High blood pressure is a globally ubiquitous issue. This study explores the connection between CBD and a reduction in blood pressure. It is particularly unique as it is noted that “there are no dedicated studies in humans to date, to our knowledge, looking at the effect of CBD on either resting cardiovascular measurement or on the responses to stress, with continuous monitoring of CV parameters.”
"We have shown for the first time that to our knowledge that, in humans, acute administration of CBD reduces resting blood pressure, with a lower stroke volume and a higher heart rate. This response may be secondary to the known anxiolytic properties of CBD and may account for the lack of anticipatory rise in blood pressure seen with placebo."
In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study, nine healthy male volunteers were given either 600 mg of CBD or a placebo. They were then monitored for changes in their cardiovascular system.
Using stress tests, such as math without a calculator, cardiovascular outputs were monitored. The study found that CBD reduced resting systolic blood pressure and stroke volume. It also “blunted the blood pressure response to stress[….]”
High blood pressure has a multitude of potential treatments, including diet and exercise. This study essentially adds CBD to the list. The data from this research is also important as information for potential side-effects of CBD.