More and more scientific studies are being conducted worldwide to evaluate the benefits of CBD in the treatment of certain diseases. It seems that cannabinoids are beneficial in regulating the immune system.
So can CBD boost our immunity to help us ward off viruses and germs? Let's take a closer look.
The role of the immune system
The human body is exposed to a multitude of diseases, viruses, infections and bacteria every day. The immune system is actually a collection of cells, tissues and organs whose role is to defend the body against these bacteria, viruses and other agents that can threaten health.
When invaded by a foreign organism or molecules, the immune system reacts very quickly to keep these invaders at bay. In addition to protecting us from external threats, the immune system is also responsible for detecting and eliminating cells that are not functioning properly (such as tumours).
The main players in our immune defence are the white blood cells, which eliminate antigens. Most importantly, they develop a memory so that our body reacts more effectively and quickly when it detects a new invasion.
Several recent studies have highlighted the effects of CBD on our immune system.
CBD: a reliable product to stimulate and strengthen the immune system
Cannabidiol is a natural substance that helps to strengthen the immune system, regardless of age or the health problems an individual faces.
CBD has the ability to boost white blood cell production and decrease inflammation by preventing the action and release of cytokines that can cause dangerous, even fatal, failures.
Many studies also suggest that CBD can help boost immunity and protect the immune system through its anti-stress action. CBD has a beneficial effect on stress and anxiety which when prolonged, can lead to a decline in the immune process due to the modulation of blood flow to the brain. Regular intake of cannabidiol ensures the development of a healthier immune response to various sources of stress. It acts on the activation of serotonin 5-HT1A receptors, a molecule that regulates behaviour and mood among other things.
CBD and the immune system: the scientific evidence
In the absence of scientific studies confirming beyond doubt the benefits of CBD on the immune system, opinions differ among scientists who, for the most part, do not venture any definitive conclusions on this subject.
Some researchers, however, do not hesitate to recognise the immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory character of CBD (which means that it can sort out and destroy the bad cells and strengthen the good ones) and consequently its capacity to regulate the immune system.
For several years now, they have noted the therapeutic effects of the product due to its anti-inflammatory action (especially on the central nervous system). CBD, particularly in the form of oil, is increasingly being used in the treatment of certain autoimmune diseases because it helps to strengthen weakened immune defences and prevent infections.
In addition, a number of research studies on the effects of CBD on cancer patients whose immune system no longer plays a full role have demonstrated the ability of these patients to fight the disease thanks to CBD. CBD has even been shown to limit the progression of certain tumours.
What does it feel like to take CBD?
This question, what does CBD feel like, comes into the mind of most people. The answer is simple, Cannabidiol makes you feel relaxed and calm, while at the same time it works to relieve pain caused by a specific pathology. CBD improves mood and makes you feel better if you are depressed and discouraged and it also inhibits nausea and vomiting.
Users of CBD products say:
If you are feeling pain, after taking CBD you won't feel it anymore.
If you are feeling depressed, after taking CBD you will feel emotionally strong and balanced.
If you can't sleep because you are overexcited, you will feel rested after a good night's sleep, induced by CBD.
If you feel nauseous, after taking CBD you will feel good and nausea-free.
It is true that not all cases or all pathologies are positively affected by cannabidiol, but many of them are, and since it is a compound that generates neither addiction nor dependence, and has minimal and very mild adverse effects on our organism, it makes itself a great alternative to many medications, which on the contrary do cause more serious health problems.