Nearly half of all adults in the United States struggle with high blood pressure, could CBD be a natural remedy to lower and maintain it?
High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – is a condition categorized by a higher than normal force of blood being pushed against artery walls. Blood pressure is split into to categories, systolic (the top number), which refers to the pressure when the heart actually beats; and diastolic (the bottom number) which is the pressure when your heart rests between beats. Normal levels are below 120/80 mmHg.
In the most recently published study on this topic, 9 healthy male volunteers were given either 600 mg of CBD or placebo in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. They monitored the subjects using a finometer and laser doppler.
The results showed that just that one dose of CBD reduced the resting heart rate significantly. Across the board, the men’s blood pressure was rates were close to 120/60 in the CBD group. And this isn’t the first time this concept has been explored.