CBD and Cardiovascular Health
Some studies are already suggesting possible health benefits of CBD we observed in our previous articles, but may CBD be effective for our cardiovascular health? In today’s article, we will review some of the key studies to answer this question.
1. What is the cardiovascular system?
Let’s start from the basics; the cardiovascular system is made up of the heart, blood vessels and blood that’s inside them. Its function is essential and very hard to overestimate — the cardiovascular system carries blood through vessels to and from all parts of the body, delivering nutrients and oxygen to tissues and removing carbon dioxide and other wastes.
2. CBD and cardiovascular system
In this section of our article, we would like to show you results of some research conducted, on the topic of the connection between CBD and the cardiovascular system. This study stated, CBD may have a positive effect on the system. Moreover, it suggested that the cardiovascular system can be a valid therapeutic object for CBD.
Don’t forget that inflammation can often stand as a stage of other diseases, be a symptom of an underlying medical condition and contribute to the worsening of the person’s condition. As the study said, CBD can improve anti-inflammatory effects.
One of the most recent studies includes clinical trials of CBD as a potential treatment for ventricular dysfunction and heart failure. This study suggested that CBD therapy can significantly limit the production of reactive oxygen / nitrogen species, thereby possibly limiting cell damage, protecting mitochondria, preventing caspase activation, and regulating ion homeostasis. Moreover, it can affect the contraction of the myocardium, limiting the activation of inflammatory pathways and the secretion of cytokines, reducing tissue infiltration by immune cells and reducing the area of infarction, and the formation of fibrosis. However, the study mentioned the thought that we often repeat in our articles: more research on potential benefits of CBD is needed. This isn’t about the cardiovascular system in particular, it touches on human bodies and all health in general.
Finally, we recommend that you to read our blog article about CBD and blood pressure.
3. Side effects of taking CBD
We kindly remind you that there are different side effects of taking CBD and everyone can react differently. One study showed that taking CBD may lead to cardiovascular side effects. This study found that CBD’s side effects were liver dysfunction, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting and drowsiness. Another article described taking CBD may cause dry mouth and eyes. This article showed the various possible side effects of taking CBD, such as decreased appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, and fatigue. Please keep in mind that side effects of taking CBD also depend on how you consume it. You can read more about the possible side effects of cannabidiol in our blog article.
If you would like to use CBD to improve your cardiovascular health, the best starting point would be consulting with a medical professional. Keep in mind that CBD can affect the medication that you’re currently taking. Although the studies presented clinical evidence, you should always start with smaller doses, especially if you have never consumed CBD before. Also, be mindful about possible side effects of taking CBD. Take care and contact us if you have any questions.