Corona virus is the topic of the day, but CBD goes well beyond that. Before we elaborate on how CBD can help you in these difficult times, here is what you need to know about how it bolsters your immunity.
CBD and immunuty
It is now an established fact that CBD helps battle inflammation. However, inflammation is rather natural as it helps your body in dealing with infections and injuries. Inflammation localises and isolates them.
So yes, CBD works for inflammations, but inflammations aren’t always that bad. Rather more importantly, CBD balances your immune system. How? Well, there are two kinds of immunity:
- Cell immunity, also known as acquired immunity. This kind of immunity does not produce antibodies, instead it generates and activates antigen-specific t-lymphocytes. These excrete cytokines which focus on anitgens, eliminate potential threats and help your body get back into shape.
- Humoral immunity. This immunity depends on macromolecules in extracellular fluids, as these protect antigens. This is also the main difference between cell and humoral immunity.
Scientists have recently discovered that using the endocannabinoid system, cannabinoids can help you balance your immune system. This is important for two reasons. If your immune system is stimulated too much and too often, it may lead to autoimmune diseases. On the other hand, if it’s stimulated too little, it may lead to infections and cancer.
So what’s important? That’s right: balance. And CBD means balance.
CBD and corona virus
So then, here is the question: can CBD affect contracting or recovering from coronavirus?
As for CBD and cannabis, we have to be honest and say we don’t have any studies showing it has any effect on the coronavirus. On Facebook and social media, many CBD advocates are claiming that they boosted their immunity successfully against all viruses using the plant, and recommending others do the same.
It is, however, important to let people know the facts and be totally honest about what we don’t know. And we don’t really know all that much. It’s also critical not to make false claims when we are all understandably a bit scared, and of course want to do everything we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
At this very moment, there’s no miraculous cure for corona virus. We do know, however, that people with a weakened immune system are more susceptible to the disease. That’s why it’s more important than ever to stay safe, follow all the rules and also to stay healthy.
Don’t take no risks. Stay home, stay safe. Make sure your immune system is as strong as ever. And that’s precisely where CBD can help.