CBD's Role in Vascular Health

Vascular health is something that we usually don’t think about much when we are young, but it is something that becomes crucially important later in life. Basically, it determines whether our blood vessels function properly as they should. Traditional treatments of vascular issues are often limited to surgery or heavy medication, including a plethora of side effects. However, CBD, a compound found in hemp extracts, has recently shown promise as a more natural, milder remedy. 

Why CBD?

In recent years, CBD has been keeping medical researchers very busy. This is thanks to his diverse range of benefits, including treating anxiety, combating oxidative stress and soothing inflammation. What all of these have in common is that they are also crucial factors in dealing with conditions such as hardened arteries, high blood pressure caused by stress, and damaged blood vessels due to diabetes, smoking or alcohol use.   

The Science

CBD interacts with our so-called endocannabinoid system, a complex network of receptors and neurotransmitters located in our central nervous system. Thanks to this interaction, CBD can help us to keep calm and relax, even in stressful situations. It has also been shown to lessen cravings for addictive substances such as nicotine, making it a candidate for smoking cessation aids. Its potential in alleviating inflammation is explored in the treatment of conditions such as arthritis and chronic bowel diseases. 

It has now been shown that CBD also interacts with not only one or two, but 56 cardiovascular-related receptors! It seems to help regulate and influence how our blood vessels and heart function - all making it a prime candidate for tackling vascular issues.

Navigating the Future

This finding is of course adding more evidence to the long list of CBD’s beneficial effects for our wellbeing. But it also gives us hope for finding and integrating more natural, mild solutions into the treatment and management of vascular diseases. As science progresses, CBD might become an option for patients seeking additions to conventional treatments. However, we first need more in-depth research and, of course, clinical trials to fully understand all of its benefits. 

Embracing the Promise

The exploration of CBD in vascular health is just beginning. Preliminary insights give us hope for positive outcomes of future research and are encouraging a deeper dive into how natural remedies could be combined with traditional treatment approaches. CBD's journey from a humble hemp extract to a potential ally in vascular health care is a testament to the evolving landscape of medical science.

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anna falk - head of product

As the Head of Product at Harmony, Dr Anna Falk leads the development of our products and provides expert tips for your wellness. With over 10 years of experience in the research and development of natural products, her work is based on rigorous scientific studies.

Anna is an award-winning, internationally published researcher with a PhD in Organic Chemistry. She applies her expertise to develop Harmony's certified products that support your overall well-being. From research to development, she ensures that our products are of the highest quality and meet the highest standards.