CBD offers powerful benefits for people with atherosclerosiis due to its anti-inflammatory profile.
This is because atherosclerosis itself is an inflammatory disease; the inside layers of the arterial system become damaged and inflamed, and long-term inflammation will change the architecture of the arteries. If these changes go on for too long, they become permanent.
Compounds in the cannabis plant — including both THC and CBD — offer excellent treatment options for this condition because they target multiple causes of the condition at the same time.
CBD offers several benefits — it provides antioxidant support, reduces inflammation of the arterial walls, supports the liver function to lower cholesterol levels, and regulates blood sugar levels. It also supports the endocannabinoid system, which is a key player in the regulation of homeostasis (balance) throughout the body — including the cardiovascular system.
All of these actions combine to provide beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system and slow the progression of atherosclerosis.