CBD and Immune Health

It is well documented that CBD hemp has properties that reduce stress, anxiety, and inflammation. But did you know, CBD also has properties that can help to boost your immune system? With COVID-19 spreading throughout the nation and worldwide, it is more important now than ever before that we take care of our bodies, and to stay as healthy as possible. Please, interact with us! Write us back or leave us a comment on our blog post! Tell us about how CBD has enhanced your life.


 


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We are constantly being exposed to viruses, bacteria, infections. However, our immune systems are capable of fighting off foreign cells and particles, helping us to stay healthy, and most importantly, keeping us alive. “The immune system is a network of cells, organs, and tissues that work together to destroy foreign cells or particles, thus keeping you healthy and alive. “ (https://essentialhealth.com/cbd-hemp/can-cbd-boost-your-immune-system/) If you can imagine, the game Pac-Man is a sort of model of how we can imagine our immune systems to function. White blood cells are like Pac-Man and foreign infectious particles in our body are like the dots that Pac-Man is eating. Normally, just like in the early levels of the game, our immune system should have no problem fighting off infection. Also just like in the game, when the Pac-Man becomes larger, faster, and can eat more of the dots, we, at times, need to do everything possible to boost our immune systems; to make our immune system larger, faster, in the best possible condition.



Really, we should always do what we can to keep our immune system at a high functioning level. Right now, with the corona virus seemingly taking over our world, it is especially important that we do everything in our power to boost our immune systems to their maximum potential. CBD oil is described as helpful for anxiety, stress, nerve pain, inflammation, and sleep. Sleep is especially important to live a healthy life. In some of our products, we use MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil as a carrier oil. MCT contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that act as natural antibiotics, which means they boost your immune system and fight off harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. “While completely harmless to our bodies, MCFAs are lethal to some of the most notorious disease-inducing microorganisms in existence.” MCFAs can protect us against many different types of viruses and bacteria, one of them being influenza. As far as symptoms are concerned, COVID-19 is an extreme version of the flu. While MCT oil is not going to save any one of us from catching the disease, taking preventive measures to the best of our ability is healthy, wise, and comforting.

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Along with our CBD/MCT oil, we highly recommend supplements Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and multivitamin, in addition to a regular, healthy diet. Elderberry, Echinacea, and Garlic are some more natural immune boosters that we recommend for well-rounded health. Light to moderate exercise is a great way to get outside while practicing social distancing. Try a walk or run to stay healthy. Remember, when purchasing supplements, it is important to verify that the supplements have been independently tested by a third party. Supplements are notoriously mislabeled. If you would like a recommendation of where to order supplements from, we are happy to help you. 

                                                           


An important note


The strategies outlined above may boost your immune health, but they don’t protect specifically against COVID-19.


WORKS CITED

“Can CBD Boost Your Immune System?” Essential Health, 6 Sept. 2019, essentialhealth.com/cbd-hemp/can-cbd-boost-your-immune-system/.

Sportsmedicineweekly. “Strengthen Your Immune System with MCTs.” Sports Medicine Weekly, 15 Mar. 2019, sportsmedicineweekly.com/2019/03/15/strengthen-your-immune-system-with-mcts/.

“Up Your Pac-Man Game by Learning the Different Strategies of Each Ghost.” Mental Floss, 30 Mar. 2017, www.mentalfloss.com/article/90874/your-pac-man-game-learning-different-strategies-each-ghost.

“What Are the Health Benefits of CBD Oil?” Drugs.com, www.drugs.com/medical-answers/health-benefits-cbd-3516616/.

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