Does CBD Oil Lower Blood Pressure

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Written by Casandra Jones on 09/27/2022.
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Medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon Author avatar Medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon Kimberly Langdon M.D. is a retired, board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with 19-years of clinical experience. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, earning Honors in many rotations. She then completed her OB/GYN residency program at The Ohio State University...

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High blood pressure is a significant health threat. Annually, millions of people visit doctors and are diagnosed with this problem. But it is not always possible to solve everything with just pills. Sometimes high blood pressure is chronic or is the initial stage of a more serious illness.

Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is fast becoming a modern remedy for a good deal of diseases. But is CBD oil really a panacea for all problems and especially high blood pressure?

How CBD May Help Hypertension

How CBD May Help Hypertension

Everyone measures their blood pressure at least a couple of times during the lifetime. But those who do it on a daily basis know that it can change several times a day. Physical and mental stress and some other factors have a great influence. In addition, in older age, the changes can be stronger.

CBD oil is an excellent choice for those who fear the consequences of high blood pressure: a sudden stroke or heart attack. Three years ago, a lengthy and detailed study revealed that one dose of CBD (600 mg orally) has the potential to lower blood pressure. Besides, studies have confirmed that the antioxidant qualities of CBD can lessen inflammation that can damage blood vessels and can prevent cell death that is caused by oxidative tension.

Benefits of CBD. How can it be helpful?

Benefits of CBD. How can it be helpful?

  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Cannabidiol oil may act on the root causes of hypertension. As we all know, one of them is inflammation. And CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties.  In animal studies, CBD has shown a positive effect on blood pressure.
  • Stress Relief: While CBD oil is not psychotic, it can relieve stress – one of the main triggers of hypertension. When CBD calms you down, your high blood pressure may be lower due to the calming effect of CBD.

What is the preferred dosage?

What is the preferred dosage?

When CBD oil is taken in high doses, a slight drop in blood pressure is one of the potential side effects. This usually happens within the first few minutes until CBD enters your system, then it normalizes. Note, this condition is not permanent.

In other words, there is no need to fear an overdose. Of course, you don’t need to experiment. Stick to a dosage that works for you..

If you are taking medications for blood pressure, we recommend that you consult your doctor before administering CBD.

What research has been done?

What research has been done?

This Brazilian study was done just one year ago. It looked at multiple doses of CBD and their influence on anxiety associated with public performances. The goal was to find out if low, medium, and high doses would affect the inner state of volunteers differently. Since the level of anxiety can be determined by vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure, this study provides an indirect look at the effect of CBD on blood pressure.

The result of the study was very interesting. All three doses had the same effect on the behavior and condition of the subjects during public performances. But here’s a funny fact: in contrast, the medium-dose group experienced a markedly reduced heartbeat. They felt a reduction in their nervousness and felt much better. Simply put, the study proved that CBD oil is possible excellent remedy for hypertension. But only if the dosage is chosen wisely.


CBD has good qualities to help with minor blood pressure problems. It is advisable to consult a doctor.

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  • LIDIA LOREN 05/29/2021 11:40:28
    Thank you; very informative for me, because I I have already started doing just that, with doctor's okay.

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