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CBD News — oxidative stress

Cannabidiol and Cardiovascular Health

Posted by Seth B on

Updated 02/27/2018 New Studies  A healthy cardiovascular system is necessary for a long, happy life. However, cardiovascular conditions are among the most common diseases in the United States, and are increasingly prevalent health issues elsewhere in the world, too. Heart disease alone is the most common cause of death among Americans, while 735,000 Americans experience heart attacks in a given year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are several factors implicated in these high disease and mortality rates, including diet, exercise levels, lifestyle habits, and genetics. Studies on the endocannabinoid system have found that endocannabinoid receptors...

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Are Alzheimer's Symptoms Impacted by Cannabidiol?

Posted by Seth B on

Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia, is one of the most serious concerns many people have about aging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that up to 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's, and that this number will nearly triple over the next few decades, up to 14 million people by 2050. People who are in the Baby Boomer generation are at the greatest risk for Alzheimer's right now, as it tends to develop most often after age 65; however, this disease can develop in people even earlier. This projected growth means that it is important to understand...

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Learning and Cannabidiol

Posted by Seth B on

Everyone's familiar with the stereotype that too much marijuana will make you giggly and forgetful. The truth, of course, is far more complex than the stereotype. Despite the fact that hemp contains a variety of potentially useful compounds in its oils, a lack of awareness about these compounds can sometimes lead to them being incorrectly viewed as one and the same. Greater public attention to cannabidiol, or CBD, has allowed people to distinguish it from THC, the chemical responsible for marijuana's psychoactive effects. The same level of attention should be given to research findings that suggest CBD may have possible positive...

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Can CBD Oil Help Minimize Oxidative Stress?

Posted by Clarice MacGarvey on

While most of us are not familiar with the term “Oxidative Stress”, this process can be occurring in our bodies at any time, contributing to a wide range of physical problems, including neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s as well as chronic fatigue syndrome and even certain types of cancer. Medical specialists point out that oxidative stress may also be responsible for accelerating the aging process. So what is “Oxidative Stress”?  To explain it simply, oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, in the body. This leads to chain reactions that may damage cells.  Oxidative stress results...

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