Monthly Archives: September 2017

Smoking and Heart Disease

human-heartYou have probably heard that smoking is dangerous for your health, especially your cardiovascular health. You probably often wonder what relation exists between the two. Well, studies show that the chemicals present in cigarettes are to blame for heart disease. Scientist estimate that there are over 5,000 different chemicals present in cigarette smoke, 60 of which are particularly toxic. Even the chemical that gives smokers a high, nicotine, is also rather dangerous for your heart. Here are the four major ways that smoking is ruining your health and increases your risk of coming down with heart disease.

How is Smoking Dangerous for your Heart?

1. Damages Arteries

Cigarette smoke has tons of chemicals that are harmful. They destroy the lining of your arteries by facilitating a build-up of fatty material. This clogs your arteries, thus reducing their diameter a great deal. The net effect of this is that your heart has to pump harder to get blood to all parts of the body. The extra strain placed on your heart weakens it and makes it susceptible to such diseases as stroke, heart attack, and angina.

2. Stimulation

Nicotine, the psychoactive chemical in cigarette smoke, also plays a major role in increasing one’s chances of suffering from heart disease. The chemical stimulates the heart to produce a lot of adrenaline. This fight or flight hormone then elevates the heart rate thus placing a lot of unnecessary strain on it. The chemical has also been linked to high blood pressure which also makes the heart vulnerable to many diseases.

3. Blood Clots

Another way through which smoking endangers your heart is by making your blood prone to clotting. This increases your chance of getting heart disease and myriad other heart diseases several-fold.

4. Carbon Monoxide

Smoking has also been associated with high levels of carbon monoxide in the bloodstream. This gas is extremely dangerous because it displaces oxygen in the blood. Hemoglobin, the blood component that transports oxygen in the blood, has a higher affinity for carbon monoxide than for oxygen. This means that it will circulate the poisonous gas at the expense of oxygen, which can prove fatal. It also means that your heart has to work harder to pump oxygen to all body organs, which often leads to an overworked heart. This is terrible for your heart in every sense of the word.

Conclusion

heart-anatomyIt is an undeniable fact that smoking is more than harmful to your body, particularly your heart. It damages your arteries, induces unnecessary excitement to your heart, lowers your heart’s ability to absorb enough oxygen and leads to dangerous blood clotting. To make matters worse, smoking not only harms you but all those around you. They too may suffer the very same effects as you do. Keep in mind that those most likely affected by your smoking habits include your immediate family and close friends.

This is why you should consider quitting as soon as you can. Seek medical counsel to figure out the best way to quit given your lifestyle. It’s not an easy task but with the right support and treatment, you can overcome your smoking addiction.

CBD Oil Is One Of My Favorite Supplements To Date

intro-cbdNowadays, there are plenty of supplements available to anyone with a car or a computer. But CBD oil has been creating a name for itself over the last several years. Even though cannabidiol was around before history was being recorded, it’s just now becoming a powerhouse in the eyes of the everyday consumer.

Also, scientists are opening up to the potential for broader applications of cannabis and specifically CBD oil in the near future. Hopefully cannabis in general gets to play a larger role in the lives of everyday Americans.

Officially On The FDAs Radar

Since CBD products are rapidly rising in popularity among thousands, maybe even millions of people, they are no longer flying under the radar. In the past several decades, it would be rare to even hear the word cannabidiol uttered by anyone. Back in those days, there were only a select few people who knew of the greatness that is hemp. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the FDA and other big agencies have finally started to take CBD more seriously. Why? I couldn’t tell you for sure.

It could be because of people using it to wean off opioids, causing pharmaceutical companies to loose millions, or it could be to take a closer look at its efficacy. The reason the FDA is looking into CBD is unknown by the average civilian, but we can speculate. Speculation is nothing more than guessing, so don’t take it to heart.

What’s CBD Oil Anyway?

The aim of this blog is to help raise awareness about CBD oil. So get ready to learn about something new and also you should do some research of your own.

Briefly, CBD and THC are the two most notable and active components derivable from cannabis or marijuana. These components are known as cannabinoids because they are unique to the cannabis family of plants.

CBD oil Is made from the hemp plant, which is very different than the marijuana plant. Marijuana is rich in THC and has varying levels of CBD. Sometimes it doesn’t have enough CBD to have any of the effects. Hemp is the opposite. It’s primary cannabinoid is CBD and it has almost no THC.  With high concentrations of CBD, it gives off several therapeutic effects. The oil derivative is known as CBD oil, and it’s used as a dietary supplement across the nation.

It’s been the subject of many clinical trials throughout the years, but not nearly enough to gain wide popularity. It’s a non-psychoactive way for people to find some sort of therapeutic relief. It doesn’t create intense pleasure like THC but instead helps to provide secure and effective relief. It’s a viable option for people who are anti-pharmaceuticals.

There’s been a continuous increase demand for the different types of CBD products over the last several years by people from all different walks of life. Many are finding the therapeutic advantages of CBD oil to be life altering.