The immune system – our most important ally.
Our immune system consists of many different building blocks. It serves as a natural defense system against various pathogens such as viruses or bacteria and destroys defective body cells. A true superhero and our most important ally for our health. But when the temperatures drop, the days become shorter and our mucous membranes are again mercilessly exposed to the dry heating air, the danger of virus attacks on our immune system increases. If it is weakened, then it can no longer fully manage its tasks. Then it is high time to do something to strengthen the immune system. A healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude to life are the basis of a healthy immune system. This definitely includes, in addition to a balanced diet, physical exercise and restful sleep as regenerative energy. Furthermore, a balanced diet with sufficient vitamins, minerals and trace elements are among the basics of a healthy lifestyle. In this context, CBD is increasingly mentioned and how it can effectively help our immune system in the fight against pathogens.
CBD – the “bodyguard” for our immune system
CBD supports important influencing factors for an intact immune system. Both studies and testimonials show that it has a relaxing effect and thus promotes healthy sleep. CBD is also said to have a calming effect, which in turn lowers stress levels. Furthermore, it can counteract inflammation in the body due to its regenerative and antioxidant properties. The perfect way to give our immune system a natural boost!
CBD and the endocannabinoid system – an impressive duo.
If you take a closer look at how complex and at the same time fascinating our immune system works, you can easily understand the positive effect of CBD. CBD works together with the body’s own endocannabinoid system (ECS). Discovered in the early 1990s, the ESC is a very complex system consisting of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids (the body’s own cannabinoids) and enzymes. CBD has the ability to activate the so-called CB1 and CB2 receptors of the ESC and thus can positively influence various processes and systems in the body. In addition to the body temperature and the sleep-wake rhythm, these include, for example, our pain sensation and the immune system.
How can CBD support the immune system?
- Better sleep quality: our immune system sometimes needs a break in the fight against viruses and bacteria in order to regenerate optimally. According to research, CBD helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. When you start the day refreshed, your immune system is relieved and you protect yourself from infections.
- Supports the central nervous system: CB1 and CB2 receptors are also found in the central nervous system. Before inflammation occurs, special proteins are produced there. The endocannabinoid system can fight these and could thus help prevent inflammation from occurring in the first place.
- Free radicals are fought: if inflammation already exists, CBD has another positive effect. It can fight free radicals, which are aggressive oxygen molecules that are produced during inflammation and attack cells.
- Improves general health: Ultimately, you need a generally good state of health for an optimally functioning immune system. CBD’s positive impact on general well-being can help you be better equipped to handle the demands of everyday life.
But even with an optimally functioning immune system, it can of course happen that one falls ill. In this case, however, the body goes into the illness strengthened and the course of the disease is usually milder.
Those who consume CBD preventively can feel the positive effects even if they are not suffering from an illness. Nevertheless, the general well-being can improve, which was not even perceived before and thus support the immune system helpfully. With a daily dose of CBD, it is therefore quite possible to help the body protect itself from diseases, whereby a small amount of CBD is already sufficient.