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CBD Is A Powerful Antioxidant

CBD Is A Powerful Antioxidant

If you struggle with chronic health issues, whether mild or severe, CBD may just be the answer to finding relief. It serves as a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.

To maintain good health it is crucial to make sure that our body can handle oxidative stress. A stressful environment, toxins from cigarette smoke or smog result in free radicals. Those are molecules containing an unpaired electron. Lonely electrons cause more lonely electrons by stealing from neighboring cells. They hate to be lonely as well.

Our response to all this is the use of antioxidants. Remember that the ultimate goal within our body is to reach the homeostasis - balance. Therefore, antioxidants stabilize free radicals. However, if too many free radicals are present they will cause severe damage to our DNA in our cells. It can lead to cancer, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, autism, heart disease, Parkinson's, or stroke. The damage is known as oxidation. Cannabinoids protect our cells from oxidation. 

Antioxidants are produced in the body and occur naturally in food. They come in the form of vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. Commonly known include vitamins C and E, Coenzyme Q10 or lipoic acid. 

CBD is a powerful antioxidant - more powerful than vitamin C and E. The U.S. Government Patent 1999/008769 describes and acknowledges cannabinoids as useful and prophylaxis of a wide variety of oxidations associated diseases.  

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC20965/

https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/cannabinoids-oxidation-book-excerpt

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6630507.PN.&OS=PN/6630507&RS=PN/6630507

 

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