CBD Outperforms Vitamin C and Vitamin E as a Neuroprotective Antioxidant
You may have heard me mention a time or two about CBD being a neuroprotectant or having neuroprotective properties, but what exactly does this mean?
We know that CBD is great for the central nervous system because of the calming effect it has. In fact, CBD can be great for lowering anxiety and can also modulate cytokine release (Iffland, Grotenhermen, 2017). Inflammatory cytokine release is an immune response that involves the inflammatory response like pain and inflammation and can be a result of many things including chronic stress, pain and/or trauma (Iffland, Grotenhermen, 2017).
Understanding how to control or reduce the inflammatory response and reduce the rush of cytokines to the area of stress or injury is important for overall human health and longevity! The best part about CBD? The safety profile and it works with our already established endocannabinoid system, not against it!
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You always hear me talk about CBD in high doses for those that are battling cancer, but CBD is also effective at low doses, which makes it great to throw into any daily vitamin regimen.
In fact, an amazing thing about CBD is its effectiveness at low doses. CBD in low doses taken daily can improve overall health and wellbeing by the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties that CBD has to offer (Iffland, Grotenhermen, 2017).
At low doses, CBD was even shown to outperform vitamin C and vitamin E as a neuroprotective antioxidant, which means its ability to protect cells from damage or degeneration that can be caused by physical trauma, stress, and even oxidative stress (Iffland, Grotenhermen, 2017).
How amazing is that? The best news? The neuroprotective benefits are just one of CBD’s beneficial properties. This one plant addresses many medical conditions that we all live with every day, even cancer. CBD was shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties that could show a very promising future for changing our approach to cancer and improving how we treat cancer (Seltzer, Watters, MacKenzie, Granat, Zhang, 2020).
We have prayed for something that can help improve our wellness and the studies that are taking place around the world are bringing the healing capabilities of these beneficial cannabinoids to light. This is important because humanity deserves it.
Cheers to a safe and effective plant!
Corroon, J., & Phillips, J. A. (2018). A Cross-Sectional Study of Cannabidiol Users. Cannabis and cannabinoid research, 3(1), 152–161. https://doi.org/10.1089/can.2018.0006
Iffland, K., & Grotenhermen, F. (2017). An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies. Cannabis and cannabinoid research, 2(1), 139–154. https://doi.org/10.1089/can.2016.0034
Seltzer, E. S., Watters, A. K., MacKenzie, D., Jr, Granat, L. M., & Zhang, D. (2020). Cannabidiol (CBD) as a Promising Anti-Cancer Drug. Cancers, 12(11), 3203. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12113203