Written by Kandi Neal
One of the most common health concerns that Americans face today is hypertension, also known as chronic high blood pressure. Just in the United States alone, issues with elevated blood pressure affect millions of people on a daily basis. Even though there is a plethora of prescription medication available, many consumers are on the hunt for something more natural.
A high blood pressure reading is not just a problem here in the U.S.; it is estimated that one in four people worldwide deal with it on a daily basis. Additionally, it is also expected that by 2025, 1.5 billion people will be affected. If you are someone who is currently suffering from high blood pressure, you know all too well how problematic it can be, trying to keep it under control with lifestyle changes, including diet and pharmaceutical intervention.
There are several dangers in having high blood pressure. It can lead to several possible complications, including:
- Heart attacks
- Blindness/vision problems
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart failure
- Kidney failure
Maintaining good health is important to everyone, so keeping blood pressure under control is critical.
In the short-term, consistent CBD administration has shown promising results in reducing blood pressure overall. Additionally, some studies have shown that blood pressure can be lowered after just a single dose of CBD. Because of the oil’s analgesic and anti-anxiety effects, scientists have said that CBD can help blood vessels relax. According to Dr. Sarah Brewer, “New research suggests that taking a single dose of cannabidiol can lower blood pressure before and after a stressful situation.”
There are several reasons why CBD products make such a popular choice when it comes to lowering blood pressure. One reason is that it is not addictive. Another reason is that CBD will not cause a ‘high,’ meaning that it is non-psychoactive. Additional benefits are that CBD will interact with the brain’s endocannabinoid system to ease anxiety, promote relaxation, and assist with pain relief by helping to alleviate over-stimulation of brain receptors. Since cannabidiol reacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system and because CBD reduces inflammation, it’s no surprise that the effect of CBD would cause improvements with all body systems.
If you are new to using CBD and are looking to use it for treating high blood pressure, there are a few things to consider. In terms of dosage, it’s always a good rule of thumb to start low and slow, then work your way up. Keep in mind that the mg of CBD that someone uses can vary greatly based on individual needs. While some may start around 20mg, others might begin at much higher levels. However, in 2017, nine healthy men were actually given 600 mg of CBD or placebo in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. It was concluded that after just one dose, blood pressure was reduced without using any other medications. Although more research will need to be done to determine precisely how CBD affects blood pressure, these early results are definitely promising. See Cannafyl’s dosage guide for more information.
CBD comes in several forms, and whatever method of delivery you choose, it is safe to say that all products typically work in the same way. Keep in mind that most people who use CBD to treat hypertension generally use it in oil form. A good rule of thumb is to validate the CBD product through the third-party certificates of analysis before you purchase and confirm that you are selecting a trusted brand. It is also worth noting that cannabidiol (CBD) extracts are usually combined with oil carriers such as coconut oil, hemp seed oil, or olive oil to enhance absorption.
As always, you’ll want to check with a medical professional before combining CBD and high blood pressure medication to make sure that there are no drug interactions. Although CBD interactions are rare, it’s best to double check with your doctor before beginning a new treatment plan. CBD is an up and coming holistic approach to your medical needs that continues to earn high marks from consumers all over the world.
At Cannafyl we formulated a full-spectrum CBD infused with natural terpenes and essential oils giving you all the health benefits that a CBD product can provide, and the great news is you don’t need that much CBD to receive all of the health benefits. This is why we decided to create the Cannafyl Balance blend for your everyday needs. This blend has specific terpenes that help with improving your mood, boosts energy, and also improves focus and memory. This is what we call the perfect day blend.
Whether you’re looking for an oil, edible or a topical, Cannafyl has got you covered. Call, click, or come by today!