CBD - Let’s get to the Heart of the matter!

CBD - Let’s get to the Heart of the matter!

Does your heart skip a beat at the mention of his/her name?

Do you feel short of breath when you see him/her?

Do you clutch your heart when you follow your beloved around?

Do you feel light-hearted or dizzy just taking their name?

Do you swell up with pride when they glance at you?

Think you are in love?

Ahem.....Sorry for being the prophets of doom but an underlying cardiac anomaly could be the most likely reason.

Irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, swelling of hands and feet, pain or numbness in the limbs, pain or a feeling of tightness in the chest, fatigue, dizziness, persistent dry cough are all symptoms of an underlying cardiac condition and need immediate medical attention.

The statistics speak for themselves!

According to a report published by the American Heart Association titled “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2018 At-a-Glance”, cardiovascular diseases account for nearly 836,546 deaths which translate to about 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S, making it the number 1 cause of mortality in the country.

Each day 2300 Americans succumb to this illness, an average of 1 death every 38 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases or stroke affects nearly 92.1 million adults in America leading to lost productivity and increasing health expenditure.

What are the causes?

The cardiovascular system of our body is a complex arrangement that circulates blood throughout our body consisting of heart, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and glands. Depending on which part of this chain is affected cardiovascular diseases could manifest in form of a cardiac arrest, aneurysm, stroke etc.

Heart diseases can be congenital or caused by poor lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor dietary choices, sedimentary life, obesity, exposure to stress, hypertension etc.

What are the treatment options?

Besides surgical interventions such as Stents, Angioplasty, Bypass, Pacemakers and Heart transplants, medications such as ACE Inhibitors, Beta-blockers, Calcium channel blockers, Diuretics, Nitrates, Anti-coagulants, Blood thinners are also prescribed.

Unfortunately these come with side effects such as

  • Diarrhoea and abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Necrosis
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Edema
  • Blurred vision
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea and Vomiting

study examined 987 cardiovascular patients who were hospitalized, for the side effects of cardio vascular drugs. 12% of the patients were admitted because of severe side effects. 11% of the patients registered some form of side effects during the course of hospitalization. No wonder people look for natural and reliable methods of treatment that have minimal side effects.

This is where CBD comes in.

Cannabinoids (CBD) , a plant extract, is now being used to treat varied diseases such as Epilepsy, Seizures, Mental Disorders, and Insomnia etc. It helps the body’s very own endocannabinoid system (ECS) work in an optimal manner by stimulating CB1 and CB2 receptors indirectly and creating homeostasis It can reduce pain , inflammation and increase the production of anandamide (“Bliss Molecule“).

CBD to the rescue!

The most important reason for people seeking CBD oil as a treatment avenue is that these are natural, safe, and reliable, have minimal side effects and are non-addictive. They do not cause a high, or alter the state of our brain making them a sought after treatment option. CBD can help in managing cardiovascular illnesses in the following ways:

  • Research shows that high blood pressure is the cause of many illnesses like stroke, cardiac arrest and mortality. CBD is now considered as an effective treatment for hypertension. A study in which 600 mg of CBD was given to healthy male volunteers proved that a single dose of CBD lowered resting blood pressure and its response to stress.
  • CBD Oils have anti-anxiety and stress reducing properties which help to reduce blood pressure levels. They are also effective in treating diabetic complications such as cell death, fibrosis and inflammation.
  • study demonstrated that CBD possessed anti-arrhythmic effects following myocardial I/R. It also showed that a single dose of CBD has the ability to reduce myocardial tissue injury.
  • Research shows that CBD can cause vasorelaxation of constricted arteries. It is also known to reduce cardiovascular responses to stress.
  • CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which are a huge advantage in treating tissue damage from inadequate supply of oxygen in patients with cardiac disorders. It is even known to repair tissue damage.

A major concern with all the revolutionary alternative treatments is the lack of research and testing, so it is natural for you to be concerned about its safety. Fear not as Studies confirm that CBD oils are safe for consumption.

However these may have minor side effects such as tiredness, drowsiness, diarrhoea or change in appetite.

Our advice to you would be to err on the side of caution and start with a low dose to see if it works for you. Keep a track of any changes that your body may undergo and increase / decrease the dosage accordingly.

The best part is that CBD oils are available in varied forms,

Want to inhale it? There are vape pens.

Not a fan of smoking? You can use CBD oils instead, or how about some tinctures?

Want to ingest it? CBD is also available in the form of pills.

Have a sweet tooth? How about some CBD Gummies ?

You could simply apply it on the skin as CBD is also available in the form of topical balms and rubs.

There are a number of companies that sell quality CBD products in different flavours and forms. You could choose a product that best suits your requirements.

Have you used CBD oils or other derivatives before? How has it helped you? Please share your experiences in the comments section below.

For more information, check out our premium quality CBD products at leafywell.com

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