As the awareness of CBD Oil and its amazing health benefits keeps spreading, questions are being asked about CBD Oil and blood pressure.
People are itching to know if current studies and data support the use of CBD Oil for hypertension and heart health.
No worries, we’ve got you covered.
In this blog post, we explore recent findings, data, and testimonials that support CBD Oil for high blood pressure.
We also included a section on CBD Oil’s interactions with blood pressure medication and the necessary steps to take before trying out CBD Oil.
Let’s get started…
CBD Oil and Blood Pressure
Recent studies show that aside from relieving one of stress and anxiety, CBD oil helps to relax blood vessels and could be a possible remedy for lowering high blood pressure.
It’s no surprise that CBD Oil helps with regulating blood pressure, maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
Researchers say CBD Oil can do all these and more because of its vaso-relaxant, antioxidant, anxiolytic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
But before we get right into stats and data, let’s do a little recap on high blood pressure.
What Is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?
High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition whereby the pressure at which blood flows through a person’s arteries are higher than they normally would be.
When taking blood pressure measurements in adults, a healthy blood pressure reads less than 120/80mmHg (millimeters of mercury).
Blood pressure readings above 139/89mmHg is a sign of hypertension.
However if your blood pressure exceeds 180/120mmHg, it’s a severe case that needs urgent medical attention.
With over 1.5 million yearly cases of high blood pressure; statistics project that by the year 2030, Nigeria would have over 39.1 million cases of hypertension. (1)
This calls for concern because the symptoms of hypertension aren’t always noticeable and can linger on for years.
Causing damage to blood vessels, vital organs like the brain, eyes, kidneys, and even severe complications like heart attack and ischemia.
What Causes High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?
There are various reasons why one may experience hypertension.
From age to genetics, one’s weight, lifestyle habits, and stress are all factors that can lead to increased blood pressure levels and narrower arteries, causing hypertension.
In severe cases of hypertension, people experience headaches; shortness of breath, blood in the urine, and other symptoms that may be due to underlying health issues.
These underlying health issues usually need to be tackled before high blood pressure can be handled.
Examples of possible health issues that could lead to hypertension include; obstructive sleep apnea, kidney disease, adrenal gland problems, and others.
CBD Oil and Blood Pressure: Can CBD Help Lower Hypertension?
A study was carried out in 2017 among nine healthy volunteers, to prove if CBD helps to reduce blood pressure. (2)
After the volunteers were given 600mg of CBD, their resting blood pressure was lowered and their cardiovascular stress response was reduced.
They were also subjected to cold stress and exercise stress tests both of which showed positive responses in reducing blood pressure, with a lower stroke volume.
The results of the study prove that a single dose of CBD oil helps to reduce blood pressure in humans.
CBD Oil and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension:
Another study carried out on animal subjects, shows that CBD helps to reduce pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). (3)
In that study, CBD was proven to be beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
CBD helped to improve the amount of oxygen present in the blood, enhance endothelial efficiency and proper functioning of the blood vessels.
This shows that CBD Oil could be a potential remedy for tackling pulmonary arterial hypertension.
CBD Oil for Relaxed Blood Vessels:
From what is known, most of the beneficial effects of CBD Oil on the heart and blood pressure are due to interactions with the CB1 receptors.
CBD Oil helps blood vessels relax and reduces blood pressure via activation of the CB1 receptors. (4)
CB1 receptors are abundant in the brain and other areas of the body associated with blood pressure regulation which includes; the blood vessels, heart, lungs, and adrenal gland.
This makes CBD Oil and effective vaso-relaxant and a possible remedy for hypertension.
CBD Oil Lowered My Blood Pressure After 6 Weeks (Testimonial):
Here’s a personal testimonial from someone who used CBD oil to help out with high blood pressure.
For several years my blood pressure has been borderline high.
Whenever I took trips to my family doctor, he tried talking me into taking medications but I just wasn’t ready to go down that route.
Being somewhat overweight I was told to change my eating habits, that it would help relieve pressure on my arteries and lower my blood pressure.
I tried going on a weight loss journey for months and used unhealthy tactics at times.
But I didn’t see a reduction in my blood pressure neither did I lose any significant amount of weight.
Years passed, my blood pressure level was still borderline high and unhealthy for a 49-year-old.
Every trip to the chiropractor gave me the same advice; change your dietary habits and exercise.
Then I kept hearing about CBD Oil and people being helped with chronic illnesses and various health conditions.
So I did my research and looked into CBD a little bit more.
At first, I was skeptical about CBD Oil helping me lower my blood pressure; but I said to myself “what have I got to lose anyway”.
On July 4th I took a leap of faith, order some bottles of CBD Oil, and took my first five drops four days afterward.
Just before I continue, there are some details I don’t want to be left out.
My job requires me to work on calls without set hours, not knowing what time of the day or days I’ll be working.
Sometimes I’ll go 36 hours straight without sleeping.
As far as sleep was concerned, five hours was normal for me and this unhealthy routine has been going on for 11 years now.
After taking my first five drops of CBD Oil, I slept for eight hours that night like a baby.
I woke up feeling refreshed, my head wasn’t foggy neither did I feel drowsy.
I thought wow there must be something to this.
So I started to journal and keep track of any changes as I continued the journey with CBD Oil.
On July 9th my BP was 145/80mmHg.
My normal range is high 130’s low 140’s.
But as of September 17th, my BP had dropped to 113/73mmHg.
I still couldn’t believe the results, it took about six weeks before seeing a massive reduction in my high blood pressure.
CBD Oil helped lower my hypertension and relieved me of anxiety.
Now I sleep better, feel better, and even lost weight.
I hope this testimony helps anyone wanting to regulate their blood pressure with CBD Oil.
CBD Oil For Blood Pressure Dosage
What is the recommended dosage for people trying to reduce hypertension with CBD Oil?
The nine healthy volunteers who participated in one of the studies cited above were given 600mg of CBD Oil, which is a dose known to relieve anxiety in humans.
They claimed to have had no side effects after taking it and did not report experiencing adverse effects weeks later.
Also, research carried out on animal subjects also showed no side effects.
What Dose of CBD Oil Is Recommended For Hypertension?
From what we know, CBD Oil is well tolerated in humans.
Research shows that humans can consume as much as 1500mg of CBD per day.
This doesn’t mean there are no side effects of taking CBD Oil.
People who take CBD Oil may experience mild side effects which usually go away and in rare cases, severe effects.
We always recommend starting slow and taking records of how your body reacts to CBD Oil.
The way CBD oil works in the body is unique to every individual and considers factors like your age, weight, the severity of your health issue, and so on.
Here’s our guide to choosing a CBD Oil tincture best for you.
CBD Oil and Blood Pressure Medication:
There is a specialized group of proteins known as the cytochrome P450 (CYPs) which breaks down medications and reduces their blood levels.
Similarly to grapefruit juice, CBD Oil may interact with the CYPs.
This changes how the body processes blood pressure medications in the liver and small intestine.
If drugs stay longer in your blood than they normally would, they could cause some side effects.
Like diarrhea, a rapid decrease in blood pressure, vomiting, abdominal pains, and others.
These symptoms could be an indication that there’s too much amount of these drugs in your bloodstream.
Can One Take CBD Oil and Blood Pressure Medication?
Before taking CBD Oil with blood pressure medications, it’s advised that one checks out for grapefruit warning.
If your drug has warnings about grapefruit, you shouldn’t take CBD Oil simultaneously.
According to Healthline, grapefruit juice does not interfere with most blood pressure medications but can cause certain medications to overcorrect your blood pressure.
Final Thoughts On CBD Oil For Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Does CBD Oil help with lowering blood pressure? The answer is yes, studies have proven that a single dose of CBD Oil helps lower blood pressure.
Personal testimonials also show that taking CBD Oil for a while may cause a significant reduction in blood pressure levels.
Always Consult Your Doctor:
We can’t stress this enough, always speak to a doctor or health care provider before taking CBD Oil alongside medications.
Although most doctors; are not quite aware of the benefits of CBD oil and drug interactions.
Doctors who are well aware would help guide you on what to do and what not to do.
As well as recommendations for choosing a CBD Oil tincture and dosage that’s the best fit for you.
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