It may shock you to find out that more than 500 million people have been diagnosed with some form of hepatitis at some point in their lives throughout the population of the world today. Furthermore, over 1 million people die from hepatitis each year.
The name hepatitis, broken down into its literal parts, actually means “liver inflammation”. As a culture, we assign letters of the alphabet to define the five different types of hepatitis (A, B, C, D, and E), using the first five letters of the alphabet for the various forms.
In terms of symptomology, the most obvious physiological issues experienced with hepatitis are jaundice, abdominal pain, reduced appetite, and fatigue. Transmission vectors generally work along the lines of bodily fluids, whether sexually-transmitted or through any other form of infected blood transmission or the transmission of other bodily fluids from one infected person to another non-infected person.
Such a transmission event can lead to an individual being a carrier of the disease. To bring about a manifest presentation of the disease in terms of full symptomology, a carrier must experience stress, severe toxicity, or severe shock.
One of the most important things to understand here is as follows: every single documented case of hepatitis results on some level from an inflammatory reaction related in some way to some sort of damage sustained by the tissue of the liver.
The consequential inflammation often times can result in greater damage than that which is produced initially by the causal event.
CBD and Hepatitis
One thing we know about hepatitis is that it is unusually complex in that it comprises a base level set of symptoms and a higher level set of symptoms. The base level symptom is generally inflammation of the liver tissue.
As we have discussed extensively, CBD is particularly well-suited to treating various issues related to inflammation given its inner-radical positioning on the spectrum of efficacy in relation to the body’s governance systems where inflammation is concerned – particularly, the endocannabinoid system.
In itself, the liver can actually be thought of as something like a filtration system for the blood. Think of the air filter for your home’s air-conditioning system, or the filtration system attached to your swimming pool. There is a cycling of some medium. And there are unwanted substances or compounds in that medium. Something needs to be in charge of filtering out those unwanted substances and compounds.
For the physiology of your body and its circulatory system, this job has been relegated to the liver.
This is also why liver issues are generally driven by an excess concentration of toxic elements in the circulatory system. This is why CBD is so effective: it is also a very powerful antioxidant. As you know, antioxidants are crucial for our good health because they stave off the destructive processes of oxidation that come as a byproduct of the breakdown of toxins in the liver by its very own enzymes.
So, not only does CBD work with the endocannabinoid system to regulate the level of inflammation that occurs as a result of damage to the liver, but CBD also acts as a powerful weapon to root out excess oxidation that may result from the liver trying to do its job.
For both of these reasons, researchers have begun to discover that CBD may have vast applications in the field of therapy and treatment for hepatitis.