In this time of COVID, questions are being raised more and more every day on how to boost your immune system.
Many people around the world are wondering what options are out there for an immune system booster, especially if you, like most people in the world, are looking to move away from the dreaded pharmaceutical regime’s “side effects include” to a more natural immunity method.
Because of the over-reach of big pharma and the physical consequences people are paying for that, more and more are seeking immune-boosting supplements and lifestyle changes to take charge of their own healing.
People are embracing ancient wisdom.
Some compounds of the cannabis plant are proving to be natural immune system boosters.
“Conclusion: Overall, the data overwhelmingly supports the notion that CBD is immune suppressive and that the mechanisms involve direct suppression of activation of various immune cell types, induction of apoptosis, and promotion of regulatory cells, which, in turn, control other immune cell targets.”
The FDA Approves CBD
Forms of Cannabidiol (CBD) were recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat rare forms of epilepsy in patients two years of age and older. Together with the increased societal acceptance of recreational cannabis and CBD oil for putative medical use in most states (and countries), exposure to CBD is increasing.
What is CBD?
“Cannabidiol (CBD) is a plant-derived cannabinoid that has structural similarity to the primary psychotropic congener in cannabis, Δ-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While CBD was initially isolated in the 1940s, its structure was not elucidated until the 1960s. Unlike THC, CBD is bicyclic, comprised of a terpene and an aromatic ring, and is a pentyl side chain. It exists as two enantiomers . . .” Science talk, all to say that it’s a compound of cannabis that won’t get you high.
“…It is also clear that CBD possesses therapeutic benefit, and in some cases, the beneficial effects of CBD are for diseases for which other available treatments have not been efficacious”
“…these observations demonstrate the critical need to continue research on CBD”
“…It is non-psychoactive, but has many beneficial pharmacological effects, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects”
CBD helps Inflammation
Another benefit of CBD that directly affects your immune system is its ability to be anti-inflammatory, based on more research done by the NCBI, NLM and NIH, published December 25, 2019.
Why is reducing Inflammation so important? It shows just how damaging it can be to the immune system, if untreated. Having a healthy immune system is all about having healthy organs and limbs and inflammation attacks the organs and limbs and bones and brain. See the excellent summary chart below that shows how dangerous inflammation is to the body.
The fact is, scientists, historians and archaeologists have found that cannabis has been used for thousands of years, to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and assist with mental health.
Chinese Emperors and ancient Pharaohs knew that cannabis was good for immunity, something we are just figuring out for ourselves . . .