More importantly, recent studies in healthy adults found that CBD may lower resting blood pressure and counteract its increase during stressful situations. However, we don’t know if these effects will work in people with hypertension.
In this article, we’ll cover the research on CBD and blood pressure, its safety, the best way to use it, and more.
What is High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure refers to the pressure of blood pushing against your artery walls. It’s measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) with two readings 1 High Blood Pressure Symptoms and Causes. (2021) cdc.gov. Retrieved April 09, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/about.htm :
- Systolic blood pressure (the pressure when your heart beats)
- Diastolic blood pressure (the pressure between beats)
Normal blood pressure is less than 120 systolic and 80 diastolic (written as 120/80mmHg).
When your blood pressure is consistently higher than this, you may be diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure increases your risk of other health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.