CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids that are present inside a cannabis plant. Unlike its sister compound THC, it doesn’t make the person nauseous and doesn’t makes him high but helps in regulating the body. Cannabinoids affect the endocannabinoid system which plays a pro vital role in regulating human body against inflammation or disease. CBD is in the headlines lately because it is available in the form of oils, salves, gummies and lotions. CBD is gaining popularity in the medicine market because of its positive effect on all kinds of conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain and heart related diseases.
There is some research and evidence that shows that CBD can have health related benefits but the ground reality is that a proper research on the benefits of CBD still needs to be done. Along with that CBD products are till now not being regulated by FDA. The only symptom or condition for which CBD has been approved to treat is epilepsy and is available in the form of drug Epidiolex.
Research about CBD and heart disease
Due to the anti-inflammatory and ant oxidative property of the CBD, there are slightly low risk factors involved that can lead to heart disease such as high BP. It is also being said that CBD can also reduce the risk of other conditions such as stroke.
High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure is the main cause of the heart diseases right now. One’s blood pressure can easily rise if he feels stress or takes unwanted tension. Due to the advancement in technology and research in the related field scientists have come to know that CBD can lessen the spike of high blood pressure. Although the field demands that more research is needed to be done, still CBD is quite useful in lowering blood pressure and heart rate under the stress.
Due to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular symptoms there is always a dangerous chance that one might get a stroke. An ischemic stroke takes place whenever a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain. a blood vessel inside the brain can also burst causing the person to suffer from a hemorrhagic stroke. Both 2013 and 2017’s study have found out that CBD can increase the cerebral blood flow and can avoid brain damage, causing the brain to function normally.
How to use CBD?
Although CBD comes in many forms but the most common and used one right now is CBD oil. It surpasses skin creams. Taking CBD or putting it under your tongue is the easiest way to consumer it. Since FDA doesn’t regulate CBD and its related products therefore it is advised that you must conduct your research before purchasing any of these products. Also it is advised that you must consult your doctor before trying any of these medications.
Always buy your product from a reputable source. Since the FDA doesn’t regulate any kind of CBD products therefore you must always talk to your doctor before purchasing any of these products. Always check with your pharmacist that if they have a vetted product recommendation. If you are new to CBD and want to start dosing on it, it is advised that you start with a small dose and find the right dosage for you through it. Increase your dosage by 5 to 10 milligrams at a time. Beware of the side effects and quit increasing your dosage if you are facing side effects.
Side effects and safety concerns
Researchers have reported that CBD have a very few possible side effects as it has a very good safety profile. It is not addictive and one can never overdose on it. However there are still a few things that one must keep in his mind if he wants to try CBD.
- CBD might interact with the other medications that you are using.
- High CBD usage might result in fatigue.
- One might suffer from diarrhea while using CBD.
- In some cases, it was reported that people who used CBD regularly, it resulted in the change in weight.
Talk to your doctor before trying CBD
If you are suffering from a disease that might be cured by CBD, and are considering trying it, talk to your doctor first. Consult your doctor before trying any of the products that contain CBD or compounds of it. Always ask your physician about the right dosage and discuss with your doctors the intricate details about it. Even though the research into CBD and heart disease shows signs of improvement, more research is required to understand the true benefits of CBD. CBD must not be considered a cure for heart disease at any cost.