High blood pressure sufferers find relief with cannabis

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Perhaps it’s time to allow CBD to be recognized the same as vitamins

Over one-quarter of the adults in the U.S. suffer from high blood pressure. When left untreated, it can lead to strokes, heart attacks and even death, but there are medicines that help to control it. Now, studies are showing that cannabidiol (CBD) oil could also be effective in controlling high blood pressure and, since it’s all natural, has extra benefits not available in laboratory-created chemical solutions.

One recent study had a group of men receive 600mg of CBD oil. Afterward, their resting blood pressure was tested and was found to be lower than those who had received a placebo. The same study had administered stress tests designed to increase blood pressure, but the single dose of CBD oil resulted in a smaller blood pressure change than the normal responses showed.

The medical website Healthline points out that CBD is now associated with “several benefits” for the circulatory system and the heart. While more studies are being conducted, there is little reason to suppress CBD oil, as there is zero evidence that it causes any negative side effects.

Other studies, most of which have only been conducted on animals, have shown that CBD oil can help reduce inflammation and cell death that is tied to heart disease. This makes sense, given the natural antioxidants found in cannabis and CBD oil. One of those studies showed that CBD oil reduced oxidative stress in diabetic mice, and also prevented heart damage in mice that suffered from heart disease.