The question is increasingly common is hemp oil good for those suffering from hypertension? Does it help reduce blood pressure levels? The experts’ reply is affirmative. Let’s see why.
Research work carried out on rats and also published in the Journal of Nutrition has established the ability of hemp seeds to reduce blood pressure levels.
The results obtained following the experiments carried out even suggest that thanks to the hypotensive effects generated hemp seeds could be used as a natural drug for both prevention and treatment of hypertension.
Benefits of CBD oil for high blood pressure
Scientific research has conclusively shown that a dose of cannabidiol CBD oil has the potential to significantly lower hypertension. It reduces the systolic pressure that is the pressure in the arteries when the heart pumps the blood. The compound is integrated into the body’s end cannabinoid system which includes receptors, such as skin receptors, the central nervous system, and bones. The blood flow of the skin, the heart rate of the individual are reduced when taking cannabidiol, thus reducing blood pressure. Furthermore, CBD oil’s ability to lower blood pressure is directly linked to the ability to reduce stress and anxiety.
CBD oil dosage
CBD oil is available in various forms such as capsules, tinctures, drops, candies, or oral sprays. To increase absorption, cannabidiol is usually mixed with hemp seed oil, olive oil or coconut oil. Researchers have shown that blood pressure is reduced by an average of 6 mmHg when taking these supplements. Experts recommend that people suffering from high blood pressure should take up to 600 mg of CBD. To get the best result, an individual must strictly adhere to the dose ensuring the interaction of the drug with his system all day. However, it is not advisable to take high doses to lower blood pressure. The American study was carried out on hypertensive rats, which for a month were fed with hemp seed flour.
At the end of the test period, the blood pressure of the rats that ate hemp fell from 145 mmHg to 119 mmHg, while the blood pressure levels of the hypertensive rats that had continued to eat normally remained high.
But there’s more because another Spanish study has shown that hemp seeds and the resulting oil are particularly effective and, therefore, useful for protecting the health of the heart, thanks to their action which reduces to sensitively the risk of developing heart disease. The Spanish research also published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry analyzed the effects and benefits of hemp seed oil in daily nutrition. Specifically, it emerged that hemp seed oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6, in the ratio of 3: 1, the one recommended by doctors and nutritionists. The omega in this proportion, in fact, are extremely important and useful for reducing levels of harmful cholesterol and lowering blood pressure values, two factors directly linked to the health of the cardiovascular system.
Unlike all the other oils on the market and already known for some time for their anti-cholesterol properties, such as extra virgin olive oil hemp seed oil has such a composition that it can be considered the best and the best more effective oil in the fight against heart diseases. In particular, according to scholars’ discoveries, the hemp seed oil is particularly effective in the fight against arteriosclerosis, which is manifested by filling the blood vessels and the coronaries.
It is no coincidence that hemp oil is composed of 75% polyunsaturated fats (which are beneficial for the human body), 12% monounsaturated fats and for a small percentage of saturated fats.
As already seen in other articles of this section dedicated to further information, in hemp oil there are amino acids, important vitamins for the body , in particular A, E, B1, B2, PP, C, but also mineral salts (iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus), not forgetting phytosterols and cannabinoids, one of which is CBD.
The food hemp seed oil should be consumed cold (so to season only) in order not to lose its virtuous properties for the human body: you can use it to embellish and flavor hot or cold soups, vegetable salads and cereals, dishes of pasta, fish or meat, replacing or together with the traditional (and in any case beneficial) extra virgin olive oil, as long as it is cold-pressed.
- Remember that hemp seed oil is distinguished by its nutty aftertaste, therefore it can be used always raw in the preparation of sweet and savory spreads and mousses.
- For regular and effective use of hemp seed oil, it is recommended to take 2/3 tablespoons every day to reduce cholesterol, pressure and triglyceride levels.
- In this way, the risk of thrombosis, cardiovascular diseases, and arteriosclerosis is lowered, because the action of hemp oil helps to keep the blood vessel walls healthy and elastic.