Updated: Oct 18, 2020
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).
A healthy, happy person might not notice anything, but unknowingly they will be experiencing benefits.
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 our 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.
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 been shown to have many beneficial effects concerning our bodies natural protection against foreign antibodies.
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.