Do you know if you’re at risk for high blood pressure? It’s okay, most people don’t. And unfortunately, the majority of the time, people don’t ever get to find out until it’s too late.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the “silent killer”. Most of the time it can happen without any visible symptoms. You may have it, as do nearly half of American adults, but never actually feel it.
Why is having high blood pressure so dangerous? If left untreated, your risk for any heart disease increases dramatically. And, it’s the leading cause of strokes! I’m sure you’re familiar with the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It couldn’t apply any better in this case. You’re better off implementing habits that will help you avoid high blood pressure entirely.
Here are some natural ways to lower your blood pressure:
- Be more active
- Watch your sodium intake - eat fewer processed foods
- Control alcohol consumption
- Quit smoking
- Learn to manage stress
- Reduce caffeine intake
- Watch your waistline
- Eat a healthy diet and boost your potassium intake - hello bananas and avocados!
- Supplement with CBD
In the last post we talked about heart health and how consuming CBD can be so beneficial to your wellness routine, and that also includes blood pressure management.
Can CBD oil really reduce blood pressure?
Well, in a randomized study, a single dose of cannabidiol did in fact reduce blood pressure! So here’s what happened- nine male volunteers either took a dose of CBD or a placebo before experiencing a stressful event. The results showed that CBD treatment lowered blood pressure both before and after the stressful event.
You can read more about it here (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470879/).
But further research also highlights CBD’s ability to lower blood pressure, even by an average of 6/3 mmHg! CBD can benefit as a vasodilator-which means it makes your arteries and blood vessels wider, allowing for greater blood flow with less pressure. Meaning… less pressure on you blood vessels and vital organs so they can function properly!
There’s no doubt it’s important to get your blood pressure checked by your physician regularly. Unfortunately, your options for treatment will most likely come with negative side effects. Various kinds of diuretics, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers or alpha blockers are prescribed for high blood pressure. But these often come with the possible side effects of dizziness, palpitations, constipation, skin rashes, or insomnia, and even gout attacks among many others…
So when looking for a simple, safe, and natural remedy to address high blood pressure, consider supplementing with CBD! Not only will it lower your blood pressure, but also improve your overall health.