A recent study has linked the effects of CBD to several benefits and positive effects on the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure.
High blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of numerous health problems such as stroke, heart attack and metabolic syndrome.
Research indicates that CBD may be a natural and effective compound to help treat high blood pressure.
In one recent study, 10 healthy men were given a 600mg dose of CBD oil and it was shown to lower resting blood pressure compared to a placebo group.
In the same study, men were subjected to stressors that normally raise blood pressure. Interestingly, a single dose of CBD allowed the men to experience a lower than normal rise in blood pressure during testing.
Researchers have suggested that the stress and anxiety reduction properties displayed by CBD are responsible for its ability to help lower blood pressure.
Additionally, several animal studies have demonstrated that CBD helps reduce inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease due to its very strong antioxidant properties and its ability to reduce stress levels.
For example, one study found that CBD treatment reduced oxidative stress and prevented heart damage in mice with diabetes and heart disease.