If you’ve heard about CBD, then you’ve also heard about the many benefits that it brings to the table. But do Canadians know about the potential benefits to the immune system?
It seems that everyone focuses on strengthening the immune system during these tough times. People are trying all sorts of remedies, herbs, and boosters to better prepare their bodies’ first line of defense.
And that’s precisely why the immune system is so important. Without it being able to protect us, we would fall ill from all kinds of diseases. So if you’re interested in strengthening your immune system, this is the article for you. We will talk all about CBD and how it can help you do that in more depth below.
What Is CBD?
First things first, what exactly is CBD? Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a compound of the hemp and marijuana plants. In Canada, CBD is derived from hemp as it doesn’t contain a lot of THC. Marijuana, on the other hand, has a greater THC content, making it a poor choice for CBD oil.
Cannabidiol is only one out of hundreds of compounds, cannabinoids, and terpenes found in the hemp plant. These are all responsible for various things, hence why we incorporate them when making CBD oil.
CBD oil is the most popular product of cannabidiol. We make it by extracting CBD and many other compounds including THC. CBD oil that contains THC is called Full Spectrum CBD. However, this isn’t always the case. We can make CBD oil without THC. This is called Broad Spectrum CBD. We can also extract only CBD from the hemp plant. We call this “pure CBD” or CBD Isolate.
How Does CBD Work?
We can experience the benefits of cannabidiol through the endocannabinoid system and the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptors are located in the brain but are also found throughout our body. The CB2 receptors, on the other hand, are found in our immune system. It is these receptors that are primarily responsible for our ability to feel pain and inflammation, while the CB1 receptors impact emotions, mood, appetite, memories, and more.
Without this unique connection, we wouldn’t be able to experience the many benefits of CBD. And since the CB2 receptors are found in the immune system, we wouldn’t be able to take CBD to help the immune system itself.
So that begs the question, how can CBD help your immune system? Let’s look at that.
CBD and the Immune System
By taking CBD products such as oils, tinctures, gummies, etc, you are helping the immune system fend off viruses and diseases. Let’s look at how it manages to do that.
The first thing we’ll talk about is CBDs’ ability to reduce inflammation. This directly impacts the immune system and its anti-inflammatory response. Inflammation happens whenever an area of our body responds to infections. CBD can help by helping the immune system prevent toxins from spreading from the infected area to other areas of the body.
This healthy inflammatory response can improve the functions of the immune system. The second thing has to do with balancing the system. CBD can reduce the activity and production of T and B cells. These cells hinder the immune system and its ability to remember foreign cell invaders.
What CBD Products to Take?
There are so many types of CBD products available on the Canadian market. From oils to vape juices, there are plenty of options out there. You can even handpick the ones that mostly suit your needs. But to do that, you will need to familiarize yourself with the many types. So let’s go ahead and do just that now.
When Canadians hear the word “tincture”, it means CBD oil in a bottle. The bottle usually comes with a droplet that allows precise measurement of dosage. Tinctures are some of the most convenient CBD products on the Canadian market. This is a huge reason why Canadians prefer this product.
Another way to take CBD oil is in the form of a capsule. As you all know, capsules are a “straight-to-the-point” type of product and a great way to take your daily CBD oil. All you need to do is simply take the capsule with a glass of water
CBD edibles offer Canadians a fun way to take their daily CBD. Edibles usually come in the form of gummy bears, hence why they’re usually called CBD gummies. But they can also be found in other forms. If you look hard enough, you’ll also find CBD chocolates and other types of edibles on the Canadian market.
Vaping CBD is very effective as it goes directly into your bloodstream. This means Canadians are going to feel the CBD effects much more compared to other methods. This is ideal for those looking for a quick and effective method of experiencing the benefits of CBD for their immune system.
And the last type of product is CBD topicals. Topicals include the likes of creams, salves, lotions, lip balms, and other products that are meant to be applied topically through the skin. Our skin excellently absorbs CBD, making it yet another effective and fast-acting method of taking cannabidiol.
Canadians should know that the beauty industry is taking a massive step into CBD, making tons of skincare products available to buy. Also, topicals offer a very unique method of consumption.
Our immune system can benefit a lot from cannabidiol. By taking CBD on a daily basis, we can strengthen and help balance the immune system and make it more effective in fighting off diseases.
The popularity of CBD makes it possible for Canadians to take cannabidiol in numerous ways. From taking it in the form of oil to edibles and even applying it topically, CBD has become very convenient.