Heart disease is a complex condition with many variations. It can involve the heart itself, of the blood vessels feeding the heart. Heart disease can occur due to an unhealthy lifestyle, genetics or environmental conditions. A congenital heart defect is a hereditary heart disease that people are born with and which has to be managed. Cardiovascular disease affects the heart and arteries and can be prevented and managed. Atherosclerosis is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercise, too many toxins and poor diet. Plaque builds up in the walls of arteries and blocks the flow of blood in and out of the heart. Heart attacks occur when these arteries are completely blocked, and the heart cannot operate.
Cannabis Oil Benefits Heart Disease?
Studies have discovered that CBD is a powerful vasorelaxant because it reduces tension in the artery walls or reduces pressure in the blood vessels. CBD can benefit the cardiovascular system thanks to its direct benefits to the arteries, enabling them to relax. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which benefits the heart and arteries. CBD also has a positive impact on the survival and death of white blood cells, the migration of white blood cells and the accumulation of platelets.
Can CBD help the heart?
Inflammation is part of the process that leads to many diseases, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, and there is some evidence that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. Other studies have suggested that CBD can have a protective effect on the heart: this has been proven in rats after a heart attack and in mice with some of the heart damage associated with diabetes. But because these studies are often based on findings in a lab or in animals, not in humans, we cannot yet be confident that CBD will benefit the human heart.
There is ongoing research into the use of purer forms of CBD for a variety of conditions, including heart and circulatory diseases and, in particular, diseases of the heart muscle, including myocarditis and some types of cardiomyopathy.
Some of this work is still in animals, and much more research is needed before we can definitively say that CBD can help in this area.
“It’s clear that CBD has potential,” says Professor Sumnall, “but we’re at a very early stage of that research.”
- Always talk to your doctor if you’re thinking about taking a CBD product to supplement your existing treatment.
Cannabis Therapy suggested treatment guidelines:
Panacea oil tincture
Panacea THC/CBD tincture and the patient can take five drops twice daily (morning and night).