Various diseases can lead to cardiovascular disease. You have a high risk of cardiovascular disease if you have diabetes, both for type 1 and for type 2. Arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar levels are often causes. Also, some factors contribute to these diseases. These factors are a poor diet, little exercise, and obesity. CBD has a positive effect on the causes of cardiovascular disease. This is proven in several preclinical studies and animal studies. The results of the study could provide a significant solution for the, approximately, 1.13 billion people affected by the disease. Although, the results of the study do come from a small number, compared to the number of people who have the condition. We will discuss how these conditions work and the effective cure of CBD in this article
Heart and vascular disease
The body needs blood. The heart ensures that the blood pumps around the body, through the blood vessels that carry the blood. The body works much better with a healthy heart and blood vessels. If a disease is involved, such as diabetes, there is a greater risk of cardiovascular disease. With an elevated sugar level, blood pressure, or cholesterol, veins will calcify more quickly. Causing the blood vessels to narrow, making blood flow more difficult. That makes it difficult for your heart to pump blood, and when that time comes, it is already too far. In the beginning, you will hardly notice the arteriosclerosis, the increased cholesterol, or the increased blood pressure. However, these cardiovascular diseases can cause greater problems, such as a stroke or a heart attack. You will notice this, for example, by pain in your legs when walking or chest pain.
CBD and diabetes
CBD has a regulating effect on blood sugar levels, this does not help diabetes patients who inject insulin. As insulin is no longer produced, it can’t be regulated, so the oil does not help either, unfortunately. Patients who take pills to regulate blood sugar do benefit from CBD. However, CBD treatment should also be accompanied by a healthy diet to keep blood sugar levels regulated. In addition, it is advisable to start treatment in consultation with a doctor, because the doctor can monitor the progress and then slow down the medication use. It is also advisable to regularly check the blood sugar level when using CBD oil
CBD and high blood pressure
In 2017 the Journal of Clinical Investigation published a study of the effects of CBD on blood pressure. This was a study on 9 healthy male volunteers. They all received CBD oil or a placebo. Various “cardiovascular parameters” were monitored. The researchers came to the conclusion that taking CBD acutely lowers blood pressure at rest and when it increases in the event of stress. CBD has the ability to keep the cardiovascular system flexible. The veins can be dilated, which has a blood pressure lowering effect. Note: this is a small-scale study, so more research is definitely needed. In addition, it is important for patients to know that the effect of CBD can work doubly in patients who also use medicines in addition to CBD oil. Therefore, do not forget to always check your blood pressure a few times extra.
This is all thanks to the endocannabinoid system, the system made up of receptors activated by cannabinoids throughout the body. An important role of this system is regulating the cardiovascular system, research shows. In addition to many other bodily functions. Cannabis activates the same system and the body also recognizes this as the body’s own. The conclusion that can be drawn from this is that cannabis can regulate and stimulate the heart and functioning. More research is needed for this, but the current results are very favourable.