Strengthening Your Immune System with CBD

With the constant threat of becoming ill or contracting Coronavirus, we are hyper focused on our health, therefore we should pay particularly close attention to protecting ourselves and others in our care with every resource available to us. The most critical component in the fight against disease and germs is our immunity. So, how can we strengthen it?

Many of you may already know that CBD has been highly regarded in the treatment of pain, nausea and fatigue, all common symptoms of HIV/AIDS, and side effects of cancer treatments. The science behind it is the compounds within cannabis and CBD have also been found to alter immune responses, stimulating CB1 and CB2 receptors to normalize bodily reactions. Because of this interaction, CBD can aid in immune response generally and especially when centered on autoimmune disorders and diseases.

Although scientific studies surrounding CBD are still new and many more are needed to solidify results, the naturally derived compound has been shown to work as an immunosuppressant and immunomodulator. This means CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the immune system’s inflammatory response, which can have both positive and negative impacts.

For a generally healthy person, when it comes to a virus such as COVID-19, inflammation is a vital response needed to isolate infected areas and block spreading. CBD has been shown to strengthen the immune system when it weakens, becomes hyperactive or is impacted by an autoimmune disease caused by inflammation.

Our Immune System: How it works

Our immunity is the built-in system in our bodies that keeps away the streams of diseases, infections, viruses, and bacteria. This network of cells, organs, and tissues that work together to destroy these foreign cells or particles keep us healthy and alive. The heroes of our immune system are the white blood cells, which fall into two categories. There are the lymphocytes and phagocytes. Lymphocytes, also known as B or T-cells, are responsible for destroying toxins and identifying foreign substances within the body. Phagocytes help to absorb these invaders, neutralizing and preventing further spread of toxins. Out immune system also works to eliminate dead or non-functioning cells, preventing multiplication and tumor growth.

Other ways to improve your immunity:

  • Regular exercise
  • Balanced diet
  • Plenty of rest
  • Drink lots of water
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Meditate/Pray
  • Surround yourself with good relationships

Different Forms of CBD for a TRU-Immunity Boost: You have choices

Let’s look at the different forms of CBD that work to boost our immunity:

  • Oils, Lotions and Tinctures: sublingual application enters the bloodstream immediately for fast effectiveness. Oils and tinctures are best for pain relief and mental clarity, anxiety, or stress reduction.
  • Edibles: edibles, drinks and gummies offer the same effects and are a great option for someone on the go or looking for the convenience of an edible form. Typically, edibles are perfectly dosed for the consumer, meaning you can determine how much you want for your needs and ailments. There are lots of flavors too!
  • Capsules: CBD capsules are a great option for anyone not looking to have a CBD or “hempy” aftertaste but receive the benefits of CBD through fast activation.
  • Vaping: CBD can be found in the form of a vape pen that is inhaled. This method is an ideal alternative for smoking that provides quick relief.

Our TRUimmunity Advice:

Look for ways to strengthen your immunity if you are a healthy person. Ask your physician about ways to boost your immune system, and how CBD can work with your health care regime.

When purchasing CBD products, be sure to use a trusted source. At Trulevia, we do the research for you, and we only carry CBD products that have been third-party tested. Our mission is to be your trusted resource to answer any questions you have, as well as ensure you are getting the best products available on the market for top quality and efficacy.  Unfortunately, product label claims are not always as reliable as we’d like them to be, so that’s why we research and only carry CBD products that have been third-party tested. We want you to be confident you are getting the best on the market.

To learn more, follow us on Facebook & Instagram. We will continue to share new developments and products with our TruCommunity.

Haley Hunt is Owner/Founder of Trulevia. As a registered nurse she has shifted her focus to cannabis health and education for people of all ages. Source: Boing Boing – Real Tested CBD

Your Fur Babies and CBD

They can’t tell us when they need an anti-inflammatory medication, or when their osteoarthritis is acting up, but as animal lovers (aka fur baby parents) we generally know when our sweet pet is uncomfortable or anxious. One option for relief that is growing in popularity because of the positive results is cannabinoid (CBD) products.

CBD works for pets the same way it does for people – by stimulating the Endocannabinoid System to create balance in the body which helps to relive pain, reduce neurological problems, reduce anxiety, and address problems with osteoarthritis, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, asthma, and more.

According to the 2017 Cornell University study in which CBD oil was given twice daily to dogs with osteoarthritis, the CBD oil benefited the dogs’ pain and anxiety and helped increase their comfort and activity.

It’s not hard to find stories of pet owners who report similar effects after giving their dogs CBD oil or treats. However, the lack of published double-blind study for animals makes it hard to pull out real facts from the purely anecdotal evidence. However, the anecdotal evidence cannot be ignored.

Conditions that CBD Treats:

  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Noise phobia
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammation

For the most common ailments, such as anxiety or mild pain, you may find that the lowest serving twice a day works very well. Start with a low serving and see how it affects your pet before moving up. Even for more severe problems, the positive reaction to CBD can be profound enough at this low serving to benefit his/her quality of life.

Different Forms of CBD for Your Pets:

  • Dog Biscuit Treats – All-natural treats provide 2.5mg of full-spectrum CBD per biscuit in an enjoyable yummy peanut butter and pumpkin flavors
  • Dog Soft Chews – Veterinarian-formulated canine soft chews provide full-spectrum, phytocannabinoid-rich organically grown hemp oil. Each soft chew contains 2mg of CBD, is beef flavored and easy to digest.
  • 300 mg oil now available in store (coming soon to the website!)

Our TRUpetlovers Advice:

Every individual – including every animal – is unique and will process cannabinoids (CBD) differently. There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all for animals. The best way to make sure that yours is receiving an adequate amount of CBD is to start low and monitor behavior for 5-10 days before increasing intake.
For the most common ailments, such as anxiety or mild pain, you may find that the lowest dose twice a day works very well. Even for more severe problems, the positive reaction to CBD can be profound enough at this low dosage to benefit the quality of life entirely.
If your pet in under the supervision of a veterinarian and/or is on medication, you should consult him/her before giving CBD. We don’t want there to be any kind of drug interaction.

Purchase with Confidence:

When purchasing CBD products, be sure to use a trusted source. At Trulevia, we do the research for you, and we only carry CBD products that have been third-party tested. Our mission is to be your trusted resource to answer any questions you have, as well as ensure you are getting the best products available on the market for top quality and efficacy. Unfortunately, product label claims are not always as reliable as we’d like them to be, so that’s why we research and only carry CBD products that have been third-party tested. We want you to be confident you are getting the best on the market.

To learn more, follow us on Facebook & Instagram. We will continue to share new developments and products with our TruCommunity.

By Christy Spanton, Product Director of Trulevia, who serves clients with passion and pride.

Anxiety Much?

With increased stresses, decreased cash flow, and the inability to leave our homes to get help, anxiety is prevalent even if you have never had symptoms before. Each one of us is different but we are all dealing with this together — that bonds us to each other. It gives us a clear understanding that we need to help each other.

This is a fact: CBD oil can help with anxiety.

It is not a “cure all” and we do not recommend you replace any prescription medications if you’re under a physician’s care. What we do know is that CBD affects the body in numerous ways. Studies suggest that cannabidiol’s influence on neurotransmitter systems, neural regeneration and a phenomenon called “extinction learning” are all keys to its efficacy.

“We created Trulevia to be a resource for people, especially women, for health and wellness options,” said Haley Hunt, owner, and registered nurse. “We understand that there is so much information and misinformation on CBD products out there, that weeding your way to find what’s truth is overwhelming.”

Ask us your questions! We are here to help and want to be your information resource. We can share our expertise as well as our own personal stories and client success stories with you to help you get the relief you need.

Follow us to learn more about how CBD oil helps with anxiety, depression, and can be part of a holistic health and wellness regime.

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