CBD & Your Immune System: Here’s What We Know
Thanks to modern medicine & the rise in health-conscious living, there are plenty of ways to support the immune system. As research continues to unfold, CBD is shown to play a potential role in the body’s immunomodulating functions.
While it’s important for us to note that further research is needed to make any scientifically-conclusive statements regarding the connection between CBD and the immune system, there is no question in the relation between the two.
The Endocannabinoid System
Perhaps one of the body’s most substantial regulatory systems, the Endocannabinoid System is home to our endocannabinoids and their receptors —AKA, what cannabinoids bind to. These cannabinoids exist in the brain, organs, tissue, glands, and immune cells. Their job is to restore the body back to homeostasis, regulating whatever they need to in order for you to function in your most optimal state of health!
The Immune System
In each and every setting we find ourselves in, we’re exposed to viruses and bacteria. With the might of a strong immune system, we find ourselves overcoming these odds more often than not--- thank you, bodily magic.
Our white blood cells (Leukocytes) play an important role in the function of our immune system, finding and destroying infection and disease that we are exposed to.
Cell death is an integral component to maintaining healthy immunity. We can think of it as the lifecycle--the natural regulation between life and death. When cell death occurs in excess, autoimmune disorders are a common result. Alternatively, stagnant cycles or the inability of the body to allow cells to die promotes an environment for cancer.
Cannabidiol and Your Immune System
Although inflammation has gained a bad rep, it serves its place with respect to a healthy immune system.
How does this work?
Inflammation occurs in the body as a response to bacteria, trauma, and toxins. The inflammation is present to keep the disease or infection from spreading, and without it, the immune function would lower significantly, making the body prone to further illness. CBD and other cannabinoids restore balance in this relationship, bringing the body back to homeostasis.
Maintaining Optimal Immunity
A healthy lifestyle plays a key role in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Keep these lifestyle factors in mind, too when it comes to immune health:
- Eat plenty of fruits and veggies (Just like mom said)
- Make sure you’re getting adequate, restful sleep each night
- Exercise regularly & maintain a healthy body weight
Ongoing Research for the Effect of CBD on Immune Function
Research still remains inconclusive on the connection between CBD and a healthy immune system, but one thing we know for certain is CBD’s effect on regulating all bodily symptoms—especially those which may be compromised.
At PACHAMAMA, we’re all about taking health to a higher level, and we did just that with our Black Pepper Turmeric tincture. Turmeric naturally gives your immune system a boost by increasing the immunomodulating capacity in the body.
While research continues to unfold, we promise to keep you up to speed with the latest discoveries and research. In the meantime, stay healthy, friends!
Get the latest news you need, straight to your inbox.