Heart disease, including coronary disease, hypertension, and stroke, is currently the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Coronary heart disease accounts for one of every 7 deaths of all U.S. deaths. That’s more than 350,000 a year.
Estimates put the average annual cost for heart disease in the United States at about $2 billion.
Increasing evidence suggests that CBD may help with cardiovascular conditions like the heart disease and atherosclerosis.
Heart disease is caused by blood vessels hardening and plaque buildup over time which reduces cardiovascular function. Plaque can travel to smaller blood vessels where it causes a blockage.
How does CBD help with Heart Disease?
Studies have shown that CBD helps in relaxing your blood vessels so they widen and help improve blood flow to all the major organs. This, in turn, also reduces the damage that is done to arterial walls from having high blood pressure.
CBD interacts with the CB2 receptors concentrated in and around the heart. These receptors and cannabinoids produced naturally by our own bodies influence our immune inflammatory response.
CBD has also shown to reduce the number of cells that die in the heart during inflammation. (1)
Along with CBD, lifestyle changes can help prevent heart disease. Maintaining a healthy diet, including eating less meat and more unprocessed whole foods help keep your heart healthy.
With exercising, these lifestyle changes will reduce your chances of having a stroke or heart attack.
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