The 29th annual International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) symposium, which convened last month in Bethesda, Maryland, featured new developments in CBD science that have far-reaching implications for many areas of medicine.
Learn how high CBD cannabis can be used to prevent or treat heart, brain, and other diseases.
Inflammation is the process by which your body protects you from infection but unregulated becomes a disease. Symptoms include redness, swelling, pain, and stiffness. Chronic inflammation has been linked to diseases like heart disease or stroke, and may also lead to autoimmune disorders.
Cardiovascular disease typically refers to narrowed or blocked blood vessels. Other heart conditions can affect the heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm. Symptoms may include fatigue, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, swollen feet or ankles, fainting, or chest pain.
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.