Healthy Body: CBD As An Antioxidant

Healthy Body: CBD As An Antioxidant

CBD is a natural part of the cannabis plant that acts as an antioxidant that provides many significant benefits to the human body. All cannabis plants naturally have CBD, even hemp. By definition, Industrial Hemp is the cannabis plant with lower than a 0.3% concentration of THC - the hallucinogenic compound that gives you the "high" when consuming cannabis products. Research suggests that the antioxidant strength of CBD is significantly higher than that of VItamin E or Vitamin C. 

Antioxidants: Good Health

Non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as CBD facilitate good health. They are non-toxic and exhibit antioxidant properties without the undesirable effects of THC. Antioxidants are potent compounds that are abundant in fresh fruits and vegetables. They function to reduce oxidative stress at a cellular level. Even if you do not know the term "oxidation" you are familiar with it: both fire and rust are forms of oxidation, just occurring at considerably different speeds. Oxidation, which is named after the element that most commonly exhibits this trait (oxygen) is the tendency to rip an electron off a neighboring molecule, which can result in unrepairable damage. Antioxidants help absorb these defective products, and CBD itself is a powerful antioxidant that promotes cellular health at the most basic level by preventing oxidative stress. 

CBD: Natural Pain Relief

A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain in some mice and rats. The research suggests that the non-psychoactive compounds in cannabis, like CBD, can be a new treatment for chronic pain and doctors across the country prescribe patients in pain medical cannabis, where it is legally allowed. Medical dispensaries sell CBD isolates, the extract of cannabis plants with THC removed.

CBD attaches to specific receptors in the body to produce their pain-relieving effects. The human body produces natural cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids. By naturally mimicking the shape of endocannabinoids, CBD binds in the brain to receptors that deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, among others. There are other cannabinoid receptors in the immune system as well as scientific claims that antioxidants also provide anti-inflammatory properties as well as aiding in disease prevention and even pain relief. 

Regardless of whether consuming CBD for its antioxidant properties, or its pain relief, CBD is a naturally occurring, healthy compound that can help your body.  Always consult the advice of a medical professional

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