With the Coronavirus pandemic arising, everyone is looking for ways to boost their immune system and stay healthy. Stores all across the country are selling out of Vitamin C, hand sanitizers, immune supplements and other known wellness products in an effort to reduce the chances of getting sick.
While there is nothing wrong with these well-known precautions, one compound is quickly gaining popularity for being an excellent choice for boosting the immune system and supporting one’s health (not to mention the added benefits of helping to relieve anxious feelings and reduce stress). This miraculous compound we are talking about is CBD (Cannabidiol).
Throughout this blog post we will discuss how taking CBD can help protect you by boosting your immune system. We all know that when our immune system is strong, we have a better chance to stay healthy and live our best life!
HOW CBD AFFECTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Throughout our bodies we have something called an endocannabinoid system. This system has receptors all throughout our brain, nervous system and organs. The endocannabinoid system helps assist our body in regulating our immune system by helping us return to homeostasis. Cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, interact with these receptors and invoke a reaction to the compound introduced. These effects are alterations in a physiological response associated with things such as mood, appetite, memories and discomfort.
Interestingly, CBD is known as an “immunomodulator,” meaning it helps the immune system by keeping it in check and alert. CBD helps to support immune responses in or bodies to respond to antibodies in the most effective way possible. By allocating our immune system’s duties, CBD can help overactive and underactive immune systems to function even more efficiently. CBD is an intelligent immunomodulator and knows exactly what reactions our body must take to aid the immune system in fighting whatever may be dampening our full functionality.
SO, WHAT CAN CBD HELP?
Now that you know CBD can help support, maintain and boost your immune system, what does that actually mean? Well, first of all it’s important to know our body’s immune system is very intelligent and extremely delicate. Therefore, it must have an even balance of white blood cells, otherwise unwanted conditions can occur such as an overactive immune system or even and underactive immune system.
Through research, CBD has shown to have many beneficial effects concerning our bodies natural protection against foreign antibodies.
YOU WON’T NOTICE A DIFFERENCE
Here is something you need to be prepared for – you may not notice anything when you first take CBD. Most, if not all, of the effects are very subtle and build overtime. In addition, some of the health benefits won’t be consciously noticed by your body. A healthy, happy person might not notice anything, but unknowingly they will be experiencing benefits.
The combination of all of the subtle benefits are what help our immune system maintain and even be strengthened. By reducing stress and easing anxious feelings, we are allowing our bodies to focus on the most vital functions that support our health. The allocation of white blood cells and the intelligence of the compound will help your body benefit in the short-term and ongoing. The reduction of unnecessary responses and unwanted conditions can result in an overall feeling of good health that will prepare your body to maximize its protection and focus on fighting off the different issues that can negatively affect your health. If you are trying CBD for the first time, or you don’t notice a difference, try increasing the serving size and give it some time.
There are numerous ways CBD affects our body, and ultimately, CBD can offer a huge benefit to supporting our immune system. The immunomodulator properties of CBD play an extremely significant role in how our body responds to antigens and even to how our body responds within itself to its own central nervous system. Overall, CBD is very beneficial in helping keep you and your family strong and healthy by boosting their immune system.
BY MEGAN BOOTH