What effects could CBD products have on low blood pressure?
Asked 3 years ago
I am considering treating some of my many covid conditions, from MCAS, inflammation, fatigue, breathing issues, intracranial hypertension and the list goes on, with CBD. My body seems to be in a constant state of fight or flight response so I thought CBD could help, but my blood pressure is constantly fluctuating up and down. Last week it was high and this week it’s low. Can CBD oil lower my blood pressure?
Saturday, April 17, 2021
CBD can reduce anxiety and relax blood vessels. This results in a lowering of the blood pressure. CBD also has the potentials of treating some diseases related to the heart and blood vessels. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can reduce inflammation which can damage blood vessels like arteries and vital organs.
CBD is one of the two most important cannabinoid compounds. The other is THC. Both have varying degrees of effect on blood pressure. Research has shown that CBD, with a little amount of THC, can reduce blood pressure; while marijuana with a high amount of THC can exert an opposite effect on blood pressure.
Smoking cannabis can harm the heart. This is because smoking releases carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide binds to haemoglobin, thereby reducing the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. This will reduce oxygen in the body tissues including the cardiovascular tissues. If you are suffering from high blood pressure or any heart disease, you should use other methods when taking cannabis.
Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce blood pressure. However, CBD should not be used to replace any blood pressure medication, except advised by a doctor. There has been no substantial evidence that CBD can interfere with blood pressure medications in any negative way, but you should see your doctor before taking CBD along with any medication. Also, check for the amount of THC in any CBD product as a high amount of THC can increase blood pressure.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
CBD products can make an impact in your blood pressure. Some studies have shown that CBD is effective in lowering the blood pressure in the body. CBD can widen your blood vessels, which makes the blood flow better. However, CBD products can not be substitutes for blood pressure-related medications. If you are taking CBD to treat low blood pressure, then moderate THC should be fine. Else, the presence of THC should be avoided.
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Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey