Can CBD Help you During Cold & Flu Season?
Overview of the Immune System
Every minute of every day, our bodies are bombarded by an endless stream of diseases, infections, viruses, and bacteria — all of which would ultimately kill us if it weren’t for our built-in immune system that keeps all of these invaders at bay. 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. The key players who make this happen: white blood cells.
What does CBD do?
In addition to triggering the release of cannabinoids, CBD also works with the nervous system to intercept the transmission of pain signals in the body. It also influences the release of specific hormones and enzymes that can aid in digestive health and cognitive function.*
CBD & Your Immune System
CBD is a known anti-inflammatory agent. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to harmful stimuli. Some diseases such as arthritis and Chrons disease cause the body to respond with excess inflammation. Many people who suffer from inflammatory diseases rely on CBD for a naturopathic treatment. In addition to soothing inflammatory symptoms, cannabinoids have been shown to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to promote maximum immune function and optimal health.*
CBD For Flu Aches & Pains
Millions of people living with chronic pain (or suffering from the aches and pains associated with the flu) turn to CBD as an alternative to harsh, potentially-damaging pharmaceutical drugs. CBD is a natural analgesic. It has been shown to inhibit the body’s absorption of anandamide, a compound associated with pain regulation. CBD helps calm inflammation, reduce pain and provide instant relief for head colds and body aches.*
CBD For Restful Sleep
The best medicine for any cold or flu is sleep. Rest jumpstarts the body’s ability to heal naturally. By calming inflammation, reducing anxiety and soothing chronic pain, CBD helps to promote relaxation and encourage deep sleep.*
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