Study: Cannabidiol Enhances Ability of Arteries to Relax
A study being published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabidiol exposure enhances the ability of arteries to relax, which may help explain how it decreases insulitis, inflammation, neuropathic pain and myocardial dysfunction.
“Cannabidiol (CBD) decreases insulitis, inflammation, neuropathic pain and myocardial dysfunction in preclinical models of diabetes”, begins the study’s abstract. “We recently showed that CBD also improves vasorelaxation in the Zucker Diabetic fatty (ZDF) rat, and the objective of the present study was to establish the mechanisms underlying this effect”.
After conducting studies on rat models, researchers concluded that; “CBD exposure enhances the ability of arteries to relax via enhanced production of vasodilator COX 1/2-derived products acting at EP4 receptors.”
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