It’s February, y’all! And we just wanted to say happy National Heart Health Month! Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. So, this month we wanted to share with you readers the importance of heart health–not just this month, but every month!
Did you know that CBD could play a huge role in helping you to maintain a healthy heart?
CBD and It’s Benefits For A Healthy Heart:
A journal from the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology provides us with “accumulating evidence… [that] suggests that CBD is beneficial in the cardiovascular system” based on various findings from several related animal-trialed studies (Stanley, Christopher P et al., 2012). This research has proven CBD’s direct influence on isolated arteries, it’s ability to protect “against the vascular damage caused by a high glucose environment…”, and its influence on both “white blood cell migration and platelet aggregation” (Stanley, Christopher P et al., 2012).
Not only do several of these studies provide supporting evidence to back CBD’s abilities in reducing the risk of related heart conditions, but this evidence also tells us of the “potential therapeutic uses of cannabinoids other than CBD in cardiovascular diseases, including cardioprotection, stroke, arrhythmias, and atherosclerosis” (Stanley, Christopher P et al., 2012).
Another reason why CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid featured in our full spectrum products? 😉
Because of research done by Christopher Stanley, William Hind, and Saoirse O’Sullivan, we can determine that a twice, daily CBD supplement not only helps protect against diabetes, but is a great way to combat stress–these scientists deduce that, in the body, CBD “reduces the cardiovascular response to models of stress… inhibited by a 5HT1A receptor antagonist” (Stanley, Christopher P et al., 2012).
CBD’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties may be able to reduce risk factors that can lead to heart disease: risk factors such as high blood pressure or a history of stroke.
In one animal study, CBD proved to increase blood flow of test subject–which is good for reducing the risk of stroke (Stanley, Christopher P et al., 2012).
CBD and Myocarditis:
Because of its known anti-inflammatory and anti fibrotic effects, another CBD study experimented on the effects of myocarditis patients when given CBD. The results of said study determined that CBD treatment significantly improved myocardial function.
Myocarditis, “a major cause of heart failure and sudden cardiac death in young adults and adolescents,” is, simply put, inflammation of the heart muscle (Lee, Wen-Shin et al., 2016). This study, provided by Molecular Medicine, demonstrates CBD’s “tremendous therapeutic potential in the therapy of myocarditis with different etiologies and various autoimmune disorders” (Lee, Wen-Shin et al., 2016). Theorists also suggest that CBD could potentially be a promising treatment to aid patient health during organ transplantation.
In November of 2021, the CDC released that they were “actively monitoring reports of myocarditis and pericarditis after [the] COVID-19 vaccination” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2021). In response to Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccinations, cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have risen–generally within one week after a person’s second dose.
If you or a loved one was recently vaccinated, taking a regular CBD supplement could potentially help combat any possible side-effects of your COVID vaccine.
Real BHO Customers On Their Heart Health
Still don’t believe us? Still aren’t satisfied with the extensive research conducted on CBD’s relation to heart health? You don’t have to take our word for it. Take the word of our real Genesis Blend customers–customers who swear by our full spectrum product to keep their heart healthy and happy.
Several of our Bluegrass Hemp Oil customers have seen, firsthand, the benefits of using CBD to promote a healthy heart. Here’s one customer review that demonstrates how incorporating our Genesis Blend Hemp Extract into your life could change it for the better:
“Over a year ago, I was placed on medicine for high blood pressure (180/135 approximately). After trying to regulate the dosage for that year, I was given another medicine to take with the pill I was already taking. Bill Polyniak (owner and founder of Bluegrass Hemp Oil) gave me some CBD oil to try and my blood pressure went down almost immediately. I kept taking the CBD oil and when I went back to the doctor the next week my BP was down to 120/60. I have continued to take the CBD oil daily and my blood pressure has remained steady and lower. I also went back to work (construction) and noticed I wasn’t taking ibuprofen for my back pain like I was (3 pills 3 times a day). I truly believe the CBD oil works.” –Robert E., real Bluegrass Hemp Oil customer.
Shop National Heart Health Month
This National Heart Health Month, take some time to think about your heart health and the ways that you can proactively fight against related heart issues. Shop our online store, or come visit us at our Lexington or Midway locations, to purchase your own bottle of our Genesis Blend Hemp Extract to stay healthy this year and years to come! Need some more information about the best Genesis Blend bottle for you?
Stanley, Christopher P et al. “Is the cardiovascular system a therapeutic target for cannabidiol?.” British journal of clinical pharmacology vol. 75,2 (2013): 313-22. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2125.2012.04351.x
Lee, Wen-Shin et al. “Cannabidiol Limits T Cell-Mediated Chronic Autoimmune Myocarditis: Implications to Autoimmune Disorders and Organ Transplantation.” Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.) vol. 22 (2016): 136-146. doi:10.2119/molmed.2016.00007