Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Anti-Oxidant Marijuana 

Technology and science has given us a direct link between cell oxidation, and cannabidiol as a neuroprotective anti-oxidant.  What are anti-oxidants and what does it have a lot to do with the genetic defense of oxidation in our bodies.  Research presents scientific findings that conclude “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases” Patentstorm.

Anti-Oxidants are defined as “a substance (as beta-carotene or vitamin C) that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides, or free radicals” Merriam-Webster dictionary/antioxidant.  This reaction occurs inside our body when we eat, drink, and breathe.  The only way to help our bodies fight free radicals is to increase the body consumption of rich anti-oxidants to aid in rebuilding the auto-immune system.  We are fortunate to be living in days where more awareness is being brought forward to aid humans in the battle against this free radical oxidation taking place inside our body.

The direct link between age and the progression of uncontrolled oxidation in “Studies reveal an age-related increase in the level of protein carbonyl content, oxidized methionine, protein hydrophobicity, and cross-linked and glycated proteins as well as the accumulation of less active enzymes that are more susceptible to heat inactivation and proteolytic degredation. Factors that decelerate protein oxidation also increase the life span of animals and vice versa” PubMed.

Oxidative stress, protein oxidation, free radicals, it all means one thing damage to genetic make-up of human DNA.  We know that people understand how useful marijuana is for cancer tumors.  Why wait to consume marijuana until you have cancer.  The point is that if more people were to consume marijuana they would experience less oxidative stress.  Why not use a natural and none synthetic remedy for the prevention of lipid peroxidation.

Eating marijuana in capsule form can reduce the effects of “Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, dystonia (a neurological movement disorder that causes sustained muscle contractions, twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures), fibromyalgia, glioma (brain tumors), incontinence, sleep apnea, and Tourette’s syndromeMarijuana Capsules.  If you are looking to get stoned, capsules are not the way to do it.  The capsules create “The synergy between the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in the capsules does not produce the ‘stoned’ effect patients feel when they smoke or vaporize medical cannabis,” said Casebeer. “The whole plant in capsule form simply promotes an increased state of well-being as the natural medication improves the patient’s health.” Marijuana Capsule Facts.

Vivian I Curl, Marketing Specialist, Health and Nutritional Research Writer, Communication Major, Published Poet, and Blogger,

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