CBD is a well-known and powerful antioxidant—more powerful than vitamin C and E. While not entirely known by the public, the US government has been aware of CBD’s antioxidant properties since 2001, as revealed by a patent issued to the US Health and Human Services which states that “cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties […] in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV, and dementia”. These conditions are all caused in part due to free radicals and the breaking apart of your body’s cellular system.
CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system in the human body. This system is responsible for a whole litany of different health systems within the body but can be most significantly attributed to the control of cellular regrowth and neuro cellular health.
As is the case for several ailments, CBD helps the body by interacting with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which then encourage the body to heal itself through its regular processes. Regarding antioxidant effects, the CB2 receptor is responsible for healthy regulation of neurological cells – the cells that make up the neurons in your brain.
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Muscle Relaxant / Muscle Recovery
The Endocannabinoid system also plays a major role within muscle chemical messages from the Central Nervous System (CNS). The more chemical messages sent to the muscles to contract, the more the increase in rigidity, or “stiffness” the muscle becomes. CBD provides assistance in decreasing the amount of messages sent to muscles, resulting in increased muscle relaxation.
Evidence has shown that administering CBD creams to fatigued muscles post-exercise or workout could increase relaxation, while decreasing muscle stiffness, recovery time, muscle breakdown, and risk of injury to over-worked muscles. As a result, the number of wellness conscious people, “gym rats”, and athletes using CBD creams has multiplied within the last few.
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