The CBD industry continues to grow at an accelerated rate. However, there is still a lot of misinformation when it comes to the cannabinoid. One of the biggest mistakes relating to CBD is the notion that it is non-psychoactive. In reality, cannabidiol is non-intoxicating, and there is a BIG difference.
The cannabis plant contains over 110 cannabinoids that bind with ECS receptors. The two main receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors help regulate pain, appetite, mood, coordination, and other functions. CB2 receptors help the body and immune system, and primarily affect pain and inflammation. Here are some of the benefits of CBD for your brain:
It protects your brain:
Antioxidants are compounds that fight the damaging oxidative stress that our cells often undergo as a result of a variety of factors. Studies on CBD have shown that it acts as an antioxidant and that protects our brain. Additionally, scientists have observed that CBD’s antioxidant neuroprotective effects are more powerful than other substances with well-known neuroprotective benefits, such as vitamin C & E.
It improves the brain function:
The most important role of CBD when it comes to brain function is to reduce inflammation. Inflammatory response is necessary for the body to survive, but when overactive, it causes many neurological conditions. Studies have linked inflammation to issues such as anxiety, depression, memory trouble, stroke, epilepsy, and Alzheimer's disease. CBD can slow inflammatory responses in the body. Reducing this response in the brain means alleviating many symptoms associated with neurological conditions.
CBD reduces oxidative damage:
The way in which our bodies manage oxidative stress plays a massive role in keeping a healthy lifestyle. Oxidative stress is a natural process that happens in our bodies. When a cell generates energy, it generates free radicals as waste. Our body responds to the creation of free radicals by using antioxidants to stabilize the waste and ensure they don’t cause damage to our DNA cells. However, if the free radicals are too numerous, this process can result in the development of conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and atherosclerosis. CBD acts on the CB2 receptors to lower the level of oxidative damage, with its strong antioxidant abilities.