Let’s take a look at the impact that cardiovascular disease (CVD) has on the US, so we can see the importance on why you should include CBD in your daily health routine.
High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, heart attack, vision loss, kidney disease, and sexual dysfunction. And the prevalence of hypertension in US adults is around 50%. According to the CDC, 63% of adults over the age of 60 are hypertensive, a number that will continue to rise as our population ages. To make things worse, about 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. One person dies every 36 seconds and it costs the US about $219 billion annually.
Now consider this, among adults with high blood pressure, 19% of them are taking one or more medications that may be elevating their blood pressure, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.
Just 24% have their hypertension under control, the CDC says. Lifestyle changes need to be addressed, but what if there was another way to help with blood pressure concerns?
So, let’s take a look at how CBD and how it can help with high blood pressure.
A 2020 study found that CBD may have vasodilatory effects in humans and rat arteries. The authors suggest that CBD may improve a person’s blood flow, as it widens their blood vessels.
A 2017 looked at the effects of a single dose of CBD oil in healthy participants. The authors found that it lowered blood pressure in individuals who were at rest and those under stress. According to the American Institute of Stress, stress may cause blood pressure to rise. This is due to the heart pumping faster and stress hormone constricting the blood vessels.
There’s already been research papers published on anticoagulant activity that results from using CBD, along it value in treating other blood-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
Additionally, studies indicate that CBD may have an anticoagulant effect by suppressing production of blood platelets, which is an obvious concern for anyone with bleeding disorders.
Research into how CBD can work with substances such as Warfarin are well underway, as medical scientists are keen on finding new ways of tackling heart disease.
There is more information to be uncovered on CBD’s ability to thin blood. What is understood so far is very promising.
CBD is recommended for use as a natural supplement, not to replace existing mainstream medications. If you have a blood clotting issue or a history of heart disease, please consult a medical professional before seeing for yourself how effective CBD is for thinning blood.
Dr. Rob Pomahac was named “Top Chiropractor” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2018. A Canadian native and ex-professional hockey player and bodybuilder, he specializes in spine pathology and ligament instability, Dr. Rob is certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics and is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Regenerative Medicine. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences and holds a Masters in Science, Specializing in Kinesiology, from Canada’s University of Waterloo. For more information on Dr. Rob visit DrRobPomahac.com