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What is Blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the pressure of blood flow against the walls of the arteries as it circulates through the body. Blood pressure is expressed as two numbers, with systolic pressure (the top number) representing the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts and pumps blood, and diastolic pressure (the bottom number) representing the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest between beats.
Complications with High Blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease: High blood pressure can damage the arteries and increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke.
- Kidney damage: Over time, high blood pressure can damage the small blood vessels in the kidneys, reducing their ability to function properly.
- Eye damage: High blood pressure can damage the blood vessels in the eyes, leading to vision problems or even blindness.
- Aneurysm: High blood pressure can cause the weakened areas of blood vessels to balloon out, forming an aneurysm. A ruptured aneurysm can be life-threatening.
- Cognitive decline: Chronic high blood pressure can also affect brain function and increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.
Complications with Low Blood pressure
- Dizziness and fainting: Low blood pressure can cause a decrease in blood flow to the brain, which can result in dizziness and even fainting.
- Heart problems: When blood pressure is too low, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs, which can lead to heart failure.
- Kidney damage: Low blood pressure can reduce blood flow to the kidneys, which can lead to kidney damage or failure.
- Shock: A sudden and significant drop in blood pressure can cause a condition called shock, which is a life-threatening medical emergency.
- Breathing difficulties: Low blood pressure can cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, especially when physical activity is involved.
Blood Pressure Regulation with Cannabis
The imbalances in the body like high-low blood pressure levels occur due to the disturbance in the Endocannabinoid system. And Cannabis works by regulating the Endocannabinoid system in the body. ECS regulates a range of processes in the body, mainly mood, hormones, appetite, sleep, pain sensation, and immune function. ECS comprises three main parts, endocannabinoids( naturally occurring in the body), enzymes ( used to break down endocannabinoids) and receptors( attachment sites). When our endocannabinoids default in function or are unregulated, discomfort in the form of diseases, pain, imbalances and inflammation occurs. Cannabis works by bringing this system back into regulation.
Blood pressure Regulation with Cannabis food
Cannabis food is a term used for any type of food or beverage that has been infused with cannabis. These foods typically contain the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and/or the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol (CBD).
Cannabis food can come in a variety of forms, such as baked goods, chocolates, gummies, beverages, and more.
Why should one use, Cannabis as food?
- Longer-lasting effects: Consuming cannabis as food can result in slower onset and longer-lasting effects than smoking or vaping, which can provide a more sustained and controlled experience.
- Discreet consumption: Using cannabis as food can be a more discreet way to consume cannabis, as there is no smoke or vapor involved.
- Alternative to smoking: For individuals who do not want to smoke or vape cannabis, using it as food can provide an alternative method of consumption.
- Potential medicinal benefits: Cannabis contains compounds such as THC and CBD that have been shown to have potential medicinal benefits, such as pain relief, anxiety reduction, and anti-inflammatory effects.
- Culinary experimentation: Cannabis-infused foods can be a fun and creative way to experiment with cooking and baking, and can add unique flavors and textures to dishes.
Why should one use, Cannabis as food for Blood pressure regulation?
- Anti-inflammatory effects: Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory compounds, which may benefit individuals with high cholesterol who are at increased risk for inflammation-related complications.
- Stress relief: Cannabis may have potential stress-reducing effects, which could be helpful for individuals with high-low cholesterol who may experience stress related to their condition.
- Alternative to traditional medications: For some individuals with high cholesterol, cannabis may provide an alternative to traditional medications that can have negative side effects or be difficult to manage.
Cannabis foods at ITSHEMP
- CBD/THC Gummies
- Hemp Chocolate Bars
- Hemp Pasta
- Hemp Hearts
- Hemp seeds
- Hemp Protein powders