CBD Benefits: The Antioxidant Potential of Cannabidiol


Cannabis is known for its potential health and wellness benefits. Many studies have confirmed the presence of anti-convulsant and anti-inflammatory properties in the compound. Not only this, researches reveal the significant antioxidative potential of the cannabinoid. Accordingly, the antioxidants can come into use to expel free radicals from our bodies. These radicals can harm us if their levels rise higher. They could even cause diabetes, heart-related ailments, cancer, or any other infectious disease. To lower the levels of free radicals in our body, CBD is considered worthwhile! When consumed in balanced levels, our immune cells use these free radicals to help fight infections.

A solution to oxidative stress

CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in Cannabis sativa L. Over the years, various CBD formulations were clinically tested to demonstrate their antioxidant potential. Several animal and clinical studies highlighted vivid medicinal properties, such as anti-nausea, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, and more. It also indicates that the therapeutic potential of CBD could even overcome diseases associated with oxidative stress. Like other antioxidants, CBD can interrupt free radical chain reactions, seizing or converting them into less active forms. CBD prevents the formation of superoxide radicals and reduces oxidative conditions.

Other health benefits

Besides reducing levels of oxidants in the body, CBD modifies the level and activity of antioxidants. Our body needs the right balance of antioxidants to combat chronic illness, diseases, and ageing factors. The antioxidant properties of CBD can prevent health problems, including depression, anxiety, acne, and heart disease. For cancer patients, it helps reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Not only this, CBD, especially in combination with THC, is effective in treating pains associated with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Overall, the medicinal benefits suggest that CBD may provide a robust, natural treatment for many health issues.

Plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains are a rich source of antioxidants. Eventually, the cannabis plant is not an exception. From supplements to oils and lotions, the compound is available in the market as various health and wellness products. Today, the CBD industry is evolving at a fast rate. It is because more and more people are now aware of CBD and its benefits. Now it is used in several application areas such as food, pharma, skincare, and others.

About the Author:

Emily Ledger is a journalism graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, where she got specialisation in feature and magazine writing. Following graduation, she volunteered at the local publishing company RMC Media, where she contributed to both content writing and magazine layout design. Emily now works at a Sheffield and London-based digital marketing company, Omni, writing content for a unique news website. The website, The Cannabis Exchange (Canex) is the #1CBD news website in the UK.



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