Did you know that high blood pressure (also referred to as hypertension) is one of the most common health conditions in the world? Approximately 1 in 3 people experience high blood pressure. While there is no one thing that causes this ailment, a few common factors include: smoking, high-sodium diet, genetics, stress, obesity and lack of physical activity.
There are many effective medications that exist today to help regulate blood pressure. However, like most medications, they can sometimes be accompanied with negative side effects: headaches, dizziness, and heart palpitations to name a few.
Natural alternatives to maintain blood pressure
Many of the natural alternatives to help lower blood pressure revolve around diet and exercise. There are lots of food nutrients that can help your body to lower inflammation and keep your heart healthy. In general, keeping a low sodium diet is a huge factor. Some other foods that can help include: bananas, broccoli, greens, melons and fish. Aside from diet, keeping active for at least 30 minutes a day has been known to help control high blood pressure.
Can CBD help regulate my blood pressure?
Over the past few years there have been many safe studies (both on animals and people) done in regards to whether or not CBD can help regulate blood pressure. CBD helps modulate the release and transmission of various signaling hormones throughout the brain and body in order to maintain homeostasis (an organism’s process of keeping a stable internal environment suitable for sustaining life).
Specifically, CBD will tinker with the release of hormones related to blood pressure regulation. Here are a few examples:
One of the most common causes of high blood pressure is stress. CBD interacts with the serotonin receptors in the brain – it releases and helps regulate serotonin, which can greatly help to reduce stress, anxiety, and in turn, blood pressure.
Studies have also found that CBD could help protect blood vessels that are damaged by ailments such as high glucose, inflammation or diabetes. CBD works both to fix broken nerves and pathways throughout the brain and body, as well as build new ones.
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