Effects on Cardiovascular System

“Cannabidiol (CBD) has beneficial effects in disorders as wide-ranging as diabetes, Huntington’s disease, cancer, and colitis. Accumulating evidence now also suggests that CBD is beneficial in the cardiovascular system.”
Research Title: Is the cardiovascular system a therapeutic target for cannabidiol?
Authors: Christopher P Stanley, William H Hind, and Saoirse E O’Sullivan


Dr. David Allen talking about CBD

Retired Heart Surgeon, member International Cannabinoid Research Society 


CBD Effect on Reduced Blood Flow – myocardial ischaemia

“Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid, with anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and has recently been shown to exert a tissue sparing effect during chronic myocardial ischaemia and reperfusion (I/R). However, it is not known whether CBD is cardioprotective in the acute phase of I/R injury and the present studies tested this hypothesis.”

“CBD reduced both the total number of ischaemia-induced arrhythmias and infarct size when administered prior to ischaemia, an effect that was dose-dependent.” excerpts
Research Title: Acute administration of cannabidiol in vivo suppresses ischaemia-induced cardiac arrhythmias and reduces infarct size when given at reperfusion
Authors: Sarah K Walsh, Claire Y Hepburn, Kathleen A Kane, and Cherry L Wainwright