CBD to support your immune system
Corona virus is mostly spread via droplet infection where you inhale contaminated air from someone particularly someone who has showed respiratory symptoms of Covid 19. While CBD cannot cure Corona Virus it supports a healthy immune system which determines how well you body responds to the virus and essentially how quickly you recover.
CBD Oil supplementation is scientifically shown to boost your natural immune system making it ideal as a health a wellness supplement and to boost your mental vitality.
Healthy immune systems recover from Corona Virus over 95% of the time and daily supplementation of CBD can help you achieve that. Preventative care is the way forward. Look after you health and should anything happen your body may just be more prepared
Now into the Science!
What is your immune system?
The ‘immune system’ is a term used to refer to your body’s set of natural defences against disease and illness. This includes the action of white blood cells to fight infection, and special molecules in your blood which kill bacteria. The immune system requires good rest, a balanced diet, and plenty of exercise to function effectively and keep you in good health. Supplementation with CBD could assist your body in its preparedness to fight off infection and keep your immunity high!
In this article we will discuss the evidence showing how CBD helps you develop a healthy immune system. There are many physiological and chemical processes that are influenced by CBD, for example in the blood, gut and skin. However, it is important to note that CBD plays a large role in moderating your mood and response to stress. Increased stress is heavily linked to decreased immunity. It follows that intelligent management of stress (such as with our 5% CBD extract) keep you fit and healthy.
How CBD enhances your immune system
CBD is known as an ‘immunomodulator’ – it boosts and balances out the immune system to keep it working effectively. CBD molecules interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, to reduce the effect of stress, improve mood and reduce inflammation.
One of the key benefits of CBD is its role as an anti-inflammatory, reducing swelling and pain at joints and muscles. Initial research suggests that CBD can help injuries heal faster, and promote a feeling of wellness, getting you back to full strength at a faster rate if you are suffering from illness.
A 2009 study suggested that CBD can speed up the healing of a broken bone, by reducing the rate of bone resorption (breakdown) and increasing bone thickness. The trial, undertaken in rats, showed that CBD interacted with certain immune molecules to enahance bone healing. In the future, we hope human trials will be undertaken, to prove exactly how effective CBD is at balancing our immune system as your body heals a damaged bone.
Autoimmune conditions – where the body attacks its own cells – are a result of the immune system malfunctioning. Research has suggested that CBD can be used in the management of these conditions to reduce pain and swelling. In clinical trials, CBD injections have been shown to reduce chronic pain and joint inflammation when treating conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Whilst a definite understanding of CBD’s exact action in the body to treat such conditions is not yet clear, it is a promising start. There are thousands of anecdotes and stories from patients who have benefitted from CBD supplementation for a range of conditions such as IBS, nausea and even acne. We always recommend reading the research and drawing your own conclusions.
Side-effects of CBD
CBD normally causes few side effects in people, although it is important to be aware of any potential reactions you may have to supplementing CBD. Research indicates that in certain people, CBD can cause diarrhoea and appetite disturbances. Be aware of these when supplementing, and stop taking it for a while if you find yourself unwell and suspect you are having a reaction to CBD.
The final word
When used correctly, and as part of a balanced diet, it would appear that supplementation with CBD can keep you fit and well. Managing pain, reducing stress and reducing inflammation are all important tasks that CBD helps to control as part of your immune system. By working through your body’s endocannabinoid system, CBD as a food supplement will help promote feelings of wellness and keep you healthy. Clinical research about high, therapeutic dose CBD is always emerging, and the results are promising. A number of devastating conditions can potentially have their impact reduced when managed with CBD, and we may see this happen in the future. Until then, eat your greens, get some exercise, stay indoors and stay safe!
CBD (cannabidiol) should not be used as a cure for coronavirus. We do not advocate using CBD to treat coronavirus, nor does CBD protect you from coronavirus. Please seek professional medical advice before starting treatment with CBD.