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CBD in Arteriosclerosis

cbd-arteriosclerosis
Written by Stefan K.

Known years ago as calcification of the arteries, arteriosclerosis as the disease is technically correctly called, is not only the deposition of calcium, but also of fat, connective tissue and thrombi in the arterial blood vessels.

The disease has several risk factors that cannot be influenced, such as age, the male sex or a family disposition, but can also be caused by lack of exercise, obesity or smoking.

Triggered by these risk factors, the blood vessels can become so narrow that the organs connected to them are undersupplied with oxygen. If such fat, calcium or connective tissue ruptures, blood clots can form, often leading to strokes or even heart attacks. Atherosclerosis leads to around 350,000 deaths every year in Germany, for example.

CBD as an opportunity- Can it help in arteriosclerosis?

An increasing number of researchers are currently recommending the use of CBD for arteriosclerosis, which is often caused by inflammation. Because this hemp ingredient, which is not psychoactive, does not cause intoxication or addiction, and has an anti-inflammatory effect, CBD can work against arteriosclerosis.

Because atherosclerosis is often associated with inflammation, many researchers conclude that using CBD against arteriosclerosis counteracts the progression of the disease.

Causes of atherosclerosis

In its development, arteriosclerosis has a multitude of triggering factors. Apart from certain risk factors that promote the disease, it is still relatively unclear which triggers play a role at the beginning. However, many studies have superimposed the factors that promote arteriosclerosis on each other to try to find the causes through a kind of superimposed blueprint.

In addition to the factors mentioned above, which cannot be countered by all the medicine currently available, there are also the following risk factors:

  • high blood pressure,
  • diabetes,
  • metabolic disorders associated with fat
  • addiction to nicotine,

Malnutrition is also often mentioned as a cause of arteriosclerosis. Preventive action should therefore be taken by avoiding the following:

  • too many preservatives,
  • glutamates,
  • sugar,
  • eating poor quality food,
  • as well as maintaining a balanced diet.
 Industrial sugar promotes arteriosclerosis

This is one point where CBD can help in arteriosclerosis, for example. CBD stimulates the appetite and thus helps to compensate for malnutrition, especially when due to psychological reasons.

CBD taken for arteriosclerosis thus helps with the absorption of important building blocks such as vitamins, trace elements or minerals from food by increasing the appetite.

How conventional treatments help in arteriosclerosis

Doctors treat people with arteriosclerosis either through surgery or by using medication. The extent of the vasoconstriction is the deciding factor in which treatment is carried out by the doctor.

Preventive drugs for arteriosclerosis are:

  • a cholesterol-reduced diet,
  • giving up smoking, and
  • a lifestyle as free of stress as possible.

If this does not have the desired effect, doctors often prescribe blood pressure or cholesterol-lowering drugs. In advanced forms of arteriosclerosis, the same drugs are used as in cardiovascular diseases. These drugs work to prevent blood clots from forming.

Surgical procedures are either balloons or bypasses. Balloons enlarge the cross-section of the blood lines so that the lifeblood can supply the organs with oxygen again. Bypasses are a form of diversion around the affected blood line.

How does CBD oil work in arteriosclerosis?

According to Swiss researchers, cannabidiol is effective in arteriosclerosis because it can significantly slow down the hardening of the arteries. This is especially true for the form of arteriosclerosis that is caused by high blood sugar levels.

CBD not only has a relaxing effect on the muscles or the human mind, but also on the blood vessels. CBD taken for arteriosclerosis causes a demonstrable dilatation of the blood vessels. Research that confirms this has found that CBD is also effective in protecting the integrity of coronary artery cells.

CBD also helps in the secondary treatment of arteriosclerosis. For example, it reduces inflammation, cardiac fibrosis and oxidative stress. CBD therefore optimally prepares arteriosclerosis patients for various treatments.

CBD can help against arteriosclerosis secondary diseases not only preventively, but also in acute aftercare. For example, doctors have found that CBD taken shortly after a heart attack can reduce the severity of the attack – as well as the inflammation of the myocardium. It can therefore be concluded that CBD helps against myocardial ischaemia.

CBD oil and arteriosclerosis: studies and experience

CBD oil helps to combat the causes of many diseases to a certain extent. In the case of arteriosclerosis, however, hemp oil with CBD can slow down the progress of the disease.

A recent study at Tel Aviv University is investigating the effectiveness of CBD in cardiovascular diseases. Initiated by the cannabis producer FSD Pharma, the aim is to find out to what extent CBD can be used against arteriosclerosis. The researchers are of the opinion that targeted modulations of the endocannabinoid system could be a fundamentally new approach to the treatment of arteriosclerosis.

Cumulatively via the so-called entourage effect, other cannabis products may also have a positive influence on arteriosclerosis. For example, cannabigerol, or CBG for short, has a decisive influence on blood pressure. Based on this knowledge, those affected can also resort to full-spectrum CBD oils or similar CBD products.

Conclusion

  • The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are an important factor in the effectiveness of CBD against arteriosclerosis. Regulatory intervention via the ECS by CBD can strengthen the circulation and heart functions and thus powerfully counteract the occlusion of arteries.

FAQs about CBD for arteriosclerosis

  1. Does CBD help in arteriosclerosis?

    Since CBD has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect, it can help in arteriosclerosis and counteract the progression of the disease.

  2. Are there side effects of taking CBD for arteriosclerosis?

    No side effects are known to date. As smoking promotes arteriosclerosis, patients should avoid smoking cannabis in a tobacco mixture.

  3. How many drops of CBD oil do I need to take for arteriosclerosis?

    Use a standard dosage. This is usually three drops three times a day. A medium dosage would be a 10% CBD oil.

Sources

https://www.royalqueenseeds.com/blog-can-cannabis-effectively-treat-atherosclerosis-n742

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18426500

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16960500

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22430005

When taking products containing cannabinoids, interactions with various medicines may occur. If you are taking medication yourself, the use of CBD and other cannabinoids should be discussed in advance with your doctor.

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About the author

Stefan K.

Stefan K.

Stefan is not only a valuable part of the CannaTrust magazine but also convinces with his sound knowledge about the effects of cannabinoids. As an author in Austria he gathered valuable experiences when writing for 'Stadtblatt Salzburg'. He got in contact with cannabis through several positive media reports. Nowadays he writes about everything around the most popular cannabinoid these days: CBD.