Inflammation and CBD
Almost all people are constantly being affected by inflammation due to factors such as environmental toxins, heavy metals, ultra processed food and sugar. All these can lead to chronic inflammation and susceptibility for bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
An overburdened immune system has been linked to conditions such as:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Other autoimmune diseases
- Certain types of cancers that are triggered by chronic inflammation
There may also be inflammation in the brain / central nervous system (CNS), which can result in mental disorders such as:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Alzheimers disease
Many of these diseases were extremely rare 100 years ago and are mainly due to our current lifestyle. Unfortunately it is virtually impossible to eliminate all stressors and environmental toxins that we experience on a daily basis.
CBD oil has for many people proven to be an effective and safe alternative to prescription and over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen. Scientists are currently discovering how CBD works as an anti- inflammatory agent:
Prostaglandins: CBD and other cannabinoids are incredibly effective at relieving menstrual cramps, and a large reason for this appears to be that CBD inhibits COX-2, the enzyme responsible for producing inflammatory prostaglandins.
Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNFα): Based on rodent studies, CBD’s effectiveness at protecting joints against inflammatory arthritic damage likely stems from its ability to reduce the body’s production of inflammatory Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNFα).
PPARγ: CBD can influence the PPARγ receptor, which tells your DNA to change which genes it expresses. CBD’s therapeutic potential for Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Ulcerative Colitis have been linked to the PPARγ receptor — which simultaneously reduces production of inflammatory molecules while increasing production of antioxidants.
These and more reasons are why CBD is an excellent supplement to your anti-inflammatory routine, and work even better when combined with a holistic anti-inflammatory strategy.