Medical cannabidiol (CBD) is a wonderful natural remedy that can boost your immune system. This extraordinary cannabinoid is extracted from the cannabis plant to provide medical relief to millions of people worldwide. Medical cannabis can be taken as a tincture, an oil, capsules, suppositories, vape oils, edibles and creams or topicals. Every method is successful and every method shows just how CBD can boost your immune system.
Endocannabinoid and Immune Systems
We all have an innate endocannabinoid system (ECS) which helps our body to control its many systems. It helps systems to maintain a healthy balance to be able to fight dis-ease. The immune system is inherently wise and can recognise foreign substances or threats immediately. Inflammation is a sign that the immune system is fighting something alien. Medical CBD is a known anti-inflammatory. Phytocannabinoids have a beneficial relationship with the endocannabinoid system. If the immune system becomes affected by foreign threats, it becomes over-active or under-active.
An over-stimulated immune system tends to turn on itself and start to attack its own tissues. This is when we get diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease, lupus and Parkinson’s Disease. An under-active immune system can be the source of cancer. Medical CBD can boost your immune system before such an event occurs, or after. It also only treats the abnormal activity and leaves the healthy cells and tissues alone. Unlike chemotherapy which also affects healthy cells and causes terrible side effects.
How Does Medical CBD Boost the Immune System?
The immune system comprises many organs, cells, tissues and proteins, hormones and cytokines. These all help to regulate the the immune system activities. They work in tune with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. If just one of these parts fails, the entire system breaks down. We need to understand how the immune system works. We need to understand what it needs before we allow it to fail because we were inattentive to our health needs. When you take medical CBD, it activates a receptor which changes the way genes are expressed in cells. The CBD influences the immune system to react and produce the necessary repair action, preventing any further damage.
So, the medical CBD slows down the immune system to be able to repair the damage, preventing inflammation and possible disease. CBD increases the number of antioxidants in the body while the body is reacting by becoming inflamed. Medical CBD can then alleviate the inflammation and the pain, helping the patient remain calm. CBD reduces anxiety and deals with the imbalanced endocannabinoid system. Read what Dr Axe has to say in his summary of the 8 health benefits of medical CBD oil.
At Cannabis Therapy, we promote medical CBD as it boosts the immune system, allowing your health to come first. Take it as a daily supplement or when you start to feel tired or sickly. Take it along with a healthy diet, plenty of outdoor exercise, enough sleep and enough rest. The immune system relies on what we put into our bodies!