The abstract from the patent reads:
"Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant (anti-aging) 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. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application to neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's and HIV dementia. Non psychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity..."
Our endocannabinoid system is a system of receptors that exist specifically for cannabinoids.
These receptors (called CB1 and CB2), exist throughout the body, but are particularly concentrated in the brain.
It is a lock and key system: the locks are not activated without the key.
So, like we depend on a spectrum of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats, we also may require cannabinoids for full human flourishing.
In fact, we already know that cannabinoids are naturally occurring (in small amounts) in breast milk! They are an endogenous compound, which means they are also made by your own body.
Research is even pointing to the real possibility of "ECS deficiency", or imbalance as a cause of some of our health conditions.
I have seen CBD help with so many health issues, that I now consider ECS imbalance to be a likely reality.
CBD is one of our BEST health supplements for seniors.
I have already given my Dad two bottles! CBD is one of the best things for seniors, because it addresses the main things they often face:
1. CBD is an "axiolytic", meaning it reduces anxiety
2. CBD reduces pain and inflammation - things like a "bad back", arthritis or "bad knees" all involve inflammation
3. CBD is neuroprotective - it helps prevent Alzheimer's and dementia, which is a very hard way to leave this world. CBD was patented 30 years ago by the US Government as a neuroprotectant
CBD for Pets? Definitely!
Cats, dogs, and in fact "All vertebrates have an endo-cannabinoid system." - Dr. Jeffrey Chen, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative.
And our furry friends also suffer from arthritis, separation anxiety, and things like cancer and symptoms of aging.
But with just a few drops of quality CBD a day, they often become more energetic, sleep better, and are just generally more cheerful.