Antioxidants help to fight against the damage caused by oxidative stress, but what causes our bodies to create the free radicals that lead to this oxidative stress? Our bodies create free radicals as a by product of the breakdown of simple oxygen BUT the problems arise when these free radicals accumulate in the body causing chain reactions which in turn lead to cellular damage. What everyday lifestyle choices lead to the increased need for antioxidants to combat oxidative stress?
Lifestyle and Dietary Causes of Oxidative Stress
- Rancid Vegetable Oils
- Insufficient Antioxidants
- Cigarette Smoking
- Chronic Psychological Stress
- Environmental Toxins
- Sleep Dysregulation
- Physical Inactivity
- Iron Overload
To combat all of these the scientific community promotes the consumption of higher levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are often found in very high concentrations in a plant-based diet such as fruits, vegetables and nuts.
The truth is that there are often times when the number of antioxidants in our bodies and in our diets are not enough to combat the oxidative damage, resulting in the cellular systems being overwhelmed. This is when a person begins to seek out alternative therapies to repair the immense damage to their cellular systems. Things like CBD.
CBD oil is a powerful antioxidant and can reduce oxidative damage. In fact, so much so that in 1998, a US patent was filed by the National Institutes of Health, based on the health benefits of CBD as an antioxidant. Among several health benefits of CBD oil, the most important one discussed in the patent was neurodegenerative disease protection. Research laboratories continue to evaluate the role of high-grade CBD oil in reducing oxidative stress and the formation of free radicals. Finding a harmonious balance between antioxidant levels and free radicals is possible with the addition of CBD oil. What are you doing to combat oxidative stress? CBD oil might be your answer.
Mary Clifton: CBD oil is a powerful antioxidant and can reduce oxidative damage. In fact, so much so that in 1998, a US patent was filed by the National Institute of Health. Oxidative damage occurs all the time in our bodies. It’s a chemical reaction that occurs when the oxygen that we breathe in to stimulate our cells and help to feed our cells actually create free radicals, just breakdown products from oxygen consumption. These free radicals, if they accumulate, can cause chain reactions that lead to cellular damage. This process is always managed and controlled throughout our bodies, and an imbalance is prevented by neutralizing antioxidants. Antioxidants are found in very high concentrations in everything you see in a plant-based diet, fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries, but sometimes the number of antioxidants in our bodies and in our diets are not enough and the oxidative damage overwhelms the cellular systems.
Now there is evidence that CBD has value as an antioxidant. It’s been shown in rat models to protect the rat brain from binge alcohol consumptions, and also has a protective benefit in the rat model for Parkinson’s disease. In 1998, a US patent was filed by the National Institutes of Health, based on the health benefits of CBD as an antioxidant. Among several health benefits of CBD oil, the most important one discussed in the patent was neurodegenerative disease protection. Ongoing tests by independent research laboratories are evaluating the role of high-grade CBD oil in reducing oxidative stress and reducing the formation of free radicals. Ongoing modulation of inflammation and oxidative stress is possible with the administration of CBD oil.
Dr. Mary Clifton
Dr. Mary Clifton is an Internal Medicine doctor in New York City, with 20 years of experience in both the hospital and private practice and is also a licensed by the New York State Department of Health to provide medical marijuana and is a recognized expert in CBD, Cannabis, and Medical Marijuana.
She is a published researcher, national speaker on women’s health and osteoporosis, and author of four books, and two new soon-to-be-released books on CBD and Cannabis – what you need to know, how to use them and a COOKBOOK to support ease of use.