CBD Oil is a powerful antioxidant that can reduce oxidative damage. In fact, so much so that in 1998, a US patent was filed by the National Institute of Health.
What you’ll Learn
- Oxidative Stress
- The Research on CBD oil
CBD oil is Powerful Antioxidant
CBD Oil is a powerful antioxidant that 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 ourselves and help to feed ourselves actually creates free radicals and 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 system.
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 consumption and also has the protective benefit in the rat model for Parkinson’s Disease. But in 1998, a US patent was filed by the National Institute 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 preradicals. So 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 with 20 years of experience in both the hospital and private practice and a recognized expert in CBD, Cannabis, and Medical Marijuana.
She provides specialized consultation on patient and provider education, telemedicine and cannabinoids, and has worked with several pharmaceutical, CBD and cannabis corporations on areas of product development, speakers bureau, spokesperson, telemedicine, medical and scientific directorship.
Dr. Clifton is the bestselling author of “The Grass Is Greener: Medical Marijuana, THC & CBD OIL: Reversing Chronic Pain, Inflammation and Disease” and “Get Waisted”, as well as five companion cookbooks. She speaks at major cannabinoid events around the world, including Africa, Europe and Asia.