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
- 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.
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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