CBD, an antioxidant ally.
We all know, antioxidants are important in the proper functioning of the human body.
But then why is it so important to eat foods rich in antioxidants? What are the benefits for the body?
Antioxidants are part of our body.
In order to survive humans need to transform food into energy.
When our metabolic process creates energy, it also generates waste.
Some are molecules of a biochemical compound, containing a free electron, called a free radical.
Free radicals present in our body are generated by multiple external factors, such as stress, toxins, whether inhaled, ingested, injected or absorbed through the skin.
The free electron in the corrupted free radical molecule attracts another electron from a healthy molecule, which sets off a chain reaction that leaves us with a bunch of deteriorated molecules.
Since these molecules are part of our cellular tissue, in all its differentiations, our organs start to slowly “age”, or even to quickly fall ill.
If our body contains too many free radicals, it is very possible that this triggers minor illnesses and serious disorders, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, etc.
The benefits of antioxidants.
As we have seen previously our body is able to produce our own antioxidants, only we do not produce enough of them in order to be able to neutralize all the negative effects of external factors like bad diet, pollution, smoke etc.
This is why it is essential to absorb many antioxidants, especially from several foods.
In order to maintain our body and have good health, antioxidants remain an important ally for the correct functioning of our body, maintaining good health and correct functioning is scientifically proven that damage to “oxidized” cells leads to damage. chronic diseases and disorders.
In fact, antioxidants donate electrons to electrons isolated in free radicals, thus creating a pair that stabilizes the molecule and avoids the effect of chain reactions due to electrons stolen from other molecules, which degrades cellular functioning.
To be healthy, our diet should always be based on fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants which would therefore aim to reduce inflammation and cell damage.
Fruits as well as plants are effective antioxidants just like CBD.
How CBD Works as an Antioxidant.
CBD is now recognized as a very powerful natural antioxidant that does not work like other antioxidants.
Cannabidiol is used in many cosmetics and skin products today, and this is in part due to a study patent that was granted a few years ago on the subject:
In 1999, a patent was granted to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for research into the use of cannabinoids as antioxidants.
The aim of the patent was to discover a new class of antioxidants that could reduce the damage caused by hypoxia and the toxicity of glutamate in the brain. The cause of research on cannabinoids is that they are known to easily penetrate the blood brain barrier, which not all antioxidants can.
The theory behind the research was that if an antioxidant was able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, then it could work to reduce toxins (free radicals) that damage important cell structures inside the brain, neurons, or cells. the skin.
In these experiments, they found that CBD acted in unconventional ways, as most neuroprotectors acted on the NMDA receptor, unlike CBD.
Thus, they were able to conclude that CBD is part of a new class of compounds that prevent oxidative stress, if administered in therapeutically effective amounts.
They also concluded that cannabinoids in general are easily oxidized compounds, which makes them all good antioxidants.
In tests where they compared CBD to known antioxidants such as α-tocopherol, BHT or vitamin C, they concluded that CBD and BHT have similar antioxidant capacities, both better than vitamin C. and α-tocopherol in the neuronal test culture.