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First place among the leading causes of death worldwide is cardiovascular disease, which is due to inflammation of the cardiovascular system. A good means of prevention could be the cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) known for its anti-inflammatory effect. Animal experiments also suggest that CBD can also help to recover better and faster from the consequences of a heart attack or stroke. Although one can counteract such diseases through a healthy lifestyle, unfortunately, most people only become aware of the dangers when the first symptoms have already appeared. Often, however, it is no longer enough to "just" get rid of bad habits, but further measures will be necessary. All by itself or in combination with conventional medical treatments, cannabis or cannabidiol could be a good way to strengthen and protect the cardiovascular system.
 
The heart and its associated network of blood vessels, known as the cardiovascular system, acts as a body-wide transport system for our blood. If this system has an error or corruption, it can have serious consequences. On the one hand, this can trigger a heart attack, which leads to the death of one area of ​​the heart muscle (myocardium), on the other hand, a stroke can be the result, which means that the brain cells can no longer be adequately supplied. Often, such a disease can be attributed to inflammation in the organism. And this is the starting point for treatment with CBD, whose anti-inflammatory properties have been proven in various scientific studies.
 
In one of these studies, created by an international team of researchers from Israel, Taiwan, Hungary, the USA and Switzerland, animal experiments have shown that cannabidiol can help to heal myocarditis. CD3 and CD4 lymphocyte counts decreased significantly in rats treated with CBD on a sustained basis. This could counteract an expansion of heart disease, giving the damaged tissue after a heart attack the opportunity to recover faster and more sustainably. In another study, in which rabbits were treated with CBD after a heart attack, a positive influence on the healing process could be confirmed, unlike in the placebo group.
 
But also to prevent such a cardiovascular disease, the use of CBD may be useful to eliminate potential risk factors. In addition to the well-known sedative and stress-reducing effect, positive effects on blood pressure, metabolism and obesity could also be observed in further studies. Furthermore, American scientists have recently completed an evaluation of 24 studies conducted between 1975 and 2017 on the "link between cannabis and cardiovascular disease" and concluded that there was no clear evidence of a link between cannabis use and the triggering of heart (muscle) infarctions or strokes. In addition to the ones mentioned here, there are a lot of other studies that confirm the positive medical benefit of cannabidiol on cardiovascular disease.
 
In addition to cannabidiol, cannabis also contains a variety of other cannabinoids. The best-known and most researched of these is probably tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is often warned that it is harmful to the heart and the rest of the cardiovascular system. As so often, however, it depends on the dosage. THC, just like CBD, can activate the CB2 receptors, which are located above all in the immune cells of our body. Therefore, it also has the ability to reduce inflammation and the level of free radicals that may otherwise increase the risk of strokes or heart attacks.
 
THC, however, also docks to the CB1 receptors in the body. These are found, inter alia, throughout the cardiovascular system, where they are everywhere from the blood vessels to the heart muscle to the nerves in the brain responsible for heart rate control. On the one hand, activation of these receptors may be positive, e.g. On the other hand, however, with high doses of THC, the interaction between the cannabinoid and the CB1 receptors may superimpose the effect of the CB2 receptors and produce the exact opposite effect. In addition, activation of the CB1 receptors may contribute to the formation of deposits of substances such as cholesterol and fat in the blood vessels.
 
Should one therefore be faced with the decision to choose a variety that is as supportive as possible to the protection and function of the cardiovascular system, then it might be worth taking a look at the low THC / high CBD category.
 

Source: 

KRONBERGER, Ferdinand. CBD – schützende Wirkung für das Herz-Kreislauf-System. 1 [online]. 19 Dec, 2019. Dostupné z: https://www.hanf-magazin.com/medizin/cannabinoide/cbd-in-der-medizin/cbd-schuetzende-wirkung-fuer-das-herz-kreislauf-system/