Although CBD has been used for thousands of years it has just now become popular as an alternative wellness pain reliever. As more benefits are being discovered from fighting cancer to strengthening the immune system, its popularity increases. It has even become popular in caring for pets. The ability of CBD to be able to assist the immune system has led the scientific community to pursue research into other ways of using CBD such as helping to fight diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other autoimmune disorders.
How CBD is Produced
The endocannabinoid system in our bodies is responsible for regulating many processes and function including mood, sleep, appetite, stress, metabolism, and immunity. That system produces cannabinoids in order to do help control all of these functions. CBD also produces cannabinoids, but is derived from the hemp plant. It is extracted and made into various forms including oils, tinctures, vapes, lotions, and more.
The Immune System
When using CBD in any form, your body gets a boost to its immune system. Our immune systems are designed to protect our bodies from harmful sources such as viruses, bacteria, and other toxins. One of the ways it does this is by creating antibodies which are the cells which do much of the fighting off of toxins. The immune system uses a combination of tissues, cells, and your body’s organs to discover when toxins are nearby so it can regulate your body in a way to fight. It is our job to give our bodies the resources needed to strengthen our immune systems.
Exercise, a healthy diet, and regular sleep help strengthen our immune systems. However, due to generally poor diets, the abuse of drugs, smoking cigarettes, or being around others with potential viruses or bacteria can weaken the immune system to the point where it has to recharge. When this happens, we start getting symptoms such as fatique, lack of concentration, and sometimes other symptoms such as coughing or sneezing. In other words, if our immune system is compromised to badly, we get sick.
Enhance your Immune System with CBD
Because our body naturally produces cannabinoids, when taking CBD supplements the body just realizes it has more and distributes them as necessary. Unlike other substances that can overload the body, your immune system is still in control of how things are distributed. When it detects some part of your body is in distress and needs help, it routes the necessary cannabinoids to that area. In this way CBD is just a natural extension to your body’s own immune system. Some conditions that directly involve the immune system are autoimmune diseases where the body actually attacks its own immune system such as Type 1 diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis among others. The use of CBD has been known to help the immune system in these cases.
How important is CBD Quality
When using CBD products it is important to read the instructions of what you are using and understand how it is supposed to be used. Importantly, the quality of the CBD you choose to use will have a great impact on the benefits you get from it. With CBD being such a big market, companies compete by sometimes lowering the quality of their product to reach a lower price point. Whatever brand or type of product you choose, be sure to pick something that is of higher quality so you can receive the most benefit. Reputable brands have their products tested by third parties to ensure quality. You can find out about the quality of our products on our disclaimer page.