes. However, more studies need to be done if we want definitive proof and not just speculation based on a small number of studies. Hopefully, the future will bring us more detailed studies regarding the connection between CBD and heart problems.