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Cannabinoids As Antioxidants And Neuroprotectants: How CBD Oil Protects Cells From Oxidation?

Jane Summers

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Cannabinoids As Antioxidants And Neuroprotectants
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Cannabinoids As Antioxidants And Neuroprotectants

When one is in good health, the body is able to manage oxidative stress fairly well. The body addresses oxidative stress at the cellular level. In addition to dealing with oxidative stress, the body is also able to combat against free radicals, which are waste products that occur in the body when stress and environmental toxin exposure impact one’s body.

The body reacts to free radicals and oxidative stress by using antioxidants. The trouble is, sometimes there are too many free radicals and not enough antioxidants to deal with the free radicals. As a result, the remaining free radicals can cause significant damage to one’s health and overall well-being.

One way that men and women can reduce the impact of oxidative stress and free radical damage is to ensure that there are enough antioxidants in their system. Even though antioxidants are produced in one’s system, they can also be found in food. They also come in the form of minerals, vitamins, flavonoids, enzymes, and so much more.

When there are enough cannabinoids in one’s system, they generate a “network effect.” According to The Antioxidant Miracle: Your Complete Plan for Total Health and Healing, by antioxidant researcher Lester Packer, antioxidants support one another and work together and as a result, they are more powerful in groups than on their own. The ultimate effect of their combined efforts is that the body receives the most benefits.

One powerful, and often overlooked antioxidant is CBD. This antioxidants have been patented by the US government, in US Government Patent 1999/008769. The patent specifically covers the antioxidant properties of these substances.

The patent states,

“[T]he ischemic or neurodegenerative disease may be, for example, an ischemic infarct, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Down’s syndrome, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), dementia, myocardial infarction, or treatment and prevention of intraoperative or perioperative hypoxic insults that can leave persistent neurological deficits following open heart surgery requiring heart/lung bypass machines, such as coronary artery bypass grafts.”

All information is for general informational and educational purposes only. Nothing should be interpreted as legal or wellness advice.

Jane is a regular contributor who learned about the great benefits of CBD a few years ago after starting it herself. Impressed by its effects, she's interested in helping others learn about options that can be helpful for them.

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