Study: CBD Administration Reduces Blood Pressure

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According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, oral CBD may be able to reduce blood pressure. The study, led by investigators from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, assessed the use of a single oral dose of 600 mg of CBD extract versus placebo in 9 healthy male volunteer subjects. CBD administration resulted in reduced resting systolic blood pressure and stroke volume compared to placebo, and its intake reduced blood pressure levels after exercise or in response to stress. While increased heart rate was observed after administration, but no adverse events were reported. Study authors concluded, “Our data show that a single dose of CBD reduces resting blood pressure and the blood pressure response to stress, particularly cold stress, and especially in the post-test periods. This may reflect the anxiolytic and analgesic effects of CBD, as well as any potential direct cardiovascular effects. … Further research is also required to establish whether CBD has any role in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders such as a hypertension.”

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