CBD Oil and Your Blood Pressure: What You Should Know

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CBD Oil and Your Blood Pressure: What You Should Know

When it comes to a potential treatment for high blood pressure, not many people would think of marijuana, let alone one of its chemical components, CBD. However, new studies have shown the potential of CBD oil in treating high blood pressure.

With the increased popularity of CBD, many people are wondering if CBD is an option to help lower blood pressure. High blood pressure, which often goes undetected, can put significant stress on the body and is a problem that plagues many.

These are some common questions you may have regarding CBD oil and whether it is a good option for you.

WHAT CAUSES HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Before asking, “Does CBD oil lower blood pressure?”, a better place to start with is with what is causing the high blood pressure in the first place.

There can be a slew of reasons that you have high blood pressure. Sometimes, there is not one identifiable reason for high blood pressure, but many. It can be as simple as your diet or as complex as your genetic makeup.  My father has had very high blood pressure as long as I can remember.  At one point the medication he was taking was so expensive that he made the decision to only take it every other day.  This caused so many issues and landed him in the hospital.

High blood pressure can be a result of your age, stress level, weight, the specific medication you take, or family history. It can be one or a combination of all of these. Diets high in salt and fat can cause high blood pressure, as can being overweight or obese.  My dad was a salt “junky”.  He poured salt onto everything he ate.  It took a very long time before he was able to break the habit of his salt addiction.

High blood pressure can go symptomless for some time, but it will ultimately start to put more stress on your heart and arteries. It can often be a symptom of another disease. Birth defects, thyroid and gland problems can all lead to increased blood pressure.

Identifying the main root of the problem is the first step to finding the solution. It is always advisable to consult your doctor for guidance in any making any changes to your lifestyle.

DOES CBD OIL LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE?

In recent years, there have been multiple studies into the effects of CBD on heart rate and blood pressure. According to a study by JCI Insight, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, there has been evidence that a 600mg dose of CBD oil can lower a person’s resting heart rate and their blood pressure when exposed to stress.

The study stated there was no adverse effect to those given CBD; and while more research is needed, signs point to the effectiveness of CBD oil for high blood pressure. 

When I convinced my dad to start taking CBD oil for other ailments, we never thought that it would have an impact on his blood pressure.  It helped so much that he had to go to the doctor to have his blood pressure meds lowered in order to be more in line with the benefits of the CBD oil. 

CBD oil can help with so many ailments from anxiety and depression to lowering blood sugar and blood pressure.  While there are still so many studies to be completed, the testimonials I receive daily from individuals is so overwhelming and speaks to the overall health benefits of CBD oil

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