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Does Using CBD Improve Your Immune System?



With the recent rise in worldwide coronavirus infections, people are focusing more intently on their health. Sleep, diet, and exercise are all factors in your wellness and play an important role in the functioning of a healthy immune system. Supplements are a popular way to strengthen resistance to infectious diseases, bacteria and viruses, adding to the body what may be missing from your diet.


What is the Endocannabinoid System?


The existence of this important bodily system was discovered in the 1990s as a direct result of research on the effects of cannabis. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for regulating the functionality of many important systems in the human body including the immune system and inflammation. The discovery of two main G protein-coupled receptors (CB1 and CB2) are proving crucial in understanding the interaction of the ECS on immune cell function. Both CB1 and CB2 receptors are found on immune cells, with between 10-100 times more CB2 receptors than CB1. Endocannabinoids act upon immune cells directly through the CB2 receptor. This interaction is still little understood because of the lack of clinical research trials.


Cannabinoids For Chronic Symptom Relief


Medical cannabis use became popular during the AIDS epidemic as a way to relieve many of the chronic symptoms related to the disease. Much of the research done on cannabinoids has been done on HIV patients and its ability to ease pain, increase appetite, and reduce anxiety for those suffering from the disease. Recent findings are discovering the cannabinoids not only help with the symptoms of HIV but can actually work to increase the effectiveness of the immune system increasing T-cell counts and decreasing viral load.


How Does CBD Affect My Immune System?


Without clinical trials and extensive research, understanding the effects of CBD on our immune system remains elusive. Scientists know cannabinoids have an impact on our health interacting in different ways with our own endocannabinoid system. It makes sense that consuming CBD and other cannabinoids will have an effect on our immune system because of this direct interaction with the ECS. With this knowledge, adding an extra layer of protection with Element Rx CBD Oil can be a great addition to your overall health and wellness regiment.

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