Some 45 percent of American adults have cholesterol levels higher than doctors recommend although they aren’t necessarily taking medication to lower it.
But lower cholesterol is always better. And beyond the usual diet and exercise, is there anything people can do to lower cholesterol levels?
This article in The Cannabis Radar reports that while clinical research examining the effects of CBD on cholesterol levels remains insufficient, CBD indirectly influences certain brain receptors with potential to boost HDL or “good” cholesterol.
Other peer-reviewed articles cited in the same column suggest CBD might influence improved heart health. As when taking any over-the-counter supplement or medication, you always should speak with your health-care provider first about whether CBD is right for you.