CBD is a cannabinoid that is a powerful antioxidant, just how powerful is it?
CBD is a simplified version of alpha (a)-tocopherol, the most active form of tocopherols. Some like myself believe CBD is the most potent antioxidant available. Even more powerful than vitamin E and C. In fact, the US government agrees with this statement, as it has a patent on cannabinoids for their antioxidant properties and has since 1999. They even claim “cannabinoids that act as free radical scavengers for use in prophylaxis and treatment of disease” This patent, 1999/008769 also states examples of diseases it could help.
CBD affects inflammation
CBD is also an anti-inflammatory. It reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines in the body, signaling molecules that regulate and mediate immunity and inflammation. The same, CBD inhibits an eicosanoids enzyme that also affects an inflammation response. Advil and Asprin work the same way. CBD plays an important role in the body’s response to inflammation.
Then there’s the entire body system
Not only is CBD a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, but it also works directly with our bodies’ endocannabinoid (ECS) system. CBD stimulates the ECS.
The ECS is a body system that we were not taught about in school, and we did not discover it until 1992. So, we are still learning a lot about it; however, one thing is for sure, it is a crucial body system. To illustrate, this system keeps all body functions in check and operating more effectively. It makes sure body signals are fired correctly and in tune, keeping the body working optimally and balanced. In short, this balance is important and affects disease, nerve function, mental health, immune system, cell health, and much more. So, when taken orally, CBD stimulates the ECS, which is the homeostasis in the body that keeps us in check.
Are we on the same page?
Now that you know a little more about CBD and what it does to the body, do you think it is a powerful antioxidant that gives the body relief from many ailments? Shop our CBD drops to stimulate your ECS.