Neuroprotective and Antioxidant Effects

Of all CBD’s reported effects one of its most novel and interesting is neuroprotection, which is believed to stem from its ability to act as a powerful antioxidant in the brain. Neuroprotection loosely refers to the ability of Cannabidiol—as shown in a number of animal studies—to a) prevent, mitigate, reverse or interrupt many of the processes that lead to the breakdown of neurons in the brain and nervous system believed to cause many common diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, strokes and more, and b) reduce inflammation in the brain, which is believed by many doctors to interfere with brain function and play a role in mystery illnesses like chronic fatigue and brain fog. [5-11] Although neuroprotective effects have currently only been demonstrated in animal models and cell cultures, there is hope that CBD may exert similar effects in humans, though further research is needed.